Better Business 2016 – The Conference for Business, Self-Regulation and Impact will return to Washington, DC on April 21-22, 2016, convening hundreds of business thought leaders, government, academia, non-profit and consumer advocates. This event will again feature keynotes and panels, as well as an evening networking reception the first night of the conference.
The conference will be held at:
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
LIMITED NUMBER OF SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE.
National and regional differences in regulatory approaches to issues like privacy, data transfers, discovery, and the environment create compliance burdens that slow global commerce and increase companies’ costs. Learn how leading businesses employ self- and co-regulatory initiatives to create a more level playing field in various regions of the world.
How can you effectively respond to social media-empowered consumers who are dissatisfied with your business practices? Hear how consumer advocates and business leaders engage consumers, build allies, and overcome negative media events to protect businesses and industries.
Technology can create personalized online experiences for consumers and provide businesses with detailed insights into consumers’ behavior, but some technologies leave both looking for ways to embrace technology without sacrificing privacy. At the Better Business Conference, privacy experts will explore the potential benefits of smart technology and data collection, the unique privacy concerns of the internet of things, and the future of cross-border data flows from the U.S. to Europe, Asia and beyond.
Information technology will continue to be a powerful force to connect people and systems, but our increasing dependence on technology in business and our personal lives increases the potential impact of cyber attacks. Join the Council of Better Business Bureaus for a discussion of how the government and businesses can collaborate on solutions to mitigate the risks and threats posed by cyber criminals and other malicious actors.
This conference is different from many others and I enjoyed thinking about self-regulation on a more abstract level.
—Quote From Past Participant
Regulatory pressures and consumer demands are constantly reshaping the food and beverage industry. Come and explore the latest trends in nutrition standards, media and compliance issues and advertising self-regulation that will influence the food and beverage industry.
The healthcare industry is facing major disruption—from government action adding millions of new consumers to the healthcare system to new security risks that come with wearable devices and other emerging technologies. Learn more about the latest developments in technology, security and public policy that will impact the healthcare industry for years to come.
The pace of technological change and innovation in the financial industry will continue to accelerate—as will the frequency and sophistication of cybersecurity attacks will continue to make security a top issue for the entire industry. Join the discussion about emerging opportunities for the financial industry and multi-layer security solutions to protect against fraud and cyber-attacks.
New products and technologies from the high-tech industry are reshaping virtually every industry and sector in the global economy—including the technology industry itself. Learn more about key challenges on the horizon for technology companies, such as the privacy and security risks associated with connected machines and all the personal data they capture and analyze.
Online channels will continue to be the primary source of innovation and sales growth for retailers as consumer expectations for a seamless, multichannel shopping experience increase. Hear how leading retailers minimize data security risks and increase consumer trust with transparency around the use and protection of personal information.