Asia FDI Forum III - May 11-12, 2017, Hong Kong

2017 Forum Partners

Supporting Organizations


UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific is a unit within the International Trade Law Division (ITLD), Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations. The Division functions as the substantive secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The main objectives of the Regional Centre are to (a) provide capacity building and technical assistance services to States in the Asia-Pacific region, including to international and regional organizations, and development banks; (b) support public, private and civil society initiatives to enhance international trade and development by promoting certainty in international commercial transactions through the dissemination of international trade norms and standards, in particular those elaborated by UNCITRAL; (c) build and participate in regionally-based international trade law partnerships and alliances, including with other appropriate United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies; (d) strengthen information, knowledge and statistics through briefings, workshops, seminars, publications, social media, and information and communication technologies, including in regional languages; and (e) function as a channel of communication between States and UNCITRAL for non-legislative activities of the Commission. The Regional Centre is actively engaged in numerous technical assistance and capacity building activities, while developing custom-tailored strategies for dissemination of UNCITRAL texts in the region. In the framework of those strategies and of the ensuing initiatives, the Regional Centre organises and contributes to a number of national and regional meetings on various UNCITRAL topics.

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World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF), committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

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Institute of European Studies of Macau

The Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM) was created in 1995 as part of the government strategy which aims at promoting the internationalization of Macao and the training of senior staff, having in view the liaison with Europe. The IEEM is a private organization endowed with legal personality, and at present its partners are public organizations: the S.A.R.Government of Macau, the University of Macau - UM; the Polytechnic Institute of Macau; Macau Foundation, Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute; and Macau Monetary Authority.
The Institute of European Studies of Macau, provides Master of Arts in European Studies, Intellectual Property Law School and Symposium, Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Creative Industries, European Languages Programme, Asia European Comparative Studies Research Projects Grant (AECSRP) and European Union Academic Programme in Macao; moreover regular seminars on Architecture Culture Environment, seminar, workshops on European topics and Study Mission to Europe are hosted so as to promote academic and cultural exchange between Europe and Macau.

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Trademark Domain

Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited (Dot Trademark), established under Hong Kong law is authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as the domain registry for the generic Top-Level-Domain (gTLD) extension - ".商标"(pronounced as "Shangbiao" in Mandarin and meaning trademark in English). We are founded by a group of leading intellectual property and domain name professionals in an effort to meet the growing needs for verified domain names and trusted websites in China and Chinese speaking communities.

Since January 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC (MIIT) has granted Dot Trademark full license to operate in China. We are one of the strategic partners of the Chinese Trademark Association (CTA), with key involvements in the China Trademark Festival (CTF).

We are the first and only global domain registry which sets up innovative trademark rights verification regime for domain name registration to ensure that ".商标"domains are registered and used by legitimate trademark rights owners only. Over 100 major law firms, trademark agents and online brand protection service providers have already partnered with us in promoting the registration and use of ".商标"domain.

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