Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2011 International
Industrial Security & Intellectual Property rights Conference.
Hosted by The Financial News and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Small & Medium
Business Administration, The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Korean Association for
Industrial Technology Security, Korea Industry Property Law Association and Korea Electronics Association,
this conference under the theme of “Intellectual Property Rights and Industrial Security” is an ideal place
for “Sharing of the knowledge on IIS&IPR.”
Intellectual property and industrial security have become crucial issues for the survival of both nations and
businesses. During this conference, leading experts from home and abroad will discuss what Korea needs
to become a powerful nation of knowledge based economy.
Most of all, as the Korean government is ready to implement the basic law of intellectual property rights(IPR)
to become a powerful nation of knowledge economy. I believe during the conference, international and local
intellectuals will bring insights on basic law and its effects as well as managing and protecting the IPR, and
dealing with patent right disputes.
And as information theft by industrial spies or hackers has become a serious issues, it is anticipated that
a fresh discussion on industrial security will be brought up. The damage from information theft by industrial
spies cost 200 trillion won during the period of year 2003 and 2010.
At a time like this, we hope this conference will review today’s industrial security, the legal system from
renowned experts so that both businesses and nation can improve their global competitiveness.
Once again, I would like to welcome you to this conference that will lead the knowledge economy era of
the 21st century from “Copying economy” to “creative economy”. I wish this conference brings success
and happiness to every participant. Thank you very much.
The Financial News