WHAT: ResCon, the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management, announces partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) for the planning of ResCon 2020, to be held April 28-30, 2020 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New name, logo and event concept will be unveiled.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: The press conference will be livestreamed on Governor John Bel Edwards’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGov/.
WHY: Based in New Orleans — a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference will bring the leadership and experience of the nation’s governors, plus a diverse mix of disaster and resilience practitioners to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide. The partnership with the NGA will add a level of expertise not previously seen here. The partnership was facilitated by the office of Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards.
WHO: Speakers at the press conference will include:
- Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana
- Former FEMA Administrators who served under three different presidential administrations:
- Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, 2009-2017
- Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, 2017-2019
- James Lee Witt, FEMA Administrator, 1993-2001
- Nikki Guilford, Interim Executive Director and Chief of Staff, National Governors Association
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The mission of ResCon is to unite expert thought leaders from round the world from business, academia, government, and international organizations to develop best practice and policy information in order for communities and businesses to thrive and achieve resiliency. This annual event will provide a unique convening platform to connect, identify, and collectively develop creative standards and solutions that will result in the mitigation of loss of life and property when catastrophic events occur.