• 27/11/2019
    8.30am – 12.30pm
    Level 6, SBF Centre, 160 Robinson Road Singapore 068914
    SBF-IPOS Leadership Workshop

    “… Intangible assets will drive the transformation of our industries, change our business models and create new markets for all of us....” (Minister Chan Chun Sing, Opening Address, IP Week @ SG, 27 August 2019.)

    With intangible assets making up a significant 87% of company value today, having a robust IP position is crucial to anchoring the most strategic business decisions.

    Jointly organised by IPOS and SBF, this workshop offers insights on how you can identify your company’s Intangible Assets (IAs) and Intellectual Property (IP), the importance of protecting them especially in overseas markets, and finally how to commercialise them.

    The workshop also includes tools and services on how to get started, and case studies of how other companies manage their IAs.

    Register your interest by email at: advocacy_actions@sbf.org.sg
  • 27/08/2019 – 28/08/2019
    9.00am – 6.00pm
    Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

    Join the world’s foremost IP thought leaders, legal experts, and innovative companies to gain first-hand insights into IP commercialisation and winning strategies that help expand your business into global markets. As the world's premier IP event, it is anchored by:

    Global Forum on IP
    A two-day multi-disciplinary forum where senior business leaders, policy makers, IP Office heads, lawyers and academics discuss and debate cutting edge issues surrounding IP in the innovation cycle.

     IP Marketplace
    Connect with exhibitors, IP experts and fellow participants over coffee at the IP Marketplace and consult IP experts through Connections @ IP Marketplace.

    WIPO-IPOS IP Awards
    The Awards celebrate companies that have achieved outstanding enterprise growth in innovation, transformation and commercialisation through IP.

  • 31/03/2020 – 01/04/2020
    8.15am - 5.15pm
    SMU Law School Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University
    Banner - SMU David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Conference

    The SMU Law School Centre for AI and Data Governance is proud to present the David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Conference on 31 March-1 April 2020 in Singapore. This follows the success of the inaugural global Digital Economy Symposium in Singapore in 2016 and subsequent digital taxation conferences which brought together leading regional and international tax, business industry leaders and tax administrators in a unique forum to discuss the challenges of digital economy taxation. The theme this year will focus on the pending G20-OECD finance ministers’ finalisation to the global reform of taxation of the digitalized economy, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific perspectives, a voice that is little heard in the international fora on digital taxation. The ethical, data governance and privacy impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analytics and Blockchain will also be discussed.

    The penetrating insights from academia, industry, tax professionals and tax administrators will cover:

    • Tectonic changes to the global digital taxation norms

    • Unique perspectives on:

         - Asian responses to BEPS and BEPS 2.0;

         - How small countries both in Europe and Asia are handling these changes;

         - How consensus on digital tax reform is achieve in a continent as diverse as Asia


    • Legal, Data Governance, Privacy and Ethical issues relating to cross-border exchange of data to enforce tax laws

    • *New!* Real Life use cases of AI, data analytics and technology in tax compliance and administration


  • 04/02/2020
    9.30am to 12.00pm
    IPOS, Level 11, Paris II
    Jointly organised by WIPO and IPOS, this event will introduce WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks.

    Published every two years, the World Intellectual Property Report is WIPO’s flagship analytical report. The 2019 edition of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report analyzed millions of patent and scientific publication records across several decades to provide insights on the geography of innovation, including that innovative activity has grown increasingly collaborative and transnational, while originating in a few large clusters located in a small number of countries.  

    There will also be a panel discussion on “The Importance of openness in pursuit of Innovation”, where Dr Huang Jinquan (Principal patent examiner, IPOS International) will be speaking.


  • 30/11/2019 - 1/12/2019
    9.00am to 6.00pm
    Downtown East
    Smart Nation & U

    Jointly organised by the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Smart Nation & U will feature the latest technology and coolest gadgets that are shaping the way we work, live and play. With over 60 amazing exhibits at various thematic zones, there is something for all ages at this family event!

    The IPOS Go mobile app will be showcased in the Work Zone at Carpark B of Downtown East. Colourful collapsible mugs await those who download the IPOS Go mobile app at the IPOS booth!

    Admission is free and no registration is required.

    More info
  • 21/11/2019
    10.00am - 11.00am
    Parties to commercial disputes related to IP and technology are concerned about the time and cost caused by such disputes. As a result, the use of mediation as a dispute resolution procedure is on the rise. Stakeholders also embrace the control over both the process to which they submit their dispute and the outcome of that process.

    For all its potential benefits, mediation may still be unfamiliar to potential users. With this in mind, in 2018 WIPO launched the Mediation Pledge for IP and Technology Disputes to promote mediation as an alternative to court litigation in order to reduce the impact of disputes in innovation and creative processes.

    In this webinar, you will learn how mediation can be a tool to achieve a speedy settlement of IP and technology disputes, allowing parties to refocus energy in positive and productive directions.

    Who should attend this webinar?

    IP and technology owners, lawyers, in-house counsel, technology transfer managers, R&D professionals, entrepreneurs, startup managers, inventors, creators, business executives.
    More info
  • 11/11/2019 - 15/11/2019
    9.00am – 6.00pm
    Singapore Expo

    Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together as SFF x SWITCH to form a comprehensive showcase of innovative technologies across 5 key sectors to prime business transformation. This integration will serve as an inspirational cross-industry platform for greater exchange and learning, deepening of tech capabilities, synergistic application of resources, and partnership development for commercialisation.
  • 17/10/2019
    9.00am – 6.00pm
    Singapore Management University (SMU)

    Strategic Intellectual Property (IP) Management for Businesses

    SMEs are a critical pillar of Singapore’s economy. 99% of enterprises in Singapore are SMEs and contribute to 65% of all employment. With traditional businesses being disrupted by new technologies and new business models, Singapore’s SMEs need to transform to stay relevant. However, the majority are not well placed to transform due to a weak understanding of intangible assets, as well as the value and risks associated with them in this new economy.

    This course aims to impart the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to enterprises.  The broad and practical deliverables will equip participants with a good appreciation of the IP assets in their business, and how good management of these assets can unlock new commercial opportunities while reducing business risk.

  • 16/10/2019
    8.00am - 5.00pm
    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

    The inaugural Future Economy Conference & Exhibition (FECE) was organised in 2017. The FECE is organised as part of SBF’s role as the apex business chamber, to encourage businesses to transform. The event also complements the work of the Committee on the Future Economy and the Future Economy Council (FEC), carrying the messages of the FEC to the business community.

    The Singapore Business Federation’s flagship FECE 2019 will be held on 16 October 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The theme for this year’s event is “People, Digitalisation & The Future of Jobs”. With a target audience of over 500 business owners and decision makers, FECE 2019 will explore how technology is changing the way business is conducted, how jobs will change as a result, and how there should be stronger linkages between technology adoption, job redesign and the upskilling of our workforce.

    FECE 2019 will be held synergistically in conjunction with two other events at the same venue. They are:

    FUTR Asia Summit  (16-17 Oct) – A two-day exhibition and marketplace which will cover the future of retail, marketing, and commerce.

    SG:D Industry Day (17 Oct) – Targeted at the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry which supports economy-wide digital transformation.

    Attendees of FECE will also be given complimentary tickets to attend the Future Asia Summit Exhibition and SG:D Industry Day for free.
  • 23/09/2019 & 27/09/2019
    9am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
    IP Academy


    Accelerate towards success with a better understanding of intellectual property law and how it can be applied to support and drive businesses in achieving their business strategies and objectives.

    This course consists of four modules (Trade Mark, Patent, Copyright and Registered Design) and participants may opt to register for all four modules or any combination of modules which have been designed to be delivered in a blended learning approach. This approach imparts great flexibility for learners to learn at your own pace and in your own comfort.

  • 15/10/2019
    2.00pm - 5.30pm
    IP Academy
    IP and Commercial Licensing

    This series follows on from IP Academy’s sell-out “Developments in IP Law” programme to focus in more detail on topical issues in these areas, such as: whether an unregistered trade mark can be licensed; the effect of bankruptcy of a licensor; and whether royalty payments due under a licence with no fixed end date remain due after expiry of the underlying IP.

    Featuring a high-profile line-up of speakers with significant IP expertise, this series is a must for IP practitioners, in-house counsel, and for any lawyer who is in involved in drafting commercial agreements.