Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference.
The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference was held at the QT Gold Coast from the 5-7 May 2014.
The Conference themed “EARTH; FIRE AND RAIN” was a great success with the program including 11 keynote presenters, 60 session presenters, 10 optional workshops and 21 poster presentation over the three days.
The program examined what we have learnt in the past few years and provided a comprehensive forum to address the expertise, competencies and systems relating to the preparedness for future disasters, emergencies and hazards and the ability to recover from them quickly and efficiently.
Streams covered risk and crisis management, policy and governance, social media, volunteer and community involvement, business continuity, relief and recovery. Delegates heard Keynote addresses from:
The hosting associations would like to thank all of those who participated in this year’s conference; the speakers who provided very beneficial, powerful and thought-provoking presentations, the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and supporters, our Conference Chair Associate Professor Brett Aimers and Committee members. Without the huge efforts of those involved this event would certainly not be possible.
The Honourable Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch – Keynote address.
Major General Stuart Smith, Commander 1st Division / Deployable Joint Forces Headquarters – Keynote address.
Over 350 delegates attended.