The Dynamic Role of Intellectual Property in Promoting Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets - Schedule



Day 1 Schedule                     Day 2 Schedule                     Certified Training Course      



In collaboration with our partners, we would like to invite you to a workshop on "The Dynamic Role of Intellectual Property Protection in Promoting Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets"  which will take place at Four Points by Sheraton Lagos from July 15 - 16, 2015. In addition to the workshop there will be an associated Innovation hall which will provide innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and others opportunities to showcase their products on July 15th, and a one day training course titled "IP 101" for innovators, entrepreneurs, creators and financiers will be delivered on July 14th. 


Day 1 - July 15th, 2015

9.00 am – 9.30 am:

Welcome and Introductions
Compere - Dr. Martina Agberien, Deputy Director, Medicals, NTA

9.30 am – 11.00 am:

Opening Ceremony
Mr. Thomas Adetimehin, Director, Directorate for Economic Development, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment
Dr. Femi Olugbile, Fmr Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lagos State (Presentation)

11.00 am –11.30 am:

Networking Break and Coffee

11.30 am – 1.00 pm:

Overview of Intellectual Property Framework 
Panel discussion – Domestic and international perspectives  

Ms. Uche Nwokocha, Partner, Aluko& Oyebode (Presentation)
Prof. Bankole Sodipo, Dean of Law, Babcock Law School (Presentation)
Mr. Douglas Gichuki, Lecturer, Center of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Strathmore University, Kenya
Dr. Enoma Alade, Partner, Anadach Group (moderator)

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm:


2.00 pm – 3.30 pm:

Practical examples of IP supporting innovation, economic growth in emerging markets (Panel Discussion)
Mr. Bernard Chiira, Manager, Incubation Center @iBizAfrica , Strathmore University, Kenya
Mrs. Eme Essien, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation 
Prof. Gbemisola Oke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan (Presentation)
Mr. Chinonoye Omeh, MD, Hybrid Micro Machines Products ltd
Dr. Mambi Madzivire, Former COO, Kaymu Africa
Dr. Kenny Achlonu, CEO, Bio-Organics Nutrient Systems Ltd (Presentation)
Ms. Imoni Akpofure, Regional Director, CDC, UK (moderator)

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm:

Launch of IP and Innovation in Nigeria Report – BASCAP
Mr. Babatunde Savage, Chairman ICCN/ Guiness Nigeria PLC
Olubunmi Osuntuyi, ICCN Secretary General (Presentation)

4.00 pm – 5.30 pm:

Issues related to poor IP protection – e.g. Loss of revenue in Nollywood, Counterfeit Drugs etc. (Panel Discussion)
Mr. Rob May, Commercial Director, Emerging Markets, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson (Presentation)
Ms. Sandra Oyewole, Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP
Mr. Audu Maikori, CEO Chocolate City Group
Ms.Yewande Sadiku, Executive Director, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC/Head, Corporate and Transactional Banking
Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Partner, Anadach Group (moderator)

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm:

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

6.00 pm- 7.30 pm:

Cocktail – Special Guest of Honor – Mr. Wale Edun, Chairman, Chapel Hill Denham (Presentation)


Day 2 - July 16th, 2015

9.15 am – 11.00 am:

What can governments do to stimulate inventing and entrepreneurship? 
Mr. Biyi Mabadeje, Fmr. Honorable Commissioner of ICT, Lagos State (Presentation)
Mr. Akin Oyebode, Head SME Banking, Stanbic/IBTC
Mr. Joel Kopp, First Secretary, Embassy of the United States
Dr. Konji Sebati, IPASA
Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan (Presentation)
Ms. Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, FATE Foundation (moderator)

11.00 am –11.15 am:

Networking and Break

11.15 am – 12.30 pm:

Information and Communication Technology IP:  Trends and Opportunities 
Dr. Ephraim C. Okejiri, Director, Technology Transfer Regulation, NOTAP
Mr. Folabi Esan, Partner, Adlevo Capital  (moderator)
Mr. Okey Okuzu, CEO Instrat Global Health Solutions
Ms. Nkiru Balonwu, CEO Spinlet (Presentation)
Mr. Femi Olubanwo, Partner, Banwo and Ighodalo
Ms Amber Fowler Amber, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, EchoVC

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm:


1.30 pm – 2.45 pm:

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology IP: Opportunities for success including leveraging traditional knowledge 
Dr. Clinton de Souza, Director, Public Health Imperial Health Sciences
Dr. Pierre Souverain, Director, Global Security, Pfizer 
Dr. Segun Dawodu, Wellspan Health, US (moderator)
Mr. Khaled Mansour, Area Managing Director, Middle East, West Asia and Africa, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Presentation

2.45 pm – 3.45 pm:

Artistic IP: Creating unprecedented opportunities with Visual Arts, Music, Film  and Books (Panel discussion) 
Ms. Parminder Vir, Director Entrepreneurship, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dr .Soji Akinkugbe, CEO, Colors of Africa
Mr. Lancelot Imasuen, Award Winning Nollywood Film Director
Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi, Journalist, Blogger, Photographer, Fiction Writer
Mr. Remilekun Safaru (also known as Reminisce), Award Winning Rapper
Ms. Nabilla Olusolape Adio, Compliance & Corporate Governance lawyer. LL.B (Hons.), BL LLM, MBA
Mrs. Ndidi O. Nwuneli (MFR), Founder/Director; LEAP Africa; Partner, Sahel Capital (moderator)

3.45 pm – 4.15 pm:

Networking Break and Coffee

4.15 pm – 5.30 pm:

Strengthening national and regional IP legal frameworks in developing countries to harness benefits
Dr. Paul Orhii, DG, NAFDAQ (tbc)
Dr. Marisella Ouma, ED, Kenya Copyright Board
Ms. Uwa Ohiku, Partner Intellectual Property, Jackson Etti & Edu
Mr. Samuel Salako, Partner, Olajide Oyewole and Co
Ms. Angela Wasunna, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc (moderator)

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm:

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps


July 14th, 2015
Certified Training Course on Intellectual Property
IP 101 for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Creators and Financiers

This course will aim to increase understanding on what aspects of each attendee's business requires protection, the most comprehensive protection available in Nigeria and elsewhere, and what processes are involved in obtaining it. The course will be based around four interactive discussions based on panel discussions, including a session on practical application to a test case.
The ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) released the report “Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria”. Click here to view details and download the details

08:30 am – 09:00 am

Arrival of Attendees

09:00 am – 09:15 am

Welcome and Introduction - Anadach Group

09:15 am –11:00 am

What to Protect: Overview of Intellectual Property including how to identify if you have IP that needs to be protected
Ms. Chinyere Okorocha, Partner Intellectual Property, Jackson Etti & Edu (Presentation)
Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, Director of Nollywood Centre, School of Media & Communication , Pan- Atlantic University, Nigeria (Presentation)
Mr. Douglas Gichuki, Lecturer, Center of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Strathmore University, Kenya    
Mr. Theophilus  Emuwa, Partner AELEX (Presentation

11.00 am – 11:15 am

Networking and Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30pm

How and Where To Protect: Interactive Discussion on practical steps of how and where you can protect your identified intellectual property
Mr. Yahaya Maikori, Partner, Law Allianz (Presentation)

12:30 pm – 01.30 pm


01:30 pm – 03:00 pm

What Does your Protection Cover/Cost: lnteractive discussion on type of protection (including registration classes, geographical cover/range of protection), typical costs and, what to do when protection is encroached upon/ needs enforcement.
Ms. Uche Nwokocha, Partner Intellectual Property Aluko and Oyebode (Presentation)
Mr. Ese Oraka, Partner, Adelphi Consulting (Presentation)

03:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Group Discussion on Case Studies
Led by Mr. Ese Oraka, Partner, Adelphi Consulting

04:00 pm – 04:30 pm