ICONHIC2022: THE STEP FORWARD
A landmark event fostering the exchange of ideas, practices and state of the art among academics, industry experts and professionals.
Estimated Turnout based on previous editions: Up to 100 Delegates
Ever–increasing Natural Disasters
ICONHIC’s motto sounds more timely than ever, as plenty of our infrastructure systems at their present state are at high risk of not sustaining the extreme loading conditions imposed by natural disasters. The situation is exacerbated by the apparent deficiency of resources for maintenance or upgrading. Our planet is experiencing the roughest ecological disruption in its history, from climate change to biodiversity loss. Acute hazards, such as heatwaves and floods, grow in frequency and severity, while chronic hazards, such as drought and rising sea levels, intensify.
Join forces towards a resilient and sustainable future
The idea that the solution does not lie in a single discipline has already found consensus amongst the scientific community. It is of utmost importance to try to understand each other: engineers have to understand what financial experts are putting forward, technology developers need to conceptualize how the insurance industry can benefit from their novel applications, researchers should be aware of the practical needs of contractors.
ICONHIC sets the stage for engineers, researchers, cat modelers, insurers, policymakers and NGO-representatives to join forces, exchange ideas and opinions, advance scientific and technical innovations targeted at natural disasters, and ultimately converge their specialty knowledge towards a unified approach to a more sustainable and resilient future.
Founded in 2016, the conference emerged in response to the ever-growing need for a landmark event that will gather together a broad field of expertise, aiming to prevent and reduce the risk of extreme natural events and their aftermaths on infrastructure. Sponsored by international industrial partners and institutions, who worked hand-in-hand with the academia to deliver an event that fosters collaboration between different stakeholders, ICONHIC2016 and ICONHIC2019 attracted a large number of attendees from all over the world, coming from exceptionally diverse technical or business backgrounds, with one overarching goal: to prepare within the constantly changing and highly uncertain environmental conditions and develop future-ready societies, able to reduce risk & manage disruption.