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Embracing innovation and disruption: Designing the future for our sector

AFAC24 Conference & Exhibition powered by INTERSCHUTZ is Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition. Brought to you by AFAC, Deutsche Messe, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) and Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR).
The 2023 conference and exhibition attracted record attendance of over 3,500 emergency management personnel. 

On rotation around Australia’s major cities, our host agencies for 2024 are the: 
ACT Emergency Services Agency, ACT Parks and Conservation, Fire and Rescue NSW, Forestry Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW State Emergency Services and Surf Life Saving NSW.

AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ was recognised as the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia's Best Association Event at the 2019 and 2022 EEAA Awards for Excellence. 

AFAC is committed to fostering an inclusive culture; valuing diversity and ensuring a safe and respectful workplace. AFAC encourages you all to commit to this and to call out any language or behaviour that undermines our approach.

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The Conference 

AFAC24 Conference and Exhibition will offer you access to over 100 conference presenters between 3-5 September. You will hear from international and local thought leaders across our multi-streamed, AFAC conference, featuring the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference, and the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference as concurrent streams. The Professional Development Program will follow on from the conferences on 6 September.
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The Exhibition 

Australasia's most comprehensive emergency management exhibition will come to life on 3-6 September 2024 in Sydney. It will be a showcase like no other of the latest and best equipment, technology and service providers.  AFAC24 powered by INTERSCHUTZ exhibition features the industry’s most impressive range of exhibitors covering all facets of emergency management equipment, technology and services.  
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