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Preventing Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade: Progress and Challenges

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A buffet lunch will be served from 13.30 onwards.

CEPS Event

Preventing Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade: Progress and Challenges


CEPS, in cooperation with the MSL Group, has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on new police developments and business practices in the prevention of counterfeiting and illicit trade.

Officials from the OECD, the World Customs Organisation and the European institutions will present the results of their latest research and policy approaches to tackle the problem of cross-border illicit trade, also with reference to non-EU countries. Business representatives will share their insights from practical case studies to help tackle the problem of illicit trade through the application of new technologies.

The seminar, the second of its kind devoted to this subject, is conceived as a forum for industries from various sectors, representatives of institutions and their stakeholders to exchange best practices in initiatives aimed at preventing and following up from a regulatory perspective, as well as tracking, tracing and authenticating traded goods. The event will address the following themes:

? The growing economic impact of counterfeiting and illicit trade
? International and European initiatives promoting anti-counterfeiting technologies
? Cooperation among stakeholders in designing and applying supply chain security technology

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Speakers list
Jean Bergevin

Head of Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting Unit, European Commission

Michael Morantz

Policy Analyst, Illicit Trade and Counterfeits, OECD

Nathan Wajsman

Chief Economist, The EU Intellectual Property Office

Anca Elena Trefas

Project Coordinator IPM, World Customs Organization

Thomas Gering

President of the Board, NANO4U

Philippe Coene

General Manager for BENELUX, Aegate

Daniela Previtali

Global Marketing Director, WIBU Systems and Member of the VDMA Working Group "Protect-ing"