2017-2019 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: COUNTERING ILLICIT TRADE AND RELATED CONVERGING SECURITY THREATS

21 July 2017


Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Dialogue on Creating a Partnership to Fight Illicit Trade, Washington, DC, USA 


26-27 July 2017


Sport Integrity Forum and General Assembly Meetings of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), Lisbon Portugal 


27-29 August 2017


11th International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference, United Nations Headquarters, New York City, NY, USA


27-28 September 2017


“A Holistic Approach to Preventing and Deterring Illicit Trade”: The Financial Times: Combating Illicit Trade Conference, in partnership with PMI IMPACT, London, UK


29 September 2017


"Combating Counterfeit and Pirated Goods", European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)/ OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, Alicante, Spain


3 October 2017


BCIU "Creating a Partnership to Fight Illicit Trade": Panel Discussant on Best Practices and Free Trade Zone Vulnerabilities, Panama City, Panama


12-13 October 2017


Protect Your Brand Globally: Fight Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy - Movement Against Smuggling & Counterfeit Trade (MASCRADE 2017), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), ITC Maurya, New Delhi, India  


30 October - 1 November 2017


Remarks/Panel: Combating illicit trade to safeguard integrity across borders, global economies, markets, and supply chains and to reduce losses in tax revenues; Panel: Impacts of Globalization, Global Trade Development Week, Dubai, UAE  


15-16 November 2017 


WCO Counterfeiting and Piracy
(CAP) Group 14, World Customs Organization (WCO), Brussels, Belgium  


21-22 November 2017


“Securing the Integrity Dividend in Brand Protection across Global Supply Chains: Countering Illicit Markets, Counterfeits and Criminal Entrepreneurs”, Keynote Address, Brand Protection Congress, Munich, Germany


28 November 2017


Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), ad Interim Council Meeting, United Nations HQ, Geneva, Switzerland 


5-7 December 2017


OECD High Level Risk Forum Meetings, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France


17 January 2018


Securing Sport 2018: "The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport", U.S.Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA


30-31 January 2018


Sport Integrity Forum and General Assembly Meetings of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), Rome, Italy


15-16 March 2018


6th Meeting of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, Paris, France


22 March 2018


Global Illicit Trade Summit 2018, The Economist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


27-28 March 2018


OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France 


18-19 April 2018 


The Crime-Terror Intersections and Intelligence-Led Responses, The Terrorism/Trafficking Nexus, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


25-26 April 2018


Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), Standing Committee on Development and Protection of Children and Youth in Sport; Special Session: "Countering Abuse & Trafficking in Minors, Miami, Florida"


30 April - 1 May 2018


World Free Zones Organization (WFZO), 4th Annual International Conference & Exhibition ("Free Zone 10x -- The Path to Prosperity"), Dubai. UAE


7-9 May 2018 

 

2018 Tax Stamp Forum, Nairobi, Kenya 


16-18 May 2018


International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition 2018 Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA


19-23 May 2018


140th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Seattle, Washington, USA


19-20 June 2018


The International Summit on Borders, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, USA


21 June 2018


Congressional Forum and Roundtable on Fighting Illicit Trade: U.S. Helsinki Commission, U.S. Senate


26-27 June 2018 


Europol Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference, Budapest, Hungary


2-4 July 2018


Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) CHINA; Customs, Compliance & Trade Facilitation; Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Summits, Shanghai, China


4 July 2018


Launch GTDW-Luna Global Networks Anti Illicit Trade Alliance, Shanghai, China:   Workshop "Brand Protection: Why Countering Illicit Trade and Promoting Market Integrity Are Vital" as part of the GTDW series internationally including in China and UAE in 2018-2020, and new events in Africa and Latin America in 2019. 


11 September 2018


Anti-Illicit Trade (AIT) Committee, United States Council for International Business (USCIB), [LGN, Chair of AIT Committee], Washington, DC 


12 September 2018


The Value and Hazards of Free Trade Zones (FTZs): Productive or Destructive? U.S. Helsinki Commission, Congressional Briefing, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC


20 September 2018


Partnership for Transparency: Anti-Corruption Forum: The Critical Challenges of Human Trafficking and Corruption, United Nations Foundation, Washington, DC

 

25-26 September 2018


12th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, Dubai, UAE


28 September 2018


European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Observatory Working Group Meetings, Alicante, Spain


1-4 October 2018


Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) Sports Betting Forum, hosted by TEAMS ’18 Conference & Expo, Louisville, Kentucky 


3 October 2018


Anti-Illicit Trade Observatory International Conference, National Chamber of Commerce, Services & Tourism, Santiago, Chile 


Late FALL 2018


The Conservation Project International (T-CPI): A Strategic Dialogue on the Conservation-Sustainable Security Continuum: Harnessing Innovative Partnerships on Countering Environmental Crime and Converging Threats to Global Security: "Bringing our Humanity and Planet Back into Balance", London, UK


10-11 October 2018


London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, London, UK


17-19 October 2018


2018 Latin America Regional Brand Protection Summit, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), Orlando, Florida, USA 


18 October 2018

Creating Partnerships to Fight Illicit Trade, Business Council for International Understanding, Bogota, Colombia


22-24 October 2018


18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC): "Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act", Transparency International and IACC Council, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

23-25 October 2018 


International Conference “Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa”, Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa


30 October 2018


Global Illicit Trade Summit: Into the Spotlight, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Abu Dhabi, UAE


1-2 November 2018

 

The Global Fight Against Illicit trade and Organised Crime: "Ensuring Brand Security for Sustained Businesses and Employment Generation": Movement Against Smuggling & Counterfeit Trade (MASCRADE 2018), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Committee Against Smuggling & Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE), New Delhi, India 


20-22 November 2018


Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) EMEA/Anti-Illicit Trade Alliance (AITA) [LGN: Chair of AITA]; Customs, Compliance & Trade Facilitation; Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Summits, Abu Dhabi, UAE


27-30 November 2018


EUIPO Observatory Working Group Meetings, Warsaw, Poland


4-5 December 2018


Second Brand Protection Congress, WORLDBI (The Business Intelligence Network of Experts), Frankfurt, Germany


5-6 December 2018


SIGA Sport Integrity and Governance Conference in Partnership with  International Sports Convention (ISC) 2018, Geneva, Switzerland 


6-7 December 2018


WCO Counterfeiting and Piracy
(CAP) Group 15, World Customs Organization (WCO), Brussels, Belgium


12-14 December 2018


OECD High-Level Risk Forum (HLRF), Paris, France


Spring 2019


7th Meeting of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, Paris, France


18-20 June 2019


Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) CHINA/Anti-Illicit Trade Alliance (AITA) [LGN: Chair of AITA]; Customs, Compliance & Trade Facilitation; Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Summits, Shanghai, China


20-22 June 2019


GTDW-Luna Global Networks Anti-Illicit Trade Alliance/AIT Workshop II, Shanghai, China


2019 tbd


Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) Africa/Anti-Illicit Trade Alliance (AITA) [LGN: Chair of AITA]; Customs, Compliance & Trade Facilitation; Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Summits, Venue TBD, Africa, Latin America


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