Date: April 26, 2017 – April 27
Location: Fairmont Nanjing

Join over 200 industry leaders, investors and government leaders from around the world at one of the largest cross-border IP events of the year hosted by the Jiangsu Department of Commerce, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Nanjing Jiangbei New Area, the Chamber of American States Office in China and CCIN.

The China-North America IP Conference & Expo provides the premier opportunity to get ahead of emerging IP trends and explore global business collaboration opportunities.

Why Attend? 

  • Showcase your technology in front of more than 200 Chinese corporations at the conference’s exhibit and during the match-making sessions;
  • Gain access to market, investment & collaboration opportunities with leading corporations and investors from China and around the world;
  • Gain insights on the most pressing issues affecting patented technologies and cross-border technology transfer;
  • Network with experienced industry leaders, investors and government leaders from around the world; and
  • Discover best practices for scaling innovations domestically and internationally.

The event will feature innovations from United States and Canada in the sectors of advanced manufacturing & materials, bio-medical, and clean technology.

Join the Canadian Delegation
Registration Process
• To attend the conference, exhibit your technology at the expo or participate in the matchmaking sessions, please complete this APPLICATION FORM.
There is limited availability. Delegates will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis.

Eligibility for the Conference
• Individuals part of a company, university/academic institution, government, non-profit organization or independent research organization.

Eligibility for the Exhibition 
• A Canadian organization with a product in the following sectors:
– advanced manufacturing
– advanced materials
– bio-medical technology
– clean technology

• Selected delegates will be provided with the following:
– Accommodations at Jinling Hotel, Nanjing
– Meals
– Conference access
– Display booth at the conference exhibit
– A feature in the innovation & technology brochure for distribution to attendees and network of investors, government leaders and industry leaders


April 26 (8:30 – 17:00) 
– Conference & Exhibition
– Keynote presentations
– Seminars on intelligent manufacturing, new material, bio-medical technology, clean energy
– Matchmaking sessions for North American & Chinese companies
– Roadshow of selected North American projects

Speakers include:
– Xu Mingqiang, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft China
– IP Officer from Consulate General of the US
– Leaders from Jiangsu Provincial IP Office & Nanjing Jiangbei New Area
– Mr. Wai Tung Ng, Director of TNFC (Toronto Nanofabrication Centre), University of Toronto
– Ling Loerchner, Associate Director of Commercialization, University of Waterloo & Senior Advisor to the Mayor at City of Waterloo
– Robert A. Theleen, Chairman and CEO of China Vest
– Wayne Song, Chairman, Ontario-Jiangsu Nanotech Innovation Centre
– Adam Chen, Partner, Ernst & Young (China)
– Imelda Orpaza, Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
– Kevin Kercher, AUTM, Association of University Technology Managers
– Kurt Tan, Partner of Deloitte (China)
– Jennifer Shockro, Assistant Director of Technology Transfer at Caltech
– Paul Carter, Professor, University of Washington
– Dr. Jun Yang, Professor, University of Western Ontario (Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
– Larry Liu, Founding Partner, Green Century Investment Ltd.

April 27 (8:00-12:00)
Join us in a tour of the Nanjing Jiangbei New Area, a national new area that encompasses five state-level industrial parks, including:  Nanjing New and High Technology Industry Development Zone, Nanjing Cross-Strait Technology Industry Park and Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park.

Established in 2015 with a mandate of driving innovation, the Nanjing Jiangbei New Area now has more than 50 engineering and technology centres as well as more than 100 high-tech enterprises and  R&D institutions.

The Nanjing Jiangbei New Area gross industrial output recently exceeded 380 billion yuan.

Partner Organizations:
Consulate General of the United States
Consulate General of Canada
US Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Office of Jiangsu
International Trade Office of British Columbia
Association of University Technology Managers