General Assembly and World Congress of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) in Reykjavik, Iceland in October 2023
The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) held its General Assembly and World Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland in October 2023. The event, hosted by IFRRO’s Icelandic member, was a representative gathering of global members. The HKRRLS also delegated representative, the Executive Director Dr Sharon Wong to attend this significant event. The Congress was opened by the Guest of Honour, President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, who gave an inspiring speech on the value of literature, creativity, and copyright. The opening ceremony also featured a keynote address by Benoît Müller, Director of the Copyright Management Division at the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The event highlighted the challenges and opportunities of generative AI for creators and rightsholders, with a keynote presentation by Peter Schoppert, Director of National University of Singapore Press and Board Director of Singaporean RRO, CLASS. The event demonstrated IFRRO’s commitment to addressing key issues in the collective management sector. The Congress was also a testament to IFRRO’s role as a leading international network advocating for creators’ and publishers’ rights.