The Congress 2019 Is Sold Out

Seats are no longer available for the main conference 20-21 November and the waitlist is closed.
Seats are still available for workshops (19 November) — Register now. If you are on the waitlist, an email will be sent on 14 November if we were able to accommodate more space.

Thank you for your interest in the Congress 2019. Save the date for next year’s event:

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020

Training 16-17 November
Workshops 17 November
Conference 18-19 November

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Agile Thinking for a Regulated World

In a year of enforcement action, fines and litigation, the Congress keeps your operation a step ahead.

Europe’s top event in data protection law and policy returns to Brussels, home of the IAPP’s European headquarters, 18-21 Nov. Join the privacy profession for wide-ranging discussions of strategic developments in regional and international data protection, plus training classes and a deep-dive workshop day preceding the main conference dates.

Keynote Speakers

Alessandro Acquisti

Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Acquisti’s research applies behavioural economics to the understanding of consumer privacy valuations to investigate the role of privacy in a digital society.

Rumman Chowdhury

Global Lead, Responsible AI, Accenture Applied Intelligence

A data scientist, Rumman Chowdhury works at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity, identifying and mitigating bias in AI systems.

Margrethe Vestager

European Commissioner for Competition

Commissioner Vestager has been described as the world’s most powerful regulator of tech companies, working to ensure consumers are properly served while the world’s economy becomes increasingly digital.

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Marie-Laure Denis

President, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

Helen Dixon

Commissioner, Data Protection Commission

Ulrich Kelber

German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Keynote Panel: Leaders from the world’s most influential regulatory agencies come together to discuss global data protection enforcement and regulatory collaboration.

Announcing the Inaugural Giovanni Buttarelli Memorial Lecture

The IAPP is honoured to introduce the Giovanni Buttarelli Memorial Lecture, which is to take place annually at the Congress. Mr. Buttarelli’s legacy advancing the growth and visibility of our profession will live on in forward-thinking discourse from keynotes such as this year’s lecturer, Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition.
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The Ultimate Deep Dive: IAPP Section Forums

The IAPP’s Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum and Privacy Engineering Section Forum are holding their next events on Congress workshop day, 19 Nov. Get into the details with other professionals in data protection law and privacy engineering at these highly specialised programmes.


Unmatched Networking, Valuable Connections

An incredible community is what makes IAPP events a cut above.

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



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.

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


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Other Conferences

December 4-5
Live Online

Join this two-day virtual broadcast featuring critical insights to help operationalize your commitment to CCPA compliance.

Conference 12-13 February

Paris to host IAPP multi-language conference.

Join data protection professionals from across Europe for two days of concentrated learning, sharing, and networking in both English and French at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France.

Training 9-10 March
Workshops 10 March
Conference 11-12 March


Famous for focusing on practical responses to operational challenges, the Intensive provides knowledge, tactics and methods you can put to work straight away. Programming combines a UK perspective with a global outlook for a comprehensive view of privacy and data protection issues.