ABPI Congress is sustainable and ends on a high note
With more than 700 participants and over a hundred foreigners from 22 countries, ABPI’s 42nd International Congress on Intellectual Property ended on Tuesday, August 23, on a high note.
ABPI’s Congress, the largest of its kind in Latin America, had the theme Innovation and Society 5.0 and was held for the first time in a hybrid format. Besides, it was the first Congress held during the administration led by the current president of the Association, Gabriel Leonardos. “The Congress was a success. We had more participants than we expected”, said Leonardos. “The effectiveness of the hybrid format was proven, allowing the inclusion of participants from all over Brazil and abroad, who could not travel to the event venue”.
During two days, in its in-person version, the debates took place through two plenary sessions, 12 panels, and 10 table topics, carried out in the large rooms designed for events at the Sheraton WTC Hotel in São Paulo. ABPI’s Congress addressed trademarks, patents, industrial design, copyright, and other intellectual property issues related to the metaverse environment, the digital economy, and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Experts from different areas, including government authorities, members of the Judiciary, and the private sector, have deepened and updated the debate on Intellectual Property in the legal, economic and social spheres. Presentations such as the one by entrepreneur Guilherme Benchimol, founder and executive president of XP Investimentos, and by technology angel investor and former CEO of Google South Africa Stafford Masie packed the hotel’s Theater.
The theme of Diversity, now an imperative in organizations, was also highlighted at the event. ABPI’s Congress won the Carbon Offset certificate, which guarantees that the event is offsetting its carbon footprint in all stages, from equipment assembly. Besides, the Patent of the Year Award, now in its third edition, contemplated precisely the best inventions aimed at human well-being and sustainability.