• AIDF Disaster Relief Summit' 14

    19-20th November | Washington DC, USA

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  • Logistics, ICT, Water

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Two Days of Inspiration!

19-20th November | Washington DC, USA

The Aid & International Development Forum’s 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit is the world leading gathering for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, development banks and donors and innovative technology and service providers. AIDF summits are designed to create a mutual platform to facilitate and encourage exchange of thoughts, share expertise and present the lessons learned through first-hand experiences.

The Objective

The Objective

The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. We have developed the agenda in consultation with key organisations, such as UNOCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, Red Cross, World Bank, Aidmatrix, and CIPS. This year’s programme focuses on best practice in logistics and transport, innovations in water security and ICT solutions for disaster relief – while also offering our sought-after experiential zone and unique pitch tank sessions.

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Why Attend?

Why Attend?

By attending you’ll hear the latest trends in relief and crisis management, discover new innovations and practical solutions, compare your approaches and benefit from first-hand insight from your peers and partners. AIDF will help you to build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations. In only two days you will discover new business opportunities, exchange ideas and influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and recovery.

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Who Visits?

Who Visits?

This summit has been designed to attract the world’s attention through forming an exclusive platform of global expertise and cross-sector engagement, including senior representatives from UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector. Particularly Directors in Operations, Logistics, Procurement, Supplier/ Partner Management, IT and Technology Directors as well as Water Experts, Engineers and Field Managers will benefit from this multi-stream event.

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Speakers

2014 Disaster Relief Speakers

This year’s speakers

Partners

Meet our Strategic Partners

Schedule

Logistics & Transport

Logistics is often the most complex element of any relief operation. The speed and efficacy of relief programs depends on the ability of logistics director to procure, transport, receive, and distribute supplies to the site and the beneficiaries. Furthermore logistics serves as a bridge between disaster preparedness and response, between procurement and distribution, and between headquarters and the field. An effectively structured and managed relief supply chain is crucial to the success of any relief agency. As UNOCHA says so clearly "Coordination saves lives!"

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Keynote Address

Changing ICT landscape for Disaster Relief Panel

Effective Communication & Humanitarian Social Networks
Panel

Refreshment Break

Safety of Field Personnel
Panel

Roundtable Discussions & Experiential Zone demonstrations & Workshops Discussion

Networking Lunch

Effective and Sustainable Resource Planning
Panel

Post Disaster Reconstruction
Panel

Refreshment Break

Achieving Operational Efficiency
Panel

Latest Product Inventions for Disaster Relief Onsite
Pitch Tank

Drinks Reception

ICT Solutions

There are exciting developments that now allow aid agencies to communicate and deliver services far more effectively than in the past both in humanitarian crises and development. Plus better technology for foresight and prevention. The aim of this event is to discuss how new ICT inventions impact humanitarian and development operations and help attendees to communicate and deliver their services more effectively.

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Keynote Address

Changing ICT landscape for Disaster Relief Panel

Effective Communication & Humanitarian Social Networks
Panel

Refreshment Break

Safety of Field Personnel
Panel

Roundtable Discussions & Experiential Zone demonstrations & Workshops Discussion

Networking Lunch

Refreshment Break

Data Collection Methods and Best Practice Panel

What are the challenges in cash transfer? Panel

Utilising Your Existing Technology More Efficiently
Panel

ICT Innovations in Focus
Pitch Tank

Drinks Reception

Logistics & Transport

Logistics is often the most complex element of any relief operation. The speed and efficacy of relief programs depends on the ability of logistics director to procure, transport, receive, and distribute supplies to the site and the beneficiaries. Furthermore logistics serves as a bridge between disaster preparedness and response, between procurement and distribution, and between headquarters and the field. An effectively structured and managed relief supply chain is crucial to the success of any relief agency. As UNOCHA says so clearly "Coordination saves lives!"

Registration

Keynote Address

Emergency Procurement
Panel

Innovative Financing Mechanism for Disaster Relief Projects
Panel

Building Successful Public Private Partnerships and Collaborations
Panel

Refreshment Break

Developing an Effective Procurement Plan Panel

Roundtable Discussions & Experential Zone Discussion

Networking Lunch

Fuel Efficient and Sustainable Transport
Panel

Best Practice in Fleet Management
Panel

Refreshment Break

Harness the Power of Training
Panel

Supply Chain Solutions for Transport and Shipping
Pitch Tank

Closing Keynote Address: Capacity Building

End of Summit

Water Security - Day 2

Water supply for emergency situations is crucial as humans can only survive up to 3 days without water. Ensuring safe drinking water and sanitation for displaced people remains a major challenge. But new technology in filtration and portable energy supply are available.

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Keynote Address

Emergency Procurement
Presentation

Innovative Financing Mechanism for Disaster Relief Projects
Panel

Building Successful Public Private Partnerships and Collaborations
Panel

Refreshment Break

Providing Safe Drinking Water for Displaced People
Panel

Roundtable Discussion & Experiential Zone Discussion

Networking Lunch

Sanitation and Waste Water Management Panel

Development Water Management: Ensuring Water Security for Vulnerable People
Panel

Refreshment Break

Water Security Knowledge Management to Ensure Better Disaster Preparedness and Response
Panel

Water Security Solutions
Pitch Tank

Closing Keynote Address: Capacity Building

End of Summit

Side events


  • Discover Experiential Zone

    Discover Experiential Zone

    The Experiential Zone showcase the application of the latest products, technologies and services in a series of real-life scenarios based on past, present and ongoing crises. Attendees will be able to interact with the products on show and discuss the issues in the aftermath of each scenario looking at how they were dealt with and how this would be changed should a similar situation occur again.

    Come and learn, share your knowledge, and experience solutions that can change and help manage disaster situations now and in the future.


  • Breakout Sessions & Workshops

    Breakout Sessions & Workshops

    Throughout the two day summit, there will be numerous opportunities for the attendees to engage and discuss hot topics in more detail and beyond the limits of the conference rooms. We invite you to participate in our series of engaging and interactive round table discussions as well as practical workshops on ‘Procurement and Supplier Management’, ‘Application and Usability of ICT Solutions for Disaster Relief’ and ‘Emergency Water Management: Field meets Engineering’.


  • Networking Drinks Reception

    Networking Drinks Reception

    We invite you to our Networking drinks reception, to continue the discussions started throughout the day and network with prominent figures and decision makers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Relax and wind down with us after an exciting summit day.

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Conference Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Washington DC

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington DC 20004

Getting Here

By Car

By Car

Located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, event building is in the heart of Washington, DC, within walking distance of the White House, the Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, many of Washington, DC's finest hotels and other prominent businesses, historical sites and cultural organizations.

Air Travel

Air Travel

Visitors should make their own flight transportation arrangements to the Airport and to their respective hotels.

Travel Notes

Travel Notes

Located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, event building is in the heart of Washington, DC, within walking distance of the White House, the Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, many of Washington, DC's finest hotels and other prominent businesses, historical sites and cultural organizations.

Hotels Nearby

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City 3*

2 Double Bed Standard @ $184 + Tax (13%)

Book online via The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City website. Reservations must be made no later than 20th of September 2014.

Henley Park Hotel 3*

Standard Room – One Queen bed
@ $199 + Tax (14.5%)

Deluxe Room – One Queen or King bed
@ $209 + Tax (14.5%)

Junior Suite – One King bed and sitting area
@ $249 + Tax (14.5%)


Book online via The Henley Park Hotel website and use the promo code AIDF or by calling 001-202-414-0503 and quoting the promo code AIDF. Reservations must be made no later than 6th of October 2014 and please note, the arrival date is from 19th of November 2014.

News

  • 24 July 2014

    Increasing need of more efficient disaster response

    Increasing need of more efficient disaster response

    NGOs, UN agencies, Governments, Military & Defense representatives, and private sector experts will gather in Washington D.C. to discuss best practice and collaborations for effective disaster relief. Recently, natural and man made disasters have occurred in different parts of the world, spanning from the Philippines, Middle East to South Sudan. These events have brought devastating effects to communities and created an urgent necessity for humanitarian aid to help people rebuild their lives.

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  • 06 March 2014

    Watch 2013 Highlights Video

    Watch 2013 Highlights Video

    Watch our highlights video from last year's AIDF Washington exhibition. We are thrilled to introduce to you the new and improved 6th Annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit. Based on your valuable feedback from past AIDF events, this year’s programme is even more practical, inspiring and focused on your specific needs.

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Contact

Get in touch

For more information regarding partnership, speaking opportunities and media enquiries, please contact a member of our team.

Contact info

Pierluigi Garibaldi

Registrations & Communications

Email: pgaribaldi@aidforum.org

Agnes Gradzewicz

Head of Marketing

Email: agnesg@aidforum.org

Sonja Ruetzel

Event Director

Email: sruetzel@aidforum.org

 

 

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