Partners and Colleagues,
FEMA Region IX strives to establish, build, and enhance partnerships with the Private Sector to build a culture of resilience and ready the nation for all disasters. Earlier this year, we heard from the private sector that they wanted to provide more input to the revision of a plan for a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California. FEMA partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to organize an event to make that happen. Nearly two hundred executives attended the workshop and provided vital input to state and federal planners.
Our next event this year will be hosted by Tesla. The focus of this event will address another very specific concern voiced this time by local and state government partners during the region’s most recent disasters:
1) How can government work better with the private sector to leverage leading-edge technology and innovation to help support disaster survivors through existing and planned Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs?
2) Can the private sector help government better understand their products and services – AND - provide a snapshot of how these products and services may evolve in the next 3 to 5 years?
We will hold the first Disaster Innovation Forum on Thursday, October 24th. from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Tesla Training Center at 45201 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, Ca. 94538. A variety of private sector partners will share information about their product or service during fast-paced fifteen-minute presentations - and - what is on the horizon for their CSR programs. This is not a sales event or trade show, but there will be numerous breaks for networking to establish and build relationships and ask additional questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Register now as seating is limited. Also, please register for each attendee individually under the official organization's name and email domain so we can have enough information for name tags and to track registration demographics. We look forward to seeing you at his exciting premier event! More information about the specific agenda, presenters, product snapshots to follow after registration. Feel free to forward this invitation to others within and outside your organizations that may benefit from the event.