IAPP Scholarships Are Available!

The IAPP is thrilled to offer conference scholarships to outstanding students in the field of privacy. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to attend the Congress 2018 and network with privacy professionals, and will receive a $500 (USD) travel stipend. All applicants must be full-time students and interested in entering the field of privacy. Preference will be given for students who live in proximity to the event. Because this opportunity is sponsored by KPMG, scholarship winners’ names and contact information will be shared with KMPG. If you are interested, send your resume and a letter of interest to by Friday, 18 October 2018.

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Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 27 November, 17:00 – 19:00

Usher in the conference in style. Enjoy food and drinks with friends and colleagues at our opening night reception, which is included in your main conference pass. It’s a great opportunity to network and check out this year’s exhibitors.


IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning Demos

Tuesday, 27 November, 18:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 28 November, 10:40 – 11:10, 13:00 – 13:30, 16:40 – 17:10
Thursday, 29 November, 14:00 – 14:30

Your staff can’t stop a data breach if they don’t see it coming. Equip them to recognise the early warning signs with the ever-expanding Privacy Core® e-learning library. Click here or stop by IAPP Central and schedule a free demo!


Networking After Hours

Tuesday, 27 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Wednesday, 28 November, 20:45 – 22:45

After the Welcome Reception and Privacy Party, come to After Hours! Meet up with other delegates before heading out for some fun, casual networking each night. Delegates are responsible for their own expenses.

Mont des Arts 1
1000 Brussels

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Privacy Party

Wednesday, 28 November, 18:45 – 20:45

Don’t miss the festivities! Celebrate a great day with delicious bites and libations, and network with the who’s who in European data protection.

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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Forum Hall
3, rue de la Régence
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium


Women Leading Privacy : Bridging the Gap—Privacy & Security Relationships

Thursday, 29 November, 9:00 – 10:00

Part of Women Leading Privacy Programming. How often have you heard ‘privacy and security need to be joined at the hip’? Well, it’s true. Don’t miss this panel comprised of seasoned female privacy and security pros with strong working relationships. See the session.


New! Roundtable Topic Discussions

Thursday, 29 November, 13:15 – 14:30

Select a topic and grab a seat at the table! Connect with fellow delegates over a small, interactive and lively discussion.

  • Data Protection in Latin America After GDPR
    Pablo Palazzi
    , Partner, Argentina, Allende & Brea
  • DPO Confessional: Challenges and Successes
    Rita Heimes, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM
    , Research Director, DPO, IAPP
  • DPO Tasks and Responsibilities: Building the RACI Chart for the GDPR Compliance Organisation
    Michael Hopp
    , Partner, Plesner Law Firm
  • Employee Data in Germany & Poland: How National GDPR Opening Clauses Impact Employer Obligations
    Anna Kobylanska
    , Partner, Kobylańska & Lewoszewski Kancelaria Prawna
    Undine von Diemar, CIPP/E, Partner, Jones Day
  • GDPR Enforcement Mechanisms for U.S. Institutions
    Baron Rodriguez, CIPP/E
    , CEO, Owner, Noble Privacy Solutions
  • Independent GDPR Consultants & Contractors: Partner and Collaborate
    Grace Buckler, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP
    , Founder and CEO, The Privacy Advocate
  • Individual Rights Requests in Practice
    Ruth Boardman
    , Partner, Co-head, International Data Protection Practice, Bird & Bird
  • International Data Breach Notification: How to Get It Right
    Jörg Hladjk
    , Of Counsel, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection, Jones Day
  • Privacy and Geolocation Data
    Kara Selke, CIPP/E, CIPT, FIP
    , VP, Strategic Partners and Privacy, StreetLight Data
  • Privacy and Security
    Linda Thielova, CIPP/E, CIPM
    , Data Privacy Counsel, OneTrust

Currently Seeking: Volunteers who would like to discuss Consumer Communications, Emerging Technologies, Ethics and Social Implications, Global Data Transfers and International Policy, Workplace/Employee Privacy, Privacy and Security, or another topic of your choice. If interested, contact Brittany Siciliano at


IAPP Central

Tuesday, 27 November, 17:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 28 November, 8:00 – 17:15
Thursday, 29 November, 8:00 – 14:45

IAPP Central is your privacy hub, where you’ll find up-to-the-minute resources and tools to help you, and your organisation, meet your challenges head-on. Just tell us what you need—we’re here to help.

Come visit us for an IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning demo and check out the latest units in our e-library!


Networking Lounge

Tuesday, 27 November, 17:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 28 November, 8:00 – 17:15
Thursday, 29 November, 8:00 – 14:45

Recharge, network or just get a few minutes of work done.


Charging Stations

Recharge your devices at one of many kiosk towers located throughout the conference.

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