In 2020, the ANU, ANU College of Law and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific were major partners to the ACSS. Together, they provided a combination of financial, marketing and logistical support. ANU Academics provided assistance with the development of the crisis simulations.

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

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

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

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

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

The Bureau of Meteorology delivered a presentation on the nexus between weather and defence planning. The presentation looked 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 partnered with the ACSS by providing UC students, staff and resources to assist with the media and journalism aspects of the crisis simulations.

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