All disasters are local. To support a community’s ability to react and recover quickly, we must improve the overall resilience of individuals, businesses, and communities. To that end, it is not only building their individual capacity towards resilience, but the intersections needed to protect the whole community. Now in its eighth year, the Building Resilience through Private- Public Partnerships (PPP) conference focuses on the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of natural and human-made disasters.
This year’s conference, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Northern Command, focused on a community’s ability to be resilient and the role all sectors can play in carrying that out. As disasters continue to increase in frequency and level of devastation, we examined the opportunity for the private sector to take a leading role in preparing, coordinating, and responding to disasters.
FEMA, DHS, U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and National VOAD joined together to name the week of July 21 as National Partnership Week for Disaster Management in Washington, D.C. The PPP Conference took place on July 23 and 24 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and FEMA and NVOAD hosted Partnership Day on July 25 at 500 C Street SW, Washington D.C.
To explore last year's agenda, speakers, and more click here.
**Note: Military, federal, state, and local government employees may attend free of charge. Enter discount code "USG-PPPCONF" if this applies to you. Conference personnel will verify military or government affiliation via official ID upon arrival.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alex Goodman at 202-463-5960 or agoodman@USChamber.com.