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Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, Bologna, Italy
Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Piazza della Costituzione, 4/a
Tel.: +39 051 63 75 111
Fax: +39 051 63 75 170
European Patent Office
Directorate General for the Fight against Counterfeiting - Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM)
Contact at EPO
The EPO Patent Information Conference is one of the leading patent information events in Europe. It is not only a conference, but also a public exhibition, a training event and a meeting point for professionals in the field. This year's event is organised in co-operation with the Directorate General for the Fight against Counterfeiting - Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM).
The delegates include Europe's big users of patent information as well as participants from around the world. In 2012 more than 450 people attended the EPO Patent Information Conference held in Hamburg
Participation fee: EUR 530
Additional fee for training courses on 21 and 24 October: EUR 50 per course
Price for accompanying persons attending the dinners:
22 October 2013: EUR 100
23 October 2013: EUR 90
The official language of the conference will be English.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website has up-to-date information on visas and entry regulations for Italy.
The page includes a link to a list of countries whose citizens require visas to enter Italy.
A welcome drink will be served in the exhibition area of the Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi between 17.30 and 19.00 hrs on Monday 21 October. On conference days, refreshments will be served on site. Lunch will be provided on 22 to 23 October (not for accompanying persons), but not on 21 or 24 October.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
19.30 hrs: The Directorate General for the Fight against Counterfeiting - Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) invites all delegates to a welcome dinner at the Palazzo Re Enzo
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
19.30 hrs: Social evening
This year's EPO evening event will take place at the Palazzo Albergati, which is a short bus ride outside Bologna.
The conference registration desk will be open on Monday, 21 October, from 14.00 - 19.00 hrs and from 08.00 hrs onwards on 22, 23 and 24 October.
The EPO will offer delegates a set of ten bus tickets for transport within Bologna, together with information on the bus network.
The City of Bologna keeps a welcome desk at the airport, and will be in a position to advise delegates on the conference, and any local questions, upon arrival.