IAM hosts a series of events under the IPBC banner.

IPBC Global is an annual event hosted in the summer, alternating between Europe and North America, with the 2017 10th anniversary event held in Ottawa from June 18 to 20. The next IPBC Global will return to San Francisco from June 10 to 12 2018. This top-level event addresses issues at the cutting edge of IP value creation and management. It brings together acknowledged IP thought leaders from around the world in an atmosphere specifically designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences.

IPBC Asia is the only annual event in Asia-Pacific to focus specifically on IP value creation and reflects the region’s growing importance in the international IP marketplace. The fifth annual event will take place at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on October 29 to 31 2017.

IPBC China was held for the first time in April 2015 and recently returned to Beijing on April 25 2017. Sessions addressed the core issues of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management in a Chinese context – bringing together a unique audience of senior executives from leading Chinese enterprises, plus their international counterparts.

Focusing on best practice in corporate IP, IPBC’s series of one-day events continues to grow. IPBC Taiwan took place on April 12 2016 whilst the second IPBC Korea took place in Seoul in April 2017.

The second IPBC Japan took place on September 8 2016 in Tokyo. It built on the success of the 2014 event, and attracted over 200 senior Japanese corporate attendees.

This year we were also proud to launch two new events – held back to back: IPBC India in Mumbai on February 28 2017, and IPBC Southeast Asia in Singapore on March 3 2017.