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

Christoph Balduck
DPO @ DataTrustAssociates

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

Jan Guldentops
CEO & Researcher @ B.A.

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

Burt Riské
General Manager @ Roularta Business Information

Burt will be moderating the organizational track.

Stephanie Raets
Senior Associate @ Claeys & Engels

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

Bart Van den Brande
Lawyer & Founding Partner @ Sirius Legal

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

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.

Stefan De Hondt
Security Architect @ Cronos Security

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

Philippe Baeten
GDPR Pilot

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

Matthias Matthiesen
Sr. Manager Privacy & Policy @ IAB Europe

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

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?

    Dimitri Maesfranckx
    Managing Partner @ Datalumen

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

    Paul Van den Bulck
    Partner @ McGuireWoods LLP

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

    David Callebaut
    Managing Partner @ Infosentry

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

    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.

    Ghaleb Zekri
    NSX Sr. Systems Engineer EMEA @ VMware

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

      Lorena Marciano
      EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer @ Cisco

      Keynote: Driving on the GDPR highway of your company.

      Emma Butler
      DPO @ Yoti Ltd.

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

      Jan Maarten Willems
      Managing Partner & DPO @ Inpuls

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

        Nell Watson
        Associate faculty AI & Robotics @ Singularity University

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

        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.

        Ivan Vandermeersch
        Secretary General @ BDMA

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

        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.

        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.

        In anticipation of the conference

        You can stay up to date with the latest insights, articles, whitepapers and podcasts on GDPR via GDPRready.be.

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