08.03.2007 Search & Rescue 2007 Conference & Exhibition

This event is taking place on 2 – 3 April 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Washington D.C, USA.
SAR 2007 will bring together world leaders in Civil and Combat Search and Rescue, and give delegates the opportunity to hear their perspectives and priorities for saving lives and rescue mission success. Delegates will hear leading civil and military SAR organizations from around the world tell the dramatic stories of real rescue cases that pushed their crews to the limit, but successfully accomplished the mission and saved lives. Operators, managers and coordinators from all facets of the search, rescue and recovery communities will undoubtedly find these discussions enlightening and insightful, as well as a unique opportunity to learn from the success of others. 
Some of the confirmed Conference Speakers: - 
VADM Vivien Crea, Vice Commandant, US Coast Guard, USA 
Ambassador Charles A. Ray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence, USA 
Captain Rolf Westerström, Chairman, International Lifeboat Federation and Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Sea Rescue 
Captain Song Jaihui, Director General, Rescue and Salvage Bureau, Ministry of Communications, PR of China 
Captain Gabe Kinney, Director, Association For Rescue At Sea/Former Chief, Search & Rescue/US Coast Guard/Visiting Professor, World Maritime University, USA 
Brigadier General Reinhard Wolski, Deputy Commander, Division Airmobile Operations, German Armed Forces, Germany 
Master Chief Scott E. Dyer, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Program , USA 
Captain Scott LaRochelle, Chief, Office of Search and Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard, USA 
Roly McKie, SAR Operations Manager, The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, UK 
Neil Ada,General Manager Emergency Response, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Australia 
Gary Foo, Commander in Chief, Emergency Response Team – Search & Rescue, UK 
Colonel Brendan G Clare, Commander of the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, USA 
Captain Dave Callahan, Commanding Officer of the USCG Aviation Training Centre, USA 
Goran Stevanovic, Head of SAR Department, Civil Aviation Directorate, Serbia & Montenegro 
Flight Lieutenant Jenny Holmes, NATO Joint Warfare Centre, Stavanger, Norway

There are confirmed attendees from Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, UK and USA.
There will be over 30 exhibitors at the event including Plath GmbH, EMS Satcom, Sarbe, Elisra/Tadiran, Elbit Systems, Chelton Seimac, Martin Baker, Breeze Eastern, Rockwell Collins, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Cineflex, Qinetiq, Raytheon and Goodrich to name but a few… 
IASST is as a supporter of this event. The package for members consists of: - 
IASST members are offered a discounted rate to attend the event of £360 / $666 / € 540 (normally £400 / $740 / € 600) to attend the event. This rate entitles members to access the
Delegate Briefing taking place on 1 April and the following delegate package: - 

Delegate Package comprises: 
·        A free subscription to Shephard’s Defence Helicopter Magazine (worth £80/$148)
·        A free subscription registration card
·        A free copy of the Military Helicopter handbook (worth £60/$110)
·        Full set of delegate papers (exclusive to delegates and not available anywhere else)
·        Full list of delegates attending plus speaker biographies and interactive CD-ROM of the conference presentations.
To book your you can either: - 
Fill in the delegate booking form found (also found under a banner on the home page of IASST) attached to the brochure and fax directly to +44 (0) 1628 669 734

There is also a discounted rate on offer for all attendees at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on a first come first serve basis; details will be dispatched upon receipt of delegate paperwork.