2019 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference

22 & 23 October - Cape Town, South Africa

21 October - Welcome Reception and IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Fighting IP Crime through Innovation and Cooperation


This year’s Conference was co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, South African Police Service, in partnership with (UL) Underwriters Laboratories and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). The conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22 to 23 October 2019.


This was our 13th annual Conference and the event featured a series of plenary and panel sessions as well as a number of workshops. The agenda allocated time for one-to-one networking sessions where delegates could discuss operational matters, build working partnerships and connect with representatives from law enforcement agencies and other organizations.

The Conference has developed into a great educational and networking tool for public and private sector organizations. It provides rights holders with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet and network with front-line operational law enforcement officers from a large number of countries representing a diverse cross-section of police, customs, prosecution and regulatory agencies.

The event hashtag is #IPCrimeConference – join the conversation.


Pe-conference Workshop Awards Nomination
Cape Town harbour
online investigations workshop

IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Cryptocurrency: An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind

Monday October 21st at the Cape Town IP Crime Conference

(Complimentary for delegates, up to 80 spots)

Cryptocurrency is attracting the attention of the criminal mind. With the evolution of technology, digital assets providing anonymity are gaining popularity amongst criminals and illegal organizations. The International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) was proud to deliver its newest workshop: “An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind", on October 21st at the Cape Town IP Crime Conference.


In a free of charge workshop for conference delegates, a four-hour instructor-led training event provided the attendees with an introduction to this innovative new world of digital assets and their anonymity. Discussions and training provided an understanding of cryptocurrency and related crime, problems and challenges faced by law enforcement agencies, and strategies for officers in combating criminal activity within this new technological world.


Historical IP Crime Conferences

Learn more about our previous International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences or watch our 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates video.