INSYNC Virtual Summit: January 2021

Thursday, January 28th 2021 – 4pm GMT / 11am EST / 5pm CET


The INSYNC Virtual Summit: January 2021 brings together expert speakers and 100s of brands to meet, share and collaborate in an exclusive online event. This is a unique chance for you to learn first-hand from Brand Protection experts in other leading brands and to walk away with actionable insights to help you to drive real change in the fight against infringers.

The Summit will focus on industry collaboration and methods for using Brand Protection to maximize the online opportunity – all delivered in a high-tempo, two and a half hour format.

In an agenda comprised of an unmissable keynote, thought-provoking panel discussions, and exclusive roundtables, you’ll hear unique case studies, cutting-edge strategies, and the successful approaches taken by peers.

Introduction from INSYNC keynote speaker Reilly Stephens


  • Introduction – 16:00-16:10 (GMT) / 11:00-11:10 (EST)

Simon Baggs, CEO & Co-founder of Incopro, will introduce the Summit and share his insight on how the Brand Protection world has changed in 2020 and the key focus areas for the year to come.

  • Keynote: The Future of E-commerce in a Post-Pandemic World – 16:10-1645 (GMT) / 11:10-11:45 (EST)

Reilly Stephens, of leading retail consultancy Retail Prophet, will deliver the Summit keynote and discuss the learnings from the evolution of the ecommerce space, with a particular focus on Chinese platforms, and how brands can seize the opportunity from the shift online

  • Panel: How Brand Protection Teams Have Adapted During COVID – 16:45-17:30 (GMT) / 11:45-12:30 (EST)

3M and Managing IP will discuss how the pandemic has affected Brand Protection teams – from how to deal with a shifting threat landscape to how to collaborate effectively internally – offering key insights to drive success in 2021

  • Roundtables: Addressing Key Challenges in 2021 – 17:30-18:30 (GMT) / 12:30-13:30 (EST)

Following the plenary sessions, attendees will be able to join small-group, brand-only roundtable discussions led by industry experts on how to address the key challenges in 2021, including:

  • The ongoing legislative initiatives that affect platform relationships
  • The evolving nature of social media & the implications of the rise of social commerce
  • The key emerging online threats in 2021 and how to address them
  • How to organise brand protection teams and drive collaboration
  • The evolving ecommerce marketplace environment and how to capture the opportunity

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Reilly Stephens

    Reilly Stephens

    Director of Insights, Retail Prophet

  • Colette Durst

    Colette Durst

    Chief Trademark Counsel, 3M

  • Jay P. Kennedy

    Jay P. Kennedy

    Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice & A-CAPP Center

  • Ed Conlon

    Ed Conlon

    Managing Editor, Managing IP

  • Simon Baggs

    Simon Baggs

    CEO, Incopro

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