BAPCO Exhibition & Conference proves again to be the must-attend event for public safety communications professionals

06 April 2017

Over 1,800 visitors attended BAPCO 2017 across its two days. Attendees came from 600 organisations, with more than 70 per cent employed at manager level or above.

BAPCO 2017 took place between 21st – 22nd March at the International Centre in Telford. Delegates witnessed presentations from the Home Office - who provided an exclusive update on Emergency Services Network progress -, the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, JESIP, Google and more. BAPCO 2017 proved itself as the must-attend annual event for those involved in public safety communications.

As well as sessions exploring and discussing the latest topics, attendees to BAPCO 2017 also had the opportunity to see the latest technology showcased by the industry’s top suppliers. These included Motorola, EE, Capita, APD and many more.

The event also provided visitors with more interactive features than ever before, including the ‘Product Innovation Zone’ where visitors could vote on the product they believed would have greatest impact on public safety communication. The ‘Control Rooms Arena’ meanwhile was sponsored by Frequentis, and aimed at providing a view of the changing face of emergency service control rooms.

BAPCO 2017 was organised for the second year in a row by the award-winning MA Exhibitions. The Mark Allen Group also publishes Land Mobile and TETRA Today magazines, the two market-leading publications in the field of digital communications and public safety.

Motorola Solutions’ MSSSI vice president, Northern Europe, Phil Jefferson said: “BAPCO was again a great show for us. We had lots of engagement on our stand over the two days. No other show in the UK gives us the same exposure to existing and new customers. We were delighted to support as platinum sponsor.

MA Exhibitions event director, Ed Wyre said: “We have worked hard with BAPCO to build on the success of last year’s show and ensure this well-respected event continued its upward trajectory for 2017. We are delighted with the result, which firmly places BAPCO back in its rightful place as the must-attend event for public-safety professionals.

The 2018 event will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 20th – 21st March 2018.

About MA Exhibitions

MA Exhibitions was established in 2015 to house the Mark Allen Group’s growing portfolio of exhibitions. Through our market-leading brands, MA Exhibitions now organises some of the UK’s largest trade shows in their markets, including the Engineering Design Show, Nursery World Show, Manufacturing & Engineering North-East, Manufacturing Management Show, Packaged and Dental Showcase. Many of our shows have been recognised for their success, innovation and customer experience.

We have a highly talented team of exhibition professionals, who have years of years of experience in organising award-winning exhibitions. Our teams are embedded in their markets. As a result, associations and organisations ask to partner with us to help them deliver world-class service and execution of their events.

For further information, contact Rikki Bhachu, Head of Marketing, MA Exhibitions on email: or tel: 020 7738 5454

MA Exhibitions
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London, SE24 0PB

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British APCO

British APCO is an independent user led, professional members association formed to promote, influence and advance the use and development of communications and information management for public safety professionals.

British APCO is a self-governing member of APCO Global Alliance which brings together like-minded public safety professionals worldwide.

For further information, contact the administration team on email: or tel: 033 0332 7173

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