Innovators, Emerging Technology, Captivating Presentations & Good Times at IWCE

Posted on April 23, 2019
IWCE 2019 is in books. These are some of the highlights from an eventful week in Las Vegas

The 2019 installment of IWCE was a great success for the Safer Buildings Coalition, and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to hang with our members and other industry leaders and innovators in Las Vegas.

Our annual membership dinner and meeting on allowed Safer Buildings Coalition members and leadership to kick back and spend some quality time together while listening to presentations and updates on the Coalition’s state of affairs and plans for the future. Clark County (i.e., Las Vegas' county) Fire Chief Greg Cassell delivered the evening's keynote with a description of the challenges experienced during the October 1st Mandalay Bay mass shooting – along with his vision for improving in-building public safety communications for first responders in the Las Vegas area.

Related Video: Check out the Safer Buildings Coalition’s IWCE 2019 Video

If you were at IWCE in Vegas last month, you probably noticed that we brought a film crew. We kept the guys busy throughout the event, and we’ve put together a video covering some of the main events and impressions from the show. Check it out…

Tuesday’s program included two panel discussions on key issues facing in-building public safety stakeholders. Our esteemed panelists included Alex Jovel, Manager, Sales Engineering, iBwave Solutions; Dennis Burns, Business Development Manager, ADRF; Steve Ambrose, DAS Project Manager, Texas Christian University; Mark Reynolds, Associate Director IT, University of New Mexico; Justin Daniels, President of the Center for Campus Fire Safety, and Fire – and Safer Buildings Coalition's Executive Director, Chief Alan Perdue.

Sandwiched between the two industry panels: Twin brothers Branden and Casey Clarkson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Policy, both of whom were on the job during the October 1st mass casualty incident at Mandalay Bay Casino, delivered an absolutely gut-wrenching presentation, which included actual audio and body-cam footage from that horrific day.

The convention floor was open on Wednesday and Thursday, and we were delighted to see so many people stop by our booth to talk about the important work we do.

The Safer Buildings Coalition would like to thank all of you for helping us make IWCE awesome. We'll be back next year.