The Conference’s expected attendance was more than 500 delegates representing law enforcement, regulatory and custom agencies, private sector IP crime investigators, and prosecutors from more than 50 countries. The conference title – “East Meets West: Working with the Americas to Combat Counterfeiting”
UL President and CEO Keith Williams, who spoke at the Conference’s Opening Ceremony “focused on three important steps to ending counterfeiting:
The 2012 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference featured operational workshops and operational round tables. The conference displays and exhibitions included information about the International IP Crime Investigators College (an on-line IP crime training facility), and a new initiative from UL and the Walt Disney Company – an [award-winning]
Campbell said, “The presentations on various countries’ enforcement efforts were, as usual, fascinating. Clearly, counterfeiting is a global issue affecting most industries to one degree or another. And I’m encouraged to see that the enforcement efforts continue to increase on a global scale.”
Kane’s principal “take-away”
Kane and Campbell both agreed that this conference, now in its’ sixth year is unique in its focus and deliverables. Said Kane, “We have developed contacts with many people involved in the fight against anti-counterfeiting. And it’s not just the contacts but the opportunity to get to know attendees at a level that allows us to become resources for each other.”
More information about the 2012 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference (http://www.ul.com/
During that same time, Michael Agee, Director, Brand Protection Programs for The Label Printers made a joint presentation at Labelexpo Americas 2012 with Jim Reiman, Director of Sales for Sun Chemical Security, and Jeffrey Gottlieb, Counsel for brand owner Zumba Fitness, LLC, moderated by James Quirk, Latin American Editor, Labels & Labeling. The session title was “Anti-counterfeiting and security solutions for brand protection”. The presenters discussed secure tracking and tracing technologies, how to analyze new product protection technologies, and brand equity and value. Agee called the presentation “unique…we were able to speak from the supplier, converter, and brand owner standpoint.”
Labelexpo’s organizers said that “Labelexpo Americas 2012 attracted a record attendance of 14,335 label and package printing professionals...a new record for America’s largest label converting show. The exhibition and conference program…boasted 400 local and international exhibitors including 94 companies which were participating for the first time…Labelexpo Americas also provided visitors with an informative, high end conference program [attended by] over 1,000 delegates…on a broad variety of topics including global trends [and] security solutions for brand protection.”
More information about Labelexpo Americas 2012 may be found on the expo’s web site,
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