Dear Delegates,

On behalf of the Government of Malaysia, l would like to welcome you to Malaysia for the Second Global Intellectual Property Valuation Conference (GIPVC) being held in Kuala Lumpur from 8th to 10th June 2015. The GIPVC is currently being conducted biennially.

The Malaysian Government recognises that funding for a new business or a new innovative idea has always been challenging and difficult. This is where IP plays an important role in facilitating access to such funding.

In line with Malaysia’s 2015 ASEAN Chairmanship, I believe the GIPVC 2015 will complement Malaysia’s overall theme for the chairmanship “Our People, Our Community, Our Vision,” thus reflecting the leadership’s focus on “bringing ASEAN closer to the people” as said by our Honourable Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

I look forward to meeting you in Kuala Lumpur in June for the GIPVC 2015. I also hope that those coming in from abroad will take the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of Malaysia, our diverse cultural charms, local cuisines and visit the many interesting attractions in and around Kuala Lumpur.

I extend to you a very warm ‘Selamat Datang’.


Dato’ Sri Hasan bin Malek
Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism



After the tremendous success of the GIPVC 2013 entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of IP Valuation and Developing a Sustainable IP Ecosystem”, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) will be hosting this biennial Global Intellectual Property Valuation Conference or “GIPVC2015” with the theme of “Ideas2Value: Accelerate ASEAN”.

This global event, which will bring together key industry players, influencers, stakeholders and policymakers to participate, engage, connect, converse and share their knowledge, best practices and experiences to develop a deeper understanding on how businesses can create ideas and extract value from their IP rights. The timing of the GIPVC2015 is very strategic as nowadays, IP plays a more acute role in the new economy, where the pace of innovation is at light speed, and rapidly changing markets shorten product life cycles. The competition has never been so intense and fierce.

MyIPO believes that GIPVC2015 would be an excellent platform for communal conversations and dialogues to be held between the private and public sectors on the diverse and emerging issues and challenges encountered by the industry players in the ASEAN IP community. These issues may range from the basic yet fundamental topics like capturing IP values to other trending and pioneering issues such as Big Data, Internet of Things, 3D printing to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to the Future of Internet. IP plays a pivotal role in all these topics.

MyIPO as the custodian of IP protection in Malaysia, has the pleasure to welcome you to the GIPVC 2015 which is happening this 8th to the 10th June 2015 here in Kuala Lumpur. I also hope that delegates of GIPVC2015 will make time to enjoy Malaysia’s attractions before or after the conference.

I look forward to welcoming you to Malaysia!


Shamsiah Kamaruddin
Director General of MyIPO