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APCO Global Congress Set for Dubai

The APCO Global Alliance is a coalition of APCO organizations around the world dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications, including the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, APCO Australasia, APCO Canada and British APCO (BAPCO). The APCO Global Congress is back in 2012 after a successful first year. Hosted by APCO Global Alliance, a coalition of APCO International, APCO Canada, British APCO, and APCO Australasia, the second annual event will take place from May 1-3, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Geoff Spring, APCO Global Alliance chair said, “Strengthening our partner relationships and growing our network of public safety partners in the Middle East is an understatement. This event and public safety professionals worldwide are molding our industry to fit a universal, unmatched standard of public safety, so we can all live safer and better prepared. This is a major advancement for our industry.” The Congress seeks to showcase all types of technology and education in public safety communications and create a venue for global counterparts to network and learn by providing education sessions and interactive exhibits. This opportunity helps to better understand the needs of diverse geographic and political regions so equipment developers can provide high-quality products to fit their needs. “This is an opportunity to share knowledge and technology, what works and what they did; it’s a transfer of knowledge,” said Col. Zied Al-Zobo, public safety directorate, Jordan and 2011 Congress attendee. Delegates from more than 160 countries and 19 nations were represented at the inaugural event, which received support from corporate partners and sponsors and endorsements from strategic partners including Dubai Civil Defence, Nedaa Corporation, Dubai Convention Bureau, Dubai Chamber and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

Published in Public Safety IT, Jan/Feb 2012

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