Comms Connect Melbourne 2021

Event Details


Comms Connect
Comms Connect Melbourne 2021 will provide an unrivalled opportunity for all those involved in the sector to come together to network, learn and discuss everything to do with critical communications and public safety solutions.
Why would your company exhibit at Comms Connect?

  • Unrivalled sales, marketing and networking opportunities for critical communications industry suppliers
  • Generate enquiries and forge new partnerships
  • Time-efficient and cost-effective way to speed up the sales process
  • Build relationships face to face
  • Deliver new business
  • Help retain existing customers
  • Win the confidence of new customers
  • Showcase your products and services and demonstrate your capabilities
  • A wide range of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available

Headlining day one will be respected Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons from Resilience NSW, discussing the future of emergency and disaster management. The opening keynote will be followed by an update from the USA’s FirstNet CEO, Ed Parkinson, regarding the rollout of its First Responder Network.

Also featuring on day one is a ‘State of the industry’ leadership panel with the heads of ARCIA and ACCF/TCCA being joined on stage by public safety and critical comms leaders, plus public sector key players. Discussion will focus on the future of the critical comms and public safety sectors in Australia and the region.

The program will also include a ‘Black Spots’ panel session moderated by Scott Leyonhjelm of Nova Systems. A similar Comms Connect Virtual webinar last year saw a strong attendance at the live streamed event. Overall there are currently 18 speakers confirmed with more being added each week; check the full list here.

Other confirmed program highlights include:​

  • a joint presentation on the fire and disaster infrastructure planning being undertaken by Data61 on the Western Sydney Digital Twin project with NSW Dept of Customer Service
  • drone pioneer Jackie Dujmovic on the mission-critical role this new tech can play
  • global smart cities guru Meredith Hodgman on how we can better build critical comms infrastructure into the cities of tomorrow
  • an ACMA update on the many changes taking place this year to the Radiocommunications Reform & Modernisation Act.

Edward Parkinson – CEO, FirstNet USA
Shane Fitzsimmons – Commissioner, Resilience NSW
Allan Major – Executive manager, ACMA
Angus Cuthbertson – SVP Global, Wireless Innovation
Chris Stevens – Managing director, CartGIS
Colin Gray – SVP Global, Wireless Innovation
Geoff Spring – Senior Research Advisor, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, UOM
Hamish Duff – Managing Director, Mastercom
Ian Miller – Executive Officer, ARCIA
Jackie Dujmovic – Founder and CEO, Hover UAV
Kevin Graham – Managing Director, Global Digital Solutions Director, ACCF
Mats Henrikson – Group Leader Web Geospatial Systems, CSIRO Data61
Meredith Hodgman – Smart Cities Chair, IoT Alliance


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