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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 for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).
The AFAC23 conference and exhibition attracted record attendance of over 4,483 emergency management personnel. 

On rotation around Australia’s states, sees AFAC24 return to Sydney after 7 years and our host agencies are: 
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 premier and most comprehensive emergency management and first responder’s exhibition will come to life from Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 September 2024 in Sydney, level 4 of ICC Sydney. Showcasing the latest equipment, technologies, and services available from hundreds of national and international brands, manufacturers, and suppliers. AFAC24 powered by INTERSCHUTZ exhibition will showcase products, services and solutions spanning the industry’s collaboration groups – capability, workforce, community risk reduction, response operations and fire safety.
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