An Invitation from ITechLaw President Ursula Widmer

Ursula Widmer

Dear Colleagues:

International conference attendees will network with the best and brightest minds in technology law and participate in important business discussions driving our practices today. We expect to welcome more than 250 attendees from all over the world. This conference will enable you to keep abreast of industry trends and to develop professional contacts so important in today’s increasingly competitive business culture. The ITechLaw 2009 European Conference is the premier meeting place for technology lawyers worldwide.

Led by a stellar roster of renowned speakers, our two-day program will offer detailed insight into important industry topics. The two-track program includes:

  • The Impact of the Global Economy on Technology Transactions
  • Green Standards in ICT procurement
  • Healthcare IT
  • Cloud Computing
  • Social Networking
  • And many more.

There will be a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, 4 November and a formal Gala Dinner on Thursday, 5 November, followed by a Closing Reception following the conference sessions on Friday, 6 November.

Finally, we hope you will take some time to experience the host city. Brussels is home to the EU commission and to many international organizations, politicians and diplomats and is one of the meeting places of the EU Parliament.

I look forward to seeing you soon in Brussels at the ITechLaw 2009 European Conference.

Ursula Widmer
President, International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

About ITechLaw

ITechLaw is the world’s premier organization representing lawyers worldwide, representing six continents and a broad spectrum of expertise. We welcome you to learn more about us and become part of a rapidly growing network of legal professionals.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Ursula Widmer, Dr. Widmer & Partners, Bern
  • Alexander Blumrosen, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot, Paris
  • Kiran Sandford, Mishcon de Reya, London

Program Committee Chair

  • John Beardwood, Fasken, Martineau, Toronto

Honorary Chair

  • Enrique Batalla, Batalla Abogados, Madrid

Program Co-Chairs

  • Robert Weiss, Neal Gerber Eisenberg, Chicago
  • Christian Frank, Taylor Wessing, Munich

Local Committee

  • Steven De Schrijver, Lorenz, Brussels

Brussels Planning Committee

  • Fabienne Brison, Howrey LLP, Brussels
  • Cedric Burton, Hunton & Williams, Brussel
  • Domenico Colella, Portolano, Colella, Cavallo Studio Legale, Milan
  • Herman Croux, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners, Brussels
  • Steven De Schrijver, Lorenz, Brussels
  • Benjamin Docquir, Simont Braun SCRL, Brussels
  • Tom Heremans, CMS DeBacker, Brussels
  • Els Kindt, K.U. Leuven, Brussels
  • Thierry Lintermans, Accenture, Brussels
  • Benoit Michaux, Simont Braun SCRL, Brussels
  • Matthew Mousley, Duane Morris, Philadelphia
  • Erik Valgaeren, Stibbe, Brussels
  • Patrick Van Eecke, DLA Piper, Brussels
  • Gerrit Vandendriessche, Altius CVBA, Brussels
  • Thomas Vinje, Clifford Chance LLP, Brussels
  • Etienne Wéry, ULYS, Brussels