AIDF is a leading global event for NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organizations, aid and development agencies and the UN to meet in order to share best practices, debate key issues in the aid and international development sector, exhibit new technologies and services, and create new partnerships. The Forum is open to the public and free to attend.
This year, we have a packed show with 140 confirmed exhibitors from countries all over the world, including the USA, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the UK and India. We are also pleased to host country pavilions for Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.
We are delighted that key note addresses this year will be made by Patrick Fine, Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations at the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Rosa Malango, Chief of External Relations and Partnerships, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Confirmed speakers and panelists for our conference and workshop session represent organizations such as UNOCHA, the World Food Programme, Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID, Habitat for Humanity International, the American Red Cross and the Mines Advisory Group.
AIDF will also feature two Pitch Tanks, these popular sessions see a panel of procurement and logistics professionals give invaluable feedback and insights to a select group of companies on how best to approach and develop working relationships with their organizations and the sector as a whole. Panelists are John Abood, Team Leader/Contracting Officer Transportation Division, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, USAID, Bob Wilson, Global Supply Chain Manager, World Vision International, Jim Lanning, Director of Acquisitions and Logistics, International Relief and Development (IRD), Todd Horne, Disaster Logistics Officer at USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and Baily Meeker, Project Development Coordinator, International Procurement Agency.
We are proud to announce that AIDF will be hosting the first Washington D.C. showing of the Tribeca film festival commended documentary, ‘Baseball in a time of Cholera’. Directed by aid workers David Darg and Bryn Mooser, the film was produced by the actress Olivia Wilde and entrepreneur, Elon Musk, Co-founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space Ex. The film is a powerful insight into the tragedy of Haiti's cholera epidemic as seen through the eyes of a young baseball player. It will be shown on Wednesday 6 June at 12.45 in the Workshop Area and will be followed by a Q&A with the Directors.
There will be a complimentary networking reception at 6pm on the first day on the event on the L Street Bridge. It will be a great opportunity to meet with other visitors, exhibitors and speakers in order to create relationships and form partnerships.
AIDF is proud to partner with a varied and prestigious group of show partners, many of which are NGOs or development and aid agencies. These include the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the international non-profit trade association MBI; stability operations industry trade association ISOA; and UK-based emergency relief NGO ShelterBox; and Team Rubicon, a disaster relief NGO created and run by American veterans.
Sponsors for AIDF 2012 are Global Fleet Sales, a division of the RMA Group, Ford, Key Travel, Fundi by EnergyOne, DigitalGlobe, Instafire, SpareOne and Osmos Sistemas.
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AIDF 2012 is a free to attend event for aid and development professionals and will take place on June 6-7 2012 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Previously International Aid & Trade, AIDF is a world leading forum for humanitarian relief professionals to cement relationships, build partnerships, gain understanding and share experiences. www.aidforumonline.org
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