Days before the opening of our Seminar, the Executive Committee of the Association met for two days within the framework of the 8th International Meeting of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) in Mexico City. This meeting exhausted an extensive agenda in which each of the members of the Executive Committee presented a report of their activities carried out from December to date and reviewed the projects to be carried out during 2019.
In Mexico City the members of the Executive Committee actively participated in the academic program of the AMPPI event. First Vice President Enrique Díaz, Treasurer Matías Noetinger, and Vocal 1 Marco Palacios acted as moderators in panels on current topics of interest. It was a pleasure to have participated in this great event and we thank you for the opportunity. Likewise, the Board of ASIPI met with Mr. Juan Lozano Tovar, Director of the IMPI and Institute officials to discuss projects of mutual interest.
On Saturday in Los Cabos, a collaboration agreement was signed with the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay with the presence of Minister Gladys Bareiro de Modica. ASIPI and the Supreme Court of Justice strengthened even more their bonds and are ready to begin to implement projects of mutual interest. We are very pleased with this approach which we are sure will bring great benefits to both parties and to the IP community.
Sunday was an intense day full of important meetings. We started the day with the Administrative Council Meeting with the participation of all our National Delegates, members of our Executive Committee, Presidents and Secretaries of the Work Committees and some of our members. For three hours, the plans of the new authorities for the 2019-2021 period was shared and the Delegates reported on the normative and legislative developments, as well as the activities that will be carried out in their countries. The presence of ASIPI in different forums, organization of round tables, projects and initiatives with sister associations, modernization of the image of the Association, are some of the topics dealt with in this meeting.
After the Executive Committee’s lunch with the Former Presidents of the Association, to talk about the future of the Association, the meeting of the Working Committees was held. Our 25 committees had a space to meet for the first time in person, define projects and review the progress.
In addition to the Working Committees, ASIPI has 5 Special Commissions in its structure. The Executive Committee held meetings with the coordinators of those meetings to draw up the line of work.
It was a very productive day and what other better way than to end the day with a cocktail on the terrace of the Hotel, where the participants had a space for recreation and fun.