Come hell or high water Cardiff is set to deliver Europe’s leading rescue conference
European water, rope, boat and confined space rescue training experts, Rescue 3 Europe have chosen Cardiff to host their 2019 Technical Rescue Conference.

The conference and training event, which will take place in the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay from 29 April to 3 May, highlights the pioneering work of the European rescue community and will bring together instructors and practitioners from over 25 different countries from across Europe to share best practice, new research and advancements in techniques.

Rescue 3 Europe produce and deliver state of the art training to fire and rescue services, ambulance teams, mountain rescue teams, and commercial training and leisure activity providers across Europe. 

Split across The Viola Arena, home of the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team and premier outdoor adventure centre Cardiff International White Water (CIWW), which features an Olympic standard white water rafting course, the conference will focus on updates to swift water and flood, boat, and rope rescue.

It will also include live weir rescue and drop test demonstrations, instructor updates, and a host of guest speakers - including a first-hand account of the Thailand cave rescue.

Jon Gorman, Managing Director at Rescue 3 Europe, said:  “We’re looking forward to bringing together leading experts in the field of technical rescue, meeting old friends and welcoming new ones at this year’s conference in Cardiff. We’ve been really impressed with the choice of venues in Cardiff, their transformation from adrenalin–fuelled activity venues into unique and exciting conference and training venues has been key to hosting what we expect to be a fantastic event.”

Faye Tanner, Commercial Partnerships Manager for Meet in Cardiff, said:  “We’re delighted that Rescue 3 Europe have chosen Cardiff to host their 2019 Technical Rescue Conference.  We’ve been working closely with them, providing advice and help with sourcing accommodation and a bespoke online accommodation service for visiting international delegates and we look forward to welcoming delegates from across the globe to our capital city.” 

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, has a reputation for hosting successful international business and sporting events including the UEFA Champions League Final, and Cardiff Bay recently hosted major international sailing event the Volvo Ocean Race.  The city centre and waterfront play host to a range of business event venues for organisers to choose from.

The Meet in Cardiff Convention Bureau, is a one-stop shop providing free, professional advice and tailor-made support to organisations looking to host a conference or event in the city. The service provides support on the Bid process, venues and suppliers, site visits, accommodation allocation and much more.