• AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit' 15

    10-11 September | Washington DC, USA

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About

AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit' 15

10-11 September 2015 | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Washington D.C., USA

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

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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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Registration

Pick your category:

Please ensure you register under the correct category, we reserve the right to verify your details. If neither of the below categories applies to you, please contact Katie Giorgadze at katieg@aidforum.org.

To request a media pass please email Agnes Gradzewicz at agnesg@aidforum.org.

 

  
  

UN Agencies, Red Cross, Intergovernmental Organisations, Investors, Donors

Senior representatives from the following areas will benefit from this event:

- Procurement, Contract Management
- Programmes, Project Development, Coordination, Humanitarian Response, Logistics, Operations
- Partnerships, Services, (External) Relations
- Human/ Social Development, Regional/ Sustainable Development
- Disaster Management, Disaster Response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
- Technology, ICT, IT Governance
- Knowledge Sharing/ Management, Communications
- Health, Water, WASH
- Transport, Fleet Management
- Security & Safety, Stability, Peace Keeping

Government, Public Sector

Senior representatives from the following Departments and Ministries will benefit from the event:

- International Development
- Science & Technology
- Public Health
- Federal Communications
- Defence, Home Security
- Resilience, Climate Change
- Foreign Affairs

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- 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 full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 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 (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 0123.

- 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. Aid & Trade is 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.

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.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

NGO, Civil Society

Senior representatives from the following areas will benefit from this event:

Directors, Heads, Advisors and C-suite (CTO, CEO, CIO, COO, CPO) of
- Operations, (Emergency) Coordination, Strategy
- (International) Programmes, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs, Disaster Management
- Procurement, Acquisition, Contract Management
- Supply Management, Logistics, Shipping, Resource Management, Third Party Management
- Transport, Fleet Management, Vehicle Leasing
- Livelihoods, Shelter, (Post Disaster) Reconstruction
- Finance, Electronic Payments, Cash Transfers
- Information technology (IT), Information Communications Technology (ICT), Technology, communication, marketing, information
- Safety, Security, Human Resources, Personnel, Staff, Training, Field Support, Stability
- Water, WASH, Hygiene, Sanitation, Health, Disease Control/ Prevention, Medical, Emergency Food/ Nutrition
- (Strategic) Partnerships

Academia

We accept requests only from:
- Directors
- Professors
- Senior lecturers
- Head of Departments

Unfortunately we cannot accept any requests from students and graduates.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- 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 full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 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 (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 0123.

- 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. Aid & Trade is 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.

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.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

Private sector

Register your interest now if you would like to join this event and share your insights or present your company’s solution.

Private sector participation is strictly limited, in order to ensure the right balance between all stakeholders involved in disaster response. The best way to ensure your place is through an official partnership, which in addition will offer you the unique opportunity to:

- Influence the debate and agenda - lead a constructive dialogue with key policy makers, investors and humanitarian experts
- Promote your brand to our global network of over 40,000 humanitarian professionals and exhibit your innovation at the event to senior representatives
- Meet key decision makers and multiple influencers and build new partnerships or strengthen existing ones

If you would like to discuss private sector participation in the summit or would like to get further information on sponsorship and exhibitions please contact AIDF Commercial Director, Huw Harris on hharries@aidforum.org.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- 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 full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 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 (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 0123.

- 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. Aid & Trade is 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.

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.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

Speakers

2014 Disaster Relief Speakers

Previous speakers include

Partners

Meet our Strategic Partners

Previous partners include

Schedule

Registration

Opening Keynote Address

Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Refreshment Break

Security & Logistical Challenges in the Middle East

Health & Sanitation

Roundtable Discussions & Workshops

Networking lunch

Security & Logistical Challenges in the Middle East

Health & Sanitation

Partnerships & Financing

Closing Keynote Address

Drinks reception

Registration

Opening Keynote Address

Emergency Communications & Operations

Refreshment Break

ICT & Data Stream

Field Operations Stream

Roundtable Discussions & Workshops

Networking lunch

ICT & Data Stream

Field Operations Stream

Refreshment Break

Capacity Building & Training

Closing Keynote Address

Side events


  • Media Training

    Media Training

    Media training session to strengthen journalists’ coverage of disaster zones

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Voice of America, in partnership with the Aid and Development Forum, present a pre-conference training on media response during disasters. Event will take place at VoA headquarters in Washington D.C. Registration opens in May.

    Watch 2014 Media Training

  • 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.

    Registration opens in April!

  • Find out what we discussed last year!

    Find out what we discussed last year!

    Last year’s event brought together humanitarian experts from NGOs, UN and government, military and the private sector for two days of thought-provoking discussions on how to improve disaster response. The summit attracted close to 300 participants, over 70 key speakers, 30 strategic partners and over 21 supporting partners.

    See 2014 Event Brochure

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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.

HYATT Regency Crystal City 3*

King Room - Single Occupancy
@ $179 + Tax (13%)

King Room - Double Occupancy
@ $179 + Tax (13%)

King Room - Triple Occupancy
@ $204 + Tax (13%)

King Room - Quadruple Occupancy
@ $229 + Tax (13%)


Book online via The HYATT Regency Crystal City website. Reservations must be made no later than 28th of October 2014.

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. 4*

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004 United States +1 202-628-9100

JW Marriott Washington, DC 4*

1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004 United States +1 202-393-2000

W Washington D.C. 4*

515 15th Street NW · Washington, District of Columbia 20004 · United States +1 202 661-2400

News

  • 12 February 2015

    Global Gathering in Washington D.C Drives Humanitarian Industry Forward

    Global Gathering in Washington D.C Drives Humanitarian Industry Forward

    In November last year AIDF hosted its 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s event brought together humanitarian experts from NGOs, UN and government, military and the private sector for two days of thought-provoking discussions on how to improve disaster response.

    Read full story
  • 16 October 2014

    Infographic: Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction

    Infographic: Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction

    This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on 13 October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people in disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens and governments, to participate in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. In connection with the day, Aid & International Development Forum recognizes the importance of disaster reduction and has released an infographic on “Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction”.

    Read full story

Contact

Get in touch

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

Contact info

Katie Giorgadze

Registrations & Communications

Email: katieg@aidforum.org

Agnes Gradzewicz

Head of Marketing

Email: agnesg@aidforum.org

Sonja Ruetzel

Event Director

Email: sruetzel@aidforum.org

 

 

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