VANCOUVER, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada announced that it is hosting its annual conference and tradeshow at the Fairmont Hotel 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 will 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."
APCO Canada will host keynote Nathan Lee, of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation as its opening speaker. Nathan's wife, Denise Amber Lee was abducted and murdered in 2008. Since her death, the Denise Amber Lee Foundation was established to promote and support public safety through uniform training, standardized protocols, defined measurable outcomes, and technological advances to the 9-1-1 system.
Media will be welcomed on-site at the conference and are encouraged to attend the Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 5 at 5:30pm as several members of the public safety communications industry are recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. APCO Canada Executives and Board Members will also be available on-site for interviews. Scheduled appointments for interviews are recommended. Please contact the on-site conference planning team at 1-800-281-0697 or [email protected] for additional details.
Additional details including the full conference program can be viewed online at http://apcocanadaconference.com/event-program-schedule/.
SOURCE: APCO Canada