COVID-19 Update – Change of Dates

With the latest escalation in international and local responses to COVID-19 the EMC organising committee has decided to move the Emergency Management Conference to October.

Conference Chair, Mark Swiney confirmed that this year’s Conference will move to Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October at The Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne.

“Our normal July dates were way too close to the projected peak of the pandemic and it’s going to keep everyone extremely busy for months, so we’ve ‘bought extra time’ for things to settle down,” said Swiney.

The Emergency Services Foundation has for 20 years hosted a popular annual conference for people working to deliver Victoria’s emergency management arrangements. Organised by a multi-agency committee with assistance from High Profile Events.

The 2020 theme Evolution or Revolution will explore how, over the last 20 years, the emergency management sector has changed and ask , ‘Are we satisfied with our progress or are we going around in circles?’

The confirmed dates are as of 5 June, in align with the next stage of restrictions, allowing businesses and gatherings to resume.

However, in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 and the reintroduction of social restrictions, EMC will be ready to be moved to an online conference. This will take place the same week, Monday 5 – Friday 9 October. 

Find out more about the conference program here.

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