Home Affairs Portfolio Industry Summit 2022

National Resilience

Wednesday 16 November 2022

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) 


inspiring speakers


engaging WORKSHOPS


Q&A panel sessions

Event Overview

The Home Affairs Portfolio is charged with delivering Australia’s cyber and critical infrastructure security, leading a national emergency management response, and managing immigration, trade and border management functions.  

As the nation recovers from the impacts of COVID and a number of significant natural disasters, it is now more important than ever to continue the dialogue between the Portfolio and stakeholders to support trade, border management and the national emergency response. Key to this is to continue to build the required critical infrastructure that supports these responses, as well as to deliver a more robust national security posture through enhanced cyber resilience, awareness and improved information and intelligence sharing. 

To continue to deliver positive outcomes for the Australian Government and community, we will build upon our existing capabilities, adopt a risk-based, intelligence-informed approach to strategic planning. We will continue to work with Commonwealth, states and territories, industry, community and international partners to deliver the best outcomes for Australians. The 2022 Home Affairs Portfolio Summit is an opportunity to grow these conversations as we strive towards building an enduring national resilience capability. 

The Summit will be held in Sydney on Wednesday 16 November 2022. This year’s theme National Resilience will bring together industry leaders, senior government executives, members of the diplomatic corps, academia and the community. The program of events includes Ministerial addresses, panel discussions, exhibitions and workshops covering the breadth of the Portfolio’s responsibilities. 

You will hear from and engage with a range of speakers from across the Portfolio, partner agencies and industry on issues impacting stakeholders across the portfolio including trade and customs, immigration, cyber security, critical infrastructure, climate adaptation, community and industry resilience. Please join us in continuing the conversation between the Department of Home Affairs Portfolio and Industry.  

Who You’ll Meet

  • Ministers

  • Secretary

  • Commissioner

  • Coordinator General

  • CEOs

  • Group Managers

  • Divisional Heads

  • Company Directors

Benefits of Attending

Hear from The Hon Clare O’Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs, and Minister for Cyber Security

Participate in the Home Affairs Portfolio and Industry Panel Sessions 

Choose between Trade & Customs, Immigration, Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure, and National Resilience & Climate Adaptation streams and engage with topics that are most relevant to you 

What Previous Attendees Had To Say

“Great to have a virtual event, however nothing beats face to face engagement. Definitely an event worth attending.”

“Loved the broad range of topics and being able to pick and choose the most relevant sessions.”

“The interaction with colleagues, both old and new cannot be underestimated. Personal networking and group dynamics are perhaps an underestimated benefit of face-to-face summits.” 

Your Expert Speakers

The Hon Clare O’Neil MP
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security

The Hon Andrew Giles MP
Minister for Immigration Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO
Department of Home Affairs

Mr Michael Outram APM
Australian Border Force

Hannah Wandel OAM
First Assistant Coordinator-General of the Programs and Policies Division
National Emergency Management Agency

Malcolm Skene
Group Manager
Industry and Border Systems
Australian Border Force

Kendra Morony
First Assistant Secretary
Strategy Division
Department of Home Affairs

Brendan Moon
National Emergency Management Agency

Hamish Hansford
Group Manager
Cyber and Infrastructure Security
Department of Home Affairs

Brendan Dowling
First Assistant Secretary

Cyber Digital and Technology Policy
Department of Home Affairs

Kavita Kewal
Assistant Secretary
Identity and Biometrics Policy
and Strategy Branch
Department of Home Affairs

Michael Willard
First Assistant Secretary
Immigration Programs
Department of Home Affairs

Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner
Minderoo Foundation
Fire and Flood Resilience

Brett Cox
Trusted Trader and Trade Compliance
Australian Border Force

Sam Grunhard
Deputy Group Manager Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre
Department of Home Affairs

Catherine Hawkins
First Assistant Secretary
Strategic Research and Communication
Department of Home Affairs

Your Workshop Speakers

Dr Cassandra Cross
Associate Professor

Queensland University of Technology

Professor David Widdowson AM

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies

Charles Sturt University

David Lacey
Founder & Managing Director


James Blakely
Director ID Support
NSW Department of Customer Service

Lenka Bradovkova
Executive Director of Identity
NSW Government

Linden Dawson
Customer Digital Identity
National Australia Bank

Min Livanidis
Senior Manager Cyber Security & Data Policy
Amazon Web Services

Peter Carter
Director of Solutions and Innovation
GS1 Australia

Richard White
Founder & CEO
WiseTech Global

Wendy Stanton
Customs Manager
IKEA Distribution Services

Agenda At A Glance

Arrival and Registration

Welcome to Country
Main Chair Welcome
Ministerial Address – Home Affairs and Cyber Security
Q&A Panel Session – National Resilience

Morning Sessions

Ministerial Address – Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs
Q&A Panel Session – Engaging with Risk to Secure Australia’s Prosperity
Ministerial Address – Emergency Management

Workshops Session 1

Sessions 1:
1. Modernising the trade and border system
3. Resilient identity in modern digital society
4. Approach to national resilience and climate adaptation
5. Six years of the Australian Trusted Trader program

Workshops Session 2

Sessions 2:
6. Delivering supply chain security and protecting your business
7. Migration and temporary visas – delivery in the short-term
8. Working with industry to manage risk and develop an Australian approach to data security
9. Helping consumers recover from scams
10. National resilience and climate adaptation

Our 2022 Event Partners

Express Your Interest

The Home Affairs Portfolio Industry Summit is by invitation only. 
To submit an expression of interest please click on the link below and your submission will be considered.

Event Venue

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 
Pyrmont Theatre, Level 2, ICC Sydney 
How to get there