Congress 2009


09.45 Registration of delegates

Free consultations (in Russian and English) on intellectual property rights, their protection, and customs regulations relating to intellectual property will be held in the Consultation Area of the Forum Pavilion on 8-10 December.

Day 1 - 8 December 2009. Beginning at 10.15

10.15 Official opening of the Congress by Vladislav L. Malkevich, Director General of Expocentre ZAO.
Welcome addresses from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
(20 min)

Session 1: Intellectual Property Protection Systems.

Moderator: John Shaw, Michal Svantner, Alexandr N. Grigoryev

  • The unique rule of exhibitions in promoting innovations. Issues relating to protection of intellectual property rights.
Speaker: John Shaw, Executive Vice President of the Global Associations of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) (20 min.)
  • Importance of Intellectual Property Strategies to Countries in Transition: Methodulogy, Identification of Key Stakehulders, Specific Context, Planning, Implementation and Valuation.
Michal Svantner, Director of WIPO Division for Certain Countries in Europe and Asia (20 min.)