Data Governance | Policy Meeting

  • Date
    28 June 2021 - 28 June 2021
  • Beijing Time
    3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Hybrid event European Union Chamber of Commerce Beijing office, Beijing Lufthansa Center, Office C405, No. 50 Liangmaqiao Road
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The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are pleased to invite you to join our next Policy Meeting, where Ms Kendra Schaefer, Partner at Trivium China, and Ms Isabelle Hajjar, Vice Chair of the Cybersecurity Sub-Working Group at the European Chamber and Head of Compliance for the EU & APAC Data Privacy & Cybersecurity specialist at TekID. The meeting will take place on Monday, 28th June 2021 from 15:30 to 17:00 (Beijing time) on-site in Beijing (for participants based in other cities Zoom is also available).

In recent years, data governance has come to the forefront of policy considerations, both in the domestic context but also looking at the global arena, in governments around the world. In the case of the European Union (EU), the bloc has adopted an approach aiming at becoming a global standards-setter by being at the forefront of regulating in areas like data protection and Artificial Intelligence. China, in the meantime, is also in the process on shaping its own data governance system through a slew of laws and regulations like the Cybersecurity Law, the Personal Information Protection Law and the recently passed Data Security Law.


15:00-15:30Registration & Networking
15:30-15:40Opening Remarks
15:40-16:50Presentation by Ms Kendra Schaefer (in person in Beijing) and Ms Isabelle Hajjar (online)
16:50-17:30Discussion and Q&A

About the speakers

Kendra Schaefer

Kendra leads Trivium’s tech advisory practice and is co-lead on Trivium’s social credit project. She focuses on Chinese government data infrastructure and domestic informatization.

Kendra began her career in China on the production end of the tech in the early 2000s, building sites, apps, and digital platforms for multinationals entering the China market. She later moved into tech advisory, and has consulted on tech localization and policy for over 150 SMEs and multinationals.

Isabelle Hajjar

Isabelle leads regulatory and operational compliance support, consulting, strategy and program design, implementation and roll-out services for clients in the ICT and digital sphere, both locally and on a global level, with a focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity (including infrastructure, market access, organizational issues, policies and procedures, trainings, monitoring, GDPR, more largely EU data privacy related regulation, China Cybersecurity law, MLPS, more largely APAC cybersecurity and data privacy related regulations, certifications such as ISO or SOC, incident management, etc.), in various sectors (from classic hosting to cloud services, SaaS, e-commerce, banking, automotive, investment funds, health, digital security products, etc). A legally and technologically savvy professional, she has a 360o approach to Compliance, bridging the gap between IT, legal, business and strategy. She further acts, for certain clients, as outsourced General Counsel / Compliance and Data Privacy Officer.

Isabelle has been appointed as EU and China data privacy expert to all four meetings so far (two in China / two in Belgium) between the EU Commission and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) expert-to-expert Working Group on the economic impact of cybersecurity challenges and digital economy. Isabelle is also collaborating with the French IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale – Advanced National Defense Research Institute) on strategic subjects, as well as with the ETSI ( European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

Before joining Tek-ID, Isabelle had already accumulated a wealth of experience, skills and know-how in the ICT – digital field, first as an Attorney in Europe, followed by in-house experience as General Counsel, Data Privacy and Compliance Officer for ICT Companies. Isabelle is used to working with clients across various sectors all over the world, & with multidisciplinary, culturally and geographically diverse teams.

Meeting Registration and Cancellation

This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase III including embassies or consulates only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Ester Cañada Amela ( with subject line before Friday, 25th June COB. You will receive a confirmation email. A maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder may attend if the capacity allows it.

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