Reed Exhibitions announced the launch of the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management brand, a new trade event and digital resource dedicated to the preparation, response and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations.
The Natural Disaster & Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo and NDEM Digital brand is a trade event and year-round digital platform dedicated to helping organizations gain knowledge, discover new tools and connect with professionals to ensure that organizations are prepared for the uncertain future, all while maintaining operational continuity and ensuring public safety in an ever-changing world.
The first edition of NDEM Expo will take place Nov. 17-18, 2021, in conjunction with the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) East at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. NDEM Digital, the accompanying year-round resource for safety and security professionals, will begin this October with the “Prepare. Respond. Recover.” podcast. The podcast will be available for download on the NDEM website, all major podcast platforms and at www.sitchradio.com.
“The year has been incredibly challenging between severe storms in the New York Metro area, hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, and wildfires in the West,” said Jon Fontane, event director. “Preparing for and responding to these events have been complicated even more by the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch of the NDEM Expo and Digital brands could not be timelier for the industry to use as a valuable resource and source of collaboration.”
According to Reed Exhibitions Group Vice President Will Wise, “Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo will be a strong complement to ISC East next November in NYC. Security and public safety professionals need to collaborate closely with emergency management teams and government leaders to prepare and respond effectively to critical response situations. And, with the NDEM Digital community, we’re looking forward to establishing a community that addresses all key geographies, from the Northeast to the Gulf of Mexico states and the Western region.”
Both the digital and on-site event programming are, in part, being organized in partnership with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, which works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.