Imago Trade Shows and BNP Media (publisher ofNational Driller) have joined forces to launch a new trade show serving the disaster reconstruction industry. The National Disaster Reconstruction Expo (NDRExpo) will launch June 17-18, 2009, at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The NDRExpo was developed to unite the numerous vertical markets associated with disaster reconstruction preparation, response, recovery and rebuilding.

The disaster reconstruction industry encompasses more than 50 industry segments represented by more than 75 associations and organizations. The majority of these vertical markets work together to rebuild communities that have suffered catastrophic losses, and are served by the same manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

The NDRExpo will be the first event to consolidate this important industry. NDRExpo offers disaster management professionals the opportunity to explore each other’s capabilities and challenges with the goal of minimizing the loss of life and property resulting from catastrophic events.

“We look forward to bringing these different entities together in one world-class event in New Orleans and to providing the opportunity for them to learn from, and support each other,” says Evan Kessler, publisher ofRestoration & Remediation magazine.

“We surveyed the industry and were astounded by the results,” says Jimmy Mouton, president of Imago Trade Shows. “More than 83 percent of those surveyed indicated a consolidated event was needed. In addition, we learned what industry segments these professionals would like to see in one setting. Our goal is to create a forum for these individuals that creates opportunities for greater cohesiveness of response and recovery efforts.”

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