ADR 2019
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Action on Disaster Relief 2019
GRV Global proudly presents the 4th annual Action on Disaster Relief forum being held at the Intercontinental San Jose, Costa Rica on 5-7 February 2019.

“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, 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 (ADR2019), Chaired by CDEMA Executive Director Mr. 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 Inter-Agency Workshop 
  • 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 Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is considered one of the most stable democratic governments across the Latin American region, and without its own defence force, has high priorities for aid and social spending. Having a rich history of successful humanitarian response to natural disasters with U.S. support, this institutional framework provides the opportunity for international stakeholders to congregate, share regional experiences, and form Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) both internally and externally. 
Costa Rica is located in a critical position to both North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. The country provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere with pleasant surroundings, offers sound infrastructure and business facilities with a steadily developing economy. 
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 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. 
ADR 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 San Jose, Costa Rica next February; to creating further dialogue between the region’s stakeholders and to aiding ongoing disaster relief efforts...