Short survey for Event organisers

As a student enrolled this academic year in the Executive Master in Event Management in IHECS Academy, I am conducting a research on the biggest challenges and opportunities for event organisers moving towards the European General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) compliance.

The GDPR will not make the work of event organisers easy next year. Any company gathering and processing personal data of EU citizens will need to comply with this GDPR by 25 May 2018 at the latest. Although there were data protection laws in place before, companies had little incentive to enforce them as the requirements were very basic and penalties for breaching data protection and privacy were very low. With the GDPR, the requirements and penalties are much higher. Are event companies aware of this regulation? How will their business practices adapt to it?

The aim of this survey is to better understand to what extent event organisers in Belgium are ready for GDPR. Your help with this short survey would be much appreciated and completing it would not take more than 5 minutes. Your answers to the survey will be anonymous and will only be used for research to complete my End of Studies Paper (TFE) to be presented early October.

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

Ana Perez @ana_pmk

* 1. In which sector are you working?

* 2. What is your role in the organisation?

* 3. To what extent are you aware of the implications that GDPR will have for your organisation?

* 4. Are you involved in a GDPR initiative? If so, in what perspective?

* 5. To what extent do you agree with the following statements?

  Agree completely Agree Neutral Disagree Disagree completely
My organisation is fully aware that GDPR will have large effects on its business
My organisation is already taking the necessary steps to prepare for GDPR
GDPR will positively impact the trust between my organisation and its customers
GDPR will help implement real Data Governance across my organisation

* 6. Which of the following challenges do you see when preparing for GDPR? 
Please select all that apply

* 7. Which opportunities do you see for your organisation becoming GDPR compliant?
Please select all that apply

* 8. Is your organisation currently working with an external partner to become GDPR compliant?

* 9. If you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to write them here: