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Addressing the Needs of Affected Constituencies

Cairo – November 2, 2009

Provisional Program

Morning session  
09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcome addresses by:

Ambassador Naela Gabr, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Cairo

Mr. Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director, Department of External Relations, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

Dr. Mohamed Nour Farahat, Director of Copyright Protection Office, Cairo
09:30 - 10:30 Topic one: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions in International Treaties and Beyond: Developing Countries and Access to Knowledge

Mrs. Geidy Lung, Senior Legal Officer, Copyright Law Division, WIPO, Geneva [PPT]

Mr. Hannu Wager, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva

Dr. Hassan Badrawy, Assistant Minister of Justice, Cairo
10:30 - 11:15 Topic two: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and Other Open-Ended Exceptions.  The Application of the 3-Step Test

Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany [PPT]

Mr. Mohamed Hegazy, Manager, Intellectual Property Office, Information Technology Industry Development Agency, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Cairo [PPT]
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 - 12:15 Topic three: Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries, Archives and Museums

Mrs. Hala Essalmawi, IPR Officer, Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt [PPT]

Mrs. Denise Nicholson, Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesbourg, South Africa [PPT]
12:15 - 13:00 Topic four: Dissemination and Use of Copyrighted Works for Education and Research 

Dr. Bassem Awad, Chief Judge, Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Cairo [PPT]

Mr. Mohammed El Said, Lecturer in International Trade Law, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom [PPT]
Afternoon session  
13:00 - 13:30 Topic five: Intellectual Property and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  Speaker:  to be confirmed
13:30 - 14:45 Topic six: Roundtable:  The needs of the visually impaired and other persons with reading disabilities:  Member States' and Stakeholders’ views

10 Invited Member States (Arab and African countries)

Dr. Mohamed Nour Farahat

Mr. Chris Friend, World Blind Union, London [PPT]

Mr. Dipendra Manocha, Daisy Consortium, New Delhi

Mr. Olav Stokkmo, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), Brussels [PPT]

Mr. Ahmed Bedeir, International Publishers Association, Cairo
14:45 - 15:00 Final Remarks: The way ahead for developing countries:  African and Arab countries
  Speaker:  Dr. Maha Bekheet, Director of IP unit, League of Arab States, Cairo
15:00 - 15:30

Closing Ceremony

Ambassador Naela Gabr

Mr. Sherif Saadallah 

Dr. Mohamed Nour Farahat

Lunch offered by WIPO