The date has been set for 23-26 August 2022 when the emergency management sector will connect again, ready to be inspired by the latest in research and practice.
‘Connecting communities. Creating resilience.’ will be the conference theme for AFAC22 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The AFAC22 team invites you to share your knowledge, research and projects that speak to the unique position the emergency management industry is in to connect diverse communities. Through collaboration, engagement and partnerships, links are formed which bind us together. These links are enabled by technology and infrastructure that facilitate networks that are not limited by space, distance or time.
AFAC22 will explore how an inclusive approach across emergency management agencies, is integral to reducing risk and fostering resilience now and into the future. The AFAC22 Program Committee is currently looking for examples of solutions to emerging risks, impacts and recovery through the presentation of case studies, research utilisation and storytelling.
Connect and network with peers on site and in person
Back in-person better than ever, AFAC22 will build on the success of the past two phenomenally successful events. A testament to the resilience of the industry, AFAC21 was the first virtual event in the conference and exhibition’s 26-year history attracted more than 2,500 attendees, featured 120 sessions across seven streams, nine keynote presentations, and 37 virtual exhibitors.
The last in-person, pre-pandemic event, AFAC19 in Melbourne saw a record number of over 4,000 practitioners, researchers, critical thinkers, and international guests in attendance. At 12,000sqm, delegates were able to witness the latest technology and operations equipment first-hand with a live demonstrations area, further presentations and 194 exhibitors, including 47 international exhibitors from 17 countries.
What can you expect at AFAC22?
AFAC22 powered by INTERSCHUTZ is Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition and will be hosted by the fire, emergency service and land management agencies in South Australia.
AFAC22 will offer you an unrivalled opportunity to learn from international and local thought leaders across the multi-streamed AFAC conference, featuring the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference and the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.
AFAC22 will also feature its renowned world-class exhibition. Every year, the exhibition attracts a comprehensive range of exhibitors covering all facets of emergency management equipment, technology and services. All attendees have access to the very popular live demonstration zone and practical expo stage presentations.
For more information, go to afacconference.com.au