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Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx

(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

DUBAI, UAE - 28 MAY 2024

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek,

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE

Speed Networking Opportunities in:

IP. Patent. Trademark. Copyright. Litigation. Patent Management. Brand Protection. IP Infringement. IP Rights. IP Management. IP Licensing. Patent Portfolio. IP Assets. Counterfeiting. Patent Monetization. Patent Search. Privacy. Risk. Security. Compliance. Data Protection. IP Translation. AI. IP Technology.
This event will gather a vast array of IP and technology professionals, such as IP Counsel, Heads of IP Departments, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Governance Manager, Heads of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors of Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.


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The Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx is an upcoming event scheduled to take place on May 28, 2024, in Dubai, UAE. This event will gather a vast array of IP and technology professionals, such as IP Counsel, Heads of IP Departments, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Governance Manager, Heads of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors of Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.

The conference will feature keynote addresses from renowned experts, case study presentations, collaborative round table discussions, and exhibitions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies related to intellectual property.

Overall, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx promises to be an informative and engaging event that will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the field of intellectual property.

  • Join an exciting IP and technology conference with a multitude of speakers and participants in attendance.

  • Explore the latest industry trends and innovations presented by both national and international speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • Establish valuable connections with Bar Associations and Media Partners to expand your professional network.

  • Acquire valuable knowledge through captivating keynote speeches, exclusive case studies, round table discussions, and business dialogues.

  • Connect with C-level executives and decision-makers to discover new business prospects and opportunities.

  • Experience ample networking opportunities that facilitate professionals in connecting with others in their respective fields, fostering relationships that could lead to future collaborations.

  • Participate in collaborative round table discussions to share your insights and perspectives, ensuring an inclusive and cooperative conversation.

  • Virtual participation available from multiple locations

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Esteemed speakers from diverse backgrounds in IP, technology and business fields will headline this event. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics outlined in the program agenda.

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About the Speakers

This event will host several distinguished speakers from diverse legal, technology, and business backgrounds. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics included in the event agenda.

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Sergey Medvedev


Gorodissky & Partners

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Ahmed Zaki

SVP - Legal Affairs
Al Hamra Group LLC



Senior Legal Manager

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Munir Suboh

Taylor Wessing MENA

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Mohamed Afir

Maghreb General Counsel & Compliance

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Dr Mohamed Al Hemairy

Director of IP and Technology Transfer Office
University of Sharjah

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Darren Bradshaw

Head of Corporate Law
Hussain Lootah & Associates

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Dr. Srinivas Pala

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Utico FZC

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Hukam Rawat

Head of Compliance,

Governance & Risk
Dar Global

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Azhar Zahiruddin

Director and Group DPO
Chalhoub Group

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Mostafa Hussein

Senior Legal Counsel
United Arab Bank

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Dominik Engel

Global Lead Counsel

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Mohammed Noaman

General Counsel
GE Power

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Mohammad AL said

Chief Legal Officer
Emirates Business Group

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Aya Emam

Senior Legal Counsel
Agthia PJSC

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Alex Ford Cox

Senior Associate
Trowers & Hamlins

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Dr. AbdelKareem Al Kadomi

Chief Legal Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises

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Jesse Mudaliyar

General Counsel, Middle East North Africa

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Muhanned Bukhatwa

Legal Counsel – Data Privacy
Emirates NBD

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Kamal Sharma

Director & Assistant General Counsel
Procter & Gamble

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Ahmad Zaza

Al Tamimi & Company

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Aylin Önen

Trademark Manager
Paris Group LLC

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Amod K. Dalela

Principal Advisor & Registrar
Construction Industry Arbitration Council

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Umme Salamah Tyebjee

Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Company

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Vijay Ojha

Group Company Secretary
Sharaf Group

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Karim Soliman

Director of Legal

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Raisa Contractor

Senior Counsel
Image Nation FZ LLC

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Sridevi Sidharthan

Principal Associate

M&Co. Legal

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Riswana Gaswan

Head of Legal
Imdaad Group

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James Dunne

Head of Intellectual Property
Hadef & Partners LLC

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Seema Singh

Global General Counsel
Advanta Seeds Dubai 


(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

(08:00 AM – 04:25 PM Local Time)

08:00 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

Informal networking with exhibitors.

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

Speed Networking: Connecting General Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers

  • Participants introduce themselves with a microphone to kick off the event, promoting familiarity.

  • Dynamic speed networking sessions encourage active engagement and meaningful discussions.

  • Attendees interact freely, exchanging business cards and exploring potential opportunities within a designated timeframe.

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape: Data Protection Strategies for IP and Beyond

  • Understanding UAE Data Protection Laws and Regulations

  • Implementing Data Privacy Principles and Best Practices

  • Conducting Data Mapping and Inventory Management

  • Ensuring Security Measures and Safeguards Implementation

  • Managing Cross-Border Data Transfers and Localization Requirements


Nick Jayna, Senior Manager | Forensic & Integrity Services, EY​

Sakshi Buttoo, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel, FIS

Hala Sakr, Senior Legal and Compliance Counsel, Head of Data Privacy, Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa

Ali Katkhada, Group Chief Information Officer, Depa Group

Habib Saeed, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP

Hani Bakry, Compliance Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim MENA

Sumit Kumar, GRC Officer, Avrioc Technologies

Shaima Al Sayed, Head of Legal, VinFast Middle East

Bahzad Brifkani, Head of Data Protection and DPO, Notting Hill Genesis ​

Imran Kazmi, Regional Head Regulatory Compliance & Data Privacy, Habib Bank Limited

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Demystifying Tech Regulations in India


Prof. Dr. Avinash Dadhich, Director, Manipal Law School, MAHE Bengaluru 

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10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Leadership Insights: Wisdom from Experienced Executives in the Legal & IP Realm

  • Charting the Dynamic Journey of Leadership Evolution Over Time

  • Insights Gained from Experienced Executives in Middle East

  • Adapting Leadership Styles to Navigate Complex Legal and Security Challenges

  • Strategies for Sustaining Success and Driving Innovation in Leadership

  • Real-world Case Studies Showcasing Effective Leadership Practices


Abduraheem Padinhare, Senior Legal Manager, CARS24 ARABIA

Ahmad Zaza, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company

Sabrine Makkes, Head of Compliance, Middle East & Africa Compliance Association Board Member, MEACA

Seema Singh, Global General Counsel, Advanta Seeds Dubai

Eliana Fonseca, Legal Counsel, Emirates Flight Catering

Umme Salamah Tyebjee, Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Keynote Address

Governing AI: Managing Third Party Risks

Learn how Artificial Intelligence can drive innovation while ensuring security and confidentiality in your organisation. In this session, we will explore approaches and practices for developing and implementing AI solutions that comply with key regulatory guidelines and industry best practices. From AI-related risks to onboarding third-party systems, via responsible data management and privacy, we will discuss the main challenges associated with the use of AI and how to proactively address them.


Claudia Rasi, Senior Solution Engineer, OneTrust

Sponsored By:


11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Driving Innovation via IP Intelligence: Aligning GRC, Data Privacy, and Cyber Security

  • Leveraging Intellectual Property Insights to Foster Innovation

  • Integrating IP Intelligence into Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Strategies

  • Ensuring Data Privacy Compliance While Innovating with IP

  • Cyber Security Measures to Safeguard Intellectual Property Assets

  • Aligning IP Intelligence with Data Privacy and Cyber Security Initiatives


Manish Mishra, Data Protection Officer, Citibank

Cristina Amate Munoz, Head of Legal and Contracts, BEUMER Group

Siham Benhamidouche, Digital Risk Leader, Schneider Electric

Ahmed Zaki, SVP - Legal Affairs, Al Hamra Group LLC

Alex Ford Cox, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins

Sadaf Rizvi, Group Head of Data Governance & Privacy, Al-Futtaim

Rawan Abdel Nour, Legal & Compliance Advisor - Board Secretary, AL Ghurair Group

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Licensing and Franchising in UAE

  • Franchisor-franchisee relations.

  • Transaction documents.

  • Disclosure and registration.

  • Material terms under franchise agreement.

  • IP rights under franchise agreement.

  • Applicable law and dispute resolution.


Sergey Medvedev, Partner, Gorodissky & Partners

Sponsored By:

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12:40 PM – 01:20 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Contractual Compliance in IP Management: Navigating Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

  • Understanding Legal Obligations in IP Contracts

  • Ensuring Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations

  • Managing Contractual Risks and Liabilities in IP Transactions

  • Navigating Complex Regulatory Frameworks for IP Compliance

  • Implementing Effective Contract Management Practices for IP Protection

  • Fostering Data Privacy Culture/Awareness within Organizations


Sridevi Sidharthan, Principal Associate, M&Co. Legal

Mena George, Information Security Officer, VIWELL Lifestyle Coaching

Raisa Contractor, Senior Counsel, Image Nation FZ LLC

Aylin Önen, Trademark Manager, Paris Group LLC ​

Amod K. Dalela, Principal Advisor & Registrar, Construction Industry Arbitration Council

01:20 PM – 02:10 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking lunch with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

02:10 PM – 03:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Maximizing ESG Impact Through Aligned GRC and IP Strategies

  • Aligning Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Initiatives with Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Frameworks

  • Integrating IP Strategies to Enhance ESG Impact and Compliance Efforts

  • Leveraging GRC Practices to Drive ESG Performance and Accountability

  • Sustainable Growth Through Synergized ESG, GRC, and IP Strategies

  • Optimizing ESG Outcomes: Best Practices for Integrating GRC and IP Approaches


Aya Emam, Senior Legal Counsel, Agthia PJSC

Motilal Chaturvedi, Vice President & Head - HSE and E-Security, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Vijay Ojha, Group Company Secretary, Sharaf Group

Amod K. Dalela, Principal Advisor & Registrar, Construction Industry Arbitration Council

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions

Empowering General Counsel: Strategic Partners in Business Growth and Wealth Generation

  • Elevating the Role of General Counsel as Strategic Business Partners

  • Strategies for Aligning Legal Objectives with Business Growth Initiatives

  • Leveraging Legal Expertise to Drive Wealth Creation and Value Generation

  • Case Studies Illustrating Successful Collaborations Between General Counsel and Business Leaders

  • Practical Insights for General Counsel to Enhance their Impact on Organizational Success


James Dunne, Head of Intellectual Property, Hadef & Partners LLC

Okan KIZILIRMAK, Regional Director, Aksa Power Generation

Noor Maki, Group General Counsel, Rental Solutions and Services

Abduraheem Padinhare, Senior Legal Manager, CARS24 ARABIA

Mohammad AL said, Chief Legal Officer, Emirates Business Group ​

04:00 PM – 04:05 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

04:05 PM – 04:25 PM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

*Program and Timings are subject to change without notice

**A collaborative round table discussion is a group conversation format where individuals from different backgrounds and experiences come together to discuss a specific topic or issue. Unlike traditional presentations or lectures, where one person is the  primary speaker, round table discussions encourage all participants to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives

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Our event follows the “Speed Networking Meetings Format” which offers an unparalleled opportunity to forge new relationships, gather unique perspectives, and explore key issues that are of interest.

Delegate Pass/es + Additional Services

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US$ 699

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US$ 1499

Exhibition + Branding

US$ 2499

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