Annual Members' Conference

The Annual Members' Conference is the highest authority that decides on official matters concerning the internal organisation and the external relations of the PDG.

 

These may include changes to the PDG Statutes, admission of new members and election of Board Members. Every Member Company has one vote, which must be exercised by their authorised representative. The members usually meet within the first six months of the year, to agree on the accounts of the past year, the budget for the coming year and to re-assess the membership fee. The conference is also the occasion for discharge of the Board Members and the Secretary General from their duties during the previous year. The Main Delegates are required to review and assess the proposals recommended by the Board, as well as the actions planned by the Working Groups. 


Usually, the second day of the meeting is dedicated to presentations and discussions on current topics, often with a key note speaker from outside the PDG.

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Votes

Every Member Company has one vote, which must be exercised by their authorised representative. The members usually meet within the first six months of the year, to agree on the accounts of the past year, the final budget for the current year and the provisional budget for the coming year and to re-assess the membership fee.

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Highest authority

The Annual Members' Conference is the highest authority that decides on official matters concerning the internal organisation and the external relations of the PDG. These may include changes to the PDG Statutes, admission of new members and election of Board Members.

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Election and discharge

The conference is also the occasion for the election and discharge of the Board Members and the Secretary General from their duties during the previous year. The Main Delegates are required to review and assess the proposals recommended by the Board, as well as the actions planned by the Working Groups.

Day 1

The first day of the meeting is dedicated to presentations and discussions on current topics when it is customary to invite eminent speakers from outside the PDG to address important issues.

Day 2

The second day of the meeting is dedicated to presentations and discussions on current topics when it is customary to invite eminent speakers from outside the PDG to address important issues.

meetings and events

Upcoming PDG meetings & 

other patent information related events

23.11.2020 - 25.11.2020
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EPO East meets West

online
19.01.2021

PDG WG R&E meeting (provisional date)

virtual
25.01.2021

PDG WG A&V meeting

virtual
17.03.2021

PDG TF Biotech meeting

virtual
15.04.2021 - 16.04.2021

PDG WG IMPACT Meeting (80th) (provisional dates)

virtual
20.05.2021

PDG Annual Members' Conference (provisional dates)

tbd (Stuttgart and/or virtual)