Civil Security Congress and Exposition



1 May 2018 -
3 May 2018


Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

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1 May 2018

CIVSEC 2018 will be the essential event for professionals in civil security.

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, homeland security, border protection, resource and infrastructure protection, emergency management, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, providing an integrated international forum and a comprehensive industry showcase for professional and business engagement and the promotion of technological capability.

CIVSEC 2018 builds on the outstanding success of the inaugural event in 2016 which 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.

Combining an international industry and technology exhibition, high-level stakeholder strategic summits and a congress of specialist conferences and symposia, CIVSEC 2018 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.

In addition to hosting senior government, NGO, and industry delegations from Australia, the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world, CIVSEC 2018 will attract a broad range of security, emergency-response and humanitarian-assistance professionals, officials and trade visitors at all levels.The organiser of CIVSEC 2018, Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, has announced a new program of national innovation awards for Australia’s Civil Security professionals.

The Awards are for Innovators in the Cyber Security, Physical Security & Policing and the Disaster Relief, Emergency Management &
Humanitarian fields. These represent the ‘fourth arm’ of Australian security: the protection of communities and national populations
- those vital areas which can’t be addressed by the uniformed Australian Defence Force alone. There are two cash awards of $15,000
each, one for the most innovative Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and one for the most promising Young Innovator. They will be
presented for the first time at CIVSEC 2018 in Melbourne.
Six awards will be presented in total for the following categories:
  • CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Award for Cyber Security
  • CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Award for Physical Security & Policing
  • CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Award for Disaster Relief, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Services
  • CIVSEC 2018 Young Innovator Award
  • CIVSEC 2018 National Innovation Award for Civil Security
  • CIVSEC 2018 SME Innovation Grant for Civil Security
“The CIVSEC 2018 Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and reward those Australian companies, government and research
organisations and individuals who are innovative in how they tackle the humanitarian and security challenges we all face,” says CIVSEC
2018 CEO Ian Honnery. They are open to Australian companies or the Australian subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, and the
innovation could be anything from a new product or service to a new approach to business. Young innovators could be engineers,
managers or early-career researchers working in a government agency, industry, academia or a specialist research centre.
Entries will be judged on their understanding of the user needs and the originality of the innovation. Entrants will be able to download
Eligibility Criteria, Entry Forms and a Guide to Entrants from the CIVSEC 2018 web site:
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