Register now: AIDF Disaster Relief Summit’ 14



AIDF Disaster Relief Summit’ 14

Be part of the most important event in disaster relief this year

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to join us on the 19-20 November 2014 for the 6th Annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C.

We are bringing together over 300 global humanitarian leaders, senior-level procurement executives, NGOs, investors and policymakers from the USA and around the globe to discuss solutions and policies that help increase effectiveness in disaster relief actions. The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way.

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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 discovery zone and unique pitch tank sessions.This is just the start of a new mission to create not just the best, but the single most important disaster relief event in the world, with multiple streams, high level debate and plenty of networking opportunities. All to tackle the current hurdles that these disaster relief operations are facing.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

– Hani K. Shannak, Chief Operations & Services, UNICEF

– Dmitri Dovgopoly, Director, UN Procurement Division

Gwi-Yeop Son, Director of Corporate Programmes, UNOCHA

– Gianluca Bruni, Chief of IT Emergency Coordination Branch, WFP

– Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology, American Red Cross

– Robert Cronin, Vice President, IREX

– Charles Conley, CIO, iMMAP

– Vincent Annoni, Global Coorinator, Impact Initiatives/ REACH

– Amaury Cooper, Deputy Director, Risk Management & Global Security, INSSA

– Steve Birnbaum, Chairman of Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response, Global VSAT Forum

– Gwi-Yeop Son, Director of Corporate Programmes, UNOCHA

Discover more about the three streams:


Logistics is often the most complex element of any relief operation. Learn how to achieve operational efficiency and manage complex logistics. Maximise efficiency whilst minimising risk, ensure agility and continuity, professionalising logistics, eliminate programme waste and delays. Also, plan for mid and long-term reconstruction enabling recovery and economic revitalisation.Find out more…
Find out how to implement more efficient coordination of aid workers and supplies through available technology and ICT solutions. Learn about new trends and inventions in humanitarian emergency response. Hear about the real impact of ICT innovations during crises and discover how can your organisation collaborate better in order to save more lives and save money?Find out more…
Water supply for emergency situations is crucial as humans can only survive up to three days without water. Discover the latest available portable water supply and recycling systems. Learn how to manage emergency water supply and sanitation for displaced people. Find out how to teach local authorities and community committees to manage water projects and master disaster risk management & foresight.Find out more…


With multiple streams, parallel sessions, workshops, high level debate and plenty of networking opportunities you will be spoilt for choice and able to make the most of your event. All to tackle the current hurdles that disaster relief operations are facing today and tomorrow.With already received over 200 registrations, so make sure you secure your space at this event.

Thank you to all our strategic partners including Ford, Karcher Futuretech, Butyl, Sun-Stat, Clements Worldwide, Amzco, Navistar, Thuraya, Hellmann, Inmasat,, Luci, Royal Roads University, Worldwide Industries and International Green Structures, Yahsat and all supporting partners.

We hope to see you in Washington D.C.!

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