Emergency Management Conference 2017 - a huge success!

This year’s EMC has come and gone.  It was one of the most successful events ever staged for the Emergency Services Foundation.

  • Four hundred and eighty five delegates attended the two day, 3 stream event in Melbourne.
  • Fifty eight speakers presented papers, workshops, panel sessions an debates.
  • Twenty five exhibitors displayed a wide range of product, technology, vehicles and services.

Planning has begun for EMC 2018.

Tuesday 10th - Wednesday 11th July 2018 at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

Sponsorship and exhibitor bookings open October 2017, with Delegate registrations open March 2018. 

Sponsored by:  Victoria State Gov logo PMS 2945 rgb copy bom logo


~ 2018 Keynotes to be announced soon ~


2017 Keynote Speakers

Susan Alberti AC

susan alberti acSusan Alberti AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career.

Susan was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Award in 1997 and again in 2009. In 1997 she received an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for her contributions towards the cause of diabetes research. Susan was awarded an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) on January 2007. This recognised her long and outstanding contribution to major medical research institutions, particularly as a philanthropist, fundraiser and advocate for Type1 diabetes care and research.

On Australia Day 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition of her eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and to young women as a role model and mentor.

Susan sits on many boards, and recently retired as Vice President of the AFL Western Bulldogs Football Club. She is also Director of the AFL National Women’s League Advisory Group, and is acknowledged as a driving force in the foundation of the AFL Women’s League.

Sarah Stuart-Black, Director, Ministry for Civil Defence Emergency Management, NZ

sarah stuart blackSarah Stuart-Black was appointed the Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management in December 2014. She joined the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management in 2003 and has held a number of different roles during her time with the Ministry. She graduated in England in 2000 with a first class BSc (Hons) Development and Health in Disaster Management and in
2002, a Masters by Research in Disaster Management.

Sarah has had a diverse range of operational experience within New Zealand and England, as well as events in Ethiopia, Niue and the Solomon Islands. She was a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment & Coordination Team for nine years and has represented New Zealand at a variety of international forums, bilateral, regional and global meetings, exercises and forums.






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