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10 October 2013 - Media release

Media invitation for 2013 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland – Enhancing regional and global action against intellectual property (IP) crime and counterfeit products is the focus of the 2013 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference which will take place in Dublin from 15 to 17 October.

Co-hosted by INTERPOL and the An Garda Síochána in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, the conference will bring together some 500 delegates representing both the public and private sectors from more than 60 countries, with the theme ‘Borderless enforcement – empowering those who combat transnational organized crime through training’.

Key issues on the agenda include:

  • Training and capacity building;
  • Organized crime networks behind intellectual property crime and trafficking in illicit goods;
  • Public and private partnerships;
  • Integrated and enhancing regional and international cooperation.

The opening ceremony and speeches by Ronald K. Noble, INTERPOL Secretary General, Martin Callinan, Commissioner of the An Garda Síochána and Keith Williams, President and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, will take place from 0900 on Tuesday 15 October and are open to the media.

While the rest of the conference itself will be closed to the media, there will be opportunities for interviews with conference representatives, including with specialist officers from INTERPOL and the An Garda Síochána. A number of business spokespersons from industries affected by IP crime will also be available for interview.

Journalists wishing to attend the conference should complete the attached accreditation form and send it, along with a photograph in jpeg format, to the INTERPOL press office by Monday 14 October.

Reporters attending the opening ceremony must bring valid identity documents to the venue.