Year after year, Brussels – the seat of the EU and known as the capital of Europe – hosts AidEx, the leading platform for the international aid and development community. Now in its 8th year, AidEx is established as the largest international event for the sector and is due to take place on 14-15 November.
AidEx Brussels’ fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid & development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn. The event was created to help the international aid and development community engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes. From major NGOs and global policymakers through to innovative suppliers of specialist products, AidEx facilitates relationships that would be otherwise unachievable.
The two-day event encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards, and workshops. Over 200 suppliers from around the world will exhibit at AidEx. The exhibition floor is organized into various zones: Medical, Food & Water, Shelter, Logistics & Communications, as well as many country pavilions.
Alongside the exhibition, thought-leaders and policymakers from across the international humanitarian community will discuss the latest issues affecting the sector within AidEx’s conference. The 2018 theme of the conference is: Revolution in the digital age: safeguarding a future for all. How can technology contribute to a positive social impact?
Speakers at the conference include Sir Stephen O’Brien, Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, 2015-2017; Monique Pariat, Director General, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO); Ian Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, Government and Publis Sector, Mastercard; Koen van Acoleyen, Director of Humanitarian Aid and Transition, Federal Public Service of Belgian Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation; Nan Buzard, Head of Innovation, International Committee of the Red Cross.
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