Conference Program

DAY ONE Tuesday 16 July 2024

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibition Open

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Opening ceremony

Jodie Hanns MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Dawson

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Welcome

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Break and Exhibition Visit

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Morning tea

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

11:00 am – 11:45 am

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Bushfire Panel Session

Moderator:

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

Break and Exhibition Visit

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

National research outcomes

Brendon McAtee, Node Research Manager WA & SA, Natural Hazards Research Australia

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Session 8: Topic TBC

Justin Leonard, Research Leader in Bushfire Adaptation, CSIRO

Break and Exhibition Visit

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

4:50 pm – 4:55 pm

Day one wrap up

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

Welcome Drinks

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Drinks

Mas Vino @ Pan Pacific Perth

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY 17 July 2024

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tradeshow Hall Open

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Opening and welcome back

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

9:05 am – 10:00 am

FPA Australia update

John Collie, Chief Executive Officer, FPA Australia

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

Mal Cronstedt, WA Advocacy Manager, FPA Australia

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Challenges for bushfire practitioners

Kathryn Kinnear, Director/Principal Environmental & Bushfire Consultant, Bio Diverse Solutions

Break and Exhibition Visit

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Morning tea

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Building to BAL – panel with builders

Panellists:

Kathryn Kinnear, Director/Principal Environmental & Bushfire Consultant, Bio Diverse Solutions

Gavin Williams, Technical Manager, TBA Firefly

Dean Waters

Stephen Kip, Director, SKIP Consulting Pty Ltd

Break and Exhibition Visit

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Risk management and matrixes

Mellanie Culhane, Bushfire & Environmental Management Consultant, Environmental Resilience

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm

Use of Drones for bushfire mapping

Gary McMahon, Director, Ecosystem Solutions

Jason McFadyen, Bushfire Technical Officer, FPA Australia

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bushfire tested products

Gavin Williams, Technical Manager, TBA Firefly

Break and Exhibition Visit

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea

Conference Sessions

Room

Grand River Ballroom

4:00 pm – 4:40 pm

Where to from here – bushfire industry in 2025. Panel session

Panellists:

Kathryn Kinnear, Director/Principal Environmental & Bushfire Consultant, Bio Diverse Solution

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Conference close

John Collie, Chief Executive Officer, FPA Australia

Dr. Maria Kornakova, Manager Bushfire Services, FPA Australia