National Emergency Management Conference 2021

The National Emergency Management Conference 2021 - Hui Taumata o Te Uepū Whakahaere Haumaru is being held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington from 25 - 27 May.

Online registrations have now closed as we have reached capacity.


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  • About the conference
  • Conference highlights
  • Emergency Management Awards
  • Conference costs
  • Accommodation

 

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Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington

About the conference

All conference sessions align with this year’s theme of 'Building Safe and Resilient Communities: The Future of the Emergency Management System'.

The first day of the conference, a hui ā-motu, provides a platform for Māori and indigenous perspectives on emergency management. The programme will bring together Māori experts and leaders, practitioners and volunteers, and those interested in supporting improved emergency management outcomes for Māori. 

Days two and three, will build on the first day through plenary and breakout sessions, in which we will explore how we work together – through partnerships, co-creation, and collective effort, across a broad range of organisations, sectors, and communities – to support improved emergency management outcomes for individuals and communities.

So, during the conference participants will consider how we:

  • Value communities and their lived experiences to ensure an emergency management system that is responsive, inclusive and effective,
  • Remove structural barriers to achieve equitable outcomes, and
  • Value mātauranga Māori and indigenous perspectives in emergency management.

While a few components of the conference programme have yet to be confirmed, find an overview of just some of the highlights below.


Conference Programme

Find programme information about the National Emergency Management Conference 2021, Hui Taumata o Te Uepū Whakahaere Haumaru.

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Emergency Management Awards

As part of the conference, the Emergency Management Awards will be presented by the Hon Kris Faafoi Acting Minister for Emergency Management at the Awards Dinner on the evening of 26 May. 

Information on the Emergency Management Awards criteria and details on how to enter is available on the Emergency Management Awards page.

Find out more about the Emergency Management Awards

 

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Keynote speakers

We’ve secured a range of top-of-the-line speakers, including:

  • The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Acting Minister for Emergency Management, Hon Kris Faafoi
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health
  • Dame Juliet Gerrard, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
  • Lil Anderson, Chief Executive, Te Arawhiti
  • Laulu Mac Leauanae, Chief Executive, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
  • Nigel Latta, Clinical Psychologist, Author and Television Presenter

You can see what they’ll be discussing, and read their bios here

Find out more


Conference Costs

Cost per person

  • Day One Hui ā-motu only (25 May): Full Rate $50
  • Days Two and Three only (26 and 27 May): Full Rate $400, Student Rate $300
  • The Emergency Management Awards Dinner (26 May): Full Rate $65

In addition, we are hosting an informal 3-course dinner at Wellington's famous 180 Restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Bay on Tuesday 25 May. ($70)


Accommodation

For those requiring accommodation, we have negotiated a conference rate at the Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Bay, which is a 5-minute walk to Te Papa Tongarewa.

Reservations can be made directly by emailing Nick.Lion@millenniumhotels.co.nz. Be sure to mention you are staying for the National Emergency Management Conference to ensure the rates we have arranged, as follows, apply:

  • $199 Superior Harbour View Room includes breakfast for one person, or $179 without breakfast.
  • $249 Deluxe Room includes breakfast for one person or $229 without breakfast.

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