IRMS Conference 2020 Programme Announced ‘Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation’

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has revealed a three-day programme of more than 50 speakers, for its annual conference – IRMS Conference 2020. The conference takes place 17th – 19th May 2020 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC) and this year focuses on ‘Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation’.

Chair of the IRMS, Scott Sammons states: “This year we will be talking all things information, regulation and technology, as well as focusing on people and the softer skills needed by the modern information and records management professional.” Scott adds: “Experts in their field will be providing their insights alongside real-world case studies.”

More than 300 attendees from the information and records management industry will learn from a wide range of expert speakers, representing public and private sector organisations, government bodies and the academic world, in keynote presentations and more than 50 breakout sessions, addressing topical and controversial issues such as:


  • Does Information Governance Matter? Do we need it?
  • What Should Compliance Look Like?
  • Whose Legitimate Interest is it Anyway?
  • Are international standards relevant and should they be used?
  • What’s Information & Records Management Ever Done for us?

The IRMS Conference has a reputation for attracting high-profile speakers and keynote presentations and those confirmed for 2020 include Calum Liddle, The Office of the DPO at Facebook; Dawn Monaghan, Head of Information Governance Policy at NHSX (a new unit driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care); Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director – Privacy at Deloitte and Judith Ellis, Managing Director at Enterprise Knowledge and Chair of the ISO Committee for Records Management Standards.

Scott adds: “Two years on from GDPR and new Data Protection laws coming into force and information and data is now very much at the heart of organisations. Consequently, the voice of information and records management professionals is louder than ever. It has resulted in real progress being made in areas such as legacy paper records, the shift from physical to digital, email management, integrating Office365 and good governance practice. At the IRMS Conference 2020 we will share best practice and continue to encourage collective and collaborative work, in order to ensure the momentum continues.”

In addition to the main conference programme that this year is hosted by Iron Mountain, the IRMS and OASIS will host the popular Conference Fringe and Sunday Social, providing delegates with the opportunity to network and socialise with their peers.

The IRMS Conference 2020 takes place on 17th 19th May 2020 at the Hilton Metropole. Registration is open now at

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