More than 2,000 Emergency Managers to Gather in Orlando, Florida

More than 2,000 emergency managers from around the United States and the world will be in Orlando, Fla., to attend the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 60thAnnual Conference and EMEX 2012, Oct. 26-Nov.1, at the Orange County Convention Center. The conference theme is Resiliency: Building a Better Tomorrow. IAEM’s EMEX Exhibit brings together homeland security and disaster preparedness suppliers. More than 150 suppliers will exhibit the latest technologies available to local emergency managers. 

This IAEM flagship event draws members of the largest professional organization for emergency managers and homeland security officials to help leaders prepare for disasters that could strike their communities. The conference sessions are designed to provide a forum for current trends and hot topics, as well as tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.

On Monday, Oct. 29, Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will deliver the Keynote Address at 9:00 a.m.

Other featured speakers are:

  • Dan Norris, CMCT, who specializes in the science of ethical influence
  • Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP, whose most recent book is 78 Important Questions Every Leader Should Ask and Answer
  • Rebecca Costa, an authority on complex problem solving and author of The Watchman’s Rattle
  • Madhu Beriwal who was the corporate architect of “Hurricane Pam,” an innovative scenario-based exercise that drove catastrophic hurricane planning for 13 parishes and more than 300 participants in Southeastern Louisiana.

 The Annual Conference will feature more than70 break-out presentations from issue experts.

The conference schedule is available on the IAEM website at

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 5,000 members in 78 countries, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. IAEM provides: access to the largest network of emergency management experts who can provide advice and assistance; the Certified Emergency Manager® program; annual scholarships; a comprehensive monthly newsletter; and more. Learn about the work of IAEM at

Mark Your Calendar:
October 26-31, 2012:  IAEM USA’s Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit, Orlando, Florida, USA (Rosen Centre Hotel and Orange County Convention Center)

October 25-30, 2013:  IAEM USA’s Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA (Silver Legacy Hotel and Reno Events Center)

November 14-19, 2014: IAEM USA’s Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit, San Antonio, Texas, USA (Grand Hyatt and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)

**EMEX was honored as a Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 as a Trade Show Growth Leader and Technology Pace Setter**


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