Why New York?

New York has long been established as the epicentre of the financial services industry, and it also houses many of the world’s largest businesses including; IBM, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citi, Verizon, Deutsche Bank, NBC, American Express, AIG, Morgan Stanley to name a few.

New York is also home to a number of leading tech companies including; Spotify, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Bloomberg L.P., LG, Samsung and Htc.

There are a number of US states that are following in the footsteps of Europe and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by beginning to implement their own privacy regulations to ensure businesses are protecting consumer data.

Changes in privacy regulation will force organisations to alter the way they handle and approach data protection, privacy and security.


PrivSec Conference New York will take place at the ivy league, Columbia University making use of their impressive Alfred Lerner Hall Auditorium. Alfred Lerner Hall has fantastic conference and exhibition facilities, and is located in upper Manhattan making it easily accesible for local and international attendees. 

Please refer to these printer-friendly PDF maps to navigate around campus on your visit. 



LaGuardia Airport is the closest to the campus; a taxicab ride is about $30 (not including a 18% tip), and the M60 Select Bus Service goes directly from LaGuardia to the campus every half hour for $2.75 (change only). For visitors arriving at any area airport (including Newark International Airport), public transit is available to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Coach service and taxicabs are another option; for example, a taxi directly to campus from Kennedy Airport costs approximately $60 (not including a 18% tip).


Frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight are within easy reach of The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port is just minutes away, while Rosslare Harbour, with regular ferry services to Wales, France and Spain, is located just 2 hour’s drive from The CCD.

The CCD’s close proximity and direct road links to Dublin Port and Rosslare Harbour make it the perfect location for bringing in equipment or goods for your event from anywhere in Ireland, or overseas.


From Riverside Drive and West 95th Street

Go north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway and the University’s main gate (which is not open to traffic).

From the North

Take the New York Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south downtown, 9A (the last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 95th/96th Street. After the underpass, make a right onto 95th Street and then a left onto Riverside Drive. Follow directions “From Riverside Drive and West 95th Street.”

From the South or West

Take the New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge. As you cross the bridge, take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south downtown. Exit the Parkway at West 95th/96th Street. After the underpass, make a right onto 95th Street and then a left onto Riverside Drive. Follow directions “From Riverside Drive and West 95th Street.”

From Long Island

Take the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway west to the Cross Island Parkway north. Cross the Throgs Neck Bridge onto the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95 south) and proceed as in “By Car from the North.”

From the New York Airports

LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway east to the Whitestone Parkway (I-678). Follow it across the Whitestone Bridge and onto I-95 south. Follow directions above for  "From the North."

Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the Whitestone Bridge and across. Take I-95 south and follow the directions above for "From the North."

Newark: Follow directions above for "From the South or West."


Street parking and local parking garages may be available. The Central Parking System garage is on West 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue; Riverside Church Parking Garage is on West 120th Street between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive; GGMC Parkingis at 512-520 West 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.


Train service to New York arrives at Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station; bus service arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From any of these locations, public transportation or taxicab service is available to the campus.


Five bus lines (the M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the #1) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 Select Bus Service is a direct link between the campus and LaGuardia Airport. The subway stop for the campus is Columbia University/116th Street. Please note: if you begin your subway journey on the #2 or #3 express train, be certain to transfer at 96th Street to the #1 train, as the #2 and #3 trains turn away from Manhattan’s Upper West Side before 116th Street.

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