2020 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference


26 & 27 August - San José, Costa Rica

25 August - Pre-Conference Workshops and Welcome Reception

Costa Rica

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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.


Schedule Overview:

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!

2019 Conference Highlights - Cape Town, South Africa


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).


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online investigations workshop

2019 IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

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.


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crypto currency
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2019 INTERPOL-IIPCIC African Regional Training Workshop

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.


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African Regional training workshop
African Regional training workshop
African Regional training workshop

Testimonials

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

IIPCIC Innovation Awards

Learn about our 2019 IP Crime Investigators College Innovation Awards presenations in Cape Town.


History of IP Crime Conferences

Learn more about our previous International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences.