LESI 2023 Winter Planning Meeting 

LES International is pleased to announce that the 2023 Winter Planning Meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 1-2 February 2023. As per tradition, the WPM is by invitation of the President-Elect, Mike Lasinski.

For information on attending this meeting, please email NNE@lesi.org

View the Attendee List (as of 30 January 2023)

View the full Agenda


(all times in CET)


1:00pm – 5:00pm

LESI Board Meeting (by invite only)

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner at Restaurant Vieux-Bois for LESI Board Members and WPM Attendees.


9:00am - 10:30am

Budget Presentation and Discussion

11:00am - 1:30pm

Membership Growth and Local Society Support Discussion

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Thought Leadership (Related Sponsorship and Revenues)

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Executive Director Work Plan for 2023

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Light Reception at WIPO HQ (dinner on your own)

Young Members Congress (YMC) gathering (hosted by LES Switzerland) at Le

LES Switzerland invite all WPM attendees to join them at their one-day Conference "Innovation as a Tool for Tackling Global Challenges" on Friday, 3 February 2023. Click HERE for full details.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Lisa Jorgensen - Deputy Director General for Patents, WIPO
• Wolf Meier-Ewert - Secretary of the TRIPS Council, IP Counsellor, World Trade Organization
• Prof. Jacques de Werra - University of Geneva
• Filip de Corte - Head Intellectual Property, Syngenta Crop Protection
• Florian Adt - General Counsel/COO, Mercedes-Benz Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
• Barbla Plattner - Lead Development Talent and Organization, Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency
• Paula Reichenberg - Founder and CEO, NEUR.ON, VP of the Swiss LegalTech Association

Only CHF50 for WPM attendees! WPM registration does not include attendance at this meeting – please contact Sylvia Szendi at sylvia.szendi@lenzstaehelin.com to secure your place and receive the discounted rate.