AIPPI 2017 World Intellectual Property Congress
13-17 October 2017, International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia
Welcome to AIPPI 2017 World Congress
Dear AIPPI members, delegates and guests
On behalf of the Australian Group of AIPPI, and AIPPI International, we are excited to invite you to the AIPPI Congress in Sydney in 2017.
The 2017 Congress will be held in the new International Convention Centre, Sydney which will be completed early in 2017. The Centre will be one of the world’s newest Convention venues, providing Congress attendees with state of the art facilities and comforts.
Sydney itself is the unofficial capital of Australia and is perched directly on the spectacular Sydney Harbour. AIPPI attendees will be able to travel by ferry to many of the scenic attractions of Sydney, including Manly Beach, Luna Park and the famous Taronga Zoo.
The beaches of Sydney are easily reached for those who wish to catch a wave, as are many other exciting attractions including world class golf courses, coastal walks, restaurants and bars, the Blue Mountains and the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The Congress is scheduled to be held in October, so that the weather will be ideal for outdoor activity and entertainment. A comprehensive program of tours is being assembled for pre and post Congress, while during the Congress the venues and events will provide breathtaking memories.
Sydney is also the commercial capital of Australia, with the Australian head offices of many of the world’s leading company’s resident. Sydney dominates the Australian corporate scene in the IT and pharmaceutical industries and hosts internationally competitive research and academic institutes. The Sydney Courts are also the venue of choice for much of the IP litigation that occurs in Australia.
Sydney and Australia are safe, affordable and welcoming. We have a diverse and tolerant multicultural population that will make all AIPPI attendees, from whatever background, feel at home.
The Sydney and Australian IP community is active and vibrant and will engage enthusiastically with guests that attend the Sydney Congress. Australian IP Practitioners are proud of their involvement and links internationally and look forward to hosting our colleagues and friends from the international IP community in 2017.
Please join us in Sydney in 2017 for what will undoubtedly be a spectacular Congress.
Damon Henshaw (Chair of Organising Committee) & Andrew Massie (President of AIPPI’s Australian Group)
Partners & Sponsors
For maximum brand positioning, exposure and interactive networking opportunities, we are delighted to offer numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities to ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event, which will be attended by a highly sought audience of industry specialists and key stakeholders.