CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, will host its 56th annual general meeting in Toronto April 24-28.
CIOPORA’s 2017 annual general meeting will gather innovative breeders from the ornamental and fruit industries, as well as intellectual property (IP) experts, for a five-day agenda with discussions and presentations on all aspects of current national and global systems of IP protection for plant innovations. While much of the agenda is designed for CIOPORA members, the public is invited to attend:
– The CIOPORA Academy Workshop – Monday, April 24
– North American Breeders Meeting – Tuesday, April 25
– CIOPORA Toronto Public IP Conference – Thursday, April 27
The CIOPORA Public IP Conference will take place on Thursday, April 27 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel in Toronto and will be open to the public. The agenda will consist of 15 presentations and panel discussions on topics including New Plant Breeding Techniques and related challenges, North American market and trade trends in the fruit and ornamental industries, U.S. Free Trade Agreements and their role in IP for plants, taxation of royalties and more.
“CIOPORA’s mission is to work for better intellectual property protection within the horticulture industry, which in turn stimulates innovation for an improved society. With the rapid increases in technology and globalization, this is a pivotal time for our association,” said Andrea Mansuino, President of CIOPORA. “We invite any individual with interests in the fruit or ornamental sectors to join us for the Toronto Public Conference to be a part of discussions about the current system of IP protection for plant innovation and future market trends.”
The event takes place at the Radisson Admiral Hotel in Toronto.
The CIOPORA Academy will hold its second North American event on the fringes of CIOPORA's annual general meeting. This 1-day, small group educational workshop will offer 5 'Modules' on today's important topics relating to intellectual property in horticulture.
The event takes place April 24 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel in Toronto.
The Toronto Workshop on IP for Plants will allow you to certify your knowledge with guidance from experts on IP in horticulture. This workshop will focus heavily on North American IP regulations.
Seats are sold out for the IP workshop, but you can click here to view the event schedule, speaker biographies and other information.