The AIDF Disaster Relief Summit is specifically designed for senior representatives and experts from governments, NGOs, UN agencies, investors, research institutes and the private sector engaged in disaster relief and response.
In order to keep the networking opportunities at the highest level we have limited access to the event to an audience interested in discussing disaster relief management and related issues.
How to register
Only registered participants will be allowed to attend the Summit.
Please register here according to your professional category. You can choose to attend Day 1 only, Day 2 only or Both Days.
How to pay
Payments can be made through PayPal via our secure registration page or request an invoice from us by emailing Katie Giorgadze on firstname.lastname@example.org
What does the conference fee include?
The 2-day package covers the two days of the Summit and includes participating at all sessions, workshops, networking sessions and experiential zone, meals and refreshments.
The 1-day package covers a single day of the Summit only and includes participating at all sessions, workshops, networking sessions and experiential zone, meals and refreshments.
Travel and accommodation
Please note that the Summit fee does not include travel and accommodation.
Please refer to our website for travel indications and partner hotels.
Maximum number of delegates per organisation
In order to ensure maximum networking opportunities and a well balanced audience a maximum of 5 delegates from each participating organisation is allowed.
Visa invitation letter
It is the delegate's responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for the United States and apply for an appropriate visa, if necessary. Delegates should ensure that they apply for their visa, if required, at least two month before travelling to the United States. Full information regarding visa requirements is available at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.
Only registered attendees / speakers / partners will be eligible to obtain the invitation letter for a visa application from AIDF. Please contact Katie Giorgadze at email@example.com to request it.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Cancellation by delegate (you):
Should you be unable to attend you may nominate a substitute to attend in your place. You must contact us in advance of the conference to substitute as on-the-day changes will not be accepted. If you do not wish to nominate a substitute we will give you a refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 30 days before the conference date. After this date we will give no refunds.
Delegate places are for the named delegate only and cannot be transferred on the day of the conference. Please refer to our conference entry terms and conditions.
All cancellations must be received in writing (fax, email or post) and will be replied to. We do not accept cancellations orally. If you do not receive a reply to your cancellation request please contact us immediately on +44 (0)20 7871 0188.
Cancellation by us:
If we are obliged to cancel a conference for whatever reason then we will give you a full refund of all delegate fees already paid.
If we are obliged to postpone a conference we will offer you the opportunity to rebook for the new conference date at the same rate or to cancel with no penalty.
We are not liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by you or your company if a conference is cancelled or postponed. Your travel insurance may cover cancellation costs.
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Filming and Photography:
All unauthorised photography and the recording of transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information are expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the summit as a delegate and you consent to the use by AIDF to any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about registration?
Please contact Katie Giorgadze, Communications and Relations Manager, on +44 (0)20 7871 0188 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The AIDF Disaster Relief Summit will be held at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA.
The building is also home to USAID and other US institutions placing you in the centre of decision making and networking. Being in the heart of Washington, DC, you’ll be within walking distance of many of sightseeing hotspot and the city’s finest hotels and other prominent businesses, historical sites and cultural organizations.
Public parking is available in the building underground parking lot with entrances at 13 ½ Street off Pennsylvania Avenue and two entrances on 14th Street. Garage hours are 5:00 AM until 2:00 AM.
Guests should allow extra time as all guests and vehicles are screened upon entry. There is no overnight parking available. The clearance for public access is 7 feet.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates an extensive network of buses and subway trains throughout the District of Columbia and neighboring suburbs. Bus and subway fares are based on the time of day and how far you travel. For more information concerning routing and schedules, call (202) 637-7000.
The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue lines) is located on-site, and is connected to the building by covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks north on 13th Street.
A list of partner hotels with discounted prices for participants will be available soon.
Please check our website for regular updates.
SPEAKING & EXHIBITING
For speaking opportunities or to recommend a speaker please contact Sonja Ruetzel, Event Director, at email@example.com
For exhibiting opportunities around the Summit please contact Raluca Istratescu at firstname.lastname@example.org
For media partner enquiries please contact Agnes Gradzewicz at email@example.com
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND of AIDF
With a history spanning over a decade of delivering of successful summits and exhibitions in Geneva, Nairobi, Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world leading forum uniting policymakers, NGOs, UN agencies, research institutes, intergovernmental and private organisations to meet, share knowledge and experiences on Disaster Resilience & Relief, Food Security and Water Security.
The AIDF events highlight a need for ongoing networking, targeted dialogue and an exploration of strategic alliances on a more intimate level and are organised to attract the world’s attention through forming an exclusive platform of global expertise and cross-sector engagement.
AIDF events are for individuals aspiring to make a difference by joining and influencing the debate and ensuring sustainability and poverty alleviation goals will be met.
What makes the AIDF Disaster Relief Summit special?
The Aid & International Development Forum’s 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit is an unique 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. It was notable at previous AIDF events that the conference sessions were the most attractive and best attended element of the event. Therefore AIDF is distilling the popular event into a conference format to better facilitate debate and networking.
Following extensive research we are putting more emphasis on content and concentrating the themes of the event so that there are three distinct focus streams: Logistics & Field Operations, ICT and Water Security.
In particular, the AIDF Disaster Relief Summit will feature:
- » Specific focus on very topical issues around logistics/ operations, technology innovations and best practice applications and emergency water supply
- » Practice-led in agenda on top strategic challenges with end-user case studies and concrete results that have had substantial impacts at all levels – provided by high profile exclusive speaker panel
- » Networking opportunities:
- interactive debates
- roundtable discussions for specific problems/ solutions will bring together end-users and service providers to discuss their challenges and experiences
- technology showcase area (experiential zone)
- shoppers’ table to discuss technologies and software off the record with other users
- » Entertaining event, no long talks, straight to the point presentations and provoking debates. Our team of experts works with speakers in advance to help craft compelling presentations.