IAEM and NEMA Public Private Partnership Unified Information Portal Was Released Aug. 31 to support Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma efforts (31 Aug 2017) The purpose of the portal is to provide situational awareness for public and private partners. It was developed through a collaborative effort by members of the NEMA Information Sharing Task Force and the IAEM-USA Digital Engagement Committee, with input from National Business Emergency Operations Center members. Download press release.
The Public Private Partnership Unified Information Portal is a valuable tool in the emergency management community’s effort to respond to the events in Houston and all impacted areas,” stated IAEM-USA First Vice President Nick Crossley, director, Hamilton County (Ohio) Emergency Management & Homeland Security. “The public and private sector are working closely together to address the needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and by providing this valuable tool and information, citizens, businesses and government can share relevant information that can support life safety response today and community recovery later.”
Be on Constant Alert for Housing Poachers and Data Scammers! (23 Oct 2017) We would rather sound like a broken record than have even one of our members or exhibitors become the unwitting victim of a housing or data scam – and so, we continue to say “Beware!” The specific offender names may change with each new warning, but the message remains the same. Be aware that IAEM does not work with any outside companies to provide housing or book hotels for the IAEM Annual Conference or EMEX exhibitors. The link within the IAEM Annual Conference Website, under Hotel and Travel, is the official exhibitor source for booking discount housing through the show’s hotel block. IAEM also will not release any “official” or “verified” attendee lists, so do not be tricked into paying anyone for that information.
The only truly authorized information concerning lodging at the IAEM Annual Conference & the EMEX Exhibit come directly from IAEM. If anyone contacts you about booking housing or purchasing attendee/data lists, please be advised that they are poachers who are not authorized by IAEM and should be ignored. Here are some of the known companies/domains to steer clear of:
Bethesda List Center
Convention Housing Authority
Corporate Booking Services (CBS Inc)
Event Travel Planners
Exhibitors Housing Management
Exhibitors Housing Services
Expo Housing Services
Filmscape Productions (zubli@filmscapepro)
Global Housing Services Corporation (globalhousingcorp)
Global Travel Partners
National Travel Associates (NTA)