2014 Conference Delegate Handbook

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Join us for the 2014 conference in Wellington, New Zealand, to be held at Shed 6 and TSB Bank Arena, for Australasia’s largest and most important emergency services and public safety conference and trade exhibition.

Conference theme: After disaster strikes, learning from adversity

Natural and man-made disasters strike all countries, but particularly in our region. Examining how emergency management services, land managers and communities prepared, responded to and assisted with recovery is vital to developing evidence-based policy and practice for the future.

This conference is designed to bring together and share the combined wisdom of experience, research and analysis from across the sector to enable a deeper understanding of the approaches needed to secure the region’s future and prosperity.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr Deen Sanders

Chief Executive Officer for the combined Australian Government's Professional Standards Council

John Hamilton CNZM, MVO

Director of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand

Paul Fuller

Chief Fire Officer, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, UK

Vaughan Poutawera

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tauranga, Whakatane & Grace Hospitals, New Zealand

Professor Kathleen Tierney

Director, Natural Hazards Centre, University of Colorado, USA

José Santiago

Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department, USA

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