Collaborate with authorities from across the world

The Government Authorities Global Village is a dedicated space for representatives of national critical communications projects from around the world to come together to discuss ideas, challenges and best practice.

It brings governments and operators together, enabling them to meet with each other, fostering a spirit of collaboration across international borders. It will facilitate knowledge sharing and benchmarking, while at the same time, enabling organisations to shout about the great work that they have carried out so far.

With each international authority at different phases in their programme developments, this is the perfect platform for stakeholders to collaborate and move forward together.

2022 Participating nations

Australia | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Hungary | Netherlands | Norway | North Macedonia | Republic of Korea | Saudi Arabia | Spain | Sweden | UK | USA

Critical communications updates from around the world


As well as being available to meet in the Global Village, representatives will take part in the conference to describe their nationwide communications programmes. Short presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion so that you can ask your questions.

Wednesday 22nd June, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM in Theatre A.

  • Lisa Casias, Deputy CEO, US Government First Responder Network Authority, USA
  • Jo Dewaele, Head of Marketing, ASTRID, Belgium
  • Phil Crnko, Chair, PSBN Innovation Alliance Finance and Governance Committee, Canada
  • Renaud Mellies, Head of International Cooperation, Standardization and Innovation, RRF Programme, French Ministry of Interior, France
  • Viktor Kohári, Pro-M, Hungary
  • Ari Toivonen, Programme Director, Virve 2.0, Erillisverkot, Finland
  • SafeNet, Republic of Korea
  • Cate Walton, Chief Engineer, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Network, Home Office, UK
Thursday 23rd June, 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM in Theatre A.

  • Kylie De Courteney, Managing Director, New South Wales Telco Authority (NSWTA), Australia
  • Luz Fernandez del Rosal, International Cooperation, Directorate Strategy and Central Management, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS), Germany
  • Dimitri Gilissen, Program Director, NOOVA , Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands
  • Eng. Saad Ibrahim ALAskar, Director of Field Operations Center, CITC, Saudi Arabia
  • Eline Paxal, The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), Norway
  • Jane Stojanov, Head of Sector for Telecommunications in Public Safety, Ministry of Interior, North Macedonia
  • Jose Isidro Torreblanca, Operations Chief, Spanish Nationwide Public Safety and and Disaster Relief Network (SIRDEE), Ministry of Interior, Spain
  • Ronny Harpe, Head of Rakel, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sweden
Get in touch today to join the Government Authorities Global Village

Lisa Freeman

Conference Director

+ 44 (0) 207 501 6768