British APCO Spring Event 23 & 24 May 2017

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We are delighted to announce an additional event to the BAPCO Series. In May 2017, we'll be holding a conference and exhibition at the Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh.

ESN - Putting ‘Other Users’ in the Picture

Focusing on the critical voice and data communications needs of the ‘Non 3 Emergency Services’

BAPCO intends to highlight the issues which must be addressed by the wide variety of organisations who are current Airwave Users but who are not one of the police forces, ambulance trusts, or fire and rescue services included in the “3 Emergency Services” for whom the Emergency Services Network is being primarily designed. This non3ES community makes up more than 13% of the existing Airwave Users, with over 35,000 active connections. Some of them have unique requirements for their communications, which may be coverage, types of devices, connectivity arrangements with partner organisations, affordability, and so on. On their behalf, and together with the Home Office ESMCP team and the 3 Emergency Services, BAPCO will bring together users, speakers and suppliers, to create a forum where all ideas and information can be shared – now and in the future.

This event will form part of BAPCO’s continuing Regional series and will take place in Edinburgh on the 23rd and 24th of May 2017. Following as it does BAPCO’s flagship Conference and Exhibition in Telford in March many of the issues from that event will be followed through in Edinburgh but with a particular emphasis on the impact for the non3ES community.

The conference will be as relevant to police, fire and rescue and ambulance services as to everyone else attending, with the common theme of working together for public safety.


Draft Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 2017
12:45 - 13.30Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
13:30 - 13:35Welcome and British APCO Update
13:35 - 13:55Keynote Address
Jim Bilsland, Business Change Lead to the Emergency Services Scotland on the ESMCP
13:55 - 14:40ESMCP Programme Update
with contributions from ESMCP, Motorola Solutions and EE
14:40 - 15:10Refreshment Break and Exhibition
15:10 - 15:40ESN Enrolment
Andy Crump, Home Office
15:40 - 16:20Ready for the Future Today
Mark Pearson & David Robinson, Account Director, Motorola Solutions
16:20 - 16:45Refreshment Break and Exhibition
16:45 - 17:15ESN for non3ES User organisations
John Hetherington, London Resilience Partnership
17:15 - 17:45Panel Session discussing Connectivity
Robin Davis, Actica
Dave King, Frequentis
Chief Inspector Phil Connor, Ministry of Defence Police
Yann Marston, Motorola Solutions
18:00Drinks Reception
Day 2 - Wednesday 24 May 2017
08:30 - 09:00Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
09:00 - 09:40Sustaining operational readiness through the ESN programme
Phil Sykes, Head of ESN Transition Services, Capita Secure Information Solutions
09:40 - 10:20What exactly is DNSP and how will the network connections be provided?
Stephen Revie, Vodafone
10:20 - 10:50Refreshment Break and Exhibition
10:50 - 11:20Presenting The International Critical Control Room Alliance
Peter Prater, TCCA
11:20 - 11:50what3words: simplifying location for emergency services
Tom Mursell, what3words
11:50 - 12:20Keynote Session - Interoperability and Effective Communications, let’s talk to each other
Julian Frost, National JESIP Team Police Senior User
12:20 - 12:30British APCO Closing Remarks
12:30 - 13:20Lunch and exhibition

This is a draft overview and subject to change

The event will take place at the Hilton Grosvenor Edinburgh. For directions, visit their website here.

The Hilton does not have an onsite car park. There is pay and display on-street parking directly outside the hotel. The nearest car park is an NCP located on Castle Terrace. The hotel has discounted rates set up with the car park - £8 for up to 6 hours or £12 for up to 24 hours.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

There are a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available, for more information download the prospectus or contact Jo Sloan at or call 0191 241 4523.

Confirmed Sponsors:

Session Hosts:

Meet our Exhibitors

APDPanorama Antennas
Black MarbleSepura
Capita Secure Information Solutions
Systemslink Two
Motorola Solutions
Panasonic Toughbook
Zebra Technologies

Our Main Partner - Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. Spanning devices, infrastructure, software and services our solutions enable customers including: police; fire; EMS; national government security; utilities; manufacturing; transportation and logistics; and public services to be their best in the moments that matter.

Motorola Solutions is providing user services, system integration and critical functionality for the new public safety LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN).

Tel: +44 (0) 203 0277 499

Contact Us

For marketing, programme, speaking and other enquiries please contact or call 0191 241 4523.
For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities contact Jo Sloan at or call 0191 241 4523.



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