Sharp EDGE Seminars – ICCA

    Monday 13 November 2017 – 16:30 – 17:45

    IT’S COMING NEXT MAY AND IT WILL AFFECT YOU! IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR GDPR AND E-PRIVACY REGULATORY CHANGES?

    THE IMPACT FOR THE MICE SECTOR

    We all operate in an increasingly data-driven world. Using personal data is an integral part of our professional activities as we aim to share content and market directly to individuals.
    May 2018 will see the first significant change to data regulations in Europe in over 20 years. The new regulations will see stringent measures put in place to punish/fine organizations who seriously mishandle a European consumer’s data. The EU hopes that new protections will grant consumers more control over what happens to their data. The impact will be felt not only by organizations based in the EU region as it will apply to all organizations processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

    Within the MICE sector, everyone will be affected, whether a CVB, an Association, a PCO or DMC, even convention centres, in fact anyone who holds any data about anyone will need to comply. Do you know what you must do to comply with the new legislation?

    In this session, you will hear from a leading international data planning expert who will guide you through the changes in the GDPR and e-privacy legislation and what this means to those handling the personal data of people residing in the European Union.
    We will also look at practical implications for the MICE sector, give guidance and address questions you may have to get your organization compliant-ready.

    Presenters:

    • Emma Sanders, Managing Director, Global Data Partners
    • Caroline Mackenzie, Founder and Partner, Global Association Partners

    Moderator:

    Alain Pittet, Managing Director, Congrex Switzerland

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    Tuesday 14 November 2017 – 10:45 – 12:15

    Event and Data Security – can you provide protection?

    Every day we witness acts of insurrection, some affecting us personally, or as a nation, or as an industry. As keepers of our events, we have a duty to provide not only as much protection to enable congresses to take place in safety but also to ensure compliance with the data legislation.

    Areas to be addressed:

    • Physical security against acts of terrorism
    • The new era of cyber-threats including event website piracy and hotel room block hacks
    • Understanding cybercrime and reducing your organisation’s weaknesses
    • Risk Management
    • Data Management (2018 legal compliance)

    Takeaways:

    • Learn some tips about protection using technology
    • Experience first-hand examples of specific case studies
    • Review your risk management strategies
    • Learn about the implications of the new legislation on data management

    Keynote Presenter:

    John Martinez, CEO Shocklogic, UK

    Panelists:

    • Francesca Manzani, Business Manager Florence, AIM Group
    • Sissi Lignou, Director, Operations & Development & PCO Services, AFEA

    Moderator:

    Iftah Amit, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Kenes Group, Israel

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