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Two Days of Inspiration!

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 experimental 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

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Partners

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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 UNOACHA says so clearly ‘Coordination saves lives!’

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Keynote Address

Effective and Sustainable Resource Planning Panel

Refreshment Break

Transport and Fleet Management Panel

Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussions & Experimental Zone

Risk and Insurance: Identifying, assessing and managing operational risks Panel

Refreshment Break

Effective Collaborations: Partnering to respond to disasters and emergencies Panel

Pitch Tank sessions

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 UNOACHA says so clearly ‘Coordination saves lives

Registration

Keynote Address

Achieving Operational Efficiency Panel

Refreshment Break

Field Management: Best Practices and Challenges Panel

Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussions & Experimental Zone Discussion

Supply chain solutions: latest innovations in transport, shipping, shelter, storage Panel

Refreshment Break

Partnerships & Capacity Building Panel

Pitch Tank sessions 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 Address

New trends and inventions in humanitarian emergency response Panel

Refreshment Break

ICT Innovations in Focus Panel

Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussions & Experimental Zone Discussion

How can organisations collaborate better in order to save more lives and save money? Presentation

Refreshment Break

Knowledge and innovation management: Effective Communication & Humanitarian Social Networks Panel

Pitch Tank sessions

Drinks Reception

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.

Registration

Keynote Address

Ensuring Water Supply for Emergency Situations Panel

Refreshment Break

Providing Safe Drinking Water for Displaced People Panel

Sanitation and Waste Water Management Panel

Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussion & Experimental Zone

Development Water Management: Ensuring Water Security for Vulnerable People Panel

Refreshment Break

Partnerships & Capacity Building Panel

Pitch Tank Session

Drinks Reception

Side events


  • Discover Experimental Zone

    Discover Experimental 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

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The Disaster Relief Summit will be held in Washington DC

Getting Here

By Car

By Car

Air Travel

Air Travel

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

Travel Notes

Travel Notes

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News

  • 06 March 2014

    Watch 2013 Highlights Video

    Watch 2013 Highlights Video

    Watch here highlights video from last yeare AIDF Washington exibition. 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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  • 31 January 2014

    Food Security 2013: Asia Higligths Video

    Food Security 2013: Asia Higligths Video

    Highlights video from AIDF Food Security: Asia 2013 is available to view now at our YouTube channel. Summit hosted at the United Nations Conference Centre on 26 and 27 November 2013 attracted more than 200 hundred delegates from more than 20 countries

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Pierluigi Garibaldi

Registrations & Communications

Email: pgaribaldi@aidforum.org

Agnes Gradzewicz

Head of Marketing

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Sonja Ruetzel

Event Director

Email: sruetzel@aidforumonline.org

Karveh Cavalieri

Commercial Director

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