Thales helps secure Brisbane G20 Summit


Thales logoSophisticated Event Management Systems delivered by Thales Australia have secured important world leaders and supported a successful G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia.

A global leader in security, Thales’s solutions are trusted by hundreds of companies in 50 countries worldwide.

At the G20 Summit held in Brisbane on 15-16 November, the Thales Event Management System (EMS) secured meeting venues with a minimum of fuss and inconvenience to G20 delegates. Specifically, the EMS comprised registration, accreditation, physical security access control and event information management.

“Access control is becoming a major concern for operators of sensitive sites and events, and as critical as physical protection,” Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins said.

“Thales is proud to have contributed to a successful event that showcased Australian capabilities to a global audience, and played host to world leaders such as US President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”

Thales drew upon its cyber security expertise to manage the security risks and implement safeguards in the IT infrastructure underpinning the EMS. It was critical to implement a robust security management program to maintain operational continuity and protect the private information stored in the EMS database.

For the G20, Thales also leveraged its experience implementing an EMS for APEC 2007 and experience delivering similar capabilities at other high-profile events hosted by the Federal Government. Key subcontractors included Centium Software, Touchpoint Meeting Services, ID Warehouse, BCDS Group and Macquarie Telecom.

Thales solutions protect the four key domains considered vital to modern societies:

  • Government: Border surveillance, homeland security, identity management, etc.
  • Cities: Urban security
  • Critical infrastructures: Government sites, oil and gas infrastructure, nuclear power stations, airports, sensitive sites including museums, mosques, prisons, metro stations, etc.
  • Cyberspace

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