South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

The EU Business Avenue Pre-departure training, Brussels, 10th May 2016

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10 May, 2016




Brussels, Belgium 





Event Description:


The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk has partnered with EU Business Avenues for the Brussels Briefing for the Environment & Water Technologies Business Mission to Singapore and Vietnam . During the pre-departure meeting (PDM) in Brussels on 10th May 2016, the South-East Asia IPR Helpdesk will provide first line advice on IPR issues and how to prepare in advance when participating in an exhibition or trade fair. The Helpdesk expert, Philippe Deltombe, will deliver a presentation on the IPR landscape in the ASEAN region, as well as giving detailed information on the available services the Helpdesk has to offer.


09:00 – 09:30

Introductory Session


Presenting the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia

-Representative, European Commission


Setting the Agenda of the Pre-Departure Meeting

- Laurent Probst, The Coaching Network 


09:30 – 10:00

Participant Tour de Table

10:00 – 10:30

Preparing for your Business Mission: Operations & Logistics

- AnandNandakumar, Team Leader, Operational and Logistics Unit

- Gabriel Heng, Cluster Lead, Operational and Logistics Unit


10:30 – 11:00

Preparing for your Business Mission: Services

- JonEchanove, South East Asia Team Leader, The Coaching Network





11:00 – 11:15

Coffee/tea break

11:15 – 12:00

Market Opportunities: Environment & Water Technologies Singapore


- WONG Toon Suan, Executive Advisor of NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore and Founder/Managing Director of ONEBlue Advisory LLP


12:00 – 12:45

Market Opportunities: Environment & Water Technologies Vietnam


- Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Sector Expert


12:45 – 14:45

Speed Coaching and Go Pitch Lunch


14:45 – 15:30

Doing Business in Singapore and Vietnam

-Andrew Capon, Liaison Officer, The Coaching Network


15:30 – 15:45

Best Practices/Company Testimonial

- Speaker to be confirmed, Alumnus from previous mission


15:45 – 16:30

Heading for Singapore and Vietnam: Support for EU Businesses

-Philippe Deltombe, Intellectual Property Expert for SEA, IPR SME Helpdesk
-Delphine Rousselet, Project Director, EU-Vietnam Business Network


16:30 – 17:00

Wrap Up Session: Conclusions, Next Steps and Feedback

- SiemonSmid, The Coaching Network



Expert Bio:


Philippe’s practice covers innovative sectors and small and mid-sized projects in Europe, China and Southeast Asia. He provides advice and support in areas ranging from IP protection strategy to technology transfer guidance, including R&D funding assistance. Philippe counsels clients in various innovative sectors such as IT security, e-business, entertainment software, biotechnology, nanotechnology, water treatment and renewable energy. Philippe is the co-founder of UbiQuity, the network of independent IP lawyers, which spans across Europe and Asia. Philippe speaks English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and has been admitted to the Brussels Bar. Philippe joined the Helpdesk network in May 2013.


About the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is an European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to SEA IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal For free expert advice on South-East Asia IPR for your business, e-mail your questions You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days. The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.

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Martedì, Maggio 10, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00



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