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Keynote Theatre 1

The Keynote Theatres at Disasters Expo Europe 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 session will expect to discover some of the latest trends, insights, and expertise in their profession.

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

    • Wednesday

      Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 1

      10.30 - 11.00

      Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy
      UN Convention to Combat Desertification

      Disasters and Modern Technologies

      Disasters cause large scale damages, both in human life and economic terms, every year. With changing climate and increasing extreme events, disasters and their consequences has been on the rise. How can modern technologies such as AI, drones and IoT help to prevent disasters and aid disaster response?.

      Osmal Wood: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 1

      11.15 - 11.45

      Osmal Wood
      The Commonwealth Secretariat

      The Role of Digital Platforms in Building Resilient Communities in the Commonwealth

      The Commonwealth Secretariat champions digital platforms to build resilient communities across member countries. Through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and digital inclusion, we harness technology to strengthen disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Case studies from the Commonwealth illustrate the benefits of digital solutions in mitigating disaster impacts.

      Homero Paltan: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 1

      12.00 - 12.30

      Homero Paltan
      University of Oxford & World Bank

      Resilient Water and Energy Investments in a Changing World

      Climate change is aggravating the risks to global water and energy systems.

      Mayyada Ansari: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 1

      13.30 - 14.00

      Mayyada Ansari
      DHL Group

      Playing Our Part: Collective Action in the Face of Crisis

      Amid escalating climate crises in Europe, GoHelp, DHL''s disaster management program, relies on employees'' expertise and dedication for response and preparedness. Mayyada aims to showcase GoHelp''s mission, fostering collaboration for enhanced disaster management in Europe. Together, we strengthen disaster management, reflecting DHL''s commitment to sustainability and impactful community engagement.

      Céline Sissler-Bienvenu: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 1

      14.15 - 15.15

      Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
      IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

      Rescue Animals in Disasters: An Urgent and Timely Need

      Disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity around the world. They cause a lot of financial and human damage. But what about animals? Every year, billions of them suffer the destructive consequences of these events. However, these silent collateral victims remain forgotten by crisis management policies, thus raising economic, health, security, environmental and societal challenges. IFAW calls for a change.