Aerial Fire Fighting Asia Pacific 2009

Aerial Fire Fighting Asia Pacific

21 September 2009, Gold Coast, Australia

The Conference is organized by Tangent Link in association with:
The International Association of Wildland Fire
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Response (UN-ISDR)
Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

Tangent Link’s portfolio of Aerial Firefighting Events, are now firmly established as the world’s leading conference on the subject. The event in Australia will be the third in the series, the last one was held in Anaheim, California where over 200 delegates heard experts from USA, Canada, South America, Russia, Australia and Asia. The speakers discussed and debated many aspects of both fixed wing and rotary serial fire fighting operations, including how to combat as well as maintaining sustainable air fleets during a global economic financial crisis.

This, our third event will take place just prior to the Australian AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference 2009, being held in the Gold Coast during the same week. Attending both these events will provide you an excellent opportunity to get a full appreciation of the unique Australian issues surrounding Wildland fires.

Our forum will focus purely on the aerial aspects and emerging technologies with presentations from leading National and international experts in the field.

Subject  themes to be discussed at the event will be:

– Optimum Fleet Mix – Helicopters and Air Tankers

– Ground to Air Communications

– Cross border Operations & Interagency Cooperation

– Aerial Tactics – Asset Protection

– Safety  – Fatigue, Obstacle Avoidance, Coordination, Situational Awareness, Hot Refeulling

– Funding of Aerial Operations / Sustainability of Air Fleets

– Aircraft Limitations

– New Concepts, Technologies and Challenges

Format of the Event

Aerial Firefighting Australia takes the format of a one day sponsored forum and small networking exhibition. There are limited spaces for exhibitors to bring their pop-up displays which will be situated in the networking/refreshment area. By taking this unique opportunity, you will create good visibility for your company and enable your products and technologies to be shown to this important audience.

Opportunities available for participating in Aerial Firefighting Australia

– Limited sponsorship packages available

– Raw display space areas in the networking/refreshment area

– Limited delegate places to the conference are available

The venue

Watermark Hotel and Spa
Gold Coast, Australia

For further enquiries please contact Geraldine McKenzie on: +44-1628-660400

Please also see the web pages of the First International Aerial Firefighting Conferences held in Athens, Greece, 21-22 October 2008, and in Anaheim, California, U.S.A., 19-20 February 2009:


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