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Highlights, June 16-21, 2024

UR24 Himeji+ was the largest Understanding Risk Global Forum to date with more than 1,700 attendees arriving in Himeji City. UR24 was a true platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in Disaster Risk Management.

The Forum hosted DRM experts from 135 countries, 700+ organizations representing Government Agencies, Multilateral Organizations, the Private Sector, NGOs, Research Institutions, Academia and Civil Society worldwide.

UR24 hosted its biggest Expo Area ever with the participation of 45 national and international institutions and insights into Japanese culture with calligraphy lessons, tea tasting, and traditional costume experiences. The Expo Area was built with the innovative PPS cardboard system developed by award-winning Architect Shigeru Ban with VAN (Voluntary Architects’ Network). Its partition system was developed for emergency housing and kindly provided by Hyogo Prefecture; all of the structure is being  re-purposed for emergency housing after the event.

UR24 by Numbers

On-site Attendees
Countries Present

UR24 Partners

A massive thanks to All

With a Special thanks to

Welcoming our Japanese DRM friends

UR Format

Opening Ceremony

Arcrea Center

› Opening Ceremony​
› Keynotes​
› Catering​
› Entertainment​

UR Forum Sessions

Arcrea Center

› Technical Sessions​
› Catering
› Networking
› Exhibition Space

UR Focus Days

Arcrea Center

›Deep dive sessions
› Workshops
› Training
› Product demonstrations

Himeji City

Himeji City, in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, served as a fitting location for the forum. This choice holds special significance as it aligns with the commemoration of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. 

The Himeji Castle an iconic masterpiece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, the technical sessions and plenaries will be held at the Arcrea Himeji Culture and Convention Center.  

Here, history and tradition meet innovation. Join us and be a part of this significant confluence.  

Previous UR Forums

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UR2020 Virtual

UR2018 Mexico City

UR2016 Venice

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