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Consilio and ACC Legal Operations Europe are pleased to introduce our first in-person event on Tuesday, October 15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

We are convening a community of in-house leaders across Europe for on-going series of educational programming and virtual roundtables to support advancement of operational sophistication and innovation in legal services.  ACC Legal Operations and Consilio are excited to announce our inaugural in-person Legal Operations event, ‘Accelerate Innovation’ on 15 October 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). This conference leverages the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model framework to learn through peer discussion and benchmarking about how to accelerate innovation. The one-day event will include educational sessions led by notable industry leaders and peers, as well as a networking reception the evening before.

Who should attend?

  • In-house counsel and legal operations professionals in law departments of small, medium, and large companies
  • All industries and levels of legal operations experience welcome.

Why should you attend?

Whether you are facing mounting pressures to demonstrate the value of your legal team, meet increasing complex regulatory pressures, or simply wish to free up valuable staff time for more important activities, this ‘Accelerate Innovation’ event brings together robust group of individuals to advance your Legal Operations journey.

This event seeks to move everyone up the ladder of this emerging profession, from those starting out to those who are more experienced. We encourage attendees to share their experiences and best practices with one another to create a peer-rich learning environment.

Interested in speaking?

Speaking on a panel of the 2019 Accelerate Innovation event provides you the opportunity to share your ideas and experience with peers in legal departments across Europe. Please complete the speaker interest form and submit by 12 July for review by the programme committee. If selected as panelist, you will receive FREE admission to the event on 15 October.

Format

Join fellow legal operations practitioners for a day of educational programming, knowledge-sharing, and small group roundtable discussions.

Register now.

Monday, 14 October 2019

18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception hosted by Consilio at Nextower, Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6 in 60313 Frankfurt am Main. Please RSVP during the registration process.


Tuesday, 15 October 2019

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11:15 Opening Plenary
1:  Lessons from the road – my legal operations journey
Panelists explain their current state and how they got there – the strategy, approach and milestones of their own Legal Operations journeys.

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15 Roundtables 
2A:  The other half of the legal department – Getting the most from external firms and resources

2B:  Making technology work for you – Starting with core infrastructure and discussing successes with shiny new toys
Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Contract Lifecycle Management, Legal Service Request portals and front doors – we aim to keep on the front foot with the rapid change of technology innovation and its relevance to legal operations.

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch & Networking

13:15 –  14:00 Roundtables 
3A:  Contract management planning – How to help your organisation make the right decisions to help accelerate the speed of business

3B:  Macro/Micro management – Optimising the internal working of your law department: strategy, culture, structure, roles, headcount, client interaction
Right work, right time, right person, right now

14:00 –  14:45 Roundtables
4A:  Made to measure – How and what do you measure, who does the measuring and who measures the measurer
Do Legal Ops professionals need their own metrics and analytics?

4B:  Digital transformation – Data, risk and demand
Front office services and products must reflect today’s needs for responsive, real-time information to aid decision-making as volumes of data and requests mount. How will legal operations lead the legal team to evolve to meet these needs?

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee and Networking Break

15:15 – 16:00 Closing Plenary
5:  Good-Buy-In – How change management delivers transformations
The need for buy-in is not limited to budgetary sign-off for a new system or approach. Ensuring people embrace your transformational journey is critical to its success

16:00 – 16:30 Closing Session

Register now.

This programme is exclusively designed for in-house counsel and legal operations professionals that work in legal departments of small, medium and large organisations.

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes courses, written materials and scheduled meals/receptions. It does not include housing, travel, or personal expenses.

ACC Members

  • Before 16 August 2019: Early Bird Registration Rate €99 (inclusive of tax)
  • As of 17 August 2019: Standard Registration Rate of €199 (inclusive of tax)

Non-ACC Members

  • Before 16 August 2019: Early Bird rate €449 (inclusive of tax)
  • As of 17 August 2019: Standard rate of €549 (inclusive of tax)

The Non-ACC Member rate includes one year of ACC membership, a €350 value   (membership eligibility rules apply). ACC membership and meeting registration will be confirmed pending approval of eligibility.

NOTE: We do not accept American Express for this program. The Early Bird rate expires on 16 August 2019 at 23:59 CEST.

Confirmation

Registrations are not considered confirmed until payment is processed. Please do not consider your registration complete until you have received the confirmation email.

If you are an ACC member, you will receive an email confirmation after registering for the programme.

If you are a non-ACC member, after registering for the programme, you will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your registration by email, followed by a registration confirmation after your eligibility has been approved. Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for eligibility approval.

Cancellation Policy

Delegates cancelling their registration MUST do so in writing to globalservices@acc.com. Cancellations received before 23:59 CEST on 16 August 2019 will receive a refund of the fees paid, less a €49 administration charge. No refunds will be made after this date.

Cancellations for registrations processed at the non-ACC Member rate will not be refunded the €350 membership fee included with the registration. Registration cancellations will adhere to the cancellation policy dates above.

No exceptions can be accommodated.

Attendee Substitutions

Substitute attendees (from the same organization and eligible to attend) are always welcome. Please email your request to globalservices@acc.com

Special Requirements / Food Restrictions

Participants with special needs or food restrictions should note them on the registration form or contact ACC’s Global Services Department at globalservices@acc.com. Requests for special accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than 30 September 2019, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.