PRiMO Conference

2024 Conference

A meeting hosted by the Pacific Risk Management ʻOhana (PRiMO) and the CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management.

February 21 to 23, 2024
Saipan, CNMI

Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan


Resilience in Action

As we face rising tides and other unpredictable challenges, PRiMO presents the opportunity to learn through stories of adaptation, innovation, and determination. From coastal development practices to community-driven efforts, discover the strategies that transform vulnerabilities into strength. Please join PRiMO and the CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management as we strive toward a vision of a resilient future, where coastal communities thrive in the face of change.

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Traveling to Saipan

  • Airport: Saipan International Airport (SPN)
  • Daily flights from Guam via United Airlines

Hotels/Lodging (reservations can also be made using online booking websites like Expedia)

  • Conference Venue:
    Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan
    • Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan is offering a special rate for PRiMO conference participants! You may book a Standard Room at the Crowne Plaza Resort at a rate of $140 + 15% tax per night, inclusive of Daily Breakfast for up to 2 registered Guests.
    • Follow these steps to book a room at this special rate:
      1. Go to this link: Pacific Risk Management Ohana Event.
      2. Select your check-in and check-out dates. (Only valid for the dates 02/19/24 ~ 02/25/24.)
      3. Select number of rooms and guests in the drop-down menu.
      4. Confirm that your rate preference is set to “Group Rate, Travel Agent” and select “Book Now.”
      5. Review room details and click on the red “Select” button.
      6. Review reservation details, enter guest and credit card information, and click on the red “Book Reservation” button. Note: a credit card is required to guarantee a reservation.
    • A reservation confirmation will be sent to the email address provided.
    • The Crowne Plaza Resort offers shuttle service between the hotel and the Francisco C. Ada Saipan International Airport for an additional fee ($20 per adult and $10 per child 4 -11 yrs. old each way). To request this service, add this request with flight dates and arrival/departure times to the “Special Request” section prior to completing step #6 for booking a room.
    • For more information about your booking or to speak to a reservation specialist, call (670) 234-6412 or 483-2091.
    • *Rooms at special rates may run out. Please email to confirm if more rooms are available.

Car Rental Companies (reservations can also be made using online booking websites like Expedia)

Directions from Saipan International Airport to Crowne Plaza Resort
17 min (12.2 km) via Rte 35 and Pale Arnold Rd (15 min without traffic)

  • Follow Rte 35 to Chalan Monsignor Guerrero/Rte 31
    5 min (3.7 km)
  • Head northwest on Northwest Loop toward Rte 35
    37 m
  • Turn right onto Rte 35
    3.6 km
  • Take Pale Arnold Rd to Rte 308 in Garapan
    9 min (7.4 km)
  • Turn left onto Chalan Monsignor Guerrero/Rte 31
    2.8 km
  • Turn right onto Pale Arnold Rd
    4.6 km
  • Continue on Rte 308. Take Beach Rd/Rte 30 to Coral Tree Ave
    3 min (1.1 km)
  • Turn left onto Rte 308
    400 m
  • Turn right onto Beach Rd/Rte 30
    400 m
  • Turn left onto Cpl Derence Jack Rd/Orchid St
    250 m
  • Cpl Derence Jack Rd/Orchid St turns right and becomes Coral Tree Ave
    89 m

Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan will be on your left.

For more information about visiting the CNMI, visit the Marianas Visitors Authority’s website.

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Registration is now closed.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

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Past Conferences

Did you know the first PRiMO convening was the Federal Hazard Mitigation Partners in the Pacific Islands Roundtable in March 2003? Since then, we’ve been holding meetings and conferences almost every year in Honolulu, Guam, American Samoa, and other locations. Learn more about our history and view past meeting and conference materials on the Our History page.

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About the Conference

PRiMO is a premier platform that brings people and organizations together, channeling their efforts toward common goals to make the Pacific Islands more resilient to the impacts of natural hazards. Local governments, non-profit organizations, planning agencies, emergency response organizations, natural resource management agencies, hazard mitigation organizations, non-governmental organizations, community members, federal agencies, disaster recovery organizations, and small businesses are all welcome to attend!

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The diverse group of attendees includes heads of state, representatives from business, nonprofits, and environmental groups, and concerned citizens. Topics range from water quality to disaster management and economic sustainability. This diversity and collaborative focus is what makes PRiMO work. People and organizations must work together if communities are to become more resilient. The action plans must be far reaching if Pacific Island natural resources, quality of life, infrastructure, homes, economic framework, and citizen health and safety are to be preserved. This is a tall task that requires inhabitants of the region to work and learn together. PRiMO provides that opportunity.

PRiMO conferences offer at least 25 different sessions, many led by distinguished leaders and innovators. Field trips and preconference training sessions provide opportunities to increase professional skills and gain firsthand knowledge about active hazard-reduction activities. Participants return to their organizations with new skills, information, ideas, contacts, partners, and perspectives. They leave better equipped to find the creative solutions today's coastal hazard challenges require.

Each conference has a community resilience-focused theme. Attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract, for it is through sharing with one another that we all become stronger!

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