WAFA 2023 Co-located with AFAC - Brisbane
WAFA is pleased to be partnering with AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ to deliver our 2023 Conference. The WAFA 2023 Conference will explore the theme ‘Sustaining Diversity’, exploring:
Much work has been done in the past 30 years to increase the recruitment of women to the fire and emergency services, but the proportion of women in specialist and senior roles remains low. How do we support and empower women to plan and advance their careers in the sector? How do we bring diversity to all areas and levels of the sector?
The challenges of the increasing risk and impact of disasters and the opportunities of changing approaches to emergency management and technical innovation are creating new roles and mindsets. Fire and emergency services need diverse representation and diverse viewpoints to effectively represent and respond to community needs. How do we grow and sustain a workplace culture that is safe and inclusive for all?
About AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ
The AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Conference and Exhibition is Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition. Brought to you by AFAC, Deutsche Messe, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) and Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA). The 2022 conference and exhibition attracted record attendance of over 3,000 emergency management personnel.
On rotation around Australia’s major cities, our host agencies for 2023 are the: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services.
AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ was recognised as the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia’s Best Association Event at the 2019 and 2022 EEAA Awards for Excellence.
AFAC is committed to fostering an inclusive culture, valuing diversity, and ensuring a safe and respectful workplace. AFAC encourages you all to commit to this and to call out any language or behaviour that undermines our approach.
Explore the program available to WAFA delegates.
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Registrations now open for WAFA 2023 Conference co-located with AFAC in Brisbanne