Make career-boosting connections in the legal, information security and technology industries — or maybe just meet new friends. Choose the networking events that work for you.

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Look for our new social photo call just before you enter the exhibit hall. Get together with other delegates and have a fun picture taken of you at Congress. Then share the excitement on your social platforms.



Congress Launch Party

Tuesday, 15 November, 19:00 – 22:00

There is no other way to kick off an IAPP conference than with a happy hour, so start your week off right at a Brussels institution. The Brussels Beer Project is breathing new life into the legendary beer scene in the country. Meet the privacy pros that have travelled far and wide for the Congress and trade business cards over craft Belgian beers.

Sponsored by:

Brussels Beer Project

Dansaert Brewery
Rue Antoine Dansaert 188
1000 Brussels



Newcomers’ Waffle Welcome

Wednesday, 16 November, 8:30 – 10:00

Are you a first-time delegate at the Congress? Meet other first timers for a special Belgian waffle breakfast. Swap business cards over a cup of coffee as you debate the best topping choice for your waffle.



Welcome Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, 16 November, 8:30 – 10:00

Join fellow colleagues for a networking breakfast and reconnect with exhibitors and delegates.


Belgian Beer Mixer

Wednesday, 16 November, 17:00 – 17:30

Prost and toast each other in these quick, one-on-one meetings to ensure you meet lots of new people. This is speed networking at its best — with a cold Belgian brew. Take a bingo card and start networking! Ace privacy pros will have the chance to win fabulous IAPP prizes. Bring your business cards!

Limited space available. RSVP Now!


Privacy Party

Wednesday, 16 November, 19:00 – 21:00

Join in the festivities! Celebrate a great day with delicious bites and libations, and network with the who’s who in European data protection. Click here for walking directions.

Sponsored by:

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


LGBTQ+ Affinity Group and Friends After Party

Wednesday, 16 November, 21:00 – 23:00

Join the LGBTQs in Privacy and Technology Affinity group for a night-cap at ‘Aux Vieux Sant Antoine,’ just a seven-minute walk from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Allies welcome. Registration is not required – first come, first served.

Aux Vieux Saint Antoine
Rue du Marché au Charbon 25
1000 Brussels


Lunch Roundtable Topic Discussions

Wednesday, 16 November, 13:15 – 14:15
Thursday, 17 November, 13:30 – 14:30

Select a topic and take a seat at the table. Connect with fellow delegates over small, interactive and lively discussions. Lunch will be available in the room.

Wednesday, 16 November

Sponsored by:

13:15 – 14:15

  • Best Privacy Designs Ever
    Hannes Saarinen
    , Relex Solutions
  • Challenges of Building and Maintaining Records of Processing Activities
    Maria José Sansalone, CIPP/E
    , Flexport
  • Data Protection Compliant Server-side Tracking to Improve Data Quality
    Mira Suleimenova, CIPP/E
    , JENTIS
  • Emerging Technologies: Data Privacy Best Practices in Modern Data Lakes and Data Platforms
    Wathagi Ndungu, CIPM
    , Carl Zeiss
  • Global Data Transfers and International Policy
    Petruta Privan
    , Wrangu
  • Leveraging Diversity Data for an Equitable Workforce
    Hamza Saghir, CIPP/E, CIPM
    , KPMG
  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection
    Abhishek Tiwari, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP
    , KPMG
  • Privacy and Security Challenges
    Magdalena Rzaca, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP
    , Géant
  • Privacy and the Employee
    Julia Prigoncha, CIPM
    , Data Protection Association
  • Privacy Communications Users Understand
    Chad Wollen
    , Privacy Experience Agency
  • Privacy Regulations in the Mobile Ecosystem
    Emilie Kuijt, CIPP/E
    , Privacyteam
  • 'Schrems II' by Design — Embedding Data Transfer Tools
    Chris Elwell-Sutton, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP
    , Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Struggling with Multijurisdictional Compliance
    Dalit Ben-Israel
    , Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.
  • The Data Protection Representative Around the World
    Jane Murphy
    , European Data Protection Office (EDPO)
  • The Role of the In-house Privacy Team: How to Manage a Global Privacy Programme
    David Krebs
    , Miller Thomson
  • The US Privacy Litigation Wave: Old Causes of Action; New (Privacy) Claims
    Odia Kagan, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, PLS
    , Fox Rothschild

Thursday, 17 November

Sponsored by:

13:30 – 14:30

  • Artificial Intelligence : Are We Asking the Right Ethical Questions?
    Jose Belo, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP
    , IAPP European Advisory
  • Digital Ethics: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
    Giorgia Vulcano, CIPP/E, CIPT
    , Anheuser-Busch
  • Emerging Technologies: Data Privacy Best Practices in Modern Data Lakes and Data Platforms
    Wathagi Ndungu, CIPM
    , Carl Zeiss
  • Employee Privacy
    Oana Ducuta, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
    , Genpact
  • GDPR and Metaverse: Need for a New Regulation?
    Marc Schuler
    , Taylor Wessing
    Benjamin Znaty, Taylor Wessing
  • International Data Transfer and the Data Transfer Impact Assessment: Necessity, Tick-the-box or an Empty Shell?
    Caroline van Ekeren, CIPP/E
    , ICTRecht
  • Latin American Privacy and Data Protection Trends
    Henrique Fabretti Moraes, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, CDPO/BR
    , Opice Blum
  • Privacy and Security
    Julia Prigoncha, CIPM
    , Data Protection Association
  • Privacy Communications Users Understand
    Chad Wollen
    , Privacy Experience Agency
  • Protection of Children’s Data Online — Approaches and Best Practices
    Burak Özdağıstanli, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP
    , Özdağıstanli Ekici Av. Ort.
  • Ransomware Attacks: Managing Privacy, Communications and Customer Expectations
    David Krebs
    , Miller Thomson
  • Relying on Proxy Solutions for Legally Compliant Tracking
    Mira Suleimenova, CIPP/E
    , JENTIS
  • The New US Privacy Laws and What They Mean for EU Companies
    Odia Kagan, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, PLS
    , Fox Rothschild
  • Top Trends for 2023 That Privacy Pros Need to Keep an Eye On
    Marta Dunphy-Moriel, CIPP/E
    , Dunphy-Moriel Legal Services

Industry Meet-Ups

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support colleagues in the privacy field. Connect with fellow privacy pros involved or interested in higher education, energy and utilities, adtech, cybersecurity and more.

Wednesday, 16 November

11:30 – 12:00

  • Privacy Engineering Section Meet-Up
  • Women Leading Privacy Section Meet-Up
    • Sponsored by:

15:30 – 16:00

  • Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up

Thursday, 17 November

10:00 – 10:30

  • Certification Information Session Meet-Up
  • FIP Meet-Up

11:45 – 12:15

  • Volunteer Information Session Meet-Up

IAPP Central

Wednesday, 16 November, 8:30 – 18:45
Thursday, 17 November, 8:00 – 15:00

IAPP Central is your privacy hub, where you will 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 are here to help.


Volunteer Today!

We are fully staffed with volunteers for Congress 2022, but please keep us in mind for future Congress and other IAPP events. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get more deeply involved in the privacy community.

Note: Volunteers do not receive complimentary conference passes, but they do receive our unyielding gratitude and respect. Please ensure you are registered for the conference before you apply.