GDPR Conference

The EU’s GDPR -- Impacts and Opportunities for New England Businesses

2018 GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018, already is having a major business impact on New England organizations doing business in Europe.  Organizations of all types, large and small, are facing new, significant regulatory compliance risks and operational challenges as a result of the GDPR.  At the same time, however, the GDPR is also creating new business opportunities for organizations.  This one-day program will address the major business risks – and opportunities – for New England organizations doing business in Europe arising out of the GDPR.  The presenters, who are experts in EU data protection law and experienced business professionals knowledgeable about doing business in Europe, come from a variety of backgrounds including the private, government, and non-profit sectors.


Conference Agenda

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Introduction - Rita Heimes (Maine Law / IAPP)

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Top risks to business from EU’s GDPR


Omer Tene (IAPP)
Kathryn Reid (UNUM)
Ken Mortensen (Intersystems)
(Rita Heimes moderator)

10:30 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Business opportunities


Leigh Freund (NAI)
Anthony Matyjaszewski (NAI)
Andrew Clearwater (One Trust)
Jed Bracy or Sam Pfeifle (IAPP)
(Omer Tene moderator)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Resources for doing business in the EU


Caitlin Fennessy (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Jeff Porter (U.S. Trade Services)
Wade Merritt (Maine International Trade Center)
(Peter Guffin, moderator)


The Center is partnering with Pierce Atwood and the IAPP to bring this one day conference on Friday, June 1, 2018. Seating is limited, register now!

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