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International Women's Leadership Virtual Forum - Europe 2020

December 8, virtual event │ Starts 09.25 AM GMT

The International Women's Leadership Forum is going online

After the first successful virtual event in September 2020 for east coast based lawyers in the US, the MIP International Women's Leadership Forum will host a day of interactive IP and career development discussions for women lawyers based in Europe on December 8, 2020.
 
Join an audience of over 200 delegates to discuss the IP industry's response to COVID-19 and how IP management can be optimised during this volatile time. In addition, review how our speakers' work-life balance has been affected and how they've avoided professional isolation. You will also understand how you can build effective teams, spread positivity and adopt a growth mind set.
 
Don't miss out - be part of what will be the largest online meeting of women counsel across Europe to share your thoughts, ideas and hear advice on how to support the advancement of women in IP. 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of IP professionals via chat functions and virtual networking rooms. Arrange meetings with others that suits your schedule and theirs, based on your local time zones. Experience a new way of building your network like never before.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch the recordings on demand at a more convenient time to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions in real time.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online platform for the event means you can do all the things you would expect at a physical, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms.
Sustainable conference

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event. 

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

REGISTER ONLINE


Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.


ACCESS YOUR INVITATION




An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.




WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND




Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials


 

 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in GMT unless stated otherwise.
December 8

Tuesday, December 8

Introduction and welcome from Managing IP

09.25 GMT

Learnings from industry: Managing your IP in a volatile and challenging landscape

09.30 GMT

  • Balancing budget freezes with increasing demand to maintain your portfolio
  • Adapting IP operations to cope with the economic downturn generated by COVID-19
  • Managing a brand during COVID times
  • How can outside counsel help economise?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Ann-Charlotte Järvinen
Ann-Charlotte Järvinen
Partner, AWA (moderator)
Sue Ratcliffe
Sue Ratcliffe
Director, IP & knowledge management – global technology & innovation, Synthomer
Sharon Harrison
Sharon Harrison
Senior legal analyst – brand protection EU and NA, Mondelez International
Claudia Pappas
Claudia Pappas
head of trademark department, Thyssenkrupp
Coffee break and networking

10.30 GMT

Diversity and inclusion in IP and tackling structural racism

11.00 GMT

This session will be a closed door, open discussion to address some of the major issues relating to diversity and inclusion in the IP sector, including; how to improve visibility of BAME IP lawyers and also drawing comparative analysis of how IP diversity is being approached in the UK versus other jurisdictions including wider Europe and the US.

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Elizabeth Weiswasser
Elizabeth Weiswasser
Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges (moderator)
Anita Shaw
Anita Shaw
IP law counsel, IBM
Sheila Henderson
Sheila Henderson
Chief intellectual property counsel, Richemont
Hazel Thorpe
Hazel Thorpe
Senior patent examiner & training champion, IPO UK
Lunch break and networking

12.00 GMT

COVID-19: IP responses and mitigation tactics

13.00 GMT

  • Increased measures for trade secret protection with teams working remotely
  • Build trade secret protection into corporate culture – actual, physical and technical measures
  • How can you balance work and home in a restricted time and space?
  • IP operations – are the UK’s remote hearings here to stay?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Gloria Wu
Gloria Wu
Partner, Kangxin Partners (moderator)
Emily O'Neill
Emily O'Neill
General counsel, UK, Deminor
Simona Popa
Simona Popa
Senior director, InterDigital
Amira Mukhtar
Amira Mukhtar
Counsel Europe – IP, patents & technology, Mars
Short break

14.00 GMT

Leadership and building for the next generation

14.15 GMT

  • Building effective teams; spreading positivity and adopting a growth mind set
  • Being a strong mentor – best practices for effective mentoring and sponsorship
  • How to avoid professional isolation – tips to engaging your colleagues/clients/peers
  • Career progression and development in uncertain times
  • What qualities of a leader are important? What have we learnt from the past six months?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Kate Swaine
Kate Swaine
Partner, head of IP UK, Gowling WLG (moderator)
Judith Garritzmann
Judith Garritzmann
Assistant general counsel, Elanco
Parjeet Tawana
Parjeet Tawana
Director of patents – science, Benevolent AI
Victoria Head
Victoria Head
Head of legal – commercial, The FA Group
Victoria Head
Victoria Head
Head of legal – commercial, The FA Group
Closing comments

15.15 GMT

Close of forum and networking

15.20 GMT

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum welcomes over 200 women IP and general counsel every year to London and now that the event is virtual, we expect more participation than ever on a global scale. As an in-house focused event, the event welcomes all seniority levels, from those just starting in the careers to those at the top of it. The event is inclusive and men are also welcome to join to hear more on the substantive topics.
Attendance
Companies
Global members

"I really enjoyed the flow, setup and process. Great inclusion of cases that I can now go home and read.

 

"I enjoyed that the networking and topics addressed the needs of in-house counsel.

 

"Great substantive information and very good speakers. [Overall] The conferences was very informative and interesting. The MIP programs are excellent!

 

Past speakers

The 2020 speaker line-up will be announced shortly. See below for past speakers from the event for an idea of who you will hear from.


If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for corporate speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Judith Garritzmann
Judith Garritzmann
Elanco
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Sharon Harrison
Sharon Harrison
Mondelez International
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Victoria Head
Victoria Head
The FA Group
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Sheila Henderson
Sheila Henderson
Richemont
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Amira Mukhtar
Amira Mukhtar
Mars
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Emily O'Neill
Emily O'Neill
Deminor
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Simona Popa
Simona Popa
InterDigital
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Sue Ratcliffe
Sue Ratcliffe
Synthomer
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Anita Shaw
Anita Shaw
IBM
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Diana Sternfeld
Diana Sternfeld
LifeArc
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Parjeet Tawana
Parjeet Tawana
Benevolent AI
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Gloria Wu
Gloria Wu
Kangxin
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Ann-Charlotte Jarvinen
Ann-Charlotte Järvinen
AWA
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Claudia Pappas
Claudia Pappas
Thyssenkrupp
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Elizabeth Weiswasser
Elizabeth Weiswasser
Weil Gotshal & Manges
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Hazel Thorpe
Hazel Thorpe
IPO UK
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Kate Swaine
Kate Swaine
Gowling WLG
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Register your place today

Get access to the MIP International Women's Leadership Forum below.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

The event is free all in-house counsel and all those working in IP, from those just starting in their careers to those at the top of it. As an inclusive event, men are also welcome to join.
Free registrations are limited to maintain virtual platform performance so early application to attend is advised. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Watch all panel discussions and presentations live

Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING

Get access to an exclusive online networking platform to arrange meetings or have impromptu chats

Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS

Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you

LAW FIRMS AND IP ADVISORY SERVICES

Advisory firms and IP service providers are invited to either become members of the Women in IP Global Network to attend or to sponsor the event for group attendance and speaking opportunities. To learn how to position your firm as thought leader and to discuss the opportunities available, please get in touch below:
ATTENDANCE
For more information on the Women in IP Global Network, and to attend the event as an individual, please get in touch below:

 

Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8867
SEND AN EMAIL
SPONSORSHIP
For sponsorship opportunities and to learn more on how you can position your firm as a thought leader, please get in touch below:


Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8836
SEND AN EMAIL

Venue

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75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

Transport
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Contact Natalie Canter
Email Natalie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8730

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Contact Melanie Petch
Email Melanie
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8836