2024 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference

Cohosted by INTERPOL, the Government of Curaçao and its partner the Curinde Free Trade Zone in partnership with UL Standards & Engagement.

Willemstad, Curaçao

Please save the date for the 2024 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference, which will take place on 23-25 September 2024, in Willemstad, Curaçao, and will be cohosted by INTERPOL, the Government of Curaçao and its partner the Curinde Free Trade Zone in partnership with UL Standards & Engagement.

The theme of this 17th annual event is “Reducing the Harm,” with Conference tracks focused on Coordinating Responses, Aligning Resources, and Leveraging Opportunities, examining primarily Free Trade Zones and Supply Chain Security. 

Following up on the momentum from the 2023 Oslo Conference, the Curaçao event will feature panel and concurrent break-out training sessions led by experienced practitioners and subject matter experts.

The Conference Organizing Committee is thrilled to partner with our cohost and partners in Curaçao, marking the event's Caribbean debut. We welcome you to join us in this beautiful location.

Further information will follow.

Curaçao Call for Speakers

We have opened opportunities for panelist facilitators, panelist speakers, training session leaders, training session subject matter experts and pre-conference workshop speakers to support various sessions. If you are interested in being a speaker in Curaçao, please visit our Call for Speakers page.

Call for Speakers page

Pathways to Solutions:

Report on International IP Crime Conference, 2023

The 16th annual IP Crime Conference report is now available, which provides session insights, best practices, and exciting outcomes that occurred at the 2023 event held in Lillestrøm, Norway, from 25 to 27 September.

The theme of the Conference was "Pathways to Solutions," with panel and training sessions focused on research and technology, leadership and diversity, and environmental impact. This was the first time a comprehensive Conference report was prepared to ensure that critical information covered at the event could be shared widely.

IP crime is a global and complex problem that has innumerable consequences impacting human health, public safety, and the environment. The Conference report is a new tool that stakeholders from various sectors can use to solve safety challenges and mitigate consequences associated with crime.

The IP Crime Conference is a unique event. Through the report, the Organizing Committee aims to provide extra value to delegates and other stakeholders to ensure insights, best practices, and critical information is shared and acted upon.

2023 Conference Organizing Committee.

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Oslo Armchair Innovation Sessions

During the 2023 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, the Organizers piloted the Oslo Armchair Innovation Sessions that featured interviews with subject matter experts.

With so much expertise accessible in one place and at one time, these recorded interviews provide expanded insights, best practices and additional value to delegates and other cross-sector stakeholders who could not attend the event. The sessions enabled a more in-depth study of the subject matter areas highlighted in the conference agenda, leveraging the knowledge and experience of the experts.

The Oslo Conference Organizers thank the interviewers and subject matter experts for their time creating these sessions and believe they will be well received.

We hope you will enjoy the interviews.

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Free Trade Zones workshop

2023 IIPCIC Workshop

Exploring Immersive Technologies and the Structure of the Metaverse - Examples of Future opportunities and Challenges.

The objective was to provide participants with insights into what the Metaverse is, its key components and its potential impact on law enforcement. Participants put on headsets and tried VR both during the workshop and the main IIPCIC Conference.

Discussions centered around the following questions:

  • Will the Metaverse be the next computing era where everything and everyone can communicate and interact?

  • What is the impact on Law Enforcement, for businesses, on human relations and structures?

  • What does industry and law enforcement need to think about in relation to the development of the metaverse space and its users?

  • How can it be used to help understand crime (in particular IP crime)?

  • Which threats and challenges for law enforcement are implied?

  • Which new opportunities for criminals should we envision?

  • What new skills and tools are required for future officers?

  • How do we onboard IP?

  • How should we regulate and invest?

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2023 IIPCIC Awards

Learn about our 2023 International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) Awards.

These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievement of law enforcement personnel and governmental agencies who work tirelessly to combat counterfeiting and IP theft.

The award winners were announced as part of the 2023 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference.

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Pranab Das

The Conference provided excellent opportunities for exchange of ideas, best practices in addressing issues in e-commerce/free zones/storage and destruction of counterfeit products, sensitizing stakeholders, Public-Private collaboration for shaping customized capabilities through applied research and new age technologies, and showcasing initiatives in improving representation of women in law enforcement in the IPR crime domain. Pranab Kumar Das
Director, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate
World Customs Organization

Conference History