Working closely with our Advisory Council, we brought together a group of leaders and experts from humanitarian aid and disaster relief to share their experiences, insights and challenges facing the sector. With their strategic input, we are delighted to announce the key themes for the International Disaster Response Summit and Seminar Theatre.

The International Disaster Response Summit

Covering the full spectrum from preparing, responding and recovering from a natural or man-made disaster, our high-level summit will bring together high-level decision makers to examine the key challenges and best practices in the sector. Attendees will come away being inspired and take away strategies they can embed in their organisation and operations.

The Summit key themes are:

  • Case study of a real disaster told through the eyes of the public and responding organisations
  • The disconnect between Security and Humanitarian Aid
  • Climate change – what is to come?
  • Human Displacement following a Disaster

(Attending the Summit is via application only)

The International Disaster Response Seminar Theatre

This free to attend Seminar Theatre will cover the tools and techniques transforming the humanitarian aid and disaster relief sector. Innovation will be at the heart of the event, covering the most cutting-edge products, solutions and insights for practitioners and leaders in emergency aid.

  • Covering topical issues such as use of technology and innovation in a disaster, next generation of disasters / biodiversity, continuity and energy supply, voice of corporate sector, resilient cities and many more
  • Capability workshops – these interactive sessions are one of the most exciting features of IDR. Experience the latest products and solutions in an engaging and creative way

Why attend?

Join the community

The largest gathering of international leaders, experts and innovators from 85+ countries in an exclusive and focussed setting

Be inspired

Hear market-nominated topics tackled by international experts: your chance to hear about the trends, challenges and opportunities within the humanitarian aid and disaster relief sector

Experience the latest innovations

International Disaster Response Expo is your annual opportunity to stay ahead of the curve by experimenting with the latest technology and hearing from inspirational figures and experts in the industry

Exclusive networking opportunities

Take advantage of our exclusive networking opportunities where you can meet and greet Government, NGOs, Aid Agencies and Charities, International Development Agencies, Military & Peace Keeping, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue & Emergency Response and brands at the forefront of disaster relief.

Get up close and personal with the latest products and solutions

Attend our Capability Workshops and explore the expo floor - speak to the experts directly and get your questions answered in real time