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Combining the LESANZ Conference with the Asia Pacific Conference 9-12th May, 2017

The 7th LES Asia Pacific conference is to be hosted by LESANZ in 2017 and is being held at The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the main sporting precinct of the Melbourne CBD.

Main Conference: MCG, Olympic Room - How do I get to the MCG? Click here

It will include LES national and international guest speakers and delegates, particularly from the Asia Pacific region. It is expected to attract between 120 – 170 delegates. This two-day conference plus one day study tour, will provide an excellent environment to exchange ideas, meet new people, and form new business relationships not only with Australian but Asia Pacific representatives. The conference is the annual flagship event of LESANZ, but in 2017 we are excited to also combine with the Asia Pacific Region to broaden our learnings and focus on issues and IP opportunities throughout the whole AP Region.

About the Conference Topics : Licensing for Wellbeing, Health, Nutrition & Sport

Active Lifestyles, Health & Nutrition: Translating the opportunities that arise with providing the wellbeing of 9 billion people by 2050 and the challenges of keeping them healthy and active, will be the focus of this licensing and technology transfer event.

This conference offers an excellent forum to source opportunities from across the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific region is the growth engine of the world economy and the Lifestyle, Health & Nutrition theme focusses on one of the key areas of interest for an ageing population with increasing disposable income. The last few years have seen a focus on innovation across the region and this has manifested with new approaches to healthcare, a focus on nutrition rather than just food security and developing interest in sport and recreation. Every business expecting to flourish should to be looking to access the Asia-Pacific market.

The event and speaker program - Link to program page

Program outline

Tuesday: 9th May - workshops

Optional Workshops:
Full day: Understanding the Business of IP: Fundamental concepts and pathways to commercialisation - MCG


2 Half day Workshops: Accessing the World’s Largest Market (Part 1 & 2) Click here for full details - hosted by Davies Collison Cave

By most measures the Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest and fastest growing market. The rewards for selling goods and services across the region can be significant, but the barriers are substantial. Failure to understand, or at least be aware of, the significant differences in legal and business systems can be fatal. These workshops look at important issues that you need to be aware of when entering the Asia-Pacific market. The workshops will provide insights into major differences between countries and provide comment on the types of clauses that should be included in agreements and those which are unenforceable. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and benefit from the knowledge of the panellists on specific issues.

The morning workshop looks at compulsory licensing. It will compare and contrast the situation in familiar jurisdictions with specific issues in the region. The afternoon workshop will look at cross-border licensing of technology. It will highlight differences that make it necessary to have country-specific licence terms.

Welcome Cocktails 6.00-8.00pm at the National Sports Museum located at the MCG and is again proudly hosted by FB Rice will conclude Tuesdays program.

Conference Days

10th May

Conference Day 1: 8.30am start - concludes at 5.00pm approx.
Wednesday evening: YMC Event (40 years & under) at Garden State Hotel or Free evening

Thursday 11th May

Conference Day 2: 8.45am start - conclusion 4.00pm -
Then onto Melbourne Park for 5.30 tour and dinner that evening.

The Conference Tour/Dinner: 5.30pm - 10.30pm - we will showcase the newest gem in the Melbourne Park precinct offering, adjacent to the MCG, proudly sponsored by CSIRO.

With delegates dressed in their sports themed apparel, will be taken through the back stage areas used during the Australian Open Tournament including; Tournament Control, the Player Change Rooms used by the world's top seeded players, inside Rod Laver Arena and a Corporate Superbox, the Walk of Champions, Davis Cup Room and inside the purpose built Media Theatrette that hosts the post match press conferences during the Australian Open. We will conclude the tour with drinks on Showcourt 3, before dining overlooking the Melbourne CBD.

Friday Optional Tour

Friday 12th May

Gippsland Food Adventure - Paddock to Plate Study Tour. Delegates will be transported by private charter to get first hand experience of some of the viticulture, agriculture and local diary produce of this exceptionally fertile regional district including: Peppermint Ridge Farm, Trevor Mills Dairy, Prom Country Cheese & Malaba Farm (sheep & beef) where dinner will be served before returning to the MCG.

Where to sleep! Delegates requiring accommodation are provided with a multitude of options both around the MCG and in the top end of the CBD (closest to the MCG). To review those closest to both the MCG and the dinner location, click here. The CBD is approximately a 15 minute walk to the MCG, but has many transport options as well with a tram service or light rail.

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