AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference program released
The program for this year’s AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Conference and Exhibition is jam-packed with current topics such as cultural land management, inclusive emergency management, preparing for future risks, flood intelligence, community recovery, resilience across society, timber construction, women in emergency management and so much more. Taking place from 22-25 August 2023, conference tickets will offer attendees access to over 100 presenters – local and international thought leaders, including keynotes.
The multi-streamed AFAC Conference combines the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference, and the Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) Conference. Friday 25 August 2023, is the dedicated Professional Development Program, offering further learning opportunities.
On rotation around Australia’s major cities, our host agencies for AFAC23 in Brisbane are the: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services.
The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2023 will be launched at AFAC23; senior leaders from each state and territory will provide the first glimpse into the anticipated conditions for Australia’s 2023–24 fire season. This will be launched at a press conference at the event.
The AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ Exhibition is Australasia’s largest emergency management exhibition, featuring over 15,000sqm of space, jam-packed with state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge technology and leading service providers.
AFAC23 will feature the most comprehensive range of emergency management exhibiting organisations occupying 15,000sqm of gross floorspace including a strong contingent of international exhibitors from a range of countries.
The exhibition will also feature a comprehensive Solutions Theatre program with practical presentations aimed at helping those at the frontline of emergency management. Topics have included: innovations and new technologies, mental health, wellbeing, community, resilience, residential energy storage and safety, effective communications in emergencies, leveraging of data to optimize, flood intelligence for emergency managers, effective asset management, EM through the lens of satellite imagery, PPE and much more.
This area features the latest equipment, technology and best practices displayed across the two days of the exhibition. These have included robotics, virtual reality firefighting equipment, rescue simulations and much more.
AIDR Knowledge Centre
Within the exhibition is a central hub of findings, including the popular poster displays. This is the place to meet other researchers and is a lounge area for conference speakers. The Knowledge Centre is proudly sponsored by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).
To deliver our greenest conference yet, AFAC23 has partnered with Trace – a sustainability consulting company that removes the barriers to climate action and empowers businesses to take immediate steps forward. Please check out the Sustainable Partnership page on our website for more information.
AFAC is committed to fostering an inclusive culture, valuing diversity, and ensuring a safe and respectful workplace. AFAC encourages all delegates to commit to this and to call out any language or behaviour that undermines our approach.
Media interviews will be available upon request with representatives from the Queensland host agencies to appeal to the Brisbane and wider Queensland audience and show the collaboration in this sector. Please let us know if you would like to interview the representatives in uniform.
Media are invited to attend AFAC23 in person, alternatively, virtual or phone interviews may be facilitated. Please see below for further details.
For further information about the conference or to purchase your tickets please visit: www.afacconference.com.au