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07 Nov 2016


Development Policy
  • Leading event for all aid and development professionals 
  • Takes place at Brussels Expo on 16-17 November 

Visit Europe’s only dedicated aid & development event for free 

Brussels, 7 November: Next week, over 2,500 members of the international aid and development community will come together in Brussels, Belgium, for the sixth annual  AidEx conference and exhibition. The two-day event allows aid and development professional of all stripes, from both the public and private sectors, to come together in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes. 
Don’t miss out - register to attend for FREE here
What’s On
On the exhibition floor, 200 suppliers from around the world  will demonstrate the latest innovations in focus areas such as Medical, Food & Water, Shelter, Logistics & Communications, and Finance for NGOs. Learn more about the work of some of our exhibitors on the AidEx Blog. This year’s AidEx Conference is focused around the theme of Localisation. High-level experts will discuss how humanitarian aid can “go local”, putting affected populations at the centre of decisionmaking processes, as well as considering how the private and public sectors can work together to support localisation efforts. Key speakers include: 
  • Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General, Partnerships, IFRC
  • Karin Olofsdotter, Director General for Trade, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Androulla Kaminara, DG ECHO, European Commission 
  • Claus Sorensen, Senior Advisor, EPSC, European Commission
  • Stephen Cahill, Global Logistics Cluster Coordinator, UN WFP
  • Hans Peter Teufers, Director, UPS Foundation
To arrange interviews with speakers or exhibitors please email
AidEx 2016 will also see us announce the winners of the following exclusive awards, which celebrate individuals and organisations making outstanding contributions to aid and development in their respective fields: 
  • Aid Innovation Challenge
  • Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award
  • Humanitarian and Development Journalism Awards
Voting is open to the public for the Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award and Humanitarian and Development Journalism Awards, while the winner of the Aid Innovation Challenge will be decided by pitch process at AidEx on 16 November. 
For more information please contact: 
Méabh Maguire
Weber Shandwick
T: +32 (0)2 894 90 23


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