Pls. note that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India is organizing a Conference on Development and Intellectual Property (IP): Building Synergies with Policy Makers and Industry at Taj Exotica, Goa from September 1 to 3, 2008. This conference is meant for Industry Leaders, IP professionals/Experts, Legal practitioner and Policy makers. It would be worth attending this conference in case you wish to know about the issues of concern to the Industry and about the steps Government is taking to address them; to get an international flavor of experiences with respect to IP laws and sectoral issues (such as pharmaceuticals, IT, etc.); to learn about the strategies and best practices being adopted by stakeholders in using IP as a business tool. This conference also aims to highlight the emerging issues in effective enforcement of IP issues & strategies/emerging technologies to combat the menace of counterfeiting and piracy. The details about the conference, participation fees, boarding & lodging in Goa have been provided in the attached Brochure. This is the tentative Programme copy and the registration form. For further information you can touch base with Sheetal Chopra (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Assistant Director – FICCI IPR Division or P L Sharma (email@example.com), Executive Assistant (Ph: 23738760-70 Extn. 212, Direct: 23736306).