With the extended COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne it is uncertain that meeting limits will allow us to proceed with the Emergency Management Conference at the Pullman Albert Park on 6th & 7th October as planned. The Conference organising committee has made the decision to present it as an online event.

It will be held over two weeks, for two days each week:

Tuesday 29 September & Wednesday 30 September
Tuesday 6 October & Wednesday 7th October

There will be two 2 hour sessions each day, with four speakers in each. There will be a short Q&A after each presentation.

The revised program is now on the EMC website.


There will be bonus sessions at 7.30PM (AEST) on each of the Tuesdays as a substitute for the ever-popular EMC conference dinner. Just pour yourself a wine and relax with an informal chat between some of our leading EM identities. More details coming soon.


We will be webcasting from our specialised studio facilities at the Pullman Albert Park. Some speakers will broadcast from the studios whilst others will join in on-line.

High Profile Events has already staged the Emergency Media & Public Affairs (EMPA) Conference in this format, and it was very successful, attracting nearly double our usual delegate numbers.

Although delegates will miss the personal contact and valuable networking that EMC has delivered for the last 20 years, they will be able to login and participate in the usual extensive selection of EM topics and still benefit by hearing from our EM leaders and colleagues.


As there are reduced venue and catering costs, we have been able to reduce registration fees substantially.

As follows:

Four days:Full$500.00
Groups:4 days$650.00 (single location, unlimited viewers)

Delegates may book in for any combination of days, or the whole event.

Delegates will also have the luxury of being able to replay presentations via EMC’s Conference Portal at their leisure until the end of November. (Access to the EMC Conference Portal will correspond with your selection.)

The full rate equates to $25.00 per presentation.

We are confident that this is the best way to maintain our record of providing quality professional development and engagement with the EM sector in Victoria.

Delegates who have already registered for the normal conference will be able to convert their registrations to the on-line EMC.

We do hope you are able to be a participant in this landmark event.


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