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 -
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
"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.
For more information, please visit www.APCOCanadaConference.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: APCO Canada
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