ADR2020 Panama
Humanitarian Hub, Panama City

Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2022)
16-17 February, Panama City, Panama
ACTION ON DISASTER RELIEF RETURNS AS A LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT AGAIN!!!

Launched in 2016 as the region’s most significant humanitarian aid and development event, Action on Disaster Relief (ADR) has proudly assisted disaster-affected areas by furthering cooperation across the Humanitarian Aid & Development communities. Attended by senior United Nations officials, disaster agencies, U.S., EU, NGO, society, trade and chamber stakeholders, alongside leading private sector representatives, ADR serves to highlight humanitarian issues, develop effective disaster response mechanisms, and utilise international resources; emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian aid to help build a sustainable future for all.

The key to creating lasting collaborations is engagement. At a GRV Global event, you will engage all participants directly whether that’s during the plenary sessions, around the venue at one of our more social networking occasions/exhibition or, through our prescheduled afternoon 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings. Those wishing to initiate or further their disaster-related operations across Latin America and the Caribbean region simply MUST attend Action on Disaster Relief. Equally, representatives of the UN, U.S., EU, disaster agencies, NGOs and government officials, think tanks and academics should grasp the opportunity to meet hundreds of link-minded colleagues in a safe, relaxed and stimulating environment. ADR is a must-attend event for those looking to help their organisation's improve emergency and humanitarian response while driving stable economic development! GRV Global offers a rare forum through which international participants can meet, engage, and return home with tangible results.
 
 
 
 

WHAT MAKES ACTION ON DISASTER RELIEF UNIQUE?
  • Established high-level regional event generating the preparedness required to reduce the impact of disasters and face them in the most effective way.
  • Unrivalled intimate networking opportunities, featuring numerous social functions.
  • Attended by the top decision-makers from both private and public sectors.
  • Outcomes from discussions at the event will be used to assist the further development of the sector.
REASON TO ATTEND:
  • Gain insight from leading public and private sector actors to share experience and knowledge, develop best practice furthering the region’s disaster relief efforts.
  • Network and schedule 1-2-1 meetings with senior management and procurement officials from United Nations, disaster agencies, NGOs and government.
  • Identify key investment and business opportunities, services, training and capacity building.
  • Share experiences and discuss trends.
  • Learn more about specific key stakeholder plans.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory frameworks for disaster relief in the region.
  • UN, Disaster Agencies, EU, NGO and Senior Officials present challenges and opportunities.
  • CEO’s – Discuss market perspective and provide big picture commentary with audience participation.
  • Matchmaking; 1-2-1 meetings provide the perfect environment for networking and deal-making.
FORMAT

The event will be held over two days and offers an intimate and efficient way of doing business. The main components:
  • Plenary sessions to address major issues and opportunities: Public sector leaders will present on their major needs from the private sector, proposed plans and projects for the development of resilient infrastructure within the key sectors.
  • Bilateral meetings between the public and private sector: Roundtable pre-scheduled, one-to-one meetings throughout the event between government officials and the private sector, financial institutions, development partners and international organisations.
  • Networking opportunities at coffee breaks, lunch, an informal cultural dinner, as well as social sessions to reinforce relationships made.
  • Exhibition: Developers in the fields of technology will be invited to showcase their equipment, materials, services, innovation, new knowledge and other practices. The exhibition will enrich the discussions by helping to inform policymakers and developers of the various solutions and potential investment opportunities through a tangible and visible element.
ADR2022 presents a COVID-19 safe venue and working environment by practicing safety and preventative measures while partnering local authorities and medical personnel; all attendees will need to present a negative lateral flow test upon entry.