HLA is running two workshops at International Disaster Response Expo on 29th November 2018 in London.


The first is a one hour workshop at 10.30-11.30am on the subject of managing the humanitarian supply chain: covering market-based assistance, the use of cash transfers and blockchain technology.

The workshop will include presentations and discussion on:
  • The interfaces of the humanitarian supply chain with commercial organisations (local & international). Considering also links with civil protection/agencies and how to work together.
  • Managing the flows of materials (information and cash) and the requirements to understand local market contexts.
  • An overview of blockchain (protocol, network and application layer).
  • Main humanitarian use cases (ID, payments, supply-chain) with examples of each.
  • A demo/overview of a ‘wallet’ that uses Blockchain technology.

The workshop is being provided by Peter Jones, MD of Logistics Learning Alliance Ltd (LLA) and Alesh Brown, Humanitarian Blockchain, ID and Payments Specialist.

Places are limited to 25 in the room, so please reserve your place early by clicking here.


The second is a roundtable discussion on Emergency planning and response logistics at 14.00-15.00. 

The discussion will cover synergies and coordination between humanitarian actors, private sector and the military. The aim of the session is to identify key challenges and potential opportunities to improve local and international emergency operations preparedness and response.

Panellists include:

  • Jack Jones, Humanitarian Response Manager – DFID
  • Mike Whiting, Aviation Transport Consultant – formerly with UNHCR, WFP and others
  • Stuart Smith, Development Director – Volga-Dnepr
  • George Fenton, CEO – HLA

Places are limited to 25 in the room, so please reserve your place early by clicking here.