conference overview

The CIVSEC 2018 Congress will be conducted concurrently with the CIVSEC 2018 Exposition over three days (from Tuesday 1 May 2018 to Thursday 3 May 2018).

Hosting a suite of parallel major conferences, the CIVSEC 2018 Congress will cover the spectrum of national and civil security issues and associated technological developments.

Attendance at the conferences is free-of-charge to registered accredited professional attendees. However, some conferences are by invitation only. Capacity at all conferences is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

Each conference program is scheduled, wherever practicable, to maximise a "mix-and-match" approach to sessional attendance and to minimise "back-to-back" sessions, allowing participants to move across conference streams (and to move between concurrent conferences), to visit the exposition and to engage with industry on the exhibition floor, as well as networking with colleagues and contacts.

The CIVSEC 2018 Congress comprises the following conferences:

AustCyber Pitchfest

Date:
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time:
1100 - 1300
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

Location:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) has brought together six Australian cyber security companies to pitch their products and services to the CIVSEC audience.

You'll see some of the most innovative cyber security companies out there, demonstrating cutting edge thinking and capabilities. The pitches will be delivered in non-technical terms, but will cover a range of solutions that address the cyber security needs of both private and public organisations. Government agencies, industry, SMEs and research and educational organisations would all benefit from the solutions being pitched. C-suite members, IT security specialists, procurement officers and anyone interested in cutting edge cyber security are all encouraged to attend!

There will also be a ‘trade show’ component in the room after the pitches, where pitching companies will be available for demonstrations and further discussions. This is also a great opportunity to build your contacts across Australia's cyber security ecosystem.

The six companies participating in this event are already pre-selected, but if you are a company wishing to participate in other pitching events with AustCyber, please visit www.acsgn.com/govpitch to register for the GovPitch program.

For more information:

Mike Bareja
Program Manager
National Network
AustCyber - The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network
mike@austcyber.com
+61 412 984 260

www.austcyber.com

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Civil Security in the 21st Century

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Thursday 3 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

The centrepiece conference within the CIVSEC 2018 Congress, Civil Security in the 21st Century will be presented by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited.

Addressing the theme "Rise of the Cities – the civil security challenges for 2020 and beyond", its coverage will include:

  • Human Security - Addressing international terrorism, organised crime and extremism
  • Cyber Security - Australia's leading Cyber Security authorities from Government, Industry and Academia will present commentaries Australia's performance against the Australian Cyber Security Policy recommendations. Following the commentaries, the panel will address a hypothetical cyber-attack scenario.
  • Social Media - In an inter-connected on-line world how do we use, protect and maximise the positive side of social media while avoiding the negative impacts?
  • Disaster Management and Response - Natural disasters and man-made emergencies occur every day – how are these responded to and managed within cities with ever increasing populations?
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection - As our communities grow larger and more complex, how do we identify, protect and provide resilience around the critical infrastructure required to keep them operating and safe?
  • Major Event Security - Cities attract numerous sporting, cultural, community and political events – how are major public events delivered and protected within cities with ever increasing populations and more complex threat environments?


Free of charge to attend, the Civil Security in the 21st Century conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018.

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CIVSEC Theatrette

Date:
Tuesday 1 May, Wendesday 2 May and Thursday 3 May

 

Located on the exhibition floor at CIVSEC 2018, the CIVSEC Theatrette will hold a number of important seminars and forums during the event.

Including the Careers and Skills sessions and also our Innovation and Pitchfest program, the following seminars will be available to all delegates during the event.

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Critical Infrastructure - An Aviation Perspective

Date:
Tuesday 1 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

This session, hosted by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, will focus on the infrastructure that is essential for the aviation sector – what it is, how it is regulated and what happens when there is an accident.

The session will bring together senior representatives from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Cities, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Airservices Australia.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to both understand the role of these organisations as well as being able to participate in a panel discussion on how the agencies work with industry to support and protect a sector which is so vital to Australia’s economy.

For more information:
Ken Keech
Critical Transport & Infrastructure Conference Coordinator
Email: kkeech@amda.com.au

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Drones in Civil Security Conference

Date:
Thursday 3 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

AAUS is proud to be presenting the "Drones in Civil Security" conference at CIVSEC 2018. The conference will address the utility of Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and other unmanned and autonomous systems in the security domain, including regulatory and communications/cyber issues for operators.

Free of charge to attend, the Drones in Civil Security Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis).

All conference enquiries can be directed to:

Greg Tyrrell
Executive Director
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Telephone: 0458 850 202
Email: Greg.Tyrrell@aaus.org.au

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Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Wednesday 2 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

Hosted by the Australian Government's National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC), this international conference will focus on the S&T requirements of the Australian border protection, law enforcement, intelligence and policy agencies and the police force first responders of the Australian and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

The NSSTC has responsibility to coordinate Australia's whole-of-government requirements for national security S&T and to foster international research collaboration, particularly through its partnerships with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and the Department of Homeland Security in the US, Defence Research and Development Canada and the Home Office in the UK.

The Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference will address a range of national and civil security S&T domains. NSTCC's six national security S&T "priority areas" are cyber security, intelligence exploitation, border security and identity management, investigative support and forensics, preparedness protection prevention and incident response, and technology foresighting.

The Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference will attract a broad audience of security professionals and practitioners, technologists, scientists, researchers, policy makers, officials and executives from national and state departments, agencies, commissions, services and first responders, as well as academia, research agencies and industry

Free of charge to attend, the Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference  is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018.)

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Simulation Conference 2018 – Rehearsal and Preparedness

Date:
Wednesday 2 May (with technical demonstrations 1 - 3 May)
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

Hosted by the Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance, this Simulation Conference will focus on improving planning, training and rehearsal of procedures central to policing, homeland security, border protection, emergency management, and disaster response.

The Simulation Conference has been convened for the CIVSEC 2018 audience of security professionals and practitioners, technologists, scientists, researchers, policy makers, officials and executives from national and state departments, agencies, commissions, services and first responders.

An exclusive presentation will be held on LIVE (reality-based) training and mission rehearsal, and a panel address on the range of simulation techniques and capabilities from decision support, LVC, games/AR/VR, and experimentation.

Simulation and modelling technical demonstrations will be held by industry and academia to showcase the latest in tactical and procedural training within the CIVSEC  2018 exhibition.

Free of charge to attend, the Simulation Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration now available via our website here).

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Police Conference 2018 (Hosted by ANZPAA )

Date:
Wednesday 2 May and Thursday 3 May

By invitation only

 

#PC18 - Police Conference

Police Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand and the Chief Police Officer of the Australian Capital Territory are delighted to present the invitation only inaugural Police Conference: Innovative Policing: Anticipating Future Challenges. The Police Conference will be held in Melbourne over two days, on the 2-3 May 2018.

The conference has a future focus and aims to anticipate new challenges in policing. Themes will explore opportunity and capability innovations, emerging technological changes and how a disruptive and changing society will influence policing.

The Australia and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), on behalf of the Police Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand and in parallel with CIVSEC 2018, are hosting this inaugural policing conference.

ANZPAA is a joint venture of the Australian and New Zealand Police Commissioners. The board of ANZPAA comprises the commissioners of the Australian Federal Police, ACT Policing, NSW Police Force, New Zealand Police, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Victoria Police and the Western Australia Police Force.

The Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) is the agency that serves Police Commissioners in Australia and New Zealand. ANZPAA proactively partners with agencies and identifies opportunities for improved performance that result in better community safety outcomes for Australia and New Zealand.

The Police Conference 2018 will be by invitation only.

www.anzpaa.org.au/home/pc18

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Strategic Security Summit

Date:
Wednesday 2 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

Presented by Industry Defence and Security Limited, the Strategic Security Summit provides a "big issues" platform for government, industry and academia throughout the region to share knowledge and expertise relating to the global and regional security of nations, cities, communities, resources and infrastructure.

Held on day 2 (Wednesday) of the three-day CIVSEC 2018 Congress to maximise the flexibility of attendance options for participants in CIVSEC 2018, the Strategic Security Summit is the pinnacle policy and thought-leadership forum at the CIVSEC 2018 Congress.

As the "big issues" conference in the CIVSEC 2018 Congress program, the Strategic Security Summit provides an opportunity to hear the views of eminent panelists on the challenges facing civil security practitioners, policy-makers and decision-makers both globally and regionally.

The Strategic Security Summit will commence with a Global Plenary featuring a keynote address followed by a panel of leading security strategists who will present their thoughts on the global challenges which will be faced in the period 2020 and beyond.

After the Global Plenary, each of the global panelists will lead break-out discussion sessions on the global issues they or their colleagues raised during the plenary.

Following the global break-out sessions, a Regional Plenary will feature a second expert panel presenting on regional (and Australian) civil security issues and the challenges for the period 2020 and beyond.

Both panels will deliver a balance of academic, public and private sector views in a discussion and dialogue – informed by questions from the moderator and audience.

The Strategic Security Summit will conclude with a "strategic summary" presentation from the panel moderator, drawing together the "threads and themes" covered during both the global and regional discussions in the 'big issues' conference of the CIVSEC 2018 Congress.

Free of charge to attend, the Strategic Security Summit is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018.)

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