3 & 4 APR 2024

Singapore Expo

Keynote Theater 1

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

      Lieutenant - Colonel Lok Wee Keong: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.00 - 11.30

      Lieutenant - Colonel Lok Wee Keong

      SCDF's Emergency Response Strategies

      Dr. Muneyoshi Numada: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.45 - 12.15

      Dr. Muneyoshi Numada
      Disaster Management Training Center

      Systematic & Practical Disaster Management Training

      Standardising disaster management systems is necessary for cooperation systems for catastrophic natural disasters in Asian countries. Especially, international common philosophy and procedures need to respond to national-scale disasters in Tokyo metropolitan area. The Japanese government cannot achieve reconstruction from these gigantic disasters without support from overseas. Therefore, I will talk about how to standardise disaster management from the point of process management and develop training programs for capacity building internationally.

      Charis Chan: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      12.30 - 13.00

      Charis Chan
      Singapore Red Cross

      Humanitarian Operations in a Complex Environment

      With the increased complexity of disasters and crises globally, humanitarian organizations need to adapt and collaborate to provide effective assistance to the communities in need. This seminar will bring you key trends and leadership lessons in the humanitarian landscape, through real case studies of the Singapore Red Cross.

      Hao-Giang Tay: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      13.15 - 13.45

      Hao-Giang Tay
      Institution of Fire Engineers Malaysia Branch

      Fire Risks Management – A Key Factor in Disaster and Loss Prevention

      Developers and business corporations invest millions in the construction industry as business ventures to generate revenue. Profitable successful business needs to be protected against impact of any disaster i.e. fire incident, natural disasters, etc. The risks involved on top of business management is to ensure properties must be protected from any potential incidents or disasters. Risk assessment and management becomes a crucial part of business continuity. This paper will highlight the concept, key elements and process of risk assessment and management.

      Marc Forni: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      14.00 - 14.30

      Marc Forni
      World Bank

      Global experiences supporting the developmen to climate smart cities

      The World Bank has developed an operating model to support cities and national governments in better understanding disaster and climate risk through utilizing new technologies. With a better understanding of the risks of today and the risks of the future, cities can be made more resilient, through improved planning and greater access to finance. This presentation will share the application of these tools and system.

      Luigi Toda & Shan-Shan Wang: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      14.45 - 15.15

      Luigi Toda & Shan-Shan Wang

      From Reducing Disaster Risks to Building Resilient Communities

      Luigi will share his insights in disaster risk reduction frameworks and implementation as well as examples of integrating resilience in different sectors. Shanshan will share engineering perspectives of practical challenges and solutions to implement flood-resilient infrastructures, including case studies on how engineers can contribute technical expertise building resilient communities and disaster recovery.

      Ronald Tong: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      15.30 - 16.00

      Ronald Tong
      OSTIn Singapore

      Space Applications for Disaster Mitigation

      How space applications can help mitigate the effects of natural disasters in Singapore and the world.