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    1 Feb 2018




    Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT

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    Data Protection and Cyber Security in Travel – London

    Event details

    Registration for this event is now full. Please email events@abta.co.uk if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

    Is your organisation prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? What structures do you have in place to protect your data and your business from cyber threats?

    No travel company can operate without holding significant amounts of customer data. Our one-day Data Protection and Cyber Security in Travel seminar delivers practical guidance to help travel industry professionals ensure that they are GDPR-ready for 25 May 2018.

    As we enter the final phases of preparation for the GDPR, it is essential that you understand what you need to do now to protect your business and your brand, and maintain the confidence of your customers. The risks of non-compliance have far-reaching implications for your business including damages to your reputation and potentially very significant sanctions and fines. Increased penalties under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will reach an upper limit of €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is higher.

    Use this opportunity to take stock of your existing level of data protection compliance and update yourself on best practice around safeguarding your data from security threats. Attend this event to learn about the tools and processes to assist you with getting your businesses ready for next May and take away top tips and strategies for addressing the new rules and areas that need to be tackled according to the GDPR.

    View the agenda.


    • Overview of relevant legislation for travel
    • The lawful principles and conditions for processing personal data
    • Key issues including accountability, consent and transparency, data subject’s rights, new data processor liability and privacy notices
    • Key changes affecting marketing campaigns
    • New obligations on companies regarding the notification of data security breaches and the appointment of data protection officers
    • GDPR compliance reporting and assessing priorities that your organisation must address 


    Speakers include

    • Moderator: Rhys Griffiths, Partner, Head of the Travel Group, Fieldfisher
    • Karen Round, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
    • Luay Alfaham, Senior Partnerships Manager for the Cyber Aware campaign, RICU (Research Information and Communications Unit), UK Home Office 
    • Representative from the National Cyber Security Centre
    • Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA
    • David Burleigh, Security Consultant, Global Compliance and Risk Services, Trustwave
    • Rob Sheldon, Partner, Fieldfisher
    • Annabelle Gold-Caution, Solicitor, Fieldfisher
    • Leonie Power, Director, Privacy and Information Group, Fieldfisher
    • Nuria Pastor, Director, Privacy and Information, Fieldfisher
    • Lorna Cropper, Senior Associate, Privacy and Information, Fieldfisher
    • Huw Williams, Strategy and Planning Director – Travel, Four Communications
    • Stephen Ridley, Lead Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox UK and Ireland
    • Malati Parekh, Solicitor, ABTA

    Additional speakers will be confirmed in due course.

    Benefits of attending

    • Practical guidance on documenting your existing data flows, carrying out a gap analysis and getting GDPR-ready
    • Guidance on adapting marketing campaigns, updating privacy notices and contracts
    • Hear the latest updates on key threats and cyber security issues
    • Get information on how to prepare for a data breach step-by-step

    Who should attend

    Travel professionals who have a role in handling data and implementing data protection policy. The seminar is designed for large and small companies, including the following teams:

    • Directors, CEOs and senior managers
    • Legal and compliance teams
    • Data protection officers
    • IT and information security teams
    • Marketing teams. 

    Event prices

    ABTA Member/ABTA Partner rate* – £225 plus VAT 
    Non-Member rate –  £345 plus VAT

    Group booking discounts
    Book three places and get 50% off the third place
    Book five places and get the fifth place free
    (This discount will be automatically applied when you book online).

    *To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

    Non-Members are welcome to attend ABTA Conferences and Events. For information about becoming a Member click here.

    View our booking terms and conditions here.

    Event sponsorship

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    Clients choose us because we understand their business. Our in-depth industry knowledge, technical excellence and down-to-earth delivery means you can trust us to provide you with the best possible service. The travel industry has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit which has seen it shape the development of law and regulation. Developments in technology have been a catalyst for change. Travel companies have developed the way they communicate with customers, offering much greater choice, flexibility and competition. Our Travel, Data Protection and Technology teams are all ranked number 1 by the legal directories. This means we are uniquely positioned to support travel companies to embrace new technology and opportunities, whilst at the same time ensuring that they remain legally compliant. It is not just about providing award winning, cutting-edge advice, it is about investing time to develop exceptional working relationships with our clients. We are flexible and personable and have built our strategy around helping clients succeed.


    Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit www.trustwave.com.


    Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle. It’s a long-standing strategy which in 2016 helped generate gross premiums written of £2,402.6 million.

    The Hiscox Group employs over 2,300 people in 13 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re and ILS.

    Our values define our business, with a focus on people, quality, courage and excellence in execution.  We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.

    Media partner

    Celebrating four years as an independent business in 2017, TTG Media is the most trusted and authoritative travel trade media company in the UK & Ireland, continuing to build on an innovative portfolio of events, website ttgmedia.com and magazines including TTG, ttgluxury and Routes News.

    Highlights in 2017 include the second TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies programme, which culminated in a ceremony in Birmingham in March, the first ever TTG Travel Pride event, following the TTG LGBT conference in London on July 3rd, and the growing series of events in luxury travel, including the new Luxury Travel Week. The Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End once again became the setting for the TTG Travel Awards in September. The company has forged a strong reputation for helping to develop the best young people in the travel industry through its 30 Under 30 scheme, now entering its sixth year, its mentoring scheme and its TTG Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders conference – which this year took place at World Travel Market London for the first time.

    ttgmedia.com continues to be the home for many of the breaking news stories of the travel industry, while the business remains underpinned by the weekly TTG, 64 years after the publication of the first edition of the Travel Trade Gazette.

    For details on how to promote your company via headline sponsorship, branding and exhibition, contact Matt Turton on 020 3693 0194 or mturton@abta.co.uk

    To view our commercial opportunities brochure click here.


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    I felt this seminar absolutely hit the mark in terms of variety of content, speakers, pace and structure. It has taken the fear out of GDPR and put a positive spin on it, if planned and executed properly. Thanks for de-mystifying GDPR!

    Contemporary Travel Solutions

    Jacqui Jones