APCO Canada announces 2014 conference and tradeshow launch
OTTAWA, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada announced today that it will host its annual conference and tradeshow in Vancouver on November 3 - 6, 2014.
A voluntary, non-profit organization, APCO Canada is dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications throughout the country. As an organization, APCO represents the professionals who supply, install and operate Emergency Communications Systems across Canada, acting as the voice for its membership and their critical role in public safety communications. With over 500 members across the country and 22,000 worldwide, APCO Canada and its partners have established a valued presence in public safety as the voice of front-line professionals and their agencies, government and to the public.
2014 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of this event, which has been held annually in cities across Canada since 1988. Throughout the three-day event, delegates can expect to take in the Annual Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting, a fully-integrated tradeshow and three full days of industry-leading educational and networking opportunities. With its primary focus on professional development and growth, the conference offers a critical opportunity for the industry to come together and discuss pressing issues and hot topics, with particular emphasis on changing technologies and legislation concerning public safety communications.
"In addition to delivering world-class education and professional development opportunities, this event is also a key opportunity for our members to connect, engage and interact with peers, industry and government representatives from public safety communications agencies across Canada", said Gavin Hayes, APCO Canada Vice President. "The opportunities for shared learning and professional development are unprecedented, and APCO Canada is thrilled to be able to deliver this annual conference to our members."
Thus far, APCO Canada has confirmed keynote speaker Nathan Lee of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation. Delegates will have the opportunity to interact with Mr. Lee and learn more about the power of enhanced public safety communications and the circumstances surrounding the murder of his wife Denise in 2008.
Registration for the event is limited to 350 delegates, and conference organizers anticipate the conference will sell-out early. Registration can be completed online, and all interested delegates are encouraged to register prior to the Super Earlybird Deadline of June 30, 2014.
The announcement of the conference launch comes following APCO Canada's celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which ran from April 13 - 19 honoring the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators.
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