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Feature content box header: 2016 Audience Profile Report

IP World Summit, formerly Global Patent Congress, has welcomed over 900 heads of IP over the last 11 years.

In 2016, 78% of delegates held purchasing power and 82% attended from organizations with an annual revenue in excess of 1 billion (USD). For the full audience breakdown download the 2016 Audience Report.

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In response to overwhelming requests from our industry network, the 11th Global Patent Congress will be expanded to include wider aspects of intellectual property strategy, and will now be known as the IP World Summit.

As a one-stop shop for IP leaders, the conference will offer a mix of thought provoking and practical sessions covering a range of approaches to IP protection and monetisation, including trade secrets, designs, copyright, licensing and trademarks, as well as patents, all under the one roof.

IP World is the chance to network and benchmark with 200+ IP leaders, judges and legal experts in a collegiate environment in our dynamic sessions, all firmly rooted in quality content.

The Industry’s #1 Event


Expert Speakers




Interactive Discussions Formats


Countries Represented

Find out who's attending by requesting a copy of the sample delegate list

  •  Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  •  Global IP Head
  •  Group Intellectual Property Director
  •  Global Patents Head
  •  IP Manager and Director
  •  Technology Licencing Director
  •  Patents Manager
  •  Intellectual Property Strategy Director

Why get involved in IP World Summit in 2017?

Intellectual Property leaders are facing unprecedented period of uncertainty. Here is a snap shot of September 2017:


September marks the start of the expected ‘sunrise period’ for opting out of traditional European patents, making our conference the go-to briefing spot before companies make their final decisions

Trade Secrets Directive

Companies will be in the full swing of planning for the changes as EU countries edge closer to the compliance deadline of 9 June 2018


The UK will be deciding the future path of its IP policy, not just for its patents, but its frameworks for trade secrets, copyright, trademarks and registered designs

IP intelligence

IP intelligence comes into its own, as more companies awaken to the opportunities available through analysing IP data


The EC’s review of SPCs in Europe will have reached a level of clarity from its two commissioned studies, and Pharmaceutical companies will be keen to hear the details and discuss the ramifications for their future IP rights


More than 7000 people were prosecuted for violating IP rights in China in 2016 * and with some of the largest multinationals being tied up in legal battles in China, this is the litigation venue to watch in 2017


While speculation abounds regarding the future of IP under the new president, by September we expect a greater insight into what the future holds for operating companies

2016 Sponsors

Tailor-Made Opportunities

Exhibiting at IP World Summit provides an excellent platform to initiate new business relationships. With tailored networking, sponsors can achieve the face-to-face contact that overcrowded trade shows cannot deliver.
Opportunities are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to align with your company’s strategy and objectives.

Thought Leadership

  • Legal IQ newsletter placement
  • Client-led keynotes & testimonials
  • Chief
  • Intellectual
  • Property Officer
  • Boardroom
  • Workshops and Discussion
  • Groups
  • Tech demonstrations
  • Whitepaper email marketing
  • Presentation marketing to other events in the series
  • Whitepaper/ presentation placement on event website


  • Targeted delegate acquisition campaigns
  • Access to Legal
  • IQ community
  • Interactive sessions
  • App-
  • Introductions
  • Prospect listing
  • On-site introductions
  • Private lunches and breakfast briefings
  • Evening networking sessions


  • Online presence on event website
  • Listings and logos on all event materials
  • Listings and logos on all event materials
  • Lanyard / App
  • / VIP Room sponsorship
  • Mobile Networking App
  • Literature seat drops and flyer
  • Post-event handouts email
  • Survey sponsorship
  • Social media marketing

Meet the Team

Jamie Burton,
Marketing Director,

Verity Whiskin,
Customer Connections Manager,

Matt Sancto ,
Delegate Acquisition Director,

Amanda Jenkins,
Operations Manager,