WIPO publishes agenda for Information Meeting on Developments in Broadcasting (25 May 2009)

WIPO has published the program of the “Information Meeting on Developments in Broadcasting Provisional Program” (SCCR/18/INF/2 Prov.) which will take place on Monday, 25 May 2009.


Information Meeting on Developments in Broadcasting

Monday, May 25, 2009

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome address by: Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General,

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

10.10 – 11.00

Theme 1

Developments in the Broadcasting Industry

Speakers: Mr. Avnindra Mohan

Executive Vice President

Zee Network, ESSEL Group, New Delhi

Mr. Luis Alejandro Bustos

Corporate Legal General Director

Televisa Group, Mexico

11.00 – 11.20

Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.45

Theme 2

Developments in Broadcasting Technologies

Speaker: Mr. Lieven Vermaele

Director, Technical Department, European

Broadcasting Union (EBU), Geneva

11.45 – 12.10

Theme 3

Technological Developments in the Broadcasting Industry:

The Perspective of Developing Countries

Speaker: Mr. Tharaka Mohotti

Director Engineering, MTV Channel (Pvt) Limited

Depanama, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka

12.10 – 12.45

Theme 4

Broadcasting and Development

Speakers: Ms. Simone Lahorgue Nunes

Lahorgue Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

12.45 – 13.00


13.00 – 15.00

Lunch break

15.00 – 15.30

Theme 5

Sports Broadcast Piracy

Speaker: Mr. David Price

Head of Piracy Intelligence

Envisional, Cambridge

15.30 – 16.00

Theme 6

The production of broadcasts and remuneration of

rights: A business perspective

Speaker: Mr. Godfrey McFall

Senior Associate

Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates Ltd., London

16.00 – 16.30

16.30 – 17.00

Theme 7

Theme 8

Broadcasting and Governance

Speaker: Ms. Alison Gillwald

Associate Director, Economic Development

The EDGE Institute, Johannesburg

Broadcasting and the Public Interest

Speakers: Mr. Sisule Musungu

President, IQSensato, Geneva

17.00 – 17.20

Coffee Break

17.20 – 17.45

Theme 9

Broadcast infringements: Case Studies

Speaker: Fernand Alberto

Broadcast Media Consultant


17.45 – 18.00




Thiru Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International. Prior to his post as KEI’s Geneva Representative, Mr. Balasubramaniam worked at Health Action International in Colombo and at the World Health Organization in Geneva as a technical officer in the Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy dealing with access to medicines and intellectual property. He began his career with CPTech working on issues related to health care and intellectual property. Mr. Balasubramaniam holds a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in European History from the University of Pennsylvania.