About the Forum

Disasters such as Black Saturday, Cyclone Larry, and Cyclone Debbie have continued to surprise mankind by unleashing its destructive power swiftly and unexpectedly. The catastrophes, unspeakable tragedies, and gargantuan losses behove an urgent and critical need to institutionalize post-natural disaster resilience.

“Building back the Nation’s Resilience to Natural Disaster” – Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation is thus essential in limiting the damage on people and communities. In recent years, efforts in disaster management have gained momentum from the unprecedented advances in information, communication, and innovation technologies, with wide-ranging applications in disaster preparedness, mitigation, and management.

To build a resilient ANZ requires a paradigm shift from a response-recovery governance to a risk-sensitive development approach and a stronger attempt in regional cooperation for managing trans-boundary disasters. With this in mind, we cordially invite you to the 2ns ANZ Disaster and Emergency Management Forum on 6  – 8 August 2018 to join the discussion with our stellar speaker lineup from the government, academic, and private sectors in the region.

Key Themes

  1. How Drones Are Changing Humanitarian Relief and Rescue
  2. New Firefighting Technologies: Fire Fighting Robots, Remote Control Fire Trucks and More
  3. Advances in Multi-Hazard Early Warning for Geophysical Disaster
  4. Lessons Learnt From Cyclone Debbie, Christchurch and a Decade of Bushfires
  5. Dealing with False News During Major Disasters
  6. Interagency Co-ordination and Response in Times of Crisis
  7. Bushfire Behaviour Modelling: Predicting How Bushfire Will Behave in Extreme Scenario
  8. Improving the Retention and Engagement of Emergency Volunteers
  9. Integrating Climate Change Adaption into Disaster Planning
  10. Untold Stories of Real Life ANZ Heros Who Saved Lives

2017 Testimonials

  • “The content and enthusiasm of the speakers. It was an extremely well run forum – I really liked that speakers were kept to time to ensure the day flowed well.”
    Queensland Care Training Pathway, Queensland Health
  • “Good range of speakers and topics.”
    Queensland State Emergency Service
  • “Generally all speakers were very good with good content and great knowledge. We all need to be more aware that the use of acronyms can be difficult, particularly when we have participants from other states where a particular acronyms may mean something different.”
    Translink
  • “The speakers were very knowledgeable about their particular fields of expertise. The diversity of speakers that you had in the program was very important to me for making the forum informative and interesting.”
    Central Coast Council

2017 Delegate List

  • Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia
  • Central Coast Council
  • Children’s Health Queensland
  • City of Adelaide
  • City of Casey
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Hobart
  • City of West Torrens
  • Department of Main Roads and Transport
  • Department of State Development
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • DNRM
  • Lifeline UnitingCare Queensland
  • Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Mount Isa Mines
  • National Disability Insurance Agency
  • National Parks Sport and Racing
  • Nepean Hospital
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • QSuper
  • Queenland State Emergency Service
  • Queensland Country Practice
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Queensland Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Risk and Emergency
  • South Australian Water Corporation
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Telstra
  • TransLink
  • UPA North Coast Region