Sizzling Southeast Asia:
Unlock your Business Potential in ASEAN, Leeds, UK, 7 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
09:30 – 15:25
Park Plaza, Boar Lane City Square, Leeds, United Kingdom
UK ASEAN Business Council
The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk partnered with the UK ASEAN Business Council to organise a regional roadshow for UK SMEs considering exporting, or setting up in Southeast Asia as well as UK SMEs looking to expand their presence across ASEAN. ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert, Rebecca Kaye, will provide a presentation on how to protect and safeguard your IP in Southeast Asia, followed by a Q&A session and one-on-one consultations with the expert.
09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – 10.40 Opening Plenary Session
Ross Hunter, Executive Director, UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) - potential for AP reps
Keynote Address: The Road to 2015 for ASEAN
HE High Commissioner, Chairman of the ASEAN Committee UK & Ambassador, Singapore High Commission
Economic and Market Demand Overview
Andrew Jeffreys, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Business Group
10.40– 11.10 Refreshments & Advice Zones
11.10 – 12.55 Practical Advice for Businesses
How the UK Export Finance Can Help You
Regional Advisor, UK Export Finance & Bank Representative
How the Bribery Act 2010 & Southeast Asia
Protect yourself! Safeguarding your IP in Southeast Asia
EU ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk
Reinventing your brand for the ASEAN market
UK Business Case Study: Trading with Southeast Asia
UK Business Case Study: Setting-up an office in Southeast Asia
12.55 – 14.25 Networking Lunch & Advice Zones
Advice zones – Choose from a range of expertise from the ASEAN region, from UKTI Directors with on-the-ground knowledge, UKTI International Trade Advisors & The British Chamber of Commerce
14.25 – 15.20 Southeast Asia Pit Stop:
Pit Stop 1: (14.25 – 14.50) & Pit Stop 2: (14.55 – 15.20)
Pit Stops: Burma (Lisa Weedon, Director, UKTI Burma), Cambodia (Jeffrey Lamb, Director, UKTI Cambodia), Indonesia (Lizzy Hawkins, Director, UKTI Indonesia), Malaysia (Tony Collingridge, Director, UKTI Malaysia & Amita Krishna, Director, Malaysian British Chamber of Commerce), Philippines (Iain Mansfield, Director, UKTI Philippines), Singapore (Judi Leon, Deputy Director, UKTI Singapore), Thailand (Ben Raby, Deputy Director UKTI), Vietnam (Piers Craven, Deputy Director, UKTI Vietnam), HVOs (Kingsley Thomas, HVO Specialist, UKTI & Dr Andrew Hinton, HVO Specialist), Export Finance (Regional Advisor, UK Export Finance), and Intellectual Property (Ben Roberts, EU ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk).
15.20 – 15.25 Closing Remarks from Ross Hunter, Executive Director, UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC)
Name: Rebecca Kaye
Firm: Sipara - UK
Location: Oxford, UK
Rebecca is a dual-qualified intellectual property solicitor and registered trade mark attorney. She covers all aspects of intellectual property including portfolio management, commercialisation and exploitation. Rebecca is listed as a Notable practitioner by Chambers & Partners and is a Recommend Lawyer in Legal 500.
Rebecca has considerable experience in managing international IP portfolios including clearance, registration and exploitation and has an excellent understanding of intellectual property issues in Asia having worked in Vietnam and managed anti-counterfeiting actions and portfolio work for international brand owners there. As one of the founding partners of Sipara, Rebecca is a hands-on client partner managing a team of Senior Associates, Associates and Paralegals to ensure the firm’s clients receive a first class total IP service. The UK regulator of patent and trade mark attorneys, the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), recently appointed Rebecca to the IPReg’s Disciplinary Panel. Rebecca is on The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ Publications & Communications Committee and the Website (public facing content) Working Group. Rebecca has particular expertise in design law and has spoken at international conferences on this area.
About the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk:
The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Commission co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to ASEAN IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal at www.asean-iprhelpdesk.eu. For free expert advice on ASEAN IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within five working days. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Business Chamber of Commerce Indonesia and European Business Organisations Worldwide Network.
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