Over the course of our summit, day sessions will be open to sectors of the brand protection community (see below) and will include interactive discussions through panels, hot topic sessions, high top talks, and strategy sessions that will focus on the four strategic themes of the A-CAPP Center:
- Impact of Technology, Online Sales, and Emerging Policy on Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting
- Global Impact of Counterfeiting
- Consumers and Counterfeiting
- Brand Protection Education for Current & Future Workforce
Tuesday, March 21
Open to brand owners, law enforcement, and academic partners only
Increasing Regulation of the Online Space
Panel: INFORM Consumers Act and SHOP Safe- Two Years After Introduction, Where are We?
High Tops: Government and Law Enforcement Resources
Panel: Counterfeit Sales Online: The Intersection of Research, Consumer Behavior, and Social Media
A-CAPP Advisory Industry Board Welcome
Michael Hecht, Legal Manager, the LEGO Group and A-CAPP Advisory Board Member (BIO)
A-CAPP Education Programs
Break and Hightops: Student Highlights
Panel: The Global Impact of Counterfeit and Other Illicit Trade
Wednesday, March 22
Open to brand protection community
Keynote: How a Wide Range of Charges Can Build a Stronger Investigation
Steve Francis, Acting Executive Associate Director, HSI (BIO)
Panel: What to do With All Your Data?
Break and High Tops: Student Highlights
Panel: How Decriminalizing THC has Created an Entire New Category of Dangerous Food Counterfeits
Panel: Life Cycle of the Victim’s Role in an Intellectual Property Criminal Case
Panel: The Brand Protection Professional Volume 8 | Number 1 LIVE Edition – BP Forum: The Intersection of CSR and Brand Protectiond Brand Protection
High Tops: The Brand Protection Professional (BPP) Shelves and Break
Panel: A-CAPP Alum Showcase
The Brand Protection Professional Temperature Test Live Poll Results and Adjourn
Thursday, March 23
Open to brand protection community
Keynote: Summit Reflections
Roy Albiani, Director, Global Brand Protection, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices (BIO)
Panel: INFORM Consumers Act: What Does Implementation Look Like?
Panel: How Cybersecurity and Online Brand Protection Can Intersect
WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY?
Who Should Attend the A-CAPP Summit?
Brand protection professionals in any level of role (entry level to experienced) engaged in intellectual property rights protection or enforcement.
How the A-CAPP Summit Benefits Your Organization
The global risk of counterfeit products is rapidly growing and evolving, with enormous detrimental effects on brand owners, consumers, and society. The A-CAPP Center provides a central location for thought leadership in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting as an independent, interdisciplinary evidence-based hub, designed to assist in protecting brands and products of all industries worldwide.
We are looking forward to hosting our 6th Brand Protection Strategy Summit, where we provide a collaborative space for brand protection professionals to strategize about the most critical issues and their solutions. To facilitate open dialogue our summit is a vendor-free and includes no third-party interference on day one.
A unique feature, the A-CAPP Summit showcases the Center’s research on anti-counterfeiting and brand protection and gives you access to cutting edge ideas and developments and an opportunity to speak with internationally-recognized professors on these issues.
The Summit consists of three days of sessions led by your peers, as well as brand protection. You will have an opportunity for in-depth networking and collaboration in a smaller event atmosphere. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to network with the Center’s Industry Advisory Board and corporate partners, who are global leaders in the field of brand protection and our student interns.
What Prior A-CAPP Center Summit Attendees Gained
Networking, research collaboration, exposure to common challenges in the industry, networking with other brand owners, knowledge exchange, latest information on brand protection, open dialogue, and more.
What Does Registration Include?
The registration fee includes admittance into the Summit on March 21-23, 2023, the Summit Reception on March 22, 2023, all meals/beverages on March 21-23, 2023, and event parking.