4th Annual Brand Protection Strategy Summit
October 2-3, 2018

Join us in the fight for improving responses to product counterfeiting and protecting brands. Hosted for our brand owner partners, our Summit is a collaborative space for brand owners, law enforcement, and academia to strategize about the issues and their solutions in a forum that facilitates open, collaborative, meaningful, and participant-led conversations on brand protection. Through interactive panels, roundtable strategy sessions, and an evening reception, you will have the opportunity to share, learn and network with one another, as well as from world-renowned scholars and globally-recognized industry and law enforcement leaders.

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AGENDA at a glance
Steve Francis
Steve Francis
Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations
Kevin Weaver
Kevin Weaver
Senior Director, Brand Protection Technology & Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
Brandon Sullivan
Brandon Sullivan
Assistant Professor, A-CAPP Center, MSU
Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson
Professor, School of Criminal Justice, MSU
Jay Kennedy
Jay Kennedy
Assistant Professor, A-CAPP Center & School of Criminal Justice, MSU
Kevin Friker
Kevin Friker
Global Security Director, Mars, Incorporated
Steve Shapiro
Steve Shapiro
Acting Unit Chief, FBI
Nate Davis
Nate Davis
Attorney, Whirlpool Corporation
Jason Kosofsky
Jason Kosofsky
Senior Global Brand Protection Investigator, Ford Motor Company
Leah Evert-Burks
Leah Evert-Burks
Managing Editor, Brand Protection Professional, A-CAPP Center
Rich Kaeser
Rich Kaeser
Vice President of Global Brand Protection, Johnson & Johnson
Noel Belton
Noel Belton
Director of Brand Protection, Pusheen Corporation
Dan Pearson
Dan Pearson
Strategic Intelligence Manager, Western Union
Kasie Brill
Kasie Brill
Senior Director of Brand Protection, US Chamber of Commerce's Global IP Center
Goli Gharib
Goli Gharib
Attorney-Advisor, US Customs and Border Protection
Saleem Alhabash
Saleem Alhabash
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Media and Information, MSU
Alex Khu
Alex Khu
Director, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
Bill Ross
Bill Ross
Deputy Director, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
Jim Simmons
Jim Simmons
Director of Brand Protection, Qualcomm
William Mansfield
William Mansfield
Director of Intellectual Property, ABRO Industries, Inc.
John Carriero
John Carriero
Senior Director of Brand Protection, Under Armour, Inc.
Jason Daniels
Jason Daniels
Senior Investigation Manager, UL
Cliff Grammich
Cliff Grammich
Research Specialist, A-CAPP Center, MSU
Andy Toole
Andy Toole
Acting Chief Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Brian Kristel
Brian Kristel
Director, Investigations Services & Trademark Enforcement Americas, Tiffany & Co.
Brendan Lyle
Brendan Lyle
Intelligence Analyst, NCFTA
Denise Mosteller
Denise Mosteller
Senior Brand Protection Manager, Implus Footcare, LLC
Brett Millar
Brett Millar
Senior Director of Brand Protection, Fitbit
Tara Steketee
Tara Steketee
Director of Global Product Integrity, Merck & Co., Inc.
Yuying Xie
Yuying Xie
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering, MSU
John H. Zacharia
John H. Zacharia
Former Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, US Dept. of Justice
Ahmet Kirca
Ahmet Kirca
Associate Professor, Dept. of Marketing, MSU

The Center would not be able to host our Summits without the support from our partners. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kari Kammel at kkammel@msu.edu or 517-353-2163

Thank you to our 2018 Summit Sponsors

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The A-CAPP Center Brand Protection Strategy Summit is an event hosted for the benefit of its brand owning partners, which generally limits participation to brand owners, academia, and law enforcement. The Center Director has discretion for all issues related to and including registration, admission or attendance. The views and opinions of speakers and participants at summit events do not necessarily reflect those of Michigan State University, the A-CAPP Center, its Industry Advisory Board, including member companies, or summit sponsors, and should not be used for endorsement, advertising purposes, or as legal advice. By registering for the summit, attendees acknowledge that their contact information may be included in the conference materials provided to all attendees, as well as the Center’s internal contact lists. By attending the Summit, attendees acknowledge that their image may be captured and used in research, educational and public service programs.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 20 or more days from the summit start date are subject to a $60 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 20 days of the summit date will not be refunded. Transfer of registration within a company is allowed, but must be submitted via email to at least 1 business days prior to the conference start date.

 

REGISTRATION POLICY: Conference registrations are to be paid in full at the time of registration. In the event that you require an invoice for payment by wire transfer or check, please email directly with your registration information.

LODGING

The 2018 Brand Protection Strategy Summit will take place at the newly renovated East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Special Summit lodging rates are available on a limited basis until September 14, 2018. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

TRANSPORTATION

We recommend participants arrive into either Detroit Metro Airport (90 minutes from Marriott) or Lansing Capital City Airport (10 minutes from Marriott). Michigan Flyer, a reasonably priced motor coach that transports directly from Detroit Metro to the Marriott at University Place, is available for those arriving in Detroit.  For those arriving into Lansing, a taxi is recommended.

All Summit activities are located with walking distance from the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.