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GDPR Conference: IT, Marketing, & Legal Readiness

April 13, 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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*PLEASE NOTE: This Event is Now Fully Booked*

This GDPR Event is fully booked and is no longer accepting bookings. Please consider our HR Forum: GDPR for HR which will be held 20th April.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a reality for all Lancashire organisations across all sectors and sizes and Brexit won’t stop it. Rules on collecting and using information on customers and staff will get tighter especially around marketing. If these rules are overlooked, organisations run the risk of significant fines of up to €20m or 4% of group global turnover.

The introduction of this legislation will require readiness on the part of Business owners, Directors, and Managers along with staff awareness at all levels to handle personal data properly.

To help our members and the entire Lancashire business community, the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Harrison Drury Solicitors and the Bartle Hall Hotel will put together a well-rounded informative conference to prepare delegates in the area of IT, Digital Marketing, and the Legal readiness to ensure that the additional data protection regulations will not take us by surprise.

We will have Dr Alan Gillies present to us first from the IT perspective, how we will need to handle our internal information systems. He will probably give a bit of a short overview at that point.

Bespoke Digital will talk to us about the impact of GDPR on Digital Marketing, how things will need to change and strategies to adjust to that change.

Lucy Blezard from Harrison Drury will discuss their experience with companies so far with GDPR, what companies are getting wrong, what they’re misunderstanding and some good steps for them to take. (excellent topic as there a lot of “myths” floating around out there)

Given the complexity of the new regulation, this 3 hour session will provide an overview of the data protection approaches mentioned along with time to answer questions from attendees.


  • 8:15-8:30 – Check in and Registration
  • 8:30-8:50 – Networking and Connection
  • 8:50-9:00 – Introductions and Overview
  • 9:00-9:25 – How GDPR will impact your IT
  • 9:25-9:50 – How GDPR will impact your Digital Marketing
  • 9:50-10:15 – How GDPR Will Impact Your Organisation Legally
  • 10:15-10:25 – Refreshments Break
  • 10:25-10:45 – Q&A Panel with IT, Digital, & Legal Experts
  • 10:45-11:15 – One-to-Ones Meetings and Networking

The NW Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Harrison Drury and the Bartle Hall Hotel who will be providing us with refreshments and breakfast nibbles at their beautiful resort just outside of Preston.

The GDPR will take effect from 25 May 2018. This conference will help you to be ready to face proper data protection in your organisation’s IT, Digital Marketing, and Legal interaction.

Although this workshop is provided as a service to our members, all organisations are welcome (and encouraged) to attend!


  • Members: FULLY BOOKED
  • Affiliates: FULLY BOOKED
  • Non-Members: FULLY BOOKED

This GDPR Event is fully booked and is no longer accepting bookings. Please consider our HR Forum: GDPR for HR which will be held 20th April or our “Essentials of Data Protection for Business” Open Course which runs 11th May or can be run in-house at your facility.


April 13
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Andrew Hamilton
01253 347063


Bartle Hall Hotel
Lea Lane, Bartle
Preston, Lancashire PR4 0HA United Kingdom
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01772 690506