Dive into Table Topics at INTA’s 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+

Published: July 21, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+More than 2,400 first-come, first-served seats are available at more than 120 Table Topics during INTA’s 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+. Table Topics provide a unique opportunity to meet global colleagues in small group settings and discuss topics of interest. This year’s Table Topics cover a broad range of pertinent subjects, including many that correlate to the different education tracks. Registration for members is open now.

The 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+ takes place from November 15 to 19, with five days of virtual educational programs, Business Development opportunities, and committee meetings, together with four one-day, on-site events. The “+” events are being held in Hong Kong SAR, China; New York, New York, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Los Angeles, California, USA, on consecutive days of the Meeting.

Registration is now open, and pre-registration is required to join the Table Topics. Participation in Table Topics is limited to 20 registrants and spots are filling up quickly!

Registration for Premium Access, the best rate, runs until August 13.

“Table Topics are a great opportunity to network, meet, and share knowledge with others that are interested in the same topics. They have always been one of our most popular offerings at the Annual Meeting, and this year we expect no difference, with many sessions already at capacity.” said Peg Reardon, INTA director, Member Experience. “So, we encourage everyone to register early to not miss their chance of attending a Table Topic!”

There are more than 100 Table Topics, plus more than 20 Corporate Table Topics, which are led by the corporate members who proposed them. The agenda allows participation from all time zones.

The Table Topics hosts propose the topics and lead the discussions. Topics this year include: branding strategies; protection and enforcement; leveraging brands; starting your own firm; the future of IP; brands and the environment; cannabis; 3D marks; personal names; diversity, equity, and inclusion; pharmaceutical trademarks; sound marks; distinctiveness; right of publicity; artificial intelligence; influencers; and post-COVID-19, to name a few!

Some of the Table Topics correspond to the virtual educational programming and follow a distinct track each day during the Meeting:

  • Building a Better Society Through Brands—Monday, November 15
  • The Business of Brands—Tuesday, November 16
  • Enforcement and Anticounterfeiting—Wednesday, November 17
  • Innovation and the Future of IP—Thursday, November 18
  • Regional Updates—Friday, November 19

To get the most out of the Business Development opportunities, including the Table Topics, coordinate with colleagues at your organization to select different choices. Also plan your schedule to keep the conversation going after the session by exchanging your contact details via INTAconnect or meeting at the INTA Café.

Get to know the world around you, find out what your fellow brand professionals are talking about, and expand your professional network. Don’t miss out, register for the 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+ now, and sign up for Table Topics before they are gone!

Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of this article, readers are urged to check independently on matters of specific concern or interest. 

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