2017 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Now going into its sixth year, in 2017 the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held from 22 to 23 May at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Our countries and our region remain subject to events that have the potential to cause significant disruption, damage, injury and loss of life, and our preparedness and our capacity to respond directly impacts outcomes for affected communities.

With delegates from over five countries, more than 100 speakers and 40 exhibitors, this is a must attend conference for people working in and with the emergency and disaster management sector.

Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 2016

Topics discussed at the conference include:

  • Technology and Operations
  • Multi-Agency Response
  • Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
  • The Recovery Process
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Volunteers in Emergencies
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management
  • International Response to Disasters
  • Consequence Management
  • Open Topics
Featured Speakers


  • Ms Judy Slatyer – CEO, Australian Red Cross
  • Mr John Yates QPM, Director of Security – Scentre Group, Australia and New Zealand, Westfield Corporation – US, UK & Europe


  • Sebastian Rhodes Stampa – United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination, UNOCHA – Asia and the Pacific
  • Professor Len Notaras AM – Executive Director, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Dr Tobias Feakin – Director, National Security Program, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, ASPI
  • Professor David Forbes – Director, Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
  • Commissioner Greg Mullins, Fire and Rescue NSW
  • Commissioner Grant Stevens – South Australia Police

Full Registration Includes:

  • Attendance to Conference sessions and Keynote presentations
  • Conference materials, including satchel, handbook and Book of Abstracts (online)
  • Softcopy of the Book of Proceedings (available after the Conference)
  • Access to presenter podcasts following the Conference
  • Meals for the duration of the Conference including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception including drinks and canapés – 22 May
  • Ticket to the Closing Networking Function – 23 May

Who Should Attend the Conference

  • State Emergency Services
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • SES/Volunteer Organisations
  • Red Cross
  • Defence Force
  • University/ Educational Institutes/ Researchers/ Academics
  • Policymakers/ Government/ Local Government/ Councils
  • Emergency Services Managers
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Health Services
  • Asset Managers/ Business Consultants
  • Planners/ Risk Assessors
  • Facility Managers (Aged Care, Hospitals)
  • Insurers/ Financial Institutions
  • Infrastructure/ Equipment Providers

Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers 2016

Optus-Satellite-Logo Edith-Cowan-Unikronos TOLL

Comments are closed