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Connecting communities. Creating resilience.

Connecting communities. Creating resilience.

Connecting communities. Creating resilience.

Connecting communities. Creating resilience.

Following consultation with our key stakeholders it is with deep regret that we announce that AFAC20 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will be postponed. AFAC21 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will run over the 17th – 20th August 2021 at the ICC Sydney. We are pleased to announce that we will return to Adelaide in 2022.

AFAC20 powered by INTERSCHUTZ is Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition. Brought to you by AFAC, Deutsche Messe, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia). The 2019 conference and exhibition attracted record attendance of over 4,000 emergency management personnel.

On rotation around Australasia’s major cities, our host agencies are the: SA Metropolitan Fire Service; Country Fire Service; SES; SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission; Department for Environment and Water and Forestry SA. Our Principal Partners are the Adelaide Convention Bureau.

AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ was recognised as the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia's Best Association Event at the 2019 EEAA Awards for Excellence.

The Conferences

AFAC20 will offer you an unrivalled opportunity to learn from international and local thought leaders across our multi-streamed, two-day AFAC conference, featuring the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference and the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will hold their Research Forum on the first day of AFAC20. Following on from the conferences, the Professional Development Program (PDP) will feature practical workshops and site tours.
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The Exhibition

AFAC20 powered by INTERSCHUTZ features a world-class exhibition which attracted nearly two hundred exhibitors in 2019, with 46 international exhibitors from 16 countries in attendance. The exhibition attracts a comprehensive range of exhibitors covering all facets of emergency management equipment, technology and services. The exhibition features the popular live demonstration zone and practical expo stage presentations.
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Social Functions

There are a range of social functions that take place during the week of AFAC20. These include the popular Gala Dinner which attracts over 1,000 attendees each year and the Delegate Welcome Reception taking place in the exhibition. There are also further functions to support our exhibitors and supporting conferences.
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Check out the highlights of AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ



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