Geneva, April 11 to 12, 2011

Monday, April 11
08.30 Registration
09.30 Welcome address by Mr. Francis Gurry, Secretary-General, UPOV
09.40 Opening by Mr. Keun-Jin Choi, President, Council of UPOV
09.50 Benefits of the UPOV system for technology transfer
  Mr. Peter Button, Vice Secretary General
Session 1:  Use of Plant Variety Protection by National Research Centers
Chair:  Mrs. Enriqueta Molina Macías
10.10 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan
Mr. Ryudai Oshima, Deputy Director, Intellectual Property Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) 
10.35 Grasslanz Technology, New Zealand
Ms. Jenn James, IP Manager
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Mr. Shadrack R. Moephuli, Chief Executive Officer
11.55 Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Mr. Felipe de Moraes Teixeira, Head, Technical Innovation Office
12.20 National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), France
Mr. Yves Lespinasse, INRA Research Director
12.45 Lunch
Session 2:  Technology Transfer by the Private Sector
Chair:  Ms. Kitisri Sukhapinda
14.30 DSP SA, Switzerland
Mr. Willi Wicki, Responsible for Varieties Administration
14.55 Masstock Arable UK Ltd, United Kingdom
Mr. Barry Barker, National Arable Seed Product Manager
15.20 Uruguayan Breeders Association (URUPOV)
Mr. Diego Risso, Executive Director
15.45 Role of the private sector in Kenya
Mr. Evans Sikinyi, Kenya
16.10 Coffee
16.40 Discussion (with panel of speakers)
17.30 End of session
Tuesday, April 12
Session 3: International Research Centers
Chair:  Mr. David Boreham
09.30 Perspective of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium
Mr. Lloyd Le Page, Chief Executive Officer, CGIAR Consortium
09.55 Experience of a CGIAR center: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Mr. Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Head, Genetic Resources Center, IRRI
10.20 Possible approaches for Technology Transfer by International Research Centers
Mr. Ian Barker, Head of Agricultural Partnerships, Syngenta Foundation
10.45 Discussion
11.15 Coffee
11.45 Closing remarks by the Chairs
12.15 Close

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