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14 September 2018

Media invitation: 2018 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials, security and industry experts from around the world will gather in Dubai at the 12th International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference.

High on the agenda will be issues which include transnational organized crime in trafficking in illicit goods, effective enforcement strategies, cybercrime, as well as operational case studies and industry perspectives.

Bringing together some 600 delegates from approximately 100 countries under the theme ofCombating the Global Wave Crime of Illicit Trade, the two-day (25 -26 September 2018) conference will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and Dubai Police in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the Emirates IP Association (EIPA).

This international event brings together police, customs, regulatory agencies and private sector IP crime investigators to share and develop best practices to combat counterfeiting and piracy crimes.

The official opening ceremony which includes speeches by senior INTERPOL, law enforcement and industry officials will take place from 09h00 to 10h45 AM on 25 September and is open to the media.

While the remainder of the conference will be closed to the media, there will be opportunities for interviews with specialist officers from INTERPOL and representatives of other organizations.

Information on the conference will be made available on the INTERPOL website and will include a media release, photos and speeches.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should complete the official media accreditation form available via the dedicated event page on and send it together with a colour photo (JPEG format) no later than 18 September 2018 to Ms. Manal Ibrahim Mohammed via this e-mail:

Accredited media representatives will be expected to present their press credentials and identification documents upon arrival at the conference.

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