3 & 4 APR 2024

Singapore Expo

Keynote Theater 2

The Keynote Theaters at The Disasters Expo Asia are at the heart of the event. With the Keynote Speaker topics being tailored by industry leaders at the forefront of disaster prep and recovery, all visitors who attend a Keynote Seminar will expect to discover some of the latest trends, insights, and expertise in their profession.

Expect to see plenty of visitor recordings and selfies, online press and blogger coverage, as well as numerous photos, announcements and posts regarding the Keynote Theater lineup.

    • Wednesday

      Dek Mahendran: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      11.00 - 11.30

      Dek Mahendran
      Kestrel Aero

      Aeromedical Evacuations and Its Importance in Today''s World

      In this session, we aim to introduce and explore the world of aero-medical evacuations and its importance in the world today (both pre/post-pandemic). Take a look at real-life operations through the eyes of the team, the challenges faced during the pandemic and our hopes for the future.

      Colin Wee: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      11.45 - 12.15

      Colin Wee
      HELP Logistics

      Supply Chain Resilience in Disasters

      Bruce Wong Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management Emergency Volunteers: Solid Backer in Disasters In the event of disasters, trained emergency volunteers can support the emergency services when the regular emergency responders’ workload are overwhelmed. How to equip civilians to become strong and reliable partner in disaster is an important element. It is not only to focus on the training, but also on the management strategies. The seminar will discuss about the challenges and common practices in the region.

      Kirsty Grant: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      12.30 - 13.00

      Kirsty Grant

      The 3 C’s of societal Resilience: Collaboration, Coordination, Communication

      Learn how the Everbridge Public Safety Platform is helping to build resiliency across continents, countries and corporations; to protect lives and livelihoods when natural and manmade disasters occur. Using real world examples from recent floods, storms and wildfires; we’ll illustrate how government agencies use Everbridge throughout the incident lifecycle to prepare the community, coordinate the incident response operation and disseminate critical information to those impacted using targeted multi-channel population alerting”

      Nathan Klenner: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      13.15 - 13.45

      Nathan Klenner
      Bollore Logistics

      Humanitarian Last Mile Challenges In A Post-Covid Environment

      The COVID pandemic has created new challenges for humanitarian organisation working to deliver and distribute essential supplies in conflict and disaster zones. It disrupted traditional humanitarian aid delivery and distribution models, making the last mile of delivery and distribution even more challenging. In a post-COVID world, how can we ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those who need it most?

      Kian Kang: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      14.00 - 14.30

      Kian Kang

      Planet to the Rescue: Improving Disaster Response through Satellite Imagery

      From flooding to bush fires, and drought to landslides, Planet''s daily, global monitoring serves as a critical information source, enabling emergency management professionals to act precisely and quickly. To help mitigate these ever-present disasters, state, and local government agencies are turning to new technologies, including high-frequency and high-resolution data from Planet''s constellations of satellites.

      Joshua Kwan: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      15.30 - 16.00

      Joshua Kwan

      Emergency Power-When You Most Need It and Least Expect It

      Climate change has exacerbated climate hazards, and there has been a huge spike in natural disasters over the past few years. When disaster strikes, response time is crucial. Learn how you can prepare a contingency plan to build resilience and activate your contingency plan within hours of an disaster-even if you''re in a remote location. Using real-world disasters, we''ll illustrate how this can be done efficiently.