📣 Save the Date: Join us for our 50th Anniversary Conference in Sydney, March 6-8, 2024! 🎉

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming conference, celebrating our 50th anniversary. This milestone event will take place from March 6th to 8th, 2024, in the vibrant city of Sydney.

Under the theme "Connecting People and IP: Past, Present, and Future," our conference will be hosted at the Innovation Hub, Fishburners in Sydney. Prepare for an immersive experience filled with insightful workshops, extensive networking opportunities beginning with the traditional cocktail party, and a memorable dinner on Sydney Harbour, concluding with post drinks before departing.

The theme for this fabulous milestone event is "Connecting People in IP: Past, Present, and Future." ✨ Get ready to embark on a journey that celebrates the rich history, current advancements, and the promising future of intellectual property!

As part of our commitment to empowering women in the IP industry, we are proud to feature an International Women's Day IP session on Friday, March 8th. This panel will bring together influential voices and thought leaders to discuss the challenges, achievements, and future prospects for women in intellectual property.

We can't contain our excitement as we celebrate this massive milestone of LESANZ's 50th anniversary! 🎊🎉 It's a testament to the incredible work, dedication, and passion of our community over the years, as we reflect on our rich history and celebrate those who have contributed. 

Stay tuned for more updates and detailed program information in the coming months.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in 2024 for an unforgettable conference experience. Save the date and be part of this remarkable celebration!

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Sponsorship packages are available here for this milestone event, please feel free to contact Beth at the Secretariat to express interest or if you have any questions.

The Organising Team

The committee is made up of the following talented LESANZ volunteers:

The Organising Team

The committee is made up of the following talented LESANZ volunteers:

The Organising Team behind this event:

Anna Grocholsky
- Charles Sturt University - NSW

Rob McInnes - IP in Business - Sydney

Sue Muggleston -  The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd - Auckland, NZ

Roz Murray -  The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd - Hamilton, NZ

Mark Pullen – Westmark IP - Perth

Jason Sprague – Bartier Perry - Sydney

Conference Manager: Beth Benson - LESANZ Secretariat

Programme Overview

March 2024


Wednesday 6th March

Thursday 7th March


Friday 8th March



Workshop/s TBA
Licensing day course run by LESANZ


Plenary Sessions

Retrospective & the future 
Clean Tech Panel

Tea, Coffee & Toast 8:30am


Plenary Sessions from 9:30am

IP Licensing Update 




Plenary Sessions
Evolution of Gaming


IWD Lunch


IWD IP Panel



Welcome Reception
Little National Hotel

Roof Top Bar for welcome networking drinks and canapés 

Conference Dinner

The Jackson” Super Yacht
King Street Wharf No.1, Darling Harbour

Conference Drinks

from 4:30pm
Shell House - Sky Bar

Dinner - free evening

Programme Overview