An Authentic Life Is Pure Life! – Pura Vida!
Please save the date for our 2020 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference which will be held on 26 and 27 August 2020 in San José, Costa Rica! This event will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Judicial Investigation Department of Costa Rica, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
Our 2019 conference was a success – you can watch our event video below under '2019 Conference Highlights'. As always, our conference will offer two days of plenary and panel sessions, a series of breakout sessions and plenty of excellent opportunities for networking – we hope you will join us for this important global event!
We encourage you to plan for your trip early in the year. The conference registration site will open in March.
|Tuesday August 25||Pre-Conference Workshops and Welcome Reception|
|Wednesday August 26||Conference Day 1 Plenary Sessions, Optional Conference Dinner|
|Thursday August 27||Conference Day 2 Plenary & Breakouts|
We look forward to seeing you in San José, Costa Rica!
Follow us on Twitter (@INTERPOL_TIGC / @IIPCIC / #IPCrimeConference) for updates!
Free Trade Zones: An Illicit Pipeline
With their presence worldwide, Free Trade Zones are attracting the attention of transnational organized criminal activity. Free Trade Zones (FTZ) can be misused in order to move and launder the proceeds of crime often to finance organized crime.
Space is limited to 80 participants.
Learn about our prestigious 2020 IP Crime Investigators College Innovation Awards to be presented in Costa Rica.
These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievement of law enforcement personnel and governmental agencies who work tirelessly to combat counterfeiting and IP theft.
Our 2019 IP Crime Conference, co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, South African Police Service (SAPS), gathered more than 500 senior law enforcement officials, security and industry experts from more than 80 countries. The event was held in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
National police training directors and senior representatives from 30 countries across Africa attended the INTERPOL-IIPCIC African Regional Training Workshop, which was co-chaired by Mubita Nawa, Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, and Kirstine Pedersen, Head of IIPCIC, prior to the 13th International Intellectual Property Crime Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop sought to form a practical roadmap for future collaboration to ensure that law enforcement officers dealing with IP crime on the frontlines and in remote locations have access to relevant training. Delegates also made recommendations for leveraging technology to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officers to tackle IP crime on a regional and global level.
Mr Mubita Nawa
Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa
Detective Assistant Inspector Tendai Jafari
Zimbabwe Republic Police
Brigadier Chuene Sydney Moshabi
Training Director, South African Police Service
Cryptocurrency: An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind
Cryptocurrency is attracting the attention of the criminal mind. With the evolution of technology, digital assets providing anonymity are gaining popularity amongst criminals and illegal organizations. The International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) was proud to deliver its newest workshop: “An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind", on October 21st at the Cape Town IP Crime Conference.
In a free of charge workshop for conference delegates, a four-hour instructor-led training event provided the attendees with an introduction to this innovative new world of digital assets and their anonymity. Discussions and training provided an understanding of cryptocurrency and related crime, problems and challenges faced by law enforcement agencies, and strategies for officers in combating criminal activity within this new technological world.
Learn more about our previous International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences.