Developing climate disaster resilience, risk, mitigation and response strategies for Government, First Responders, Insurers & Community

NEW DATES | 11-13 May 2021

 
NOTICE: With the widespread outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety concerns of our delegates, speakers and staff if our number one priority. The information from the authorities is constantly changing and we are doing our best to remain agile, while upholding the integrity of our programme and the health and safety concerns of all stakeholders. We have therefore made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this event to the 11-13 May 2021.
 
If you are a registered delegate: 
Our events team will be in-touch with more information in due course, if you have any questions please email info@aventedge.com. 
 

With Australia having seen bushfires this summer of unprecedented scale, to support local communities we will be donating 10% of proceeds from the Summit to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. 

 

Event Overview

 
Climate change is leading to an intensification of the scale and frequency of extreme weather events in Australia. 
 
Learn how you can prepare your organisation to be ready to face the challenges posed by climate change-related disasters at the Climate Disaster Resilience, Risk, Mitigation & Response Summit in Sydney from 11-13 May 2021. Find out how you can utilise the latest climate science to improve disaster mitigation, develop robust emergency management and response strategies and build more resilient communities.  

The hottest and driest conditions in Australian history have led to the recent bushfires burning more than 10 million hectares, destroying over 5, 900 buildings and tragic loss of human life. The magnitude of this natural disaster illustrates how important it is to have robust disaster mitigation and resilience measures in place to protect communities, lives and property. 

Learn how you can prepare your organisation to be ready to face the challenges posed by climate change-related disasters at the Climate Disaster Resilience, Risk, Mitigation & Response Summit in Sydney from 12-14 May 2020. Find out how you can utilise the latest climate science to improve disaster mitigation, develop robust emergency management and response strategies and build more resilient communities.  

Engage with 20+ expert speakers from across Australia as they share their experiences from the coal-face of climate change related-disasters and apply valuable lessons for your own organisation. 
 

Featured Speakers

Neil McFarlane

Director, Climate Change, Coasts and Marine

South Australia Department for Environment and Water

Grant Hinner

Program Coordinator, Climate Change Adaptation

Noosa Council

Sioux Campbell

Disaster Management Community Resilience Officer

Cairns Regional Council

Michael Arman

Manager Local Government Emergency Management Planning

Local Government Association of South Australia

Brenton Keen

Director, Emergency Management Office

SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission

David Foot

Executive Branch Manager, Risk & Planning

ACT Emergency Services Agency

Dr Martin Rice

Head of Research

Climate Council

Stacey McInnes

Manager, Disaster Coordination Unit

Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

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WHY ATTEND

  • Hear directly from local councils that have been hardest hit by the recent bushfires and what they’re doing to update their disaster management plans and get communities back on their feet. 
  • Hear how the Queensland Reconstruction Authority has guided the state’s recovery from natural disasters and how their experience is relevant for rebuilding in states affected by the recent bushfires. 
  • Find out how to adapt our mitigation and response strategies for bushfires with the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Find out how to save millions of dollars in long-term disaster recovery costs through greater investment in disaster mitigation
  • Learn how the Insurance Council of Australia is working to ensure your insurance premiums remain affordable through their Climate Change Action Committee. 
  • Discover how you can apply user-centred design and engage with community stakeholders to develop a Disaster Resilience Strategy with the SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
  • Harness the power of social media to effectively mobilise your emergency workers, alert communities affected by disaster and save lives. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Directors, managers and officers involved in emergency management & response, disaster management & preparedness, flood, fire and cyclone risk & mitigation, climate change & community engagement from    
  • Fire & Emergency Services  
  • State Government 
  • Local Councils 
  • Federal Government  
  • Re/Insurance Companies 
  • Universities 
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations 
  • Emergency Service Providers 

Group Discounts


SEND 3 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 5% OFF

SEND 4 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 10% OFF

SEND 5 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 15% OFF

5%OFF 10%OFF 15%OFF

Venue

The event will take place in a premium venue in the Sydney CBD. Delegates will be notified 4 weeks before the event.