THE ESSENTIAL EVENT

An invitation from Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie, AO, RAN (ret)
Chairman of the Board

Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie, AO, RAN (ret)

You are invited to join us at CIVSEC 2020, a program of conferences and symposia on Civil Security for the Safety and Protection of Communities, to be held from 1-3 September 2020 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Rarely have the issues of security and community resilience been more compelling.

Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and indeed the world as a whole, face complex environmental and security protection challenges as a consequence of increased urban concentration and rapid social change.

Recent history has highlighted our modern world’s susceptibility to risks from the spread of disease, impact of natural disasters, environmental emergencies, terrorism and infrastructure breakdown.

CIVSEC 2020 will facilitate discourse in the development of national and international responses to these regional civil emergencies across the fields of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, critical infrastructure protection and cyber resilience.

While focusing on the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, CIVSEC 2020 will address issues of global significance and threats across:

  • Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief
  • Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Resilience
  • Civil Security for the Safety and Protection of Communities


Eminent speakers will address key drivers and delve in to critical factors for the many agencies entrusted with planning and response, from emergency and community safety organisations to governments and their departments industry and the Australian Defence Force.

The CIVSEC 2020 International Conference and Exhibition will enable key agencies to network with manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technology developers and service providers.

I invite you to join me and this region’s leading experts and practitioners in civil security at CIVSEC 2020.