The All-Africa Summit on Illicit Trade, Piracy, Counterfeiting & Boarder Management (AASIT 2012)

Venue: Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 12, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2012
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The All-Africa Summit on Illicit Trade, Piracy, Counterfeiting & Boarder Management is to be convened by a unique public-private partnership* between leaders like INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Health Organization and Enovate Technologies Limited, the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and The Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, Makerere University.

The need to understand and address the growing global problem of illicit trade, piracy, counterfeiting, and boarder security management is a priority for governments and intergovernmental organizations concerned about the impact of organized crime to social welfare and economic development.

Trade in counterfeit goods has now spread to every conceivable product, costing the private sector and governments billions of dollars yearly in lost. Strategies aimed at combating this problem require, foremost, cooperation between stakeholders at national and international level.

The summit’s theme, “Sharing challenges – Seeking solutions” places emphasis on sharing and learning from the work already undertaken by the various intergovernmental organizations that have accumulated experience in different aspects of counterfeiting and piracy. This way, the objectives of pushing the fight against counterfeiting and piracy up the transnational political and business agenda and of fostering high level public-private partnership to pursue collective action; and of generating conditions which lead to greater investment of human and financial resources in enforcement measures, can be achieved.

The summit provides a unique opportunity to learn about the newest and most innovative techniques to combat counterfeitingpiracyillicit trade as well as the global efforts being taken to confront this epidemic. Additionally, the goal of improving the understanding of and assisting different organizations to deal with IP and how these feed into other social and development priorities, such as economic development, employment, tax base, consumer health and safety, technology transfer, law enforcement and fighting organized crime, will be discussed.


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