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Critical Communications World to celebrate 20 years of advancing mission-critical communications

by Brian Sims

Critical Communications World (CCW), the leading conference and exhibition dedicated to connecting critical communications professionals, is marking its 20th Anniversary by delivering what promises to be the most informative event for the brand run to date.

To be held at the Messe Berlin ExpoCenter from 15-17 May, CCW is produced by The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) alongside newly-installed event organiser MA Exhibitions, with sponsorship from Motorola Solutions, Leonardo, Airbus and Frequentis.

This year’s event will feature an all-new Technology Showcase, with a Control Room Arena, Drone Zone and Connected Vehicle Zone all designed to demonstrate the latest advancements in critical communications technology.

The first day of CCW 2018 will be packed with Masterclasses led by some of the industry’s leading experts in mission-critical communications, among them Dr Barbara Held of the German Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS), Robin Davis from Actica, Nick Smye (Mason Advisory) and Philippe Agard of Nokia.

Days Two and Three will feature presentations, panel discussions and Q&As on the opportunities and challenges facing the critical communications industry, with speakers including Adrian Scrase (CTO, ETSI), Thomas Scholle (technology director for BDBOS) and Paul Steinberg, senior vice-president and CTO at Motorola Solutions.

TCCA chairman Mladen Vratonjić explained to Risk UK: “As we celebrate 20 years of CCW, we would like to thank everyone at BDBOS for the support the organisation is providing as host operator for the event. The unprecedented interest in this year’s show demonstrates the critical importance of communications for safety and security to organisations across the globe. We would like to thank all of our valued speakers and sponsors ahead of what promises to be another memorable event.”

TCCA is the front-line force that drives the development and promotion of open standard critical communications solutions worldwide. As stakeholders in critical communications, its myriad members play a key role in ensuring the success of an open and competitive market, both today and into the future.

TCCA represents all standard mobile critical communications technologies and complementary applications. The organisation’s members are drawn from end users, operators and industry sectors across the globe.

Tony Gray, CEO at TCCA, concluded: “In today’s world, with the increased threats posed to safety and security, a thorough knowledge and understanding of critical communications is paramount. It’s vital that experts in this space continue to meet, collaborate and share ideas in order to drive the evolution of the industry and enhance the ability of communications to safeguard our communities.”

*Those interested in attending CCW 2018 can access more information online at http://critical-communications-world.com

**Additional detail about TCCA is also available online at www.tcca.info

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