Partnering Opportunities

The IFRS provides organisations with the opportunity for unique strategic insights, exclusive and targeted networking and excellent brand and marketing positioning

A partnership with the Institute will enable your organisation to engage with the national security community in a cooperative and interactive manner. We have a proven record of organisations establishing long-term trust and collaboration with key government stakeholders and customers.


Utilising our distinctive collaboration-based research methodology, we produce comprehensive – yet succinct – research papers that focus on long-term, complex challenges that affect our region. Our papers gain national and international press coverage, and are major intellectual contributions to important debates in our region.

However, world-class research requires first-class support. This is your opportunity to make an impact on decision makers and key thinkers in the national security domain. At any one time, we have several new research projects in the pipeline, and encourage prospective sponsors to consider the policy and reputational benefits of supporting these projects.

We’re also amply receptive to collaborating on a policy topic of your organisation’s interest that is evident has implications for Australia and the broader region.

Partnering with us on a Research activity includes having access to our closed workshops held on the topic, opportunity to contribute to the debate and your company logo on all invitations, marketing material and the final published report.

Opportunities start from AUD$25,000

Developing Future Leaders

An unparalleled program in Australia, the Future Strategic Leaders’ Program mission is to develop the next generation of strategic leaders in Australia and the region, ready to respond to future security challenges.

Innovative events such as intensive, retreat-style Congresses, as well as the most popular national security careers night in Australia, informative seminars with world-class speakers, and networking functions all give future strategic leaders the opportunity to share insights and engage with Australia’s senior national security officials and leaders. With more than 1300 future leaders on our mailing list, the FSLP is one of the biggest programs of its kind in Australia.

Like many of the Institute’s programs, the FSLP is a very practical measure to make a difference for the future and is a great way for sponsors to promote themselves as active partners in the future security of Australia and the region.

Opportunities start from AUD$15,000

Strategic Dialogue

As an unsurpassed annual gathering of hundreds of high level dignitaries, officials, academics and leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region, our Strategic Dialogue program aims to drive greater levels of understanding, rapport and cooperation through extensive dialogue opportunities around a mutually important theme.

These Strategic Dialogue events have proven to be exceptional opportunities for building strong relationships across the region and has fostered a sense of cooperation and partnership among our international guests. Events during the  Dialogue include workshops (public and closed), an invitation-only retreat, and our annual gala dinner. Past attendees have included the Australian Defence Minister, Ambassadors from the US, Japan and Indonesia, and Commanders of Pacific Forces from the US.

Sponsorship of individual events, or of the whole Dialogue, is an unparalleled opportunity to promote your brand to the region’s security decision makers.

Opportunities start from AUD$45,000

IFRS  Annual Dinner 

Held as part of the Strategic Dialogue the annual dinner is open to the public. Previously we have drawn key speakers from the Australian Prime Minister and other senior ministers, to ambassadors and senior military officers from the Asia Pacific region and the USA.  The dinner, for around 300 people, is attended by the most senior leadership across the national security community from both Australia and internationally. 

The annual dinner provides organisations high profile networking and branding opportunities with the most senior of national security decision makers.

Opportunities start from AUD$10,000

Seminars, Colloquiums and Special Events

On an almost-monthly basis, the Institute hosts a series of seminars, colloquiums and special events for VIPs, members and the general public alike.

Previous events include collaborations with other organisations on topics such as business readiness concerning cyber security, alarming research into liquid fuel security, and a series of panel discussions on the White Paper development process.

Opportunities start from AUD$5,000

Women in National Security (WiNS)

WiNS aims to present positive role models and encourage women to take up careers and leadership roles within the national security sector, a traditionally male-oriented field. Speakers reflect on a range of topics, including career management, barriers, juggling the demands of work with family and other commitments, followed by an open question and answer session and informal networking.

Opportunities start from AUD$5,000


Next is our innovative ideas forum, organised by the Future Strategic Leaders’ Committee, and is an opportunity for future strategic leaders to shake and shape Australia’s security thinking with their thinking, insights and perspectives. Next attracts a sell-out audience made up of senior government and military leaders, industry, academics and members of the public.

Opportunities start from AUD$5,000

Executive Business Breakfasts

Our Executive Business Breakfasts series is designed for mid-career national security professionals to grow their capacity for senior leadership roles. These breakfasts offer a confidential and open discussion with a senior keynote speaker on matters ranging from career development to current international affairs. Previous speakers have included current heads of agencies, politicians, and current military service leaders.

Sponsorship of the EBB series presents a focused methodology of promoting your brand to up-and-coming strategic leaders who already occupy decision-making positions, and shows your commitment to developing strategic-thinking talent to senior decision makers across government.

Opportunities start from AUD$10,000

Online Publishing and Learning

As the only peer-reviewed security journal in Australia, Security Challenges presents the latest thinking and research from both across Australia and the region. Authors include Ambassadors, academics and current and former heads of government.

Partnerships to support the logistical effort of publishing are available to organisations who wish to position themselves as actively contributing to the intellectual effort required to keep our region safe, secure and prosperous.

Opportunities start from AUD$5,000

More Information and Contact

Please contact the General Manager of the Institute to discuss in detail our partnering opportunities at