Details of the conference programme for BAPCO: The Online Event have been released. The virtual show - which is being run in lieu of the organisation’s rescheduled annual Conference & Exhibition – will take place between the 2-4 March this year.

Running across the course of the event’s three days, the conference will offer a range of cutting-edge presentations, delivered by some of the most respected thought leaders in UK public safety communications. Topics will include mission critical broadband, the UK’s current Airwave TETRA network, ‘future’ technology, and much more.

As with the organisation’s previous events, a key feature of the BAPCO Online conference will be the presence of the UK Home Office, discussing the ongoing Emergency Services Network roll-out. This will include a keynote from ESN Programme Director John Black giving a ‘big picture’ update on the project, as well as the programme’s Becca Jones discussing the deployment of the network.

Alongside the usual plethora of UK-related content meanwhile, visitors will also have the opportunity to absorb related best-practice from around the globe. This includes Ed Parkinson and Jeffrey Bratcher talking about FirstNet in the United States, as well as Erillisverkot’s Ari Toivonen discussing the burgeoning Finnish critical broadband network, Virve 2.0.

Speaking of the programme, organisation President John Anthony said: “BAPCO events have always been known for their extraordinarily strong conference content, and BAPCO Online is no different. We are extremely proud of the line-up which has been put together, representing cutting edge best practice from across the industry.

“This is going to be an extremely important year for the sector, and there is no better way to keep informed early on than with BAPCO: The Online Event. The show will also provide the perfect primer for our rescheduled annual Conference & Exhibition taking place in October.”

BAPCO: The Online Event - which is completely free - takes place 2-4 March 2021. Full details of the programme are available here.

The rescheduled BAPCO annual Conference & Exhibition will take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 12-13 October 2021.

Author: Philip Mason