It is with great pleasure that I join with Conference Co-Chairs Christian Frank and Reinoud Westerdijk and Program Committee Chair Jenna Karadbil to invite you to join us in Amsterdam for the 2013 European Conference. This conference is an excellent opportunity to gather in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, to attend sessions on cutting-edge legal issues and to meet other delegates. This year, we expect to see delegates from nearly 60 countries.
There is a wide range of topics in our preliminary program for the 2013 European Conference, led by many of the world’s leading technology lawyers. The program includes panels on mobile payment systems, outsourcing and cloud, data protection, IP, regulatory developments, and a look at technology innovations on the horizon. By joining us in Amsterdam, you will gain practical insight into the latest developments in technology law. We consistently receive feedback that our delegates use what they use what they have learnt at ITechLaw conferences when advising clients. I am sure that our conference in Amsterdam will be no exception in this respect.
As regular attendees will know, networking is a very important part of any ITechLaw conference. Alongside private practice lawyers, delegates will include in-house counsel, business executives, government officials and academics from around the world. Throughout the two days of sessions, you will have unparalleled access to networking opportunities with all of your fellow delegates. Social events are designed to make the most of all that Amsterdam and ITechLaw have to offer. Networking events at the 2013 European Conference include the Welcome Reception, the always-popular formal Gala Dinner and a casual Closing Reception. There will also be frequent networking breaks during the conference.
Amsterdam has always been an exciting, multi-cultural city. It is a wonderful location for our annual European Conference. I look forward to seeing you there in October this year.