|Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville
June 15, 2009 - Knoxville will host the East Tennessee Purchasing Association Emergency Preparedness Conference on October 14-15, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza on 401 W. Summit Hill Drive.
This two-day conference is an excellent educational opportunity to gain a better understanding of your role during a disaster. Learn about the need for cooperation between agencies/departments during a disaster and the importance of pre-planning/contracting for an emergency.
Who should attend:
Purchasing directors and staff, EMA directors, finance/accounting officials/directors, city managers and city/county administrators in the following types of agencies: City, county and state governments, public universities, utility districts and quasi-government agencies (i.e. airport authorities, public building authorities, etc.) located in the state of Tennessee.
What will be discussed:
Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina presented by Ms. Andree M. Cohen, Purchasing Director, City of New Orleans
Financial aspects of a disaster
Emergency cooperative contracting
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) overview
TEMA/FEMA reimbursement requirements
The East Tennessee Purchasing Association presents the education portion of this conference at no cost to you. Opportunities for free hotel accommodations available subject to eligibility. Go to www.etpanews.org/epcregistration.html for details and to register today!
Meals and parking:
Lunch and snacks will be provided for free both days. A free networking event with heavy hors d’oeuvres will follow the first day’s conference. Parking information is forthcoming – please visit the ETPA website for further information and maps.
A list of presenters and exhibitors will be announced
This event is sponsored by the East Tennessee Purchasing Association, TN Homeland Security District 2 and TVA.
For more information visit www.ETPANEWS.org.
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