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 and Defence 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.