IAM hosts a series of events under the IP Business Congress (IPBC) banner. IPBC Global is an annual event hosted in June, alternating between Europe and North America, with the 2015 event planned for June 14 to 16 in San Francisco. IPBC Global addresses issues at the cutting edge of IP value creation and management. It brings together acknowledged IP thought leaders from around the world in an atmosphere specifically designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences.

IPBC Japan was held in Tokyo on September 4 2014. The first IPBC to focus on a specific country, it attracted over 200 senior Japanese corporate attendees. IAM plans to host further country-specific events.

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2012, IPBC China 2015 will be held in Beijing on April 21 and 22. Sessions will address the core issues of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management in a Chinese context – bringing together a unique audience of senior executives from leading Chinese enterprises, plus their international counterparts.

IPBC Asia is the only annual event in Asia-Pacific to focus specifically on IP value creation and reflects the region’s growing importance in the international IP marketplace. The 2015 event will be held in Tokyo on November 8 to 10 2015.