Newcastle 2023

We returned to St James’ Park, Newcastle on the 15th & 16th November for our 2023 Newcastle Event.

To view the presentations from the day - click here. (BAPCO Members Only)



Day 1: 15th November 2023 

12.00-13.00 Registration, lunch and exhibition

Welcome from British APCO

Chris Lucas, Chair British APCO
13.05-13.40 Delivering the French RRF Program [Réseau Radio du Futur] Renaud Mellies, French Ministry of Interior RRF Program & Julie Bazaa, Airbus
13.40-14.15 Cyber Security challenges associated with Mission Critical Comms networks & the challenges with integration of Private/Public networks Daniel Maund, Managing Consultant, Leonardo Cyber Security
14.15-14.55 The Connected Car  Ian Williams, Client Director, Motorola Solutions
14.55-15.35 Refreshment break and exhibition
15.35-16.10 TETRA and the sustainability of the TETRA standard & equipment Mladen Vratonjić (Chair) & Francesco Pasquali (TETRA Industry Group), TCCA
16.10-16.45 Secure, Sustainable Technology for the Emergency Services Matt Wroughton, Zebra
16.45-17.20 Refreshment break and exhibition
17.20-17.55 The Power of 5G: When Every Second Counts - Cradlepoint led panel session Graham Everington, Public Sector Account Manager, Cradlepoint part of Ericsson
17.55-18.15 999 Apps in use - now and looking to the future Andrew Richardson, RealRider
18.15-18.30 British APCO Association Update: Governance Announcement; 999 Liaison Committee; MAIT; & 999 Apps Chris Lucas, John Anthony & Darryl Keen, British APCO
18.30 Drinks Reception in the Exhibition
19.15 Shearer's Bar for Food & Drink


Day 2: 16th November 2023

08.30-09.00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

Welcome from British APCO

Darryl Keen, British APCO Trustee & 999LC Vice Chair
09.05-09.40 Video into the Critical Communications Centre Monica Million, former President NENA
09.40-10.15 Future Air-to-Ground Comms in manned aircraft Panel including representatives from Home Office ESMCP, Ambulance Radio Programme, National Police Air Service & Chelton
10.15-10.30 British APCO - Ian Thompson Bursary 2024 launch Duncan Swan, COO British APCO, with 2023 IT Bursary Winners
10.30-11.15 Refreshment break and exhibition
11.15-11.50 Home Office ESMCP - Programme update Niall Stokoe, Home Office
11.50-12.25 Network resilience for rural areas James Hattam, Service Management and Customer Experience Director ESN, EE
12.25-12.30 British APCO Closing Remarks Darryl Keen, British APCO Trustee & 999LC Vice Chair
12.30 Close



Registration to the event includes refreshments on both days, access to the full programme and exhibition, lunch at the start of Day One and the drinks reception at the end of Day One.  All delegates also receive a copy of the printed programme upon arrival.

Conference Rates Full Conference One Day
Non Member - Commercial £150 + VAT £125 + VAT
Non Member - Public Sector (Public Safety, Government and Volunteers) £75 + VAT £50 + VAT


What can you expect?

  • Two half days of sessions
  • BAPCO Social to relax, have some food and drinks, and catch up after Day 1
  • Refreshments including a lunch on arrival on Day 1
  • Exhibition with leading industry suppliers
  • Pitch-view private boxes for private meetings
  • Networking opportunities throughout the event
  • Unique city centre venue with onsite parking

Once you're booked to attend, head over to our venue information page where you can take advantage of local hotel deals we've put in place for BAPCO Delegates: Venue | BAPCO

Data Protection Information

During the event you will likely visit one or more exhibitors on their stand and allow your badge to be scanned by an exhibitor. The exhibitor will have access to your name and contact information which you provided during this registration process in order for them to follow up post-event.

To become a BAPCO Member and attend for free, click here.


Contact: Dorothy Inverarity at or call 0191 241 4523