A Two Day Forum Bringing Together Leading Disaster Management Professionals From Government, Community And Business To Discuss Better Ways To Prepare, Mitigate And Respond To Floods And Cyclones.

Brisbane | 22-23 February 2018

More than $450 million has been spent every year since 2002 by Australian governments on restoring essential public infrastructure assets following extreme weather events. Cyclone Debbie resulted in 14 deaths and $2 billion in economic losses in Queensland alone. In this context, it is vital that clear policies, practices and strategies are in place to mitigate against unnecessary risk and loss of life.

Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum brings together leading disaster management professionals from government, community and business to discuss better ways to prepare, mitigate and respond to floods and cyclones.

This event will feature over 20 expert speakers to showcase the latest developments in emergency management, infrastructure reconstruction, land use planning, business resilience, regenerating communities and disaster insurance.

Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum Agenda

08:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

Chairperson's Opening Address
Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, Assistant Director (Research), Geoscience Australia

09:10

Opening Keynote: Improving resilience of critical infrastructure for safer and more secure Australian communities
Peter Jeffrey, Assistant Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

09:50

Pursuing an integrated approach to successfully and effectively manage floods and cyclones
Anthony Lee, Emergency Manager, North Queensland Bulk Ports

10:30

NETWORKING MORNING TEA

11:00

Local Government Panel: Empowering the community to drive their own recovery


11:40

Case Study: Evaluating the response to Cyclone Debbie
John Watson, Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Response and Planning), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

 

12:20

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:20

Ensuring flood risk mitigation through effective land use planning to protect critical and social infrastructure
Steve Muncaster, Senior Manager Floodplain Management, Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

14:00

Building community resilience to save lives and protect local assets
Jamie Devenish, Manager, Emergency Management Planning, Victoria State Emergency Service 

14:40

AFTERNOON TEA

15:00

Implementing Operation Queensland Recovery
Rachel Nibbs, General Manager Resilience and Recovery, Queensland Reconstruction Authority

15:40

Business as Usual: Corporate planning for disaster

16:20

Are our homes failing us? Findings on performance from recent cyclone impacts
Dr David Henderson, Director, Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University

16:50

Chairperson's Closing Address
Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, Assistant Director (Research), Geoscience Australia

17:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

08:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, Assistant Director (Research), Geoscience Australia 

09:10

Opening Keynote: Regenerating communities in the aftermath of disaster
Cr Andrew Willcox, Mayor, Whitsunday Regional Council

09:50

Emergency Services Panel: Operational Lessons Learned in Disaster Response
David Baker, Deputy Chief Officer Operations – Capability, Victoria State Emergency Service
Nicole Hogan, Assistant Commissioner – Director Emergency Management,New South Wales State Emergency Service
Peter Jeffrey, Assistant Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

10:30

Roundtable Session
For thought leaders in disaster management, this is an exclusive opportunity to engage in a strategic topic. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved in facilitating interactive roundtable sessions, contact info@aventedge.com. 

11:00

MORNING TEA

11:20

Insurance Panel: How the insurance sector can better work with community and government for enhanced flood/cyclone resilience and recovery

12:00

Creating a disaster management plan that gives your organisation the capacity to respond effectively to disaster
Sven Nilsson, Disaster Manager, Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:30

NFP Case Study: Leveraging the capabilities of not for profit organisations to enhance disaster response and recovery
Colin Sivalingum, Queensland State Manager Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross

14:00

Outcome-focused Discussion Sessions – Working towards better practice during large natural disasters 

16:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address

END OF FORUM

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Flood & Cyclone Forum Featured Speakers

Cr Andrew Willcox

Mayor

Whitsunday Regional Council

Nicole Hogan

Assistant Commissioner – Director Emergency Management

NSW State Emergency Service

David Baker

Deputy Chief Officer Operations – Capability

Victoria State Emergency Service

Rod Young

Emergency Management Manager

Transurban

Collin Sivalingum

Queensland State Manager Emergency Services

Australian Red Cross

Brett Aimers

Associate Professor, James Cook University. Director

Australian Institute of Emergency Services

Rachel Nibbs

General Manager Resilience and Recovery

Queensland Reconstruction Authority

John Watson

Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Response and Planning)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

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Sponsors of this Forum

Partners

Supporting Partners

WHY ATTEND THIS FORUM

  • Learn how local disaster managers are implementing measures to mitigate the impact of future floods and cyclones
  • Gain insight into Operation Queensland Recovery, the Queensland Government’s plan to recover, reconnect and rebuild more resilient communities after Tropical Cyclone Debbie
  • Discover new approaches for improving land use to mitigate the impact of floods and cyclones
  • Learn how to develop and implement a comprehensive business resilience strategy to protect your organisation’s day to day operations during floods and cyclones
  • Understand how emergency services are successfully operationalising lessons learnt from past disasters for improved emergency response
  • Learn how the latest disaster management planning strategies can improve your organisation’s disaster readiness through Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Maximise the effectiveness of your decision-making during times of emergency
  • Enhance collaboration with not for profit organisations to provide a more comprehensive emergency management response
  • Get key insights into how insurance professionals are working with government to reduce premiums and improve coverage
  • Explore how to best engage local communities for improved emergency planning and decision making 
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS FORUM

  • Emergency management coordinators
  • State & Fire emergency services
  • Local government – Mayors, Councillors & Executive staff
  • Disaster/Crisis managers
  • Insurance Risk & Claims managers
  • Disaster recovery & Business continuity managers
  • Business resilience managers
  • Police
  • Emergency management software providers
  • Modelling & geo-spatial providers
  • Early warning systems, communications and detection devices
  • Damage restoration firms
  • Personal protective and vehicle product providers 
 

Who Should Sponsor

Raise your profile at the Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum 2018.

  • Put your business front and centre: Sponsoring the Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum gives your organisation authority in your industry and boosts your credibility.  Your brand will be seen throughout the event and attendees will be eager to learn more about your business.
  • Get in front of your target market: Sponsoring is a perfect opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with key industry decision makers from across the building product supply chain
  • Increase your reach and exposure to new clients: As a sponsor, your name and logo will be used during these outreach campaigns, which provides the opportunity to generate media exposure and increase your company’s brand awareness
  • Generate strong leads: Sponsoring the summit is a great way to generate quality leads because they’re full of people actively seeking solutions to challenges in planning and developing Australia’s smart cities
  • Deliver a great ROI: Sponsoring the Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum will be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. Why? Because this event has a very specific and highly engaged target market.
 
For more information, download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus or contact us at info@aventedge.com or call +61 2 9188 8950

 

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Venue: Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum

The Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum venue: 

Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Address: Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Conference: River Room