Making a mark

The International Trademark Association holds its premier event in Singapore.

Sands Expo & Convention Centre: venue of INTA’s 2023 Annual Meeting Live+.
Sands Expo & Convention Centre: venue of INTA’s 2023 Annual Meeting Live+. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/FilesIMAGE

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has drawn some 7,000 attendees at its annual meeting in Singapore from May 16-20, 2023. This is the second time the event has come to Asia since 2014 when it was held in Hong Kong.

INTA’s 2023 Annual Meeting Live+ event at Sands Expo & Convention Centre will connect influential global brand professionals. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City. Safe2Travel will be handling the event’s networking excursions and activities, airport transfers, and visa letters. Networking excursions per pax include Chinese tea appreciation at S$88 (US$66), personalised local coffee appreciation at S$38.50, Chinatown tour at S$118, a Vespa side-car heritage tour in Kampong Glam and Civic District at S$242, a river bumboat cruise-cum-chili crab dinner at S$269.50, a biking and food trail tour at S$143, and a flea market cultural tour at S$181.50.

INTA president Jomarie Fredericks shared her insights into why Singapore was chosen as the host city: “Singapore is not only a global leader in IT, it is an amazing city with a worldclass infrastructure. It is easy to navigate, extremely safe, both as a vibrant business friendly environment and is a culturally rich and diverse country. No doubt this will be an outstanding in-person meeting. And of course, we will reconvene in June for the virtual portion of the annual meeting.”

INTA’s 2023 Annual Meeting Live+ is priced from US$525 to US$1,675 for a virtual/in-person/virtual & in-person format. The virtual-only format is held from June 27-29, 2023.

Delegates will get updates on the world’s largest network of brand owners and trademark professionals, learn about important advocacy insights and committee developments at the event.

The association has partnered with sustainability expert ClimatePartner, which helps organisations to achieve carbon-neutral status and is encouraging members to donate to the cause. ClimatePartner has a global network of carbon offset projects and INTA is encouraging members to make contributions to such projects to provide cleaner air, land, and water, and help counteract carbon emissions.

Members include nearly 6,000 organisations, representing more than 33,500 individuals (trademark owners, professionals, and academics) from 181 countries.