The International Symposium on Geographical Indications is organized every other year by WIPO in cooperation with an interested Member State. It brings together representatives of Member States’ administrations, producers of GI products and specialists in the field of geographical indications. The Symposium is a forum for an exchange of ideas and views on various issues relating to the use and protection of geographical indications. The Symposium will offer insights into the technicalities of the subject as well as providing information on recent developments in this field. WIPO and the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) of Thailand jointly organize the 2013 Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications, in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 27 to 29.