ADR 2019
Humanitarian Hub, Panama City

Action on Disaster Relief 2020
GRV Global proudly presents the 5th annual Action on Disaster Relief forum being held at the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel on 5-6 February 2020, Panama City.

“The Action on Disaster Relief (ADR) forum sets the foundations to create long-lasting partnerships among us (public and private sector leaders); to coordinate actions to generate the preparedness required to reduce the impact of disasters and face them in the most effective way” remarked H.E. María Luisa Navarro, Former Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs & Cooperation of the Government of Panama, at the inaugural ADR forum in Panama, 2016.
This year's Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2020), our 5th anniversary, Chaired by CDEMA Executive Director Dr. Ronald Jackson, will continue this momentum by tackling the key issues around preparedness, risk reduction, disaster relief and recovery head-on... through GRV Global’s revered format of open discussion panels and Q&A, business networking & social functions, focussed exhibition, and 1-2-1 PPP matchmaking meetings. Once again, the Latin America and Caribbean region will be well represented by senior Government officials alongside key United Nations, U.S., disaster agency, EU, NGO, society, trade and chamber stakeholders. Action on Disaster Relief offers a very rare opportunity for leading public and private sector actors to share experiences and knowledge, develop best practices, and showcase new technologies & services capable of furthering the region’s disaster relief and resilience efforts.
Pre-event Workshops on Procurement (UN & USAID), logistics & telecommunications
High-level Plenary Sessions:
 - Investment, Partnerships and Development 
 - Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery 
 - Humanitarian Emergencies; Health, Protection and Shelter
 - Logistics & Communications
 - Environment, Climate, and Energy 
 - Advanced Technologies & Solutions
 Interactive Demonstrations and Displays
 Numerous Networking Opportunities 
 1-2-1 Matchmaking Meeting Sessions 
 Social & Cultural Events
Why Panama?
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are vital to realising the Government of Panama’s operation to create a Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (Hub) – to channel timely assistance, maximising infrastructure, communications and services throughout the region.
Panama serves as a crossroad to the Americas and enjoys close proximity to the Caribbean. It's safe, welcoming, and multicultural, with a stable Government and rapidly expanding economy. 2019 saw the completion of phase 2 of its Humanitarian Hub, Panama is also a regional headquarters for the United Nations, and enjoys fantastic transportation connections and trade links including of course, the Panama Canal.
Who should attend?
The key to creating lasting collaborations is engagement. At a GRV Global event you will engage all participants directly whether that's during the plenary sessions, around the venue at one of our more social networking occasions/exhibition or, through our pre-scheduled afternoon 1-2-1 matchmaking sessions.
Those wishing to initiate or further their disaster related operations across Latin America, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean region simply MUST attend Action on Disaster Relief. Equally, representatives of UN, U.S. and EU disaster agencies, NGO and government officials, think-tanks and academics should grasp the opportunity to meet hundreds of link-minded colleagues in a safe, relaxed and stimulating and enjoyable environment. 
ADR2020 is a must attend event for those looking to help their organisations improve emergency and humanitarian response while driving stable economic development! GRV Global offers a rare forum through which international participants can meet, engage, and return home with tangible results.
Please direct all enquiries to +44 (0)20 3640 8222 or  
We look forward to welcoming you in Panama next February; to creating further dialogue between the region’s stakeholders and to aiding the region’s disaster relief efforts further still.