Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo
Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN Disaster RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be held in Bangkok at the IMPACT exhibition Center, from 4-7 November. ADRE is fully supported by the Bangkok Administration and Bangkok Fire. The exhibition will comprise an Expo, Conference and Networking Event focused on one of the most important areas in the world today – natural and man-made disasters. The need for such an event is now greater than ever as underlined by recent global catastrophes.
Economic losses from global disasters have now exceeded $100 billion for three consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012 - the first time this has happened, according to the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The financial cost of from disasters is projected to grow, making Prevention all the more urgent. By 2100, even without climate change, damage from weather-related hazards may triple to $185 billion annually. Climate change can add another $28-$68 billion from tropical cyclones alone. According to the report, property damage between 1970 and 2008 totaled $2,300 billion with earthquakes and droughts causing most of the losses. As a result Asian governments are currently investing billions of dollars in disaster risk reduction programs.
ADRE will focus on rescue and disaster management products and services in these and other areas. The show will showcase equipment and technology in rescue and disaster management which is now becoming available in today’s market. It will greatly help in Prevention/Mitigation, Detection, Response and Recovery from man-made and natural disasters including earthquakes, typhoons, major floods, fires and droughts.
General Sumpun Boonyanan (Former Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Thailand & Special Advisor) said, “ADRE’s objective is to diminish risks through technology and systematic efforts to analyze and reduce disaster factors. ADRE 2014 will provide unique networking and business opportunities for manufacturers in the industry and policies & decision makers in rescue and disaster management from Asia Pacific and Thailand.”
ADRE 2014 - A GOLDEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
What you can expect at this ‘must attend’ event…
• More than 200 exhibitors from 15 countries around the world
• National Pavilions from China, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and numerous other countries
• Over 8,000 quality trade visitors from both public and private agencies
• Outstanding program of Seminars and Conferences that deliver by top international experts
• Excellent networking opportunities