SEMINAR ON PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER:
THE BENEFITS OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

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
(ppt)
   
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) 
(ppt)
10.35 Grasslanz Technology, New Zealand
Ms. Jenn James, IP Manager
(ppt)
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Mr. Shadrack R. Moephuli, Chief Executive Officer
(ppt)
11.55 Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Mr. Felipe de Moraes Teixeira, Head, Technical Innovation Office
(ppt)
 
12.20 National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), France
Mr. Yves Lespinasse, INRA Research Director
(ppt)
 
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
(ppt)
14.55 Masstock Arable UK Ltd, United Kingdom
Mr. Barry Barker, National Arable Seed Product Manager
(ppt)
15.20 Uruguayan Breeders Association (URUPOV)
Mr. Diego Risso, Executive Director
(ppt)
15.45 Role of the private sector in Kenya
Mr. Evans Sikinyi, Kenya
(ppt)
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
(ppt)
09.55 Experience of a CGIAR center: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Mr. Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Head, Genetic Resources Center, IRRI
(ppt)
10.20 Possible approaches for Technology Transfer by International Research Centers
Mr. Ian Barker, Head of Agricultural Partnerships, Syngenta Foundation
(ppt)
10.45 Discussion
11.15 Coffee
11.45 Closing remarks by the Chairs
12.15 Close

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