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Registration Open for Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific 2016

SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference, taking place on 23rd - 24th May 2016 in Singapore, will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries for humanitarian operations.

London, United Kingdom, January 30, 2016 --( Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific 2016 will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries for humanitarian operations, as well as detailing how civil-military cooperation are enhancing the NGO response to regional humanitarian disasters.

Recent investment by the Royal Malaysia Airforce on the A400M highlights the development and expenditure in airlift and air transport, and in many scenarios these capabilities are optimised for regional disaster response operations. This conference will address critical issues in Humanitarian Airlift such as the key regional requirements and capability gaps and how these can be satisfied to optimise disaster response.

The 2016 speaker panel features:

New chairman for 2016:
• Peter French, Former Chief of the Transport and Logistics Division, World Food Programme.

Key military speakers include:
• Lieutenant General Amnat Barlee, Director, Thai Red Cross Society
• Air Commodore Richard Lennon CSC, Commander Air Mobility Group, RAAF Base Richmond
• Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
• Colonel Douglas DeLaMater, Commander, 374th Airlift Wing, US Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Hans van de Ven, Executive Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

Key government and NGO speakers include:
• Shirish Ravan, Head, UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA)
• Muhammad Farooq, Head of Operations, United Nations Humanitarian Air Services
• Greg Elliott, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Civil Military Centre
• Ray Shikhordai, Executive Director, Pacific Disaster Centre, U.S. PACOM
• Nathanson Marshall, Head of Civil-Military Cooperation Asia-Pacific, World Food Programme
• Robert de Souza, Director, Humanitarian Logistics Institute Asia-Pacific
• Nelson Castano, Head of Disaster Management Unit, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Benefits of attending:
• Attend a unique event focused on civil-military operations in disaster response
• Discuss how to increase efficiency in humanitarian logistics to better impact the disaster response effort
• Listen to high level updates from regional organisations on effective civil-military cooperation to enhance disaster response
• Understand how military assets help overcome the key challenges in regional disaster response
• Hear about new technologies and modern methods used to optimise disaster response

To view the full speaker line-up and complete conference programme, visit
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Vinh Trinh
+44 (0) 207 827 6140

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