IPTA Annual Conference

20 - 22 March 2024

President's Invitation

We have great pleasure inviting you to the 2024 Annual Conference including the 105th Annual General Meeting which will be held in the city of Canberra, ACT, at the Realm Hotel from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 March 2024.

We have put every effort into creating a strong educational program with well-regarded presenters.

On the social front, Wednesday evening kicks off with a Welcome Reception at The Marion. On Thursday evening we will enjoy an informal dinner at Old Parliament House. Our Friday night Gala Dinner will be held at The Arboretum.

While all educational sessions and social events are included in the full delegate registration fee, day registration is available for those who can’t attend the whole conference.

In accordance with the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (TTIPAB) guidelines, patent and trade marks attorneys attending the conference may claim one-hour CPE for each hour of business sessions they attend. This provides the opportunity to record approximately 18 hours of CPE as detailed in the program.

The deadline for conference registration is 6 March 2024. Online registration and the first edition of the program and discounted accommodation rates are now available on the IPTA website.

We hope you will attend and look forward to seeing you.

Kind Regards

Jennifer McEwan


The Venue

Hotel Realm, Canberra

18 National Circuit
Canberra ACT 2600

The Hotel Realm is located next to the Parliamentary Triangle and is within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, and the National Library of Australia. It is a 5 star hotel with luxurious accommodation and facilities including fine and casual dining, lounge bars, a wholefoods café, hair salon, health club and day spa. The Realm Precinct is a unique area located at the footsteps of Parliament House. We offer four hotels, four restaurants, two cafes plus two gymnasiums and two day spas.


Hotel Realm is our 5 star hotel offering 163 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms. It combines contemporary elegance with avant-garde design making it effortlessly chic. Each room contains Appelles Apothecary luxury bathroom amenities, LCD Smart Televisions, complimentary movies, T2 and Nespresso coffee machines, 24hr room service and concierge. Guests have access to both the EVO Health Club with indoor 25 meter lap pool and Hale Gym.

Burbury Hotel & Apartments is our 4.5 star hotel offering 152 hotel, suites and apartments while also featuring Leyla Bar, located on the rooftop of the 7th floor. Leyla Bar offers a light and playful menu filled with smaller bites. Accompanied by a wide selection of creative cocktails, premium spirits, local and imported wine and beer. Located on the ground floor are hatted restaurants, Chairman & Yip and Lilo Tang, showcasing highly awarded and delectable fine dining menus. The apartments are a mix of one and two bedroom apartment style accommodation available or one night or longer stays.

The Little National Hotel offers affordable luxury to all. Set in the shadow of Parliament House, each of the 120 Little National rooms contain a super King bed, wall to wall window, luxurious bathroom, LCD television, in-room safe, bar refrigerator, complimentary WiFi, movies and local telephone calls, access to the Little National Living Rooms and all the amenities afforded by neighbouring Realm Precinct, including hale gym, day spa, hair salon, restaurants and cafes.

Located on the footsteps of the Parliamentary Triangle, the Brassey Hotel is set on two and a half acres of manicured gardens and lawns including two outdoor garden venues. This 1920’s hotel has old world charm with all the comforts of a quality property having undergone a full refurbishment in 2017. In room features include private bathroom, reverse cycle heating/cooling, minibar, Foxtel and digital TV channels. Complimentary parking and unlimited internet (wireless in public spaces, cabled in room). The Brassey Hotel is also home to Canberra’s most sought after wellness destination, Hale Gym and Spa.


The hotel is pleased to offer a 15% discount off our lead in room rates across our hotels.

To take advantage of the discount, guests can visit our websites directly and follow the links to make a reservation.

Enter the booking code IPTA24 in order to receive the 15% discount.


Alternatively, please call or email our Central Reservations team and advise which hotel you would prefer to book and quote the code IPTA24.


+61 2 6163 1888


Luxe Executive Travel

IPTA's preferred travel agent is Luxe Executive Travel and you may wish to contact Lea Verna, on lea@luxetravelco.com.au or phone 0415 615 110, who will be happy to assist you with your booking.


Personal Development Lunch

We will be discussing the topic of "TOPIC NAME" ​

Fun Run and Fun Walk

Make sure you get your teams together for the annual IPTA Fun Run or Fun Walk ​


Wednesday 20 March 2024
8:55am-9.00amWelcome by Jennifer McEwan, IPTA President
9.00am-5.00pmRegistration & Business Sessions
12.30pm-1.30pmLunch (Buffet)
Hotel Realm National Ballrooms 2 & 3
6.30pm-9.30pmWelcome Standup Reception (Canapes, Buffet & Drinks)
10.00pm-12.30amHospitality Area
Thursday 21 March 2024
Annual Fun Run and Walk
9.00am-5.00pmRegistration & Business Sessions
9.00am-10.00amIPTA AGM
IPTA Annual General Meeting & President's Address
1.00pm-2.00pmLunch (Buffet)
Hotel Realm National Ballrooms 2 & 3
7.00pm-10.30pmInformal Dinner
10.30pm-12.30amHospitality Area
Friday 22 March 2024
YIPTA, Corporate and Small Firm Practitioner's Breakfast and Presentations
9.00am-5.00pmRegistration & Business Sessions
1.15pm-2.30pmIPTA Personal Development Lunch
Harbour View Room 1
Hotel Realm National Ballrooms 2 & 3
7.00pm-11.00pmGala Dinner
11.00pm-1.00amHospitality Area
Optional Activity
Saturday 23 March 2024
7.45am - 5.30pmVin & Gin Tour
Cost: $225.00 per person fully inclusive ($185.00 per child)On this tour you will visit two local cellar doors and have an awesome lunch, followed by tours and tastings at a local sweet treats maker and a gin distillery.
7.45am - 5.30pmWalk to Gibralta Peak
Cost: $???.00 per person fully inclusiveFor the first time, a bushwalking half day trip is planned for the day after the Conference concludes, to take full advantage of the scenic beauty that surrounds Canberra. We will be accompanied by some of Canberra’s finest attorney bushwalkers, so we will be in safe hands.

Our plan is to ascend Gibraltar Peak, one of Canberra’s finest bushwalks. On a clear day you can see forever.


Registration Fees