Countdown to Disaster and Emergency Management Conference quick last chance to register!

Mr Jonathan Coppel, Natural Disaster Funding, Productivity Commission
Mr Jonathan Coppel, Natural Disaster Funding

The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference; Earth, Fire and Rain is less than 3 weeks away and there is still time to register to attend this not to be missed Conference examining issues that impact preparedness, resilience, response and capability.

The Conference will be held at Jupiters, Gold Coast, QLD on the 30-31 May 2016. To register your attendance at the conference CLICK HERE.

With over 90 speakers over two days, the Conference is a great opportunity for those working in Disaster and Emergency to contribute, learn and network with peers. It will examine the lessons learnt from recent national and international events and provide a comprehensive forum to examine the expertise, competencies and systems relating to our preparedness and response.

With an stellar line-up of keynote speakers including Commissioner Jonathan Coppel, Productivity Commissioner – Natural Disaster Funding, Productivity Commission and Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services it is the Disaster Management Conference you must attend.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll, QLD Fire and Emergency Services
Commissioner Katarina Carroll, QLD Fire and Emergency Services

Other keynote speakers include Associate Professor Sarb Johal, Disaster Mental Health, Joint Centre for Disaster Research Massey University, NZ, Dr Joanna L. Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research Australia, Adjunct Associate Professor Brett Aimers, James Cook University, Australian Institute of Emergency Services, Ms Julie Molloy Director, Director, Social Engagement, Volunteering QLD and Mr Brendan Moon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view and experience the ESIC truck which is revolutionising the way disasters in Australia and New Zealand are managed. This truck is potentially a world first and can bring technology to the scene of a variety of disaster recovery situations supporting natural disaster emergencies such as fires, floods, cyclones and tsunamis, plus the co-ordination of multiple agencies for emergencies such as terrorism or major event and crowd management.

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air will follow on from the Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on 1st June, will also be held at Jupiters, discussing the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements. To view the Program Click here. Special discount rates are being offered to those that wish to attend both Conferences. CLICK HERE to register today.

Sarb Johal Photo
A/Professor Sarb Johal, Disaster Research Massey University, NZ

The two Conferences have come together to form a partnership by aligning the dates of the events, offering the two industries the most significant Conferences on the 2016 calendar.

The two events offer an extensive program incorporating over 120 industry speakers, an all-encompassing exhibition and networking opportunities across the 3 days.