Centaur Exhibitions has launched a new event aimed at helping the humanitarian aid community improve the delivery of aid.
AidEx 2011, to be held from 19 to 20 October in Brussels, Belgium, comprises an exhibition, conference and workshops.
Centaur’s aim with the show is to try and help buyers from governmental, intergovernmental agencies and non-governmental organisations engage directly with suppliers of essential equipment and services for disaster relief and longer-term humanitarian aid.
“Increasing economic pressure, combined with a growing scrutiny of foreign aid, has meant the humanitarian aid community must achieve its most effective deployment of budgets to date,” said event director, Nicholas Rutherford.
“Brussels was considered to be the ideal location for the show. As well as being the capital of the European Union, it is the city headquarters of the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission,” he added.
Exhibitors at the event will include suppliers of vehicles, security, shelter, communications, food and clothing, medicine, logistics, water and mines and munitions clearance.
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