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What’s New for 2016?



New Improvements and Meeting Highlights Just for You


Starting to plan for the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting? Take advantage of the new offerings, services and improvements designed to enhance your Annual Meeting experience!


New in 2016!

  • Dedicated Anti-Counterfeiting Day program on Saturday, May 21 exclusively for in-house practitioners and the anti-counterfeiting committee members. More information to follow in upcoming weeks.
  • Academic Series spanning over five days of the Annual Meeting! Look for the Academic Series logo in the Program by Day to identify sessions of interest for academics that have been developed and approved the Academic Committee.
  • Africa, Latin America and Middle East INTA-hosted receptions.
  • An exclusive INTA concert at the House of Blues featuring “Kool and the Gang” on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 8:00 pm! Secure your spot when you register!
  • Complimentary shuttle services from all INTA hotels and Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). To enjoy these services, registrants simply need to show their INTA Annual Meeting badge.

 
Meeting Highlights

  • More than 300 customized educational offerings, including 33 general educational sessions, more than 225 Table Topics, users’ group meetings with leaders from several national and regional trademark offices, a two-day course on International Trademark Law and Practice with 18 course segments, a two-day Advanced Mediation Training, Career Development Day, the Trademark Administrators Brunch and more.
  • Special offerings for IP professionals at corporations, SMEs, universities and nonprofits of all sizes, including the In-House Practitioners Luncheon and Workshop, the In-House Practitioners Reception and a series of Industry Exchanges exclusive in In-House practitioners.
  • More than 30 official networking events, including 17 paid networking excursions, the Sunday evening Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception and the Wednesday evening Grand Finale.
  • Registrant Favorite! Three different types of hospitality spaces in the OCCC for registrants to conduct business meetings so registrants can still participate in committee meetings and attend educational sessions at the OCCC!
  • Exhibition hall with more than 110 exhibitors and numerous sponsorship opportunities.
  • More than 100 committee, project team and Global Advisory Council meetings for member volunteers commencing their 2016–2017 committee term.


Meeting Planning

  • Registrant Favorite! Registration will open at 9:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
  • Registrant Favorite! Four designated meeting points within the Convention Center will make finding other registrants that much easier for you! See the Hospitality Area Map floor plan for more information on Meeting Points.
  • Enhanced WIFI capability is available in the  OCCC to help you work in between meetings and educational sessions
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