GDPR and Beyond: Privacy Forges Ahead

This November, six months into the GDPR, what will Europe’s privacy landscape look like?

Welcome to the new normal. Join us in Brussels at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018 to regroup, strategize and collaborate with the top minds in European data protection. This year’s programme is designed to answer the pressing question of this new phase: ‘How do I move forward?’

Come to learn, come to network, and come ready to share your experiences. Look forward to practical direction for the GDPR era and success stories from your peers, as well as the high-level discourse delegates have come to expect from the Congress.

It’s the next crucial date on your privacy calendar: 26-29 November.

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Keynote Speakers

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

In privacy, transparency is everything. For Alberdingk-Thijm, transparency is also vital for helping to solve human rights abuses and promoting justice.

Andrea Jelinek

Austrian Data Protection Authority

As the new chair of the European Data Protection Board, the world looks to Jelinek for answers on privacy regulation.

Programming for the GDPR Era

The New In-House DPO Role in Practice

Get real perspective from real in-house DPOs in global organizations. This session delivers insight from regulatory, outside counsel, and organizational points of view.

Understanding GDPR Enforcement

What does privacy enforcement look like? How has it changed? We’ll guide you through key elements of the new enforcement regime using practical examples.

Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum

New to the Congress for 2018. The IAPP’s Privacy Bar Section will hold a forum in conjunction with Congress workshops on 27 November. We’ll hear from a distinguished panel of legal and data protection experts at this information-packed half-day event, designed for privacy professionals in the legal field.


From casual conversations to formal festivities, the Congress offers constant opportunities to connect with fellow privacy professionals from throughout Europe’s data protection community. Check out the full schedule of networking activities.

Conference Hotel and Venue

The Congress returns to Square Brussels Meeting Centre in the city’s Mont des Arts, convenient to historical and cultural attractions and offering a broad view of the cityscape.

Discounted room rates are available. Offer expires Monday, 29 October 2018. See more information.

SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre
Glass Entrance
rue Mont des Arts
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 02.515.1300

Get directions. On-site parking is available.

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