LES Thailand Annual Conference 2019

Theme: Bio-Circular-Green Economy: How can IP commercialization best support the BCG economy?

Date and Time: 21 – 22 March, 2019

Place: Hilton Sukhumvit Hotel, Sukhumvit Road

To be the nation with Innovation Driven Enterprises (IDE), three different aspects of economy are being targeted under the current Thai government. BCG Model is an integrated model designed to promote three different aspects of Thai economy on Bio-economy, Circular-economy, and Green-economy. The model focuses on strength of the country with an aim to create sustainable growth with no one left behind. This is also to ensure the compliance with the 2030 United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in particular Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Change, Goal 14 Life below water, Goal 15: Life on Land, and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

In promoting sustainable economic growth, not only would innovation creators be one of the key success elements of the eco-system but also IP professionals. With this in mind, the Licensing Executives Society (Thailand) will hold its Annual Conference on 21-22 March 2019 under the banner of “Bio-Circular-Green Economy: How can IP commercialization best support the BCG economy?”

Technological evolution has dramatically changed the way we are and will be conducting business now and in the future. Join LES Thailand as we explore these issues as they will relate to the Government’s drive to push the economy forward through advances in bio, circular, and green business. How will these technology trend and government policy affect your businesses?

Program Schedule

Day One, Thursday, March 21, 2019

8.00 – 9.00 Registration, Networking and Morning Coffee/Tea
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome Address
Alan Adcock, President, LES Thailand; Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins
9.15 – 9.30 Opening Ceremony and Opening Address by Guest-of-Honor
Thosapone Dansuputra, Director General, Department of Intellectual Property, Thailand
9.30 – 9.50 Keynote Address
Dr. Kitipong Promwong, Secretary General, The National Science and Technology Innovation Policy Office (STI), Thailand
9.50 – 10.30 Global IP ward, Group photo, and networking tea/coffee
10.30 – 12.00 Session 1: Technology Trend to promote the Bio-Circular-Green Economy
Moderator: Dr. Alisa Kongthon, Deputy Executive Director, The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), NSTDA
Panelists: Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Principle Innovation Advisor, Office of the President and CEO SCG, The Siam Cement PLC
Dr. Worajit Setthapun, Dean, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology (adiCET), Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
Dr. G. Louis Hornyak, Ph.D., Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology, Asian Institute of Technology
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break (Buffet)
13.30 – 15.00 Session 2: Effective IP commercialization in the BCG Economy: Perspectives from Research Lab to Market
Moderator: Vikran Duangmanee, IP Manager, SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Oded Shoseyov, CSO, CollPlant; and Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Sunton Wongsiri, Associate Dean Corporate Relations and Special Events; and Director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Prince of Songkla University
Omer Hiziroglu, CLP, Managing Partner, TLS IP, Turkey
Representative from Industry (TBC)
15.00 – 15.15 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
15.15 – 15.45 Keynote Address by Guest Speaker:
Dr. Chaya Chandavasu, Senior Vice President, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
15.45 – 16.45 Session 3: Patent Trends: Global Perspectives on the BCG Economy
Moderator: Matthew Luby, Head of Client Services, Amplified
Panelists: Dr. Kitisri Sukhapinda, IP Attache, USPTO
Gerald Koh, Partner, Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP, Singapore
Ellen Szymanski, Executive Director of International Policy for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), the US Chamber of Commerce, USA

Day Two, Friday, March 22, 2019

8.00 – 9.00 Registration, Networking and Morning Coffee/Tea
09.00 – 10.30 Session 4: Recent Development of the IP and Technology Transfer Laws
Moderator: Dr. Orakanoke Phanraksa, Senior IP Consultant, Technology Management Center, NSTDA
Panelists: Taksaon Somboonsub, Legal Officer-Specialist, Department of Intellectual Property
Dr. Lerson Thanasugarn, Senior Consultant to the STI Office
San Chaithiraphant, Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins
Wachira Ampon, Expert Advisory, the Thai FDA
10.30 – 11.00 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 5: Sharing practices and experiences: IP Protection and Licensing Strategy relevant to the Bio-Circular-Green Fields of Technology
Moderator: Eliza Stefaniw, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi
Speakers: Audrey Yap, Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey, Singapore
Aykut Gülalanlar, Senior Partner, TLS IP, Turkey
Ningling Wang, Managing Partner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (Shanghai)
Dr. Duanghatai Pentrakoon, Director, CUIPI, Chulalongkorn University
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Session 6: Key success factors to run Start-up companies
Moderator: Siraprapha Rungpry, National Innovation Agency (NIA)
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Oded Shoseyov, CSO, CollPlant; and Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Chalermpol Tujinda, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency
Thanapong Na Ranong, Managing Director, Beacon Venture Capital
Dr. Boonrat Lohwongwatana, Co-Founder, METICULY
15.00 – 15.30 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
15.30 – 16.30 Session 7: LES Thailand 2019-2020 Board Elections
16.30 Closing remark

Registration Fee

Registration Package Member Rate (THB)
(Per Person)
Non-Member Rate (THB)
(Per Person)
Package A (1 Seat) 6,500 8,000
Package B (More than 2 Seats) 6,000 7,500

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Payment Methods

1. Wire transfer to account information below:
Account Name: Licensing Executives Society (Thailand)
Account Number: 020-109544-1
Bank Name: Kasikorn Bank PCL
Address: 716/5 Techavanit Road, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800 THAILAND
Swift code: KSITHBK

2. Cheque courier or registered mail to
Attn: Ms. Ratchanee Sriplaek
Tilleke&Gibbins International Ltd.
Supalai Grand Tower, 20th -26th floor
1011 Rama 3 Road, Chongnonsi, Yannawa
Bangkok 10120 Thailand

3. Credit Card Payment on Conference Date at registration desk (charging an extra 3%)

For more information or any question with registration process, please contact Ms. Ratchanee 02-056-5829

11 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Ton, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand TEL: +66-2-6206666 FAX: +66-2-6206699