"A lack of knowledge about global resources for assisting survivors, have dominated the field of family assistance for too long,” says Dr. Carolyn Coarsey, co-founder of the Family Assistance Foundation and conference organizer.
(PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Registration continues for the International Humanitarian Assistance Symposium to be held in Miami, June 7th and 8th, 2012. Organized by The Family Assistance Foundation and Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, the symposium will enhance industry response to emergencies and disasters, uniting different sectors through knowledge sharing and thus ensuring those involved in an unforeseen tragedy are given the support they need. The two-day event will consist of a series of educational panels, practical workshops and experiences recounted first-hand by disaster and accident survivors.
“Myths about notification protocols in various countries, and a lack of knowledge about global resources for assisting survivors, have dominated the field of family assistance for too long,” says Dr. Carolyn Coarsey, co-founder of the Family Assistance Foundation and conference organizer. “We look forward to joining with all of our partners in becoming more enlightened in these crucial areas.”
Industry-specific breakout sessions will be offered throughout the session. Speakers include highly experienced executives from global brands, such as American Airlines, Westjet Airlines, Limited Brands, Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival UK, Flexjet, Maersk Drilling, Statoil, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Scheduled Panels and Discussions on the Following Subjects:
- International Humanitarian Assistance Worldwide
- International Terrorism and Humanitarian Assistance: The long-term perspective
- Transport and Travel Tragedies
- Industrial & Manufacturing Tragedies
- International Notification Protocol: A Worldwide Perspective
- The Employees’ Perspective on Assisting Survivors in A Crisis
- Crisis Communications
The full program and registration information is available for the International Humanitarian Assistance Symposium at http://www.ihas2012.com. For more information you may also contact the Family Assistance Foundation at (404) 881-2819.
Symposium sponsors include: Royal Caribbean International, the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Aviem International, Inc., Carnival Cruise Lines, BMS CAT, Higher Resources, Inc.,Virgin Australia, Ceres, Crucial Communications Group, LLC., NYCruise and Jeff Arnold, survivor American Flight 1420. Supporters include: CruiseEurope, Medcruise, Passenger Shipping Association, Cruise Lines International Association, the Rusty Pelican and the City of Miami.
The Family Assistance Foundation is an independent non-profit organization established for the purpose of empowering people following tragedy. It has taken a research led approach to identifying the best possible way to respond and support people in an accident or emergency. The annual symposium provides a platform to share these lessons and discuss how they can be applied in real life situations.
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services is an experienced global business offering first class ground handling and port agency services to the ocean and river cruise industry. Teams committed to service and dedicated to clients provide local insight and practical knowledge that is enhanced by global expertise and presence. The services they provide include Turnaround, Shore Excursions, Port Agency Services, and Hotel.