Friday, February 12, 2010

APCO Emergency Communications Conference in Melbourne in March

The "2010 APCO Australasia Conference & Exhibition" is in Melbourne, 15-17 March 2010. The theme is "Technologies & Their Impact on Major Emergencies, A Case Study: Back to the Future – Black Saturday". Last year I attended, and presented, at the conference in Sydney, during the Victorian brushfires, along with people responsible for fighting the fires. This is a very useful conference for those in the emergency and security communications business.


• Counter-Terrorism
• Critical Infrastructure
• Emergency Management & Response
• Future Technologies
• Information & Contract Management
• Training, Education & Planning
• Interoperability
Some 2010 Key Presenters Include
  • David Thodey, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Corporation
  • Tony Pearce, Director General Emergency Management Australia
  • Kyle Tyrrell, Lieutenant Colonel, Australian Defence Force
  • Simon Overland, Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police
  • Russell Rees, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority Victoria
  • Greg Sassella, Chief Executive Officer, Ambulance Victoria
  • Christine Nixon, Head of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction & Recovery Authority
  • Michael Hallowes, Head of Strategic Operations, National Policing Improvement Agency UK
  • Jolly Wong Chun-Kau, Chief Telecom Engineer, Hong Kong Police Force
  • Bruce Farr, Chief, Toronto EMS
  • Dr. David Boyd, Director of Command Control and Interoperability, Department of Homeland Security USA
  • Dr David Jones, Head of Climate Analysis National Climate Centre, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Dr. John Carnie, Chief Medical Officer Victoria
  • Dr David Borth, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola
  • Mike Wright, Executive Director - Wireless Engineering & Operations, Telstra Corporation

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