ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023-2024
International Wildfire Risk Mitigation Consortium 2024
March 25 – 27, 2024 | Adelaide, South Australia
The 2024 IWRMC Annual Conference will be held from March 25 to 27, 2024 in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia, hosted by, SA Power Networks.
To make your trip more valuable, this year’s event is scheduled to occur the week following 2024 Energy Networks Conference + Exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 19-21, 2024. It’s a back-to-back occasion for our participants.
The IWRMC Annual Conference is an opportunity to enrich your participation within the IWRMC by meeting your peers in-person, participating in technology demonstrations and other site visits, and hearing about world class technologies and leading practices from organizations at the forefront of utility wildfire risk mitigation efforts around the world. With the ever-changing and rapidly evolving energy industry landscape, this conference is the best way to stay up to date about current trends, issues, and industry conversations.
About the Conference
The IWRMC is an industry-sponsored collaborative designed to facilitate the sharing of wildfire risk mitigation insights and discovery of innovative and unique utility wildfire practices from across the globe.
The IWRMC’s members-only annual conference is an opportunity for utilities to connect directly and share their challenges, learnings, and experiences with Wildfire Risk Mitigation. Take part in the event and expect to:
Expand your network and build long-term professional relationships with more than 75 senior utility managers and executives working on various wildfire issues. Learn how their challenges are similar or differ from yours, and learn about leading mitigation practices from global utilities.
Get International Perspectives
Join round table conversations about how Australian, Canadian, and US utilities are evolving their wildfire prevention efforts for the safety of their customers and communities.
Discover Regional Technologies
Learn about advanced technologies, such as Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters (REFCLs), that can reduce the risk of electrical assets igniting bushfires. Query your peers about their technology pilots and evaluation programs to determine applicability in your service territory.
Get Hands On With Site Visits
Participate in technology demonstrations and other site visits with guidance from our host utility – SA Power Networks. See first hand how other utilities are addressing the unique challenges they face.
Expand Your Knowledgebase
Hear from Subject Matter Experts from the realms of utility operations & protocols, asset management, vegetation management, risk management, data management & governance, and stakeholder engagement & communications.
Chart A Course For The Industry
Work with your peers from leading utilities to establish new opportunities to improve utility wildfire risk mitigation strategies, and develop new ideas for engaging customers, regulators, and other stakeholders in effective ways. Discuss ways to leverage tools, such as the IWRMC Maturity Model, to support our mission to accelerate learning around wildfire risk mitigation.
Adelaide, South Australia
One of the best times to visit Adelaide is in March due to rare chances of rainfall, while daytime temperatures range from 60s-70s °F. Fall in the city is from March through May, so expect breezy weather during your stay.
Adelaide is nicknamed the “20 minutes city” because any point in the city is reachable within 20 minutes due to its excellent transport links. There will be enough time for participants to enjoy the sights and scenery. What fun!
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia’s great art collections. The collection comprises of over 45,000 works of art spanning from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia and includes one of the most important collections of Indigenous art as well as the only dedicated Islamic gallery space in Australia.
Frome Road, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
See 250 species from across Australia and around the world, from towering giraffes, gigantic Komodo Dragons and endangered Sumatran Tigers to bouncing wallabies, swinging monkeys and tiny insects. Plus meet Australasia’s only Giant Pandas!
Adelaide Botanic Garden
North Terrace, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Adelaide Botanic Garden is an oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of the city, featuring beautifully-landscaped gardens, majestic avenues and stunning architecture. Spanning 50 hectares, the historic garden (opened in 1857) features some of Australia’s finest plant collections.
Adelaide Central Market
Level 1, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, buzzing with life and color all year round.
Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Rundle Mall is the center of culture for all South Australians. Seven days a week, nearly every day of the year, Rundle Mall is a bustling hub of activity and entertainment. Walk down the Mall and watch one of the buskers juggling, singing and dancing. Get lost exploring the 15 arcades and centers within the Precinct.
Cnr Jetty Road, Colley Terrace, Glenelg South Australia 5045
In just 20 minutes from the city, the Glenelg Beach will welcome you with its relaxing view and sea breeze. Make sure to catch the sunset for a mesmerizing scene and feast your eyes on collages of blazing red, yellow and orange paint by the beachside as the sun rests for the day.
National Wine Centre of Australia
corner North Terrace and Hackney Road, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 500
Enjoy a meal, a tour or a tasting from our daily offering of more than 120 Australian wines, the National Wine Centre has something for everyone regardless of previous wine knowledge. All you need to do is find a wine you like.
Relax and Enjoy
We found the perfect place for you to relax and explore!
Our gracious host, SA Power Networks, has negotiated a deal with 4.5-star The Terrace Hotel, Adelaide to secure us with the best accommodation for the 2024 IWRMC Annual Conference. The hotel overlooks the scenic South Parklands on the southern edge of the city center and is conveniently located within 10 minutes of city attractions. such as Adelaide Zoo, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Convention Centre and Rundle Mall.
On the first night of the event (March 24, Monday), SA Power Networks has booked a restaurant for dinner at Hotel Alba, located adjacent to the accommodation, to end the opening of the Conference on a high note. What a way to celebrate!
For your breakfast fix, you may either opt for a buffet at The Terrace Hotel or for ala carte dishes at Hotel Alba.
Book your room now to get at least 15% off the original room price when you reserve to stay from March 23-29, 2024. Hurry, slots are limited!
Pack early and make a list of the must-brings in advance to avoid the hassle and pressure of leaving the job to the last minute.
It will be fall season in Adelaide by the time you arrive, so make sure to have your poncho and light jacket with you since there are still chances of rainfall, though nil, and it can get chilly at night.
Bring comfortable footwear to maximize all the walking you can do, and do not forget your sunscreen and moisturizers so as not to let your skin suffer from all the sun you’ll be having.
Make sure you are equipped with your devices: laptop to be used during the event, and smartphones, to take photos and immortalize your Adelaide trip as we’re sure it will be unforgettable! Also bring your chargers and battery packs though we’re sure you already know that.
Also pack your toiletries, medicines, and alcohol/hand sanitizers in a pouch and make sure sanitation and well-being are on the top of your list.
If you’re looking to have extra fun, we highly encourage you to bring extra bills and coins as there are a lot of places to shop and dine in the area.
Lastly, bring yourself. No, really! Come to the event fully prepared to share your knowledge to enrich the experiences of other participants. At the same time, be ready to take in all the learnings that you will have during the Annual Conference.
Manage your time wisely to make your Adelaide trip both personal and professional, and come back a more invigorated IWRMC member.