Please save the date for the 2024 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference, which will take place on 23-25 September 2024, in Willemstad, Curaçao, and will be cohosted by INTERPOL, the Government of Curaçao and its partner the Curinde Free Trade Zone in partnership with UL Standards & Engagement.
The theme of this 17th annual event is “Reducing the Harm,” with Conference tracks focused on Coordinating Responses, Aligning Resources, and Leveraging Opportunities, examining primarily Free Trade Zones and Supply Chain Security.
Following up on the momentum from the 2023 Oslo Conference, the Curaçao event will feature panel and concurrent break-out training sessions led by experienced practitioners and subject matter experts.
The Conference Organizing Committee is thrilled to partner with our cohost and partners in Curaçao, marking the event's Caribbean debut. We welcome you to join us in this beautiful location.
Further information will follow.
We have opened opportunities for panelist facilitators, panelist speakers, training session leaders, training session subject matter experts and pre-conference workshop speakers to support various sessions. If you are interested in being a speaker in Curaçao, please visit our Call for Speakers page.
The 16th annual IP Crime Conference report is now available, which provides session insights, best practices, and exciting outcomes that occurred at the 2023 event held in Lillestrøm, Norway, from 25 to 27 September.
The theme of the Conference was "Pathways to Solutions," with panel and training sessions focused on research and technology, leadership and diversity, and environmental impact. This was the first time a comprehensive Conference report was prepared to ensure that critical information covered at the event could be shared widely.
IP crime is a global and complex problem that has innumerable consequences impacting human health, public safety, and the environment. The Conference report is a new tool that stakeholders from various sectors can use to solve safety challenges and mitigate consequences associated with crime.
The IP Crime Conference is a unique event. Through the report, the Organizing Committee aims to provide extra value to delegates and other stakeholders to ensure insights, best practices, and critical information is shared and acted upon.
2023 Conference Organizing Committee
During the 2023 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, the Organizers piloted the Oslo Armchair Innovation Sessions that featured interviews with subject matter experts.
With so much expertise accessible in one place and at one time, these recorded interviews provide expanded insights, best practices and additional value to delegates and other cross-sector stakeholders who could not attend the event. The sessions enabled a more in-depth study of the subject matter areas highlighted in the conference agenda, leveraging the knowledge and experience of the experts.
The Oslo Conference Organizers thank the interviewers and subject matter experts for their time creating these sessions and believe they will be well received.
We hope you will enjoy the interviews.
The objective was to provide participants with insights into what the Metaverse is, its key components and its potential impact on law enforcement. Participants put on headsets and tried VR both during the workshop and the main IIPCIC Conference.
Discussions centered around the following questions:
Will the Metaverse be the next computing era where everything and everyone can communicate and interact?
What is the impact on Law Enforcement, for businesses, on human relations and structures?
What does industry and law enforcement need to think about in relation to the development of the metaverse space and its users?
How can it be used to help understand crime (in particular IP crime)?
Which threats and challenges for law enforcement are implied?
Which new opportunities for criminals should we envision?
What new skills and tools are required for future officers?
How do we onboard IP?
How should we regulate and invest?
Learn about our 2023 International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) Awards.
These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievement of law enforcement personnel and governmental agencies who work tirelessly to combat counterfeiting and IP theft.
The award winners were announced as part of the 2023 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference.
The Conference provided excellent opportunities for exchange of ideas, best practices in addressing issues in e-commerce/free zones/storage and destruction of counterfeit products, sensitizing stakeholders, Public-Private collaboration for shaping customized capabilities through applied research and new age technologies, and showcasing initiatives in improving representation of women in law enforcement in the IPR crime domain.
"The annual event provides unique content and learning opportunities, global networking among diverse stakeholders, innovation sharing, and partnership building. These are just a few reasons the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference is a “must attend” for those working to proactively protect IP and mitigate its various harms to consumers, brands, and society."
"We appreciate INTERPOL’s work to produce the International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference. This is a great opportunity to engage with partners and subject matter experts on ongoing and emerging IP crime-related issues. We value INTERPOL’s leadership and our partnership with them."
"I was present at the Oslo INTERPOL IP Crime Conference, which allowed for networking and collaboration on so many IP crime-related matters during the panel and breakout sessions."
"The Breakout Training Sessions worked really well, well-organized conference – thank you."
"It’s a well planned and executed event headed by INTERPOL."
"Thank you for organising a fantastic conference!"
"Brilliantly organized as always. Looking forward to the next one."
"Big well done for organisers – the events went like clockwork."
"Everything was well organized, thank you!"
"The evening social events really are the selling point for me and other associates of mine working on anti-piracy matters. It's an opportunity to meet and discuss current trends and cases […]. It remains the best conference for networking."
"CropLife International considers INTERPOL a valuable ally in protecting farmers, the environment, and crops against counterfeit pesticides and we are grateful to have participated in the successful Oslo conference attended by key global law enforcement and colleagues re-aiming our IPR efforts once again, post COVID. Thank you INTERPOL and UL for restarting the momentum."