EDAA Summit 2021

Hybrid Event, 15 November 2021
EDAA Summit 2021

The 2021 EDAA Summit: Choices for a better future is an event that aims to bring together industry, regulators, and users in a hybrid format to discuss the future of self-regulation in the online advertising ecosystem. The Summit will be held on November 15 2021 at the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place. You can join either in-person or via our streaming platform, so make sure to register for free now. In-person seating is limited.

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2021 Programme

We have invited to the table representatives from all key areas of the ecosystem, for candid and insightful discussions, for guidance, and for opinions about where the industry is going and how we can make sure that its destination is one that benefits everyone involved. The stellar content, delivered by renowned speakers and experts, will provide a global perspective framed within the European space. Please find the agenda below and stay tuned for the speaker lineup that will be announced soon. All times are CET.

* Programme is subject to change



(In-person attendees only) Take this opportunity to interact, network and warm-up for the coming insightful keynotes, heated debates, constructive panels, and future-framing discussions. A standing lunch and refreshments will be provided.

14.00 - 14.10 | WELCOME ADDRESS

(Live streaming commences) Angela Mills Wade, Chair, EDAA and Executive Director, EPC, will welcome all attendees and introduce the topics of the day.

14.10 - 14.30 | POLICY KEYNOTE | The EU’s Digital Services Act: What's in it for Consumers and Business?

Hear from regulators what views they have on the DSA package of measures and the spotlight given towards heightened advertising transparency measures and codes of conduct, amongst other key provisions. This is your chance to get to grips with a transformative piece of legislation, understanding the key benefits and implications for consumers and business.

14.30 - 14.55 | PANEL DEBATE | DSA: Are We Prepared?

Following the policy keynote, several leading associations will discuss how different sectors of the digital advertising ecosystem – from media publishers, agencies, direct marketers, technology platforms, and brand advertisers, are preparing. Where do the challenges and opportunities lie? Where is the digital advertising industry already advanced? What gaps exist today? What key initiatives are in the pipeline to overcome those gaps?



Luca Bertuzzi, Journalist and Editor, EURACTIV


Conor Murray, Director of Regulatory and Public Affairs, egta

Ionel Naftanaila, Programme Development Director, EDAA

(The speaker list is being updated)


14.55 - 15.10 | CONVERSATION | DPA Priorities & Enforcement in AdTech

Join us for this critical conversation and hear the most pertinent questions put towards a leading DPA. Where do the DPAs see challenges to the one-stop-shop mechanism? How will the GDPR and DSA interact?  How are different interpretations of laws impacting the work of the DPA? What are the key enforcement priorities for DPAs going forward? What key advice can be offered to companies operating across the digital advertising sector?



Ninon Vagner, Privacy and Compliance Manager at IAB Europe


Guido Scorza, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali

15.10 - 15.20 Coffee & Networking Break
15.20 - 15.50 | VISIONARY KEYNOTE | Seek Your Walls

Find out how quantum creativity can help you create a future “without cookies”, why the often quoted “survival of the fittest”- approach is a myth and why the perfection of “individual privacy” will not help you tackle the BIG CHALLENGES of today.


Dietmar Dahmen

15.50 - 16.20 | PANEL | Attack of the Clones | Will GDPR-like Regimes Rule Global Privacy?

Come see the latest installment of one of the highest-rated programmes from major privacy conferences as it makes its Global debut at the 2021 EDAA Summit. We’ll reveal what privacy and data protection look like for policy, technology, business and society in the data galaxy of the future!



Peter Kosmala, Founder and Principal, PRIVĀT, LLC (Newport RI). Faculty Instructor, York University


Cristina Onosé, Lead, Advocacy and Thought Leadership - Privacy and Cybersecurity, PWC (Toronto ON)

Nicole Stephensen, Principal Consultant — GroundUp Privacy Consulting Pty. Ltd. (Brisbane AU)

(The speaker list is being updated)

16.20 - 16.40 | PANEL | Views from Across the Global Network

Hear from our international network across the US, Canada and Argentina on privacy developments worldwide and their impact on self-regulatory standards and codes. This session aims to provide a better understanding of the core values and benefits of effective self-regulation amidst different regulatory regimes, and the key global developments taking shape for the benefit of companies operating across the industry and across borders.


Lou Mastria, Executive Director, DAA

Julie Ford, Executive Director, DAAC

(The speaker list is being updated)


16.40 - 16.50 | Coffee & Networking Break
16.50 - 17.20 | PRESENTATIONS | What the... AdTech?!

Quick-fire presentations that will provide a concentrated overview of  the crazy and exciting world of AdTech policy. From W3C to PRAM, we distill the big picture and cover what you need to know. A must-attend session!

17.20 - 17.50 | PANEL | A company perspective: challenges and opportunities of tomorrow

Drawing on the presentations from the previous session, expert authorities in data protection and digital advertising will answer a series of questions designed to provide a comprehensive overview of how companies are concretely planning to tackle the challenges of tomorrow and capitalise on its opportunities



Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird


Vincent Potier, Founder, London Digital Ventures Limited

Alan Chapell, President, Chapell & Associates

(The speaker list is being updated)

17.50 - 18.00 | CLOSING REMARKS

(Live streaming ends) Angela Mills Wade, Chair, EDAA and Executive Director, EPC, will thank participants and audience and revisit the key takeaways from today's event.

18.00 - 19.00 | COCKTAIL HOUR

(In-person attendees only) The perfect ending to a genuinely fruitful day.


This list is being updated.

Luca Bertuzzi
Jurnalist and editor
Ruth Boardman
Bird & Bird
Alan Chapell
Chapell & Associates
Dietmar Dahmen
Keynote speaker. Inspirator. Transformation expert.
Julie Ford
Executive Director
Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
Peter B. Kosmala, CIPP
Founder and Principal, Faculty Instructor
PRIVĀT, LLC, York University
Angela Mills Wade
Executive Director
European Publishers Council (EPC)
Conor Murray
Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs
Ionel Naftanaila
Director of Programme Development
Cristina Onosé, MA, CIPP/C, CIPM
Lead, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Privacy Advocacy and Thought Leadership
PwC Canada
Vincent Potier
London Digital Ventures Ltd & Klever Programmatic Inc.
Guido Scorza
Member of the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)
Italian Data Protection Authority
Hanne Tuomisto-Inch
Head of Chrome and Web Partnerships EMEA





You can download the Sponsor's Brief here and contact us at team@edaa.eu if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 EDAA Summit!