Comprising an exposition of equipment, technology and services and a congress of specialist conferences, CIVSEC 2018 confronts the complex and increasingly interconnected security, and environmental challenges facing modern societies.
Building on the success of the inaugural CIVSEC 2018 event, it will bring together leaders and decision-makers, policy makers and advisers, managers and officials, operational professionals, technical specialists, strategists and academics, researchers and consultants, technology developers and industry suppliers.
While focusing on the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, CIVSEC 2018 will address issues of global significance. The sovereignty, safety, prosperity and cohesion of societies and communities everywhere are threatened by natural disasters and emergencies, by human catastrophe and civil disorder, by criminal activity and terrorism and by the movement of distressed populations across porous frontiers.
The key players who respond to these challenges are diverse: governments and nongovernment organisations, aid agencies and emergency first-responders, police and para-military law-enforcers, national armed forces, immigration and customs authorities, border protection agencies and specialists in law, medicine, infrastructure, civil affairs and search & rescue.
The scope of CIVSEC 2018 is correspondingly comprehensive and its compass international. Its purpose is the promotion of policy and the development of capability in the protection of people and the safeguarding of society.
CIVSEC 2018 is organised by Civil Security Australia, a not-for-profit organisation and a division of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (ABN 31 091 148 837). A non-profit corporation registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission, the mission of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited is to support the development of policy, capability and technology in the civil security sector by promoting professional and business engagement, industry advancement and technological development through international expositions, conferences and forums.
Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited is a member of a national not-for-profit group headed by Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited. It also organises the biennial Land Forces Exposition and the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition. Its corporate affiliate, Aerospace Australia Limited, organises the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon.
The CIVSEC 2018 congress will be the essential platform for discussion and debate on policy and direct action by key decision-makers from across the region and further afield. The CIVSEC 2018 exposition will enable key players and decision makers to network with the manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technology developers and service providers that can provide the necessary materiel for aid and security.
CIVSEC 2018 will provide delegates, exhibitors, participants and visitors alike with a unique opportunity to meet with their peers, potential suppliers and customers across a range of sectors and technical domains:
International in relevance, but with focus on Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, its scope is comprehensive.
CIVSEC 2018 encompasses the broad spectrum of civil security, policing, emergency management, disaster response, border protection and homeland security.
Its altruistic purpose is to provide an integrated international forum and a comprehensive industry showcase for professional and business engagement and technological capability.
CIVSEC 2018 builds on the outstanding success of the inaugural event in 2016.
As the forerunner to CIVSEC 2018, the initial event was the Indo-Asia-Pacific's first broad-based forum, and the region’s first comprehensive convention, for discussing ideas, sharing expertise, networking and engagement among officials, professionals and industry in the vital business of protecting people, infrastructure, resources and communities.