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Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2023)
22-23 February, Panama City

Launched in 2016, as the region’s most significant humanitarian aid and development event, Action on Disaster Relief (ADR) has proudly assisted disaster-affected areas by furthering cooperation across the Humanitarian Aid & Development communities. Attended by senior United Nations officials, disaster agencies, U.S., EU, NGO, society, trade and chamber stakeholders, alongside leading private sector representatives, ADR serves to highlight humanitarian issues, develop effective disaster response mechanisms, and utilise international resources; emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian aid to help build a sustainable future for all.

The key to creating lasting collaborations is engagement. At ADR2023, you will engage all participants directly whether that’s during the plenary sessions, the many pre and post-event workshops, around the venue at one of our more social networking occasions/exhibition or, through our prescheduled afternoon 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings. Those wishing to initiate or further their disaster-related operations across Latin America and the Caribbean region simply MUST attend Action on Disaster Relief. Equally, representatives of the UN, U.S., EU, disaster agencies, NGOs and government officials, think tanks and academics should grasp the opportunity to meet hundreds of link-minded colleagues in a safe, relaxed and stimulating environment. ADR is a must-attend event for those looking to help their organisation's improve emergency and humanitarian response while driving stable economic development! ADR23 offers a rare forum through which international participants can meet, engage, and return home with tangible results.

  • Established high-level regional event generating the preparedness required to reduce the impact of disasters and face them in the most effective way.
  • Pre-event Procurement Workshops with the likes of USAID, IFRC, and the United Nations.
  • Post-event Disaster Simulation Workshop including speakers and event sposnors.
  • Unrivalled intimate networking opportunities, featuring numerous social functions.
  • Attended by the top decision-makers from both private and public sectors.
  • Outcomes from discussions at the event will be used to assist the further development of the sector.
  • Gain insight from leading public and private sector actors to share experience and knowledge, develop best practice furthering the region’s disaster relief efforts.
  • Network and schedule 1-2-1 meetings with senior management and procurement officials from United Nations, disaster agencies, NGOs and government.
  • Identify key investment and business opportunities, services, training and capacity building.
  • Share experiences and discuss trends.
  • Learn more about specific key stakeholder plans.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory frameworks for disaster relief in the region.
  • UN, Disaster Agencies, EU, NGO and Senior Officials present challenges and opportunities.
  • CEO’s – Discuss market perspective and provide big picture commentary with audience participation.
  • Matchmaking; 1-2-1 meetings provide the perfect environment for networking and deal-making.

The event will be held over two days and offers an intimate and efficient way of doing business. The main components:
  • Plenary sessions to address major issues and opportunities: Public sector leaders will present on their major needs from the private sector, proposed plans and projects for the development of resilient infrastructure within the key sectors.
  • Bilateral meetings between the public and private sector: Roundtable pre-scheduled, one-to-one meetings throughout the event between government officials and the private sector, financial institutions, development partners and international organisations.
  • Networking opportunities at coffee breaks, lunch, an informal cultural dinner, as well as social sessions to reinforce relationships made.
  • Exhibition: Developers in the fields of technology will be invited to showcase their equipment, materials, services, innovation, new knowledge and other practices. The exhibition will enrich the discussions by helping to inform policymakers and developers of the various solutions and potential investment opportunities through a tangible and visible element.
If you would like further details on attending or speaking at ADR2023, please contact +44 (0) 20 3817 5348