Cutting edge technology and innovation takes centre stage at Emergency Services Show
The Emergency Services Show 2023 is gearing up to provide an exceptional platform for innovation and collaboration within the emergency services sector. Scheduled to take place from September 19th to 20th at the NEC in Birmingham, this year's event promises an array of exciting features and insights for professionals and leaders across all blue light services and first responders.
An exciting addition to this year's show is The Emergency Tech Show, a dedicated event co-located with The Emergency Services Show. Set to unfold within Halls 4 and 5 of the NEC, The Emergency Tech Show aims to spotlight the latest technological advancements tailored to the needs of the emergency services sector. This includes cutting-edge tools in digital transformation, connectivity, control room solutions, software and apps, wearable tech, cloud storage solutions, virtual reality training simulations, and AI-driven applications for predictive emergency response, resource allocation, and data analysis. Confirmed exhibitors include Dräger, Stryker, Venari, GoodSAM, Ramco UK, SAAB, YPO, Vimpex, Excelerate, Dataminr, Sure Antennas, Emergency One, Vision Unique Equipment, Thomas Jacks, Reflex Medical and many more.
The synergy between The Emergency Services Show and The Emergency Tech Show promises to offer attendees an unparalleled opportunity to witness these technological marvels in action and explore their potential contributions to frontline response and operational support. The event will also feature practical demonstrations, networking opportunities, enlightening presentations, and insightful panel discussions led by industry experts and changemakers.
In the ever-evolving landscape of emergency services, technology is playing a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and resilience. The Emergency Tech Show aims to showcase the transformative impact of technology on emergency services, ultimately contributing to improved efficiency, reduced costs, community protection, and the preservation of lives.
The impressive lineup of exhibitors at The Emergency Tech Show includes notable names such as Samsung, Microsoft, Autel Robotics, Black Rainbow Consulting Ltd, Dataminr, Halo Technologies Europe Ltd, Hexagon, Panorama Antennas, SAAB UK, Sonic Communications, and Wey Technology Ltd, among others.
The show's Event Director, David Brown, expressed enthusiasm about the launch of The Emergency “We are thrilled to be launching The Emergency Tech Show 2023 alongside The Emergency Services Show,” said David Brown, Event Director. “It will be a must attend event for any job title, indeed any role within the emergency services, and will provide the perfect place to acquire and share blue light tech knowledge. The Emergency Tech Show will give attendees a glimpse into the future of emergency services and the role that technology will play in improving efficiency, reducing costs,å protecting communities and, ultimately, helping to save more lives.
Attendees can look forward to a range of engaging seminars, keynote speakers, CPD-accredited sessions, and interactive workshops. Topics encompass critical aspects such as resilience, recovery, health and well-being of emergency responders, lessons
learned from significant incidents, and the forefront of policing innovation.
Resilience and recovery are key themes of this year’s event with the Resilience and Recovery Theatre and a dedicated networking lounge hosted by the Emergency Planning Society to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Resilience & Recovery Theatre will focus on the Government’s Resilience Framework document. Topics covered include developing a new Resilience Academy; a reinvigorated national exercising programme to test preparedness; the new emergency alerts system; strengthening Local Resilience Forums; the benefits of ResilienceDirect, resilience as a career, and how the private sector can impact resilience planning.
“Resilience and preparedness have never been more important for our emergency services after recent unforeseen events ranging from Covid and the Ukraine to extreme weather and the energy crisis,” says David Brown. “The Emergency Services Show offers a unique meeting place to support the entire emergency services community to be better prepared in every way for future incidents.”
Dedicated to providing cutting-edge industry practices and fostering forward-thinking discussions, the seminar programme at the show will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and expert-led sessions. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and receive practical guidance from these sessions, all of which are CPD accredited. One notable highlight is The Policing Theatre at ESS, which will be aligned with the visionary objectives outlined in the Strategic Policing Board's recently published Policing Vision 2030 statement. This forward-thinking vision aims to revolutionise the entire policing system, promising transformative changes that will shape the future of law enforcement.
The College of Paramedics is set to offer its highly sought-after 30-minute CPD workshops, designed to cater to paramedics of all experience levels. These workshops provide actionable learning opportunities that can benefit both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field. Regardless of their background, paramedics attending the show can expect to gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance their skills.
The Lessons Learned Leaders' Summit, will delve into the profound takeaways from significant events of the past year. Topics covered will include fostering diversity in leadership positions, implementing review recommendations, and analysing specific incident reports like the impactful Manchester Arena attack.
Additionally, the Health & Wellbeing Theatre will focus on addressing the physical and mental health challenges faced by emergency responders. This year's spotlight will be on maintaining a healthy diet, managing the pressures associated with shift work and the rising cost of living, appreciating the advantages of a neurodiverse workforce, and developing coping strategies for life's key challenges, from recruitment to retirement. Topics such as pregnancy, promotion, and the menopause will also be explored, providing valuable insights into navigating these crucial stages in an emergency responder's career.
Unveiling a refreshed Collaboration Zone for 2023, this enhanced area will unite the emergency services, voluntary groups, charities and NGOs in a vibrant community to showcase their support and foster collaborative co-response and partnership initiatives.
The event will also host a show first and exclusive Microsoft Partner Pavilion, showcasing digital solutions designed to empower first responders and drive digital transformation in the emergency services sector. The Partner Pavilion is an interactive space for sharing insights, complete with its own exclusive content theatre. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the following themes including Seamless Citizen Experience, Addressing and Adapting to Community Needs, Empowering Officers and Staff Through Digital Solutions, and Future Policing with Generative AI.
The event will mark the NHS 75th Anniversary with a range of activities and networking opportunities across two days. Notably, Adam Kay, the accomplished British writer, comedian, and former doctor behind works like "This is Going to Hurt" and "Undoctored," is scheduled to present a keynote at the Lessons Learnt Leaders summit and book signing on day one. Concurrently, guests can partake in afternoon tea festivities with cakes and refreshments on both days, while valuable networking chances abound throughout the event, including Day 1 Networking Drinks featuring a welcome address by NWAS CEO Daren Mockrie. The presence of the NHS Charities Together team will offer insight into their work supporting over 230 NHS Charities, contributing to enhanced healthcare and national fundraising campaigns.
British photographer, director, and cultural provocateur, Rankin, will showcase a poignant collection at The Emergency Services Show. This compelling exhibit captures the faces of those who have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, including an ICU consultant, COVID-19 critical care nurse, midwife, psychiatrist, hospital porter, COVID-19 ward cleaner, paramedic, GP, pharmacist, district nurse, 111 call centre worker, and Chief Information Officer. Through Rankin's lens, their vital roles and dedication come to life, honouring their contribution in managing the pandemic's impact.
Networking opportunities, including post-show drinks, will provide attendees with the chance to connect, collaborate, and exchange insights. With free entry to the event and convenient transportation links, The Emergency Services Show 2023 is set to be a landmark occasion for the advancement of emergency services through technology and collaboration.
Registration for the event is now live. Entry to the Emergency Services Show and Emergency Tech Show and parking at the NEC are both free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.
Hall 4 and 5 NEC Birmingham | 19 – 20 September 2023
About The Emergency Services Show
The Emergency Services Show (ESS) is aimed at everybody involved in emergency response, planning and recovery, including all blue light services, voluntary workers and service providers. With over 500 of the UK's leading brands and businesses, you'll source products and solutions to suit your every need. Meet with leading names in vehicles and fleet, IT and communications, medical, firefighting, road safety, search and rescue, extrication, water rescue, first response, protective clothing and uniforms, training, community safety and station facilities. ESS is a trade show only and not a public event.
About Emergency Tech Show
The Emergency Tech Show is a new event that launches alongside the award-winning The Emergency Services Show, showcasing the latest emerging technologies and innovations that are transforming the emergency services sector. The Emergency Tech Show serves as a platform for collaboration, connection, and knowledge exchange among tech innovators, industry professionals, and decision-makers. It provides a unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge solutions and trends that are reshaping public safety and emergency response. By bringing together key stakeholders in the field, the show aims to facilitate discussions and foster partnerships that drive the adoption of resilient and effective technologies across the sector.