PACIFIC 2017 is organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (ABN 31 091 148 837). A not-for-profit corporation limited by guarantee and registered as a charity, its mission is to promote the development of Australia's industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the commercial maritime and naval defence sectors.

Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited is a member of a not-for-profit group of registered charities headed by Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited. Its corporate affiliates in the group conduct the biennial Avalon Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, the biennial Land Forces Exposition and the newly-established CivSec Congress and Exposition.