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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville
Register for Conference Here
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.

East TN Purchasing AssociationWho 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
  • New legislation
  • Risk management
  • Logistics
  • Available resources
  • Emergency cooperative contracting
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) overview
  • TEMA/FEMA reimbursement requirements

    To register:
    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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