On July 5th 2016, a news conference was held by China Trademark Association (CTA) in Beijing, releasing to the media relevant information about China Trademark Festival 2016 (CTF 2016). Mr. Wang Peizhang, Secretary General of CTA, introduced general information. According to him, the festival will be held in Kunshan, Jiangsu from October 27th through 30th, 2016.

Licensed by the State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC), CTF 2016 will be sponsored by CTA jointly with two convention and exhibition companies in China. The theme of the Festival for this year is “To Serve Innovation and Development, and Boost Transformation and Upgrading”.

CTF 2016 has been regarded as a high-level, large-scale event with extensive influence worldwide, attracting much attention from the professionals, entrepreneurs and practitioners at home and abroad. It provides an important stage to exhibit domestic and overseas trademark and brand culture and connotations, promotes academic research and communication in the trademark field, and hence jointly improves enterprise brand value.

It is reported that CTF 2016 will comprise China Trademark Annual Meeting, China Trademark Exposition and a series of theme activities. As usual, China Trademark Annual Meeting will include a Main Forum and some Sub-forums. The Main Forum is named as “The 3rd China Brand Economy Summit Forum”. The CTA will invite the leaders from SAIC and relevant ministries, experts and scholars at home and abroad, who will address such topics as the policies of trademark, how to foster well-known brands at international level, and how to guide economic development by brands, etc..

With the good preparation, organization and keen participation, we expect that the festival will be a successful event. Welcome to CTF 2016 in China!