The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials hosts the nation’s largest public safety communications conference and exposition, providing life-long, career advancing learning opportunities for public safety communication officials. The event provides communications officials with access to industry leaders in both formal and informal settings so they may collaborate, investigate, and engage during the annual four day event, August 14-17, in Orlando, Fla.
APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide – and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.
Transformational initiatives underway, including NG9-1-1 and FirstNet, will infuse the public safety communications market with substantial increases in capital expenditures and “downstream” spending for ongoing maintenance, professional services, upgrades, and systems and data security. Susan Bracken, SPARGO’s president and CEO, stated that “Bullish market projections coupled with the mission critical nature of these initiatives suggest that spending at the federal, state and local level will increase significantly over the next 5-7 years. This will create an even more aggressive and competitive environment for an industry which we believe will translate into rapid growth for the exposition and conference.”
With this in mind, SPARGO, Inc. has been tasked to continually retool the exposition to accommodate growth, feature technological innovation, and encourage networking. With 43 years of experience managing a large portfolio of communication and technology centric expositions, SPARGO, Inc. is well suited for the task.
SPARGO is a full-service event management company offering a full suite of services that support the production of tradeshows, conventions, conferences, symposiums and seminars.
“APCO is excited to have the SPARGO team as our new exhibition sales partner. We look forward to growing our show annually with this new business relationship.” Derek Poarch, Executive Director & CEO, APCO International
The SPARGO team will be onsite at the event this August in Orlando to meet with exhibitors to begin the sales process for the 2017 meeting to be held in Denver, August 13-16.