Australasian-Pacific Disaster Management, Recovery & Emergency Communication Forum 2017


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WITH THE SUPPORT OF: New Zealand Fire Service, Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Live, Asia Pacific Security Magazine and Australian Security Magazine

SPONSORS: Tactical Solutions, Coleman Consulting

Australasia-Pacific Disaster Management, Recovery & Emergency Communications Forum will attract delegates and visitors from emergency and security services agencies, all levels of government, non-government organisations, research and educational institutions from Australia, New Zealand, the Oceania region and worldwide.

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 line-up from the governments, academic and private sectors in the region.


  • Auckland Airport
  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)
  • Center for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS)
  • Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Deakin University
  • CFA District 23/ Hume Region – Fire and Emergency Management
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Darryl Glover Planning
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Hutt City Council
  • James Cook University
  • Logan City Council
  • Ministry of Education
  • Miyamoto International NZ
  • New Zealand Parliamentary Services
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • NZ Defence Force
  • Project Wairarapa – Resilient Carterton
  • Ryman Healthcare
  • SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
  • Save the Children
  • South Canterbury District Health Board
  • Tasman District Council
  • The Strategic Centre for the Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Tonkin + Taylor
  • UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry

Theme and topics:

The forum is designed to bring together and share the combined wisdom of experience, research and analysis from across the sector. Over the two days, the forum will address the main themes: Mitigation, Response, Recovery: getting the balance right and develop on these core topics:

  • Social capital
  • Early warning systems
  • Technology application
  • Capacity for coordination and recovery
  • Building Back Better
  • Disaster resilience
  • Mental resilience
  • Emergency communications



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