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:

Civil Security in the 21st Century

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Thursday 3 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited attendees

 

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. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018.)

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Critical Infrastructure - An Aviation Perspective

Date:
Tuesday 1 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited attendees

 

Over a two-hour session titled "Critical transport and Infrastructure management and protection" the Department of Infrastructure will host a series of speakers who will provide their insights and lessons learnt around regulation of security in our aviation industry, addressing the aftermath of accidents through investigations.

A panel session will discuss how infrastructure is critical to enable isolated communities to be resilience in the wake of emergencies and natural disasters.

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 attendees

 

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (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.

Conference themes will include:

Use of Drones for Border Protection, Policing, Emergency Response and Fire Fighting Regulatory Considerations for Drone Operations used in National Interest Security Threats and Use of Counter Drone Technology Industry perspective and challenges Emerging Technologies.

Free of charge to attend, the Drones in Civil Security Conference is open to accredited registered trade visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018).

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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Innovation Science and Technology for Civil and National Security Conference

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Wednesday 2 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited attendees

 

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 Innovation Science and Technology 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 Innovation Science and Technology 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 Innovation Science and Technology 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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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, NSW Police, New Zealand Police, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police and the Western Australia Police.

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 attendees

 

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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