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Safeguarding Australia and Protecting Our Assets Symposium brought to you by Gunnebo | Davcor | API is an evening of networking, product demonstrations, speaker presentations, and a panel discussion on a very important topic and challenge facing key critical infrastructure in Australia.

Hear from industry professionals on the latest security trends and best practices, see the latest technology products from the Symposiun organisers and the event partners Gallagher and Layer3 Services, and enjoy an evening of networking with other critical infrastructure personnel

Tickets are strictly limited. Make sure to secure your FREE tickets fast before they sell out.


Date & Location

1 June 2023

Starts at 5pm

Rydges World Square Hotel, Sydney CBD

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5.00pm: Registration and Networking

5.30pm – 6.10pm: Product Demonstrations Available

6.10pm: Welcome & Opening

6.15pm: Special Guest Speaker; Chris Cubbage

6.30pm: Special Guest Speaker; Annalese Ryan

6.45pm: Special Guest Speaker; Ben Beard

7.00pm: Break

7.10pm: Panel Discussion

7.40pm: Continue networking and product demonstrations

8.30pm: Close

Master of Ceremonies

Oliver Burton

Oliver Burton

Oliver is a highly regarded Corporate MC, Real Estate Auctioneer & Buyers Agent. As a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Oliver’s ability to enthral an audience has been enjoyed at diverse events from Iphone Launches for Telstra to FIFA competitions for Fox Sports and of course at the 2022 ASIS Conference in Sydney.

After winning the 2018 REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition, Oliver joined the team at Cooley Auctions and in 2020 opened Lumin Property Buyers a boutique Buyers Agency purchasing property in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

The Speakers

Chris Cubbage CPP CISA GAICD
Director & Executive Editor, Security Technology & Advisor

Chris is Director and Executive Editor for MySecurity Media and principal security consultant with Amlec House. With over 30 years experience, Chris is a multi-certified security professional with a formative 15 years policing background, including as a Homicide Detective and Australian Crime Commission Senior Investigator. Chris is the author of Corporate Security in the Asia Pacific Region, Security Risk Management in Corporate Governance and publisher of Cyber Risk Leaders by Shamane Tan. Chris is host of MySec.TV, Cyber Security Weekly Podcast and editor of the Australian Cyber Security Magazine and Cyber Risk Leaders Magazine.

Annalese Ryan
Security Risk & Resilience Manager, Sydney Opera House

Annalese began her career as a NSW Police Officer. After completing several different policing roles Annalese found her niche in the Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command. Attached to the Terrorism Protections Unit, Annalese and the team were responsible for completing Vulnerability Assessments of Critical Infrastructure and Crowded Places, with a focus on terrorist weapons and tactics. Today, Annalese holds the position of Security Risk and Resilience Manager at Sydney Opera House, both critical infrastructure and a crowded place, and a past feature of certain International Terrorist Publications. Annalese holds a Masters Degree in Security and Counter Terrorism, a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis, and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management.

Ben Beard
Managing Director, Mithril Security

Ben has a distinguished career in the security industry having worked for over 15 years as a Protective Security Advisor in the Australian Government’s T4 Protective Security directorate. He has led the complete revision of the Australian Government Technical Notes which serve to provide best practices to agencies for constructing security zones and meeting overarching government policy. Ben is now the Founder and Managing Director of Mithril Security, which aims to deliver information and skills to those who need to comply with government security requirements.

Executive Director

Don Williams CPP MIExpE IABTI MIAPS has over 40 years’ experience in security with particular expertise in bomb incident security and safety, he is the author of “Bomb Incident – The Manager’s Guide”. He is a thought leader in the field of security management and analysis with over 140 articles, chapters and other publications on security, risk and emergency management.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion Hosted by Oliver (MC) with all the special guest speakers and including Don Williams who will join the panel.

About Layer 3 Services:

Layer 3 Services Pty Ltd was established in 2010 to conceive, develop, produce and market specialist equipment for ‘front line’ personnel – uniformed services and the managers, staff and consultants who deal with the day-to-day safety and security issues.  Directors have significant experience in Law Enforcement, Defence, National Security, Protective Security and in the provision of specialist security-related equipment to the public and private sectors.

The ExploSim System:

The ExploSim system, developed by Layer 3 Services, allows users to see the effects of an explosion without causing those effects.  It sends a coded RF signal to receivers to show if a receiver is in range of: a lethal blast pressure, blast injury, fragmentation injury or severe structural damage.  ExploSim allows the user to select from 25 types of explosives and quantities from 100 grammes (~0.2 lb) to 20 tonnes (~44,000 lb) or from nine pre-programmed IEDs. https://layer3services.net.au/explosim/

About Gallagher:

A technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management, and perimeter protection, Gallagher’s security solutions protect what matters most within the highest levels of national and local government, military, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation, academic organisations, and small businesses in more than 138 countries. Visit security.gallagher.com for more information.

Command Centre v8.90:

Command Centre v8.90, the latest version of Gallagher’s world-class security site management software, hits the market in May. The Gallagher team is excited to demonstrate the latest features and enhancements of this release at the Gunnebo | Davcor | API 2023 Symposium and show how people-first integrations create smoother business efficiencies.

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