Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic destination management partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, has launched a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Program as part of its H-Forward initiative and in anticipation of client’s needs.
“Hosts will not only be prepared to protect data and meet industry needs, but to drive the discussion around compliance preparation.”
The GDPR is Europe’s new data privacy legislation. It comes into effect on May 25, 2018, and applies to all data collected from European participants in events, regardless of where the event is held.
“To work towards global readiness and consistent execution for our clients in advance of the enforcement deadline, we are proactively rolling out a GDPR Resource Program, and initiating training with our 55+ member destination management companies (DMC),” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts’ global alliance of DMCs. Hosts’ program provides all Hosts Global DMCs with checklists for creating standard operating procedures, best practice guidelines and training programs led by industry leaders and legal consultants.
“Hosts will not only be prepared to protect data and meet industry needs, but to drive the discussion around compliance preparation,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief operating officer of Hosts Global. “We will continue to keep you informed on the GDPR, its significant ramifications and the magnitude of our efforts.”
About Hosts Global
Hosts Global is a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide. It offers full-service destination management solutions in more than 300 locations through its global alliance of select DMCs. Its services include global planning, account management and execution of group programs including meetings, conventions, incentive programs and special events.
Hosts Global is represented in Canada by Gabrielle (Gabby) Spanton, executive vice-president of business development. She can be reached at Gabrielle.Spanton@Hosts-Global.com; 647.946.4295 (office); or 416.209.0393 (cell)