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Maintaining a Proactive Approach to Emergency Management and
Response for Robust Public Safety

By Invite Only: Safer Communities Executive Session – Wellington

May 6th 2021  |  In-Person

Event overview

Cities are growing at a rapid pace, demanding a more innovative approach to responding to incidents. Even before COVID-19, urban environments have always been vulnerable to a broad range of threats such as natural disasters, digital intrusion, infrastructure failure, fire, crime, a changing climate and the growing threat of terrorism.

The Public Sector Network’s Safer Communities Roadshow will hone in on strategies to ensure cities become safer over time through responding to, preventing and mitigating emergencies, and promoting community safety through effective and proactive policing.

It will provide the platform for collaboration and communication in driving forward a strong and innovative community safety and emergency response framework, equipping attendees with new ideas and strategies to improve and accelerate their agenda, highlighting successful case examples of emergency response to complex urban safety issues, and essential strategies for ensuring civic safety through best practice community centred policing.


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Reasons to Attend

Meet and network with a broad range of policymakers, emergency response providers, and Police representatives to join the critical discourse around public safety, emergency prevention, management and resilience
Share best practice strategies for crime prevention, emergency and disaster response, fostering resilience and maintaining public safety in densely populated urban environments
Stay abreast of changes to civic safety related regulations and policies at a state and federal level
Learn about and witness practical case study demonstrations of leading edge technology innovations to drive forward your protection/response agenda

Agenda at a glance

Welcome from PSN

 9.00am – 9:15am 

The Public Sector Network will open the event and provide general event information as well as our aims and purpose as an organisation

Introduction from Chair

9.15am – 9:30am 

The conference chair will run through general housekeeping and provide a snapshot of the industry from their unique vantage point

Government Keynote

9:30am – 9:50 am

Policing, security and public safety: Better understanding threats and mitigating risk

Sponsor Keynote

9:50am – 10:10am

The event partner will run through their keynote session exploring current trends and insights of the Safer Communities landscape

Panel Discussion

10:10am – 10:45am

Cementing Collaboration, Efficiency and Planning Across Agencies for Better Resilience, Protection and a Speedier, More Effective Response

Speaker Line-up

Jevon McSkimming

Deputy Commissioner
NZ Police

Rhys Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Fire and Emergency NZ

Dan Ohs

Deputy Chief Executive - Ambulance Operations
St John Ambulance NZ

Angela Sutherland

General Manager, Disaster Risk Management,
NZ Red Cross

Chris Leaver

National Manager
Motorola Solutions, New Zealand

Simon Read

Head of Public Safety & Security UK

Thank you very much - I gained a huge amount of knowledge today on a variety of key topics.

Wyndham City Council

Really good mix of industry/business specialists giving a very balanced view of the benefits of moving into digitally-based systems.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

A diverse range of opinions with similar outcomes to achieve value for money during
this health pandemic period moving forward - Resilience and Resolution....biggest take away.

ACT Government

The event provided a great opportunity for networking and we were well promoted as a sponsor.

Mainline Solutions

Credible and professionally run, good audience, great location.

Vendor Panel

Register to Attend

Complimentary to attend


Registration to this event is complimentary and exclusive to invited guests only.

Any registrations made without an invitation will be cancelled and sent a notification.

KPMG CBD Offices

10 Customhouse Quay,

Wellington Central,

Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Event Partners

Host Partner

Plenary and Panel Partners

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