Around 100 delegates and visitors attended the Emergency Planning Society’s AGM and Annual Conference, held at the Emergency Planning College on 29 – 30 September.
They discussed the lessons to be learnt from a diverse range of topics, from Syria to the Nepalese earthquake, from current government thinking to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
There will be full reports in the next issue of Resilience, and a picture gallery will be hosted on our website shortly.
Speakers and topics at the conference included:
Disposal of chemical weapons in Syria
Jerry Smith OBE
Weapons Inspector for the UN’s Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
The Government’s current thinking on resilience:
Deputy Director for Resilience Capabilities, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office.
The Nepal disaster – International Search and Rescue
USAR Capability lead & UK ISAR National Coordinator at Chief Fire Officers Association National Resilience and Assurance Team
The Wales NATO Summit 2014
Chris Armitt QPM
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator for the Welsh Government
COMAH Regulations 2015
Health & Safety Executive
Local authority business continuity
Principal Emergency Planning Officer, Oxfordshire County Council