Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events. Please click on the event for details of future Pre-lunch Seminars.

  • October: Thursday 19th, Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Matthew Holman - Principal at EMW

    Topic - Tidal Wave On The Horizon: The New General Data Protection Regulation

    This month's seminar is being presented by Matthew Holman, a Principal at EMW and the Head of EMW's technology and privacy law team.The world of data protection is about to change significantly and the new law (called the General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR") will be coming into force from May 2018. All businesses, regardless of size, sector and turnover, will need to comply with this new law. The penalties for failure to comply with the GDPR are significantly higher than ever before. The maximum fine is 20m Euros or 4% of worldwide turnover, whichever is the higher. The new law introduces brand new concepts which are: - The need to report data security breaches within 72 hours; - Appoint a data protection officer; - Update consent wording and cease using opt-outs (where the business relies on these); - Keep internal records which relate to the processing of personal data; - The duty to erase personal data when asked to do so (aka the right to be forgotten); - Have specific contract terms in place with service providers where they deal with your companyĆ¢s personal data; - Respond to subject access requests within a new shorter time frame.Matthew acts for many UK PLC's and global brands as well as national and regional technology businesses. He is one of only 20 lawyers in the UK to have gained SCL Accredited IT Lawyer status. He is recognised as one of the UK's leading GDPR specialists. He is an experienced public speaker and his seminars are highly sought after. He is frequently involved in high profile media work for the GDPR and has provided opinions and views for many industry media outlets as well as mainstream media, including BBC News and The Times.You will come away from Matthew' s presentation having gained a greater understanding as to the key changes in the GDPR; you will be equipped to plan for your business' internal compliance before the May 2018 deadline and you will have experienced a light hearted and engaging presentation, with the chance for you to ask lots of questions of a leading expert in the field.Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.

  • November: Thursday 16th, Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

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  • December: Thursday 7th, Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

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  • January: Thursday 18th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • February: Thursday 22nd, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • March: Thursday 15th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • April: Thursday 19th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • May: Thursday 17th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • June: Thursday 14th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 19th October

Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

What members and guests say

"The Business Network meeting I attended in London was the best organised and most useful networking event of the very many I've participated in over the years. Helen's approach is focused on ensuring all attendees gain maximum benefit from the session. Unlike the hosts of some other events, it really was all about "us" rather than the host! Helen's attention to detail and interest in making useful introductions made it a truly valuable experience. I shall be joining the group so that I can benefit from future sessions, and build lasting relationships with the interesting and high-quality folk in the room."

Tiffany Kemp
Devant Ltd

"Hi Helen I just wanted to thank you and all your 'cohorts' permanent and drafted in, for organising such a brilliant day. Apart from making much closer contacts with people on the travel it was also good to interact with the mancunion crowd. As to the travel, it was a lovely experience ignoring time and responsibility just following what everyone else did (someone described it as being like a school trip - didn't even have tickets). Virgin and PCS did us proud and we really were spoilt. Thank you all."

Philip Waldman
Swire Maples