Save the Date: International Conference “Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa”

December 12, 2017

The International Conference “Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa” will take place in Sandton, South Africa, from October 23 to 25, 2018. This global intellectual property (IP) event will foster dialogue on building respect for IP, with the aim of supporting a balanced IP enforcement system through international cooperation.

More than 600 participants from all over the world are expected, including government ministers and policymakers, judges and senior enforcement officials, governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses, the legal fraternity, consumer groups and more.

Program and speakers

More detailed information about the program and speakers, the conference website, various sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, and how to register will follow shortly. For the moment, please be sure to add the following dates to your calendar:

  • October 23, 2018 – Gala Dinner
  • October 24 and 25, 2018 – Plenary Working Sessions


Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa is the result of joint efforts by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Find out more

  • Event flyer PDF, Flyer