PR Newswire Named Official Breaking News Service of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Asia has named PR Newswire the official breaking news service of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Mumbai, India, on November 16-18, the companies announced today.
The World Conference on Disaster Reduction will focus on the role the corporate sector plays in disaster management from proactive advance preparation to reduce the affects of a disaster to recovery efforts in the wake of a disaster. As conference manager, CMP Asia will be issuing all show-related news over PR Newswire to reach media and the general public around the world.
PR Newswire will set up a special online news center dedicated to news from the conference that will be accessible from both its public website, http://www.prnewswire.com/ and its media-only website, PR Newswire for Journalists, http://www.prnewswire.com/media, a site with more than 80,000 registered journalists.
"This is an extremely important conference and we are pleased to be able to do our part in informing the media and public about the discussions that will take place in Mumbai," said David B. Armon, chief operating officer, PR Newswire. "This year alone, we have seen far too many devastating examples of the effects of natural disasters; the corporate sector has a responsibility to learn how we can be most effective in reducing the impact of these natural disasters and managing the outcome."
The event, which will be held at InterContinental GRAND MUMBAI in Mumbai (Bombay), India from November 16-18, 2005, is expected to continue the discussions that began at the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) in January 2005, in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, the result of which was the Hyogo Declaration. The Hyogo Declaration recognizes the "intrinsic relationship between disaster reduction, sustainable development and poverty eradication, as well as the importance of involving all stakeholders." (http://www.wcdr.gfdr.org/background.asp) The event in Mumbai will focus on the corporate sector as a stakeholder and discuss its involvement in disaster reduction and management.
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