Global Britain

Great for IP: Great for Britain

House of Commons Terrace, Thursday 26th April 2018


This year’s World IP Day event celebrates 25 years of IPAN. The event will be an opportunity to hear from a fantastic line up of speakers, discussing the importance of intellectual property, and considering the future of IP in Britain beyond Brexit.

This event is for members, by invitation only and is now fully booked. However, you can keep up with us on the day by following @IPAware and #IPAware25 on twitter. A recording of the event will be available from our website following the event.



1            Debbie Bestwick MBE – CEO Team17, international computer games company

Debbie will give us her own perspective on what makes for success in entrepreneurial business and the role IP has in this.

2            Sam Gyimah MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for IP

Sam will speak about the opportunities for trade and growth, with particular reference to IP and the Government’s industrial strategy, both now and after the UK leaves the EU.

3            Tim Moss CBE – Chief Executive and Comptroller General, the Intellectual Property Office

Tim is going to talk about the UK intellectual property offer in World Trade Opportunities.

4            Allie Renison – Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors

Allie will talk about industry and trade from BREXIT and beyond, with particular reference to industrial and commercial opportunities for IP rich businesses.

5            Chris Warkup – CEO Knowledge Transfer Network – Innovate UK

Chris will speak about how we can encourage, engage and fund start-ups for world leading innovation and the role of intellectual property in this process.