September 10 - 11, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States


The Aid and International Development Forum (ADIF) will hold its annual Global Relief Summit on September 10-11, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre, in Washington, DC.

The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. ADIF has developed the agenda in consultation with key organisations such as UNOCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, Red Cross, the World Bank, and CIPS. This year’s programme focuses on best practice in logistics and transport, procurement and supply chain management, partnerships and financing, security and logistical challenges in the Middle East, and emergency communications and operations.

Attendees will hear the latest trends in relief and crisis management, discover new innovations and practical solutions, compare approaches, and benefit from the first-hand insight of peers and partners. AIDF will help participants to build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations. The Summit will enable the discovery of new business opportunities, exchange of ideas, and influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and recovery.

Throughout the two day summit, there will be numerous opportunities for attendees to engage and discuss important topics in more detail, beyond the limits of the conference rooms. ADIF invites participants to participate in a series of engaging and interactive round table discussions as well as practical workshops.

Last year’s event brought together humanitarian experts from NGOs, the United Nations, government, the military, and the private sector for two days of thought-provoking discussions on how to improve disaster response. This year, ADIF expects 400 delegates representing NGOs, UN agencies, government, donors, the military, and humanitarian agencies.

For more information, go to the event website.