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ICMEC Australia Symposium 2024: Vigilant Disruption of Child Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, 30 October at 9:00 am 5:00 pm AEDT

This valuable in-person event is dedicated to combatting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation (CSE), uniting senior stakeholders from various sectors within the CSE response landscape.

At the forefront of discussions will be the urgent need for interdisciplinary collaboration in confronting this abhorrent crime. From organisations inadvertently entangled in CSE to those actively fighting it on the front lines, a collective response is imperative in tackling this ever-evolving threat.

The ICMEC Australia Symposium 2024 will see leaders from sectors such as financial services, travel, telecommunications, and ISPs come together with law enforcement and regulators to explore how collaboration can strengthen public-private partnerships in fighting and preventing CSE. Academics and government representatives will also be present to share key insights, highlighting how their research and policies can support these combined efforts.

The event will dive into practical knowledge attendees can leverage around identifying, detecting, reporting, and preventing CSE to strengthen their organisation’s fulfilment of regulatory obligations. Attendees will also walk away with a better understanding of how to navigate the steps forward; equipped with tools, resources, and connections to bolster the whole-of-system approach that is so desperately needed to fight this silent epidemic.

The audience

The Symposium is an invite-only event.

At ICMEC Australia, we highly value community engagement and embrace diverse perspectives.

The event is designed for senior leaders in:

  • Corporate – from companies that are inadvertently affected by CSE, including
    • Financial crime specialists
    • ESG (could include roles in social responsibility, risk management, and customer vulnerability)
    • Travel
    • Telecommunications and ISPs
  • Law enforcement (high-ranking commissioned officers and specialist command officers)
  • Regulation
  • Academia
  • Government

If you are a senior leader in one of the above fields and wish to be considered for an invitation to the event, please use this link to express your interest.

While we strive to accommodate all those who are interested, tickets are limited and therefore application does not guarantee attendance. Please note, expressions of interest will be assessed closer to the event.

Supporters

This event is proudly supported by the following organisations.

Major Supporter

Platinum Sponsor


Support the ICMEC Australia 2024 Symposium

If you are interested in becoming a supporter of this event, please contact Rosie
Campo, ICMEC Australia’s Head of Collaboration at rcampo@icmec.org.au.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 30 October, 2024

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm, followed by networking from 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Norton Rose Fulbright Office

Level 5, 60 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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About ICMEC Australia

ICMEC Australia serves as a crucial advocate and resource in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. We are boldly confronting this issue when most would rather avoid it. Alongside our coalition of partners, we strive to proactively halt and prevent its occurrence.  

Our mission is clear: to support and strengthen the professionals who detect, report, prosecute, and prevent online CSE. As an independent not-for-profit organisation, we collaborate with various stakeholders, such as financial services and corporate entities, law enforcement, policymakers, academics, and NGOs to develop strategies to protect children from harm.

Through commitment to data-driven initiatives, training, and research, ICMEC Australia works tirelessly to prevent and combat CSE crimes, aiming to create a safer world for young children.

Program

A full program will be released soon.

  • Leadership in combatting online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC)
  • Private to private information sharing
  • Scams and protecting vulnerable customers
  • Modern slavery and the intersection with OSEC
  • … and more sessions TBA

Featured speakers

More speakers will be announced soon.

Julie Inman Grant
eSafety Commissioner
eSafety

Warren Bulmer
Head of Data Products
ICMEC Australia

Jeremy Moller
Risk Advisory Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Dr Jonah Rimer
Senior Lecturer, Criminology
University of Queensland

John Fogarty
Executive General Manager, Financial Crime Compliance
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Group MLRO)

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