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May 21
Welcome to Orlando!

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Welcome to the largest INTA Annual Meeting ever! I’m very excited to be writing to you from Orlando, Florida (USA), where 9,900+ registrants are attending the 138th Annual Meeting

The Co-Chairs, Project Team members, and INTA staff have put together an extensive five-day program to help you achieve your business, educational, and networking goals. Take some time to learn more about “What’s New for 2016?” and how these offerings can further enhance your Annual Meeting experience. Also, if you haven’t yet done so, I highly recommend you download the Annual Meeting mobile app

I am particularly excited that this year, for the first time, we will have a dedicated program on anticounterfeiting for in-house practitioners and Anticounterfeiting Committee members. We’re also offering an IP Office and IP Attaché Open House on Monday, May 23, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  

Also, don’t miss the Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address on Sunday evening. Please join me, along with the Co-Chairs, Peter Dernbach, Winkler Partners (Taiwan) and Rick McMurtry, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (United States), and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo, in the Chapin Theater of the Orange County Convention Center from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for this kickoff of the Annual Meeting. We will also hear from this year’s keynote speaker Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and President & Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. 

Whether you are a first-time registrant, or a long-standing Annual Meeting participant, please take full advantage of all the opportunities available over the next five days. This year we’ve had more registrants than ever, and we are offering our broadest and most extensive program to date. With an abundance of networking opportunities and educational sessions, this is sure to be a fantastic program. 

I’m looking forward to seeing and meeting many of you. I know that it’s going to be a very busy week for all of us. But before you know it, we’ll be at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for our Grand Finale. I wish you all a successful and fun Annual Meeting.


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