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Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum

Oregon Convention Center- NOV 1-2, 2016

Preparation and education are key to the safety and security of communities region-wide. This forum will be the most significant event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and will be the springboard and blueprint for other regions to model. EPLF Creates the opportunity and environment to explore new and proven procedures that facilitate educating and motivating business, Public officials, and not for profit organizations to prepare and survive and recover when disaster strikes.

Business Continuity

According to a study by research firm Gartner Group, “43 percent of companies were immediately put out of business by a “major loss” of computer records, and another 51 percent permanently closed their doors within two years — leaving a mere six percent “survival”

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First Responders

Our nation’s businesses, campuses and postsecondary institutions are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, and staff who live, and work there. It is therefore, critical for businesses and institutions to plan ahead for the safety and overall welfare of all members of a business or campus populous.

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Community Preparedness

Floods, earthquakes, landslides, wild fire, epidemics, campus and workplace violence can happen without any warning. You cannot assume that official help will always be available immediately. What does it mean for your community?

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Featured Speakers

Learn from Industry Experts sharing their Thought Leadership and hear about the latest in Technology and Strategic Planning.

Ken Leatherman
Managing Partner, Alliance Insurance Group
Daniel C. Olsen
Retired Fire Chief
Dan Cox
Prof. in the School of Civil & Construction Eng. & Director, Cascadia Lifelines Program

Kevin Reed
President, CCIM
Dixie Lynn Johnson
Hope for Heros Project
Jeffrey Johnson
(Ret. Fire Chiefs Association) Firstnet Board of Directors Vice Chairman

Shawn Slezak
National Trainer, A.L.I.C.E
Eric Holdeman
Nationally Known Emergency Manager and Consultant
Mark Lanterman
Computer Forensic Services


Experience a unique opportunity to learn from risk management professionals and network with peers. With more than 30 presentations and certification courses focusing on strategic preparation and collaborative response standards. Over the two day event also benefit from conference programs developed to help establish practical planning and educational programs that empower your organization and community to effect proactive preparations.

Discover what other communities, industries, businesses, emergency response professionals have learned and implemented in the wake of past disasters: What worked, what didn’t.


Learn what leaders need to do before-during-after a crisis.


Discover practical approaches to save time and money in planning to then improve preparedness.


Take advantage of the two day trade show and meet with over 100 leading industry leaders on the Portland Convention show floor.


Learn How to improve and train your team, company, community or organization from experienced advisors on how to prepare, respond, and assist.


You will learn the latest state of the art technologies, training, methods and best practices. Additionally, learn cross professional joint initiatives and communication systems and processes.


Discover the potential threats in your region, and community and what, practices optimize organization and community emergency response.

Our Audience

We've planned an agenda with a broad range of audiences in mind.

  • C-Level Executives (including CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, COOs, CISOs)
  • Emergency Management Professionals
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Business Continuity Professionals
  • Disaster Recovery Professionals
  • Fire Chiefs/CEMC's
  • Directors
  • Crisis Management Professionals
  • Data Center Management
  • Non-Profits
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Maritime industry personnel
  • Hazmat response teams
  • Owners and Operators
  • First Response Personnel (Fire, Emergency, Medical, Law Enforcement)
  • Environmental/Health/Safety and Operations Representatives
  • Environmental/Safety Personnel from colleges and universities
  • Environmental/Emergency/Safety Staff from federal facilities
  • Environmental/Medical/Safety personnel from hospitals
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee Representatives
  • Transportation and Distribution Industry Personnel
  • State Emergency Response Commission Members
  • Counter-terrorism Professionals and Specialists
  • Emergency Managers and Planners
  • Regulatory Compliance Specialists
  • Association and Business Leaders
  • Power and Utility Industry Staff
  • Faith Leaders


Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forums most asked questions.

Early Registration $99 by Sept 30th
$149 by October 28th
$199 Thereafter or at the door
$25 Tradeshoow Floor Pass (2 Tickets)


100 sq. ft. = $12.95/sq. ft.
200-300 sq. ft. =$11.95/sq. ft.
400 sq. ft. and larger = $10.95/sq. ft.

(Discount may be combined with other cities) Minimum size = 100 sq. ft.
* Decorator service offered via Triumph.



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  • Organizational resilience
  • How to prepare for the entire life-cycle of a crisis
  • Managing disruption in the financial sector
  • Disaster Heroes - The Human Factor during a Crisis
  • Family support before and after a tragic event
  • Lessons learned from past events
  • Adaptive leadership before, during and after a crisis
  • Is your IT Disaster Recovery Plan is a disaster waiting to happen
  • Cross-sector collaboration

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Where it is happening

Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum will be held at Oregon Convention Center NOV 1st (Tuesday) - 2nd (Wednesday), 2016.

Hope to see you there!

  • Phone number (503) 828-9779
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