The Congress is the premier place for the data protection world to meet up, so it is the perfect place to make valuable new connections. Find your niche at these events-within-the-event.

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Congress Launch Party

Tuesday, 14 November, 19:00 - 22:00

There is no other way to kick off an IAPP conference than with a happy hour, so start your conference week off right with a Belgian beer. Meet the privacy pros that have travelled far and wide for the Congress and trade business cards over drinks. Location to be announced soon. This event is first come, first served.

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Welcome Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, 15 November, 08:30 - 10:00

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


Newcomers’ Waffle Welcome

Wednesday, 15 November, 08:30 - 10:00

Are you a first-time attendee at the IAPP Europe Data Protection 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!

Seats are not guaranteed; first come, first served.


Industry Meetups

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, 15 November

11:30 – 12:00

  • Diversity in Privacy Section
  • Privacy Engineering Section
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Thursday, 16 November

10:00 – 10:30

  • Cybersecurity and AI Professionals
  • Privacy Bar Section

Women Leading Privacy Section Lunch

Wednesday, 15 November, 13:15 - 14:15

Meet other Women Leading Privacy Section professionals during this casual networking event. Lunch will be available in the room.

Seats are not guaranteed; first come, first served.

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Belgian Beer Mixer

Wednesday, 15 November, 15:45 - 16:45

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.

Seats are not guaranteed; first come, first served.


Privacy Party

Wednesday, 15 November, 18:30 - 20:30

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

Belgian Comic Strip Center
Rue des Sables 20
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Roundtable Topic Discussion Lunch

Thursday, 16 November, 12:45 - 14:15

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. Seats are not guaranteed; first come, first served.

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Are you interested in volunteering as a discussion leader? Please fill out our volunteer form and we will get in touch with you.


IAPP Central

Wednesday, 15 November, 08:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 16 November, 08:00 - 14:30

IAPP Central is your data protection 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

If you want to get even more from Congress, get involved. We are seeking roundtable topic discussion leaders and meetup hosts to lead conference networking events. Please fill out our volunteer form and we will get in touch with you.

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.