Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics Expo (HELIX) 2021

March 10, 2021

The Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) would like to cordially invite you to join the AUN-UIE Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics Expo (HELIX) 2021, a joint event organized by AHA Centre and the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), supported by the Government of Japan as part of the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) Project under the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund, which will be held virtually on 20-25 May 2021.

The aim of the Expo is to recognize the needs and challenges in humanitarian logistics among National Disaster Management Organizations and ASEAN, as well as to investigate how the most recent developments in the logistics supply chain can help to address those challenges. This Expo also provides a forum for networking and discussion among humanitarian logistics practitioners, vendors and suppliers, academics, professionals, and students in the region.

The Expo will have various interactive online events for you to be involved in:

International Exhibition

24th – 25th May 2021

ASEAN Forum Focus Sessions (panel sessions)

24th – 25th May 2021

iPitch (innovation pitching competition)

25th May 2021

AHAckathon (software development competition)

20th – 22nd May 2021

To engage the youth, the Expo competitions aimed at ASEAN students and youth, namely:

(i) iPitch, an innovation pitching competition in which participants present their creative ideas/solutions to solve current/emerging problems in humanitarian logistics; and

(ii) AHAckathon, is a two-day hackathon competition in which youths compete to solve a humanitarian logistics problem by creating web applications.

Winners of the iPitch and AHAckaton will be given a chance to go to Singapore and Indonesia for the learning events, tentatively in 2022.

The central place to access all information about HELIX, including registration to the different events, is available at


Deadline for the application is on 15th April 2021

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