Date: 8-12 June, 2010
Location: Loong Palace International Hotel, Beijing, China
Official Website: www.tiems2010.org
The International Emergency Management Society 17th Annual Conference in conjunction with The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) -China Chapter,1st Annual Conference was held in Beijing on June 9-11, 2010.
The conference was sponsored by TIEMS and co-organized by China Earthquake Administration, National Disaster Reduction Center of Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), etc.
With the theme of “Global Emergency Response to Disasters for a Harmonious World", the conference aimed to provide a communication platform for emergency response research and practices, and promote the international cooperation, especially between China and various international organizations, in this field, so as to improve the global capacity in emergency management and disaster response. More than 500 experts and scholars from over 30 countries participated in the conference. Prof.
Dr Liang Jun, vice-president and chief engineer of SuperMap Software Co., Ltd., one of the important co-organizer of the Conference, attended the Conference and delivered a speech on "Application of Service GIS in the Emergency Management" in Emergency Rescue Session.
Since the "SARS" outbreak 6 years ago in 2003, China has established its emergency management system and has effectively addressed a series of major emergencies, including the 2008 snow disaster and Wenchuan Earthquake, as well as the recent Yushu Earthquake. However, compared with those in developed countries, our emergency management system and pre-warning and relief capacity are still lag behind. With the objectives to strengthen the study of emergency response theory, establish the international cooperation and exchange platform in this field, learn from others the advanced emergency management theories and technologies, promote extensive academic research and the establishment and improvement of China’s emergency management system, TIEMS has attracted many Chinese experts and scholars to join in the group, established the "TIEMS China Chapter" and successfully held the TIEMS 2010 Annual Conference in Beijing. The convening of this conference not only has great significance in emergency management in China, but will play an important role in broadening our global vision.