|The venue: King Fahd Palace Hotel|
- Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission;
- Kunihiko Shimano, Director-General, Trial and Appeal Department of the Japan Patent Office;
- H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal;
- H. E. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius;
- Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO;
- Martial De Paul Ikounga, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the African Union; and
- Catherine A. Odora-Hoppers, Professor at the University of South Africa.