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B-APCO 2017

21-22 March, The International Centre, Telford, UK

British APCO 2017 is the UK's leading public safety event and Motorola Solutions are delighted to be Platinum Sponsors of the March Event.

We will be participating in both the exhibition and the conference which will include sessions on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) and what it will mean for everyone.

NEWS - Poppy Social Story: Honouring Those Who Keep Us Safe - Every day, Emergency Services personnel are using social media to inform the public and engage with the communities they serve. Social media has becoming a vital tool for communicating during times of crisis, but also for building transparent relationships with the public. Whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, or SnapChat – public safety professionals are doing incredible work on social media to help keep us all safe. To honour this, Motorola Solutions are donating £1 to The Royal British Legion* for each use of the hashtag #PoppySocialStory. Please share your examples of how social media is being used in public safety – it can be a Tweet, Facebook post, a photo, video, or even just a "shout out" for your favourite public safety social media account. Please just remember to include #PoppySocialStory.

During the event please come and see us in the exhibition on stand C5 and see how we will be supporting users today by mobilising intelligence in a control room, in a vehicle, or on the street...

Look out for our speakers in the Conference and Technology Showcase :

Social Media in Public Safety – How Far Have We Come? - 10.15-11.00, Conference, Room B, Day One - Chief Inspector Kerry Blakeman, West Midlands Police and Julian Foster, Motorola Solutions Global Co-Lead for Social Media Centre of Excellence - Kerry and Julian will take a detailed look into the transformative role being played by social media in public safety today – examining the opportunities, success stories from around the world, key challenges and future potential.

Digital Mobile Policing Today - 11.30-12.15 - Technology Showcase Theatre, Day One - David Robinson Business Development Manager, Motorola Solutions UK (timings to be confirmed) - David shares how Motorola Solutions’ Pronto application suite is currently supporting a third of the UK Police service to deliver effective mobile digital policing. It is proven to deliver significant operational and cashable benefits, and provides officers with an intuitive solution to enhance the end user experience.

Airwave: Your Service still matters - 13:45-14:30, Conference, Room A, Day Two - Andrew Parker, Fire National Business Relationship Manager, Airwave - As we move towards ESN, Andrew will share how Airwave continues to focus on delivering an outstanding service to all its customers. The presentation will provide an overview of how we continue to deliver the Airwave service, some of the upcoming changes and how we can help you prepare for ESN.

We will also be taking part in several of the conference sessions about ESN including:

ESMCP Programme Update - 09:15 - 10:00 – Conference, Day One - Steve Whatson, Deputy Director, ESCMP; Simon McCutcheon, Motorola Solutions; Simon Frumkin, EE

Watch this space for more news and for more details on our participation before, during and after the event.

This year we will also be sponsoring the established Autumn event as well as the new BAPCO Spring event. Here are the dates for your diary:

  • BAPCO Spring, 23-24 May
  • BAPCO Autumn, 8-9 November

What was the buzz last year? At last year's Autumn event there was lots of interest in Device As A Service and Integrated Communications Control System As A Service... More information on our UK Public Safety Solutions microsite.

(* Maximum donation from Motorola Solutions to The Royal British Legion will be capped at £2,000).