The ANU, ANU College of Law and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are major partners to the ACSS. Together, they are providing a combination of financial, marketing and logistical support. ANU Academics are providing assistance with the development of the crisis simulations.

The Department of Defence, through the National Security Science and Technology Centre, is a major partner of the ACSS. The Department is providing funding and support toward preparing the next generation of national security leaders at the Summit.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing logistical and advisory support for the Summit with their invaluable crisis management expertise. DFAT will provide our delegates with mentorship, guidance and enrich the ACSS experience.

The Department of Home Affairs is providing mentorship, financial support and expertise to the ACSS and delegates at the Summit, which will be an amazing asset in preparing the next generation of national security leaders.

PwC are providing significant financial contribution and sending Partner-level observers from their business resilience and crisis management teams to participate in the Cyber Crisis Simulation. Additionally, PwC will be actively contributing to our Virtual Careers Fair, Young Professionals Network and the ACSS Opening Ceremony.

The U.S. Embassy Canberra are providing a significant financial contribution as well as providing high-level representation for two panel discussions, the Australia-US Alliance Q&A and the ACSS Five Eyes Panel

The Bureau of Meteorology will be delivering a presentation on the nexus between weather and defence planning. The presentation will look at the role weather plays in the Pacific – particularly in relation to security, food security, agriculture and disaster preparedness.

Conducttr is the world’s leading crisis simulation software as used by NATO, the UK Foreign Office and the UK Ministry of Defence. Find out more here.

The University of Canberra is partnering with the ACSS by providing UC students, staff and resources to assist with the media and journalism aspects of the crisis simulations.

Clayton Utz will be sending a number of cyber security experts to the Summit to deliver a talk on ‘Cyber Incident Response and Private Sector Crisis Management.’


We are always looking for new partners and sponsors to join our team. Please direct all inquiries to acss2020@anu.edu.au and we will be in touch with a sponsorship prospectus.