Brigadier Christopher Field, AM, CSC to Address Conference


The Conference Committee welcomes Brigadier Christopher Field, AM, CSC to provide a first hand encounter of the recovery efforts following TC Debbie. Appointed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to lead the recovery process, Brigadier Field is a wonderful addition to the Conference Program giving delegates a real time insight into a recent disaster.

Brigadier Field will join the other exciting keynote speakers including:

  • Commissioner Ian Stewart, Queensland Police Service
  • Mr Rod Young, National Emergency Response Manager, Telstra
  • Mr John Yates QPM, Director of Security – Scentre Group, Australia and New Zealand, Westfield Corporation – US, UK & Europe
  • Ms Judy Slatyer, CEO, Australian Red Cross
  • Ms Kate Fitzgerald, Director Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria
  • Dr Susie Burke, Senior Psychologist, Public Interest, Environment and Disaster Response, Australian Psychological Society
  • Dr Paul Barnes, Head, Risk & Resilience, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Associate Professor Peter Aitken, Senior Director, Health Disaster Management Unit, Queensland Health

On top of this delegates will have an additional 75 concurrent presentations and 20 poster presentations to choose from. Registration also includes access to the Conference Exhibition which sees over 30 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services.

To view the full program, the sponsor and exhibitor list or to review the Book of Abstracts please visit the Conference Website.


To ensure you are apart of this important event, register online now:

The Conference begins in just over 3 weeks time, held 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (formally Jupiters Gold Coast).

Search and Rescue Conference

Extend your participation and join us for the Search and Rescue Conference, an additional 1 day event (24 May) which encompasses a diverse group of people, from professionals to volunteers, civilians to law enforcement and military, across every conceivable environment. SAR is carried out on land, at sea and by air, with many specialist sub disciplines in each context.

50% off discounts are being offered to Disaster Management Conference delegates to attend the Search and Rescue Conference.

To view the Search and Rescue Conference Program, to view the Book of Abstracts or to register for the SAR Conference, please visit: