AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit

6-7 September 2017 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington D.C., USA

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, Procurement & Supply Chain Management,Partnerships & Financing, Security & Logistical Challenges in the Middle East, Emergency Communications & Operations.

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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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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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Virtual Disaster Simulation

Interactive post-disaster learning lab to understand the challenges of a ‘Resilient Supply Chain’
2-3:30pm 7 September 2016

AIDF is proud to invite humanitarian and development professionals to the Virtual Disaster Simulation as part of the Global Disaster Relief 2016. This inspiring and thought-provoking interactive learning lab, facilitated by NRS International, industry leading manufacturer of relief essentials, uses virtual and live action role play to simulate post-crisis supply chain challenges. The session is facilitated by the seasoned experts of American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and is tailored towards the highly knowledgeable audience attending the summit.

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  • I really appreciate how AIDF brought together a diverse crowd of participants to assess how we are currently working through complex challenges during disaster response to determine what we can really accomplish as a collective in the future. The people who attended this summit truly cared.

    Becky Turner Humanitarian Logistics Association
  • I think AIDF summit is very good summit and has brought together very different stakeholders across government, UN agencies, private sector & NGO’s into one platform to discuss the frontier developments in addressing disaster reduction and other sustainable development agendas. Going forward UN will come with sustainable development and what we are discussing in the meeting that AIDF has organised is how especially the Asia Pacific region and South East Asia can prepare for achieving sustainable development goals that the UN will be bringing in September.

    Dr. Shamika Sirimanne Director of Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UN ESCAP
  • It was a great pleasure and thanks for inviting me.The conference provided the venue for humanitarian response professionals from around the world to meet, perhaps reconnect, and exchange ideas and, in my case, begin planning some joint activities with other organizations

    William Garvelink Senior Adviser, Global Strategy, International Medical Corps
  • AIDF provides a productive and collaborative environment to discuss, debate and problem-solve global issues surrounding humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations worldwide. Access to mobile energy is an increasingly essential component of this conversation. World Panel is honored to offer private sector expertise and commitment to these discussions as we develop meaningful energy solutions for this critical global work.

    John Anderson CEO, World Panel Inc