From Intellectual Property to Sustainable Fisheries – 3 study visits where delegates can still register

cropped-063brdosslondon1.jpgOn Wednesday 12 October delegates at our conference will be attending 1 of 12 different study visits. This week we want to feature 3 of these visits where there is still time to register.

Protection of Intellectual Property

The protection of Intellectual Property (IP) is something that concerns all businesses, contributing to economic growth as well as consumer trust and security. Delegates will visit a major brand to explore with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Trading Standards and industry bodies the importance of design protection and innovation to business growth and confidence.

Use of standards to deliver outcomes

Visit the Regulatory Delivery labs to explore with, the British Standards Institution, UKAS (UK Accreditation Service) and the British Retail Consortium the role of standards in delivering regulatory outcomes.

Sustainable Fisheries Management

Visit Billingsgate the UK’s largest wholesale fresh fish market, selling an average of 25,000 tonnes of fish and fish products each year, approximately 40% of which comprises fish imported from abroad. This visit will explore the issues of fisheries management, sustainability and technical regulatory support with DEFRA, the Marine Management Organisation and SEAFISH accompanied by the NGO and Fisheries accreditation body the Marine Stewardship Council And fishermens organisations.

Register attendance at one of the following through EventBrite.


4 themes for delegates to choose from for this year’s conference workshops


Following Monday night’s informal get together, delegates will begin the conference on Tuesday with a broad selection of workshops to attend.  This year we are running with 4 themes, which are:

  • Theme 1: Strengthening capacity through regulatory delivery
  • Theme 2: International Standards
  • Theme 3: Trade Facilitation
  • Theme 4: Transparency and results measurement

Each of these themes currently has 3 interactive workshops for delegates to get involved with.

Visit our workshops page to find out more.

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Delegates’ opportunity to network at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising


Monday 10 October 2016 will see the informal opening of this year’s International conference. Starting at 19:00 and finishing at 21:00 delegates will be able to meet up for the first time and get to know each other at an amazing venue – Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, which features  over 12,000 original items from the unique Robert Opie Collection.  The museum also demonstrates how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising – and how we evolved with them.

This feels like the perfect venue for us all to meet up and start talking about what we hope to get out this year’s conference and hear from some key note speakers across the UK Government and Civil Service.

Full details will be sent out with delegates joining instructions.

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International colleagues to network at an iconic London landmark

walkie talkie building

On Tuesday 11th October of the 2016 International Conference, delegates will have the opportunity to network and continue the day’s discussions in an informal setting at one of London’s most iconic buildings.

20 Fenchurch Street, known locally as the Walkie-Talkie building was designed in 2004 by Rafael Viñoly, the world-renowned Uruguayan architect based in New York City. With his distinctive design, it is stunning on a purely aesthetic level.

The 38-storey building is the fifth tallest completed building in the City of London, providing 690,000 sq foot of office space and with floor plates increasing in size as the floors go up. It is occupied by some of the world’s leading-edge, global businesses, such as DWF, the law firm generously sponsoring the reception.

Hilary Ross, Executive Partner (London) – Head of Retail, Food and Hospitality said: “This conference is a fantastic opportunity for international colleagues working on regulatory reform to network and share best practice. The Tuesday evening reception is an exciting opportunity for DWF to play host to such an array of talent from across the world.”

Visit DWF website

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12 Study visits arranged for delegates booked on the 2016 conference


Following on from the success of the 2014 conference, we have arranged 15 study visits that will happen for Wednesday 12 October.  Delegates will be able to attend any one of the following choices:

  1. This visit has been withdrawn
  2. Protection of Intellectual Property
  3. Use of standards to deliver outcomes
  4. Sustainable Fisheries Management
  5. Assuring safety of Meat and Poultry
  6. Public Health at Airports
  7. Modernising Health and Safety
  8. Advertising self-regulation
  9. Product safety and ease of moving goods across borders
  10. Protecting the Environment – Waste and recycling
  11. Pharmaceutical regulation
  12. This visit has been withdrawn
  13. This visit has been withdrawn
  14. Securing animal health and welfare in transport
  15. Protection of precious metals

Register for study visits through EventBrite.

Register for this year’s conference through EventBrite.