Tangent Link Announces Dates for 2023 Aerial Firefighting Shows

    After several years of hiatus due to Covid restrictions, Tangent Link, hosts of the Aerial Firefighting Trade show and conference series announced today that they would be returning to Australia in 2023. In addition to the Australia show, Tangent Link also announced the United States show location, which is changing next year to be held in Washington State in addition to the European show being held in late 2023 in Greece.

    Listed below are the 2023 show dates and locations for Aerial Firefighting 2023.


    The inaugural Pacific Northwest Wildfire Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington. This strategic conference and exhibition will take place on April 3 and 4, 2023. The event will be the first Pacific Northwest-focused wildfire conference, including live and static demonstration opportunities, and a focused two-day conference agenda featuring regional State leaders, key Federal stakeholders, as well as local fire services. The Pacific Northwest Wildfire Conference will be an integral event in terms of reporting best practices, sharing resources for prevention, suppression, and recovery, and understanding the opportunities provided by the latest innovations and technologies.” Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State

    Aerial Fire Fighting Asia Pacific, 2-3 AUGUST 2023, DUBBO, AUSTRALIA

    Tangent Link, in partnership with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), looks forward to welcoming aerial firefighting and aerial emergency response professionals to Australia after a long absence.  Taking place at the NSWRFS Training Academy, dedicated to improving the skills and knowledge relied on when responding to bushfires and managing emergencies, AFFAPAC will also include sessions on aerial search and rescue capabilities as well as opportunities for aircraft static displays.

    AFFAPAC, a 2-day conference and supporting exhibition, provides an ideal opportunity to re-connect with Australia’s State and Federal firefighting and emergency service sectors with representatives from the wider international government, military and commercial aerial firefighting communities also expected to attend.

    AFFAPAC23 provides a valuable assembly point for us to come together to develop and promote international best practices in this field to boost our emergency response capability.

    I look forward to joining you for lively debate and valuable outcomes for, not only our services but the communities we serve.” Commissioner Rob Rogers, AFSM, New South Wales Rural Fire Service

    Aerial Fire Fighting Europe, 16-17 OCTOBER 2023, ATHENS, GREECE

    The Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting series returns to Greece for 2023, the leading event for Aerial Firefighting professionals in Europe. The two-day conference and exhibition will provide a platform for AFF specialists to debate and present on current aerial fighting challenges in Europe, with an emphasis on Southern and Eastern Europe/Mediterranean stakeholders.

    Tangent Link is delighted to invite all stakeholders to this forum to directly engage with government experts, aerial operators, and technology providers from all over the world. The event is supported by Christos Stylianides, Minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection.

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