About the GDPR Conference

As the General Data Protection Regulation is about to enter into application on May 25th 2018, it’s time to provide you with insights, cases and roadmaps on how to become GDPR compliant.

The GDPR is a regulation by which the EU intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU.

It’s a topic that concerns your whole company.

At the GDPR Conference Belgium, you will understand the implications of the regulation. How to ensure your company, association or organization is compliant. How to avoid heavy fines and loss of reputation. Discover if you are one of those companies that need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give citizens and residents back control of their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. When the GDPR takes effect it will replace the data protection directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC) from 1995. The regulation was adopted on 27 April 2016. It applies from 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and, unlike a directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by national governments.

Source: Wikipedia

June 21st.

22 Experts
500 Tickets

The first ‘GDPR Conference’ in Belgium, fully dedicated to the General Data Protection Regulation, entering into application on May 25th, next year. A day that concerns your whole organization.

Who should attend?

As GDPR concerns your whole organization:

  • C-suite (CEO, CIO, CTO, CMO)
  • Heads of legal
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Super early bird tickets available at € 179 (eVAT)

Meet the speakers and experts

The insights, knowledge and cases are brought to you by practitioners and experts in the field of privacy, security, business management, marketing, sales and HR.

Click here to see or download the full program

Ghaleb Zekri
NSX Sr. Systems Engineer EMEA @ VMware

Technical track: How to support GDPR requirements without compromising business agility.

    Philippe Baeten
    GDPR Pilot

    Legal track: Philippe will offer you a timeline with 7 do-it-yourself steps to become compliant.

    Nell Watson
    Associate faculty AI & Robotics @ Singularity University

    Closing keynote: AI & VR, data and privacy in the near future.

    Stephanie Raets
    Senior Associate @ Claeys & Engels

    Legal track: Stephanie will let you discover the impact on your Human Resources department.

    Dimitri Maesfranckx
    Managing Partner @ Datalumen

    Technical track: Dimitri will guide you through your data governance and the necessary steps to take.

    Burt Riské
    General Manager @ Roularta Business Information

    Burt will be moderating the organizational track.

    Reinoud Reynders
    IT Manager Infrastructure @ UZ Leuven

    Organizational track: How do institutions like hospitals and others cope with data and privacy?

    Biljana Pavlovic
    Regional IT Leader EMEAR-North @ Cisco

    Keynote: Driving on the GDPR highway of your company.

    Ulrich Seldeslachts
    CEO @ LSEC Leaders In Security

    Technical track: Ulrich talks about data discovery, compliance management and many other technical insights.

    Matthias Matthiesen
    Sr. Manager Privacy & Policy @ IAB Europe

    Matthias will provide you the impact on agencies and marketing and sales departments.

    Mic Adam
    SoMe Policy Creator @ Vanguard Leadership

    Organizational track: Mic will provide you with challenges and answers on social media management and monitoring.

    Cassandra Moons
    Legal Counsel @ Coolblue

    Legal track: Cassandra will share her insights of the impact on retail and e-commerce.

    Rick Gruijters
    Director Business Strategy @ IRIS (Canon Group)

    Organizational track: Rick will tell about how they are already implementing data and privacy during the last 24 years.

    Ivan Vandermeersch
    Secretary General @ BDMA

    Keynote: The challenges of policymakers with regard to privacy regulation in the context of connected devices.

    Matthias Dobbelaere
    Managing Partner @ theJurists Europe

    Keynote: How can a business check if it’s GDPR-compliant, and how can it remedy this if it isn’t?

      Christoph Balduck
      DPO @ DataTrustAssociates

      Organizational track: Christoph will give you more details on cases from Belgium and other European countries.

      Emma Butler
      DPO @ Yoti Ltd.

      Emma will tell you all about her challenges, struggles and opportunities as a DPO of an SME.

      Lorena Marciano
      EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer @ Cisco

      Keynote: Driving on the GDPR highway of your company.

      Bart Van den Brande
      Lawyer & Founding Partner @ Sirius Legal

      Bart will offer you do’s and don’ts on the GDPR, accompanied with cases.

      Jan Maarten Willems
      Managing Partner & DPO @ Inpuls

      Legal track: Use GDPR as an enabler for better Information Management.

        Sophie Angenot
        Managing Partner @ QuaData

        Organizational track: Sophie will help you break down the silos between departments and let you discover where your data is.

        Jan Guldentops
        CEO & Researcher @ B.A.

        Technical track: Jan will provide you with security tips and tricks for your organization.

        Stefan De Hondt
        Security Architect @ Cronos Security

        Technical: Stefan will highlight the impact of GDPR on end-to-end security.

        David Callebaut
        Managing Partner @ Infosentry

        Organizational track: David will take you through your organizational structure and how to act as a company.

        Paul Van den Bulck
        Partner @ McGuireWoods LLP

        Legal track: Paul will present you all about the impact on your CRM and marketing efforts.

        Conference Schedule

        The event will start at 9h with keynotes and cases.

        During the bbq lunch, you will be able to visit the booths with GDPR services and solutions and do some networking.

        In the afternoon, you can opt for one of the 3 side-tracks with practical insights:

        • Organizational, with a focus on management, marketing and sales
        • Technical, with a focus on IT
        • Legal, HR and finance

        Around 17h00, Nell Watson of Singularity University will be the closing keynote.

        As from 18h00, you can visit the booths and talk to speakers, experts and business people during the networking drink.

        Download the full program and schedule of the upcoming GDPR Conference:


        When you register, you can opt for one or more tickets. Payment is possible with credit card or via invoice. If you opt for credit card payment, you will also receive an invoice as proof for your administration.

        Want to become a partner?

        Contact us and discover all the possibilities.
        We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

        Rien van den Bosch


        +32 0477 20 08 39

        Ilse Bollen


        +32 499 48 14 72

        Conference Venue

        The GDPR Conference will take place at the AED Studios in Lint, nearby Antwerp.

        Address: AED Studios, Fabriekstraat 38, 2547 Lint

        To avoid residential areas, follow the AED signs as soon as you see them.
        Free parking is available at AED Studios via Gate A.

        AED Studios is also easy to access with public transport, as the trainstation of Kontich/Lint is right across the street.

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