About This Forum

2016 marked the seventh highest year in record with the combined economic losses exceeding the $200 billion threshold for the first time since 2013. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the bulk of deaths from natural disasters in the last century, continuing to be the world’s most disaster-prone region in 2016.

To build a resilient Asia-Pacific requires a paradigm shift from a response-recovery governance to a risk-sensitive development approach, and a stronger regional co-operation for managing trans-boundary disasters. With this in mind, we cordially invite you to the Australasia-Pacific Disaster Management, Recovery & Emergency Communications Forum on 26 – 28 June 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand to join the discussion with our stellar speaker lineup from the governments, academic and private sectors in the region.

Building resilience to natural disasters - The Path Forward

Resilience: Saving lives today, investing in tomorrow


“Building Back the Nation’s Resilience to Natural Disaster” – Preparedness, Reduction, Readiness & Response and Recovery are essential in limiting the havoc on the people and the nation. In recent years, efforts in disaster management have gained impetus from the unprecedented development in information, communication and space technologies, which have wide-ranging applications in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management.

Why Join this Forum

  1. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction
  2. Building up and exploring emergency management: Preventive, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  3. Understanding the concept and practices of disaster risk reduction through systematic efforts to analyze and manage causal factors of disasters
  4. Fostering and strengthening the exchange of information, networking, and experience for successful execution of natural disaster initiatives and global projects
  5. Investing in natural hazards and risk reduction to take lead in resilience and strengthen risk governance
  6. Redefining and developing an effective communication strategies with new media platforms

Who You Will Meet

Industries (including but not limited to):

  • Airline / Aviation
  • Banking / Finance / Insurance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Defense & Space
  • Community
  • Government Administration
  • Healthcare / Hospital & Education
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Civil Defense
  • Maritime
  • Military
  • Non-profit Organization
  • Public Safety
  • Security & Investigations
  • Transportation / Trucking / Railroad
  • Telecommunication
  • Utilities

C-Level/ Directors/ Associate Directors/ VPs/ Heads/ GMs/ Managers 

In the following Roles:

  • Disaster Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Regional Emergency Communication Coordination
  • Development & Evaluation
  • Spectrum Management
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Red Cross