Date: 16 November 2015
Venue: Vanda 2, Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur,
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Theme : The TPPA, economic growth, and protection of intellectual property rights
The Southeast Asia Network for Development (SEANET) is a project of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) to look into ASEAN economic integration. We believe in three key principles: inclusive development, property rights and free movement of people and goods. And we conduct research and advocacy to catalyse the adoption of market-friendly principles, particularly by inviting opinion-shapers to analyse evidence of how free trade can speed up national and regional growth.
We are part of the Property Rights Alliance, a network of 92 independent, non government, and market oriented think tanks from 65 around the world and is based in Washington DC. Every year we produce the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) which scores and ranks countries worldwide based on three factors: the state of their legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights.
These three factors are crucial for the economic growth, development as well as attracting investment into a country. The results of the IPRI analysis consistently suggests that there is a positive relationship between the rate of economic growth and the quality of property rights protection.
This year, SEANET will be hosting the launch of the 2015 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) in Kuala Lumpur on 16 November 2015. The theme is “Protection of Property Rights, Economic Growth, and the TPP”.
We will have with us Professor Sary Levy Carciente, author of the 2015 IPRI and Professor of Economics at Universidad Central de Venezuela, together with Mr Lorenzo Montanari, Executive Director of Property Rights Alliance. We will also be discussing protection of property rights in the context of the TPPA.
The TPPA, Economic Growth,
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
|Time||Agenda (subject to change)|
|9.30am||Arrival of guests and registration|
|10.00 am||Opening Remarks
|Introduction to the 2015 IPRI and Property Rights Alliance
|Presentation : 2015 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) Results
|10.40am||Launch of the 2015 IPRI Index and Photo Opportunity for Press|
|10.45am||Case study presentation by Ganesh Muren, Founder, Saora Industries
|10.55am||Presentation of the Intellectual Property Chapter in the TPPA
|11.10am||Commentaries: Should we be concerned about the IP chapter or will it actually be good for Malaysia’s economic growth?
|12.15 pm||End of Event|