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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Presentations:

20
May 2016
Friday
09:30-13:30

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Speakers

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"

Preventing Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade: Progress and Challenges

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20
May 2016
Friday
09:30-13:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A buffet lunch will be served from 13.30 onwards.

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CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels