Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
A total of 1173 fire industry staff and fire researchers mixed at the annual conference of the Bushfire CRC on the Gold Coast. The conference participants discussed the latest innovations in fire science over the two day program, while many others also gained a more in-depth understanding at pre-conference workshops on community safety and protecting fire fighters and a seminar on fire, fuel and weather.
The annual AFAC/Bushfire CRC is the largest emergency services forum held in Australasia. The delegates represented:
- Urban fire services
- Rural fire services
- State emergency services
- Parks and land management agencies
- Local government
- Federal and State government
- Community support agencies
- Researchers and academics
In addition, the broader fire industry was invited to attend the Trade Expo. More than 100 SME's and large corporations took up the offer to host a trade booth. The Bushfire CRC and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council shared a large booth in the centre of the Expo.