Leading the Future with IP and Cutting-Edge Digital Innovations

5 September 2023, 2:00pm – 4:50pm (SGT)
Hybrid | Guangzhou China & Online

Organised by WIPO AMC, IPOS, IPOS International and China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City 

Co-organised by Intellectual Property Office of Guangzhou Development District, China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Cooperation Affairs Office, China-Singapore International Intellectual Property Innovation Service Centre (IPISC)

This event is conducted fully in mandarin.


With the fast development of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, blockchain, NFT, metaverse and related technologies in the digital space, the complexities of IP issues in these areas are drawing a lot of attention globally across industries. These issues are also getting more attention from governments and academia than ever. As an IP Week associated event, we hope to take the opportunity to provide trending insights and thought leadership that are helpful in addressing these issues.


5 SEP 2023 • Tuesday
2.00pm – 2.30pm


2.30pm – 2.35pm

Welcome Address

2.35pm – 2.50pm

Opening Address

Mr Ignacio de Castro
Director of IP Disputes and External Relations Division at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Mr Mark Lim
Director, Hearings and Mediation
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Leaders from Guangdong Provincial Government,
Guangzhou Municipal Government, and China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC)

2.50pm – 3.05pm

China-Singapore International Intellectual Property Innovation Service Center (IPISC) launch activities

  • Introduction of experts and trainers of IPISC
  • Launch of IPISC official website
  • Signing ceremony of IPISC and its strategic partners

3.05pm – 3.15pm

Mediation for foreign-related IP disputes and its practices

Keynote presentation by Mr Lv Guoqiang, Senior Counsellor of the WIPO Office in China

3.15pm – 3.25pm

Navigating the future of intellectual property disputes

Keynote presentation by Ms Margarita Kato, Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Singapore Office

3.25pm – 3.45pm

International commercial dispute resolution – The SICC approach to technology-related disputes

Keynote presentation by Mr Laurence Wong, Senior Director, Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)

3.45pm – 3.50pm

International study programmes of China-Singapore International Intellectual Property Training Base launch ceremony

3.50pm – 4.45pm

Navigating complex intellectual property issues in cutting edge digital technologies

Panel discussion

4.45pm – 4.50pm