Asia-Pacific Security and Innovation Summit Rotorua, New Zealand 17-18 April 2019

DAY 1: ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

Chair: Brett Murphy

8am-8.30am : Registration

8.30am-8.45am: National Anthem "God defend New Zealand", and karakia

8.45 am – 9am:Welcoming address: Dr Anita Abbott, Global Partnership and Development Ltd, and Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation (CARI)- Charisma University

9.00am-9.30am: Opening Remarks: Hon Todd McClay, MP for Rotorua

HUMAN SECURITY
9.30am-10am: Proliferation of Economic Espionage
Speaker: 
Luke Bencie, Managing Director of Security Management International, the author of Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler, and The Clandestine Consultant: Kings, Sheiks, Warlords, and Dictators

10am-10.15am: Morning tea break

10.15am-10.45 am: Human Factors and Psychological Strategies for the Defence Against Terrorism
Speaker: Barnaby Pace, Head of Department, Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, and Southern Institute of Technology

10.45am – 11.15am:Food Security in Southeast Asia and Outlook for the Next Decade
Speaker: Prof. Dwi Andreas Santosa, Bogor Institute of Agriculture, Indonesia

11.15am-11.45am: Tackling Human Trafficking 
Speaker: Don Lord, Executive Director of Hagar New Zealand. 

SECURITY CHALLENGES AND PLANS FOR RESILIENCE

11.45am-12.15 pm: Diplomacy and International Counter Terrorism: Diplomacy as an Operative Tool for International Counterterrorism
Speaker: Ambassador Dr Itzhak Gerberg, Ambassador of Israel to New Zealand and Non-Resident to Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga

12.15pm-1.30 pm: Lunch and networking
"Bringing the world to Rotorua"
Keynote lunch (1.15pm-1.30pm): Hon Steve Chadwick, JP, Mayor of Rotorua

1.30pm-2pm: Power Rivalries in the South China Sea
Speaker: Minh Tran, Vietnam National Academy of Politics

2.00pm-2.30pm: India’s Strategic Role in the Asia-Pacific
Speaker: Dr Ashok Sharma, UNSW Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) 

2.30pm-3.00pm:  Disaster Management in a Security Context and a Plan for Resilience
Speaker: Ambassador Dr Jesus Domingo, Ambassador of the Philippines to New Zealand,Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa & Tonga

3.00pm-3.15pm: Afternoon tea

3.15pm-3.45 pm: Challenges in the Military Air, Space and Cyber Domains and a Plan for Resilience
Speaker: Dr Andrew Dowse AO, ECU Director Defence Research and Engagement

ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY DYNAMICS
3.45-4.45pm:  Closing panel day 1: Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics
Moderator: Anthony Grasso, Cyber Toa 

Dinner: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Welcome and toast:
Maxwell Abbott
Michael Stokoe, Tourism NZ

DAY 2: RESILIENCY BUILDING

Chair: Brett Murphy

8.00 am- 8.30 am: Opening remarks: LtGen. Christine Whitecross, NATO Defense College

8.30am-9am: Panel: Strategic Thinking for Resiliency Building
Moderator: Ambassador Cristiano da Costa, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to New Zealand

PARTNERSHIPS AND ALLIANCES

9am-9.30am: Hybrid threats and challenges at the Eastern flank of the Alliance: Lessons Learned
Speaker: MajGen. Gert-Johannes Hagemann, NATO HQ Structure Force

9.30am-10am: Balance of power and strategic alliances model
Speaker:   Dr Anita Abbott, Global Partnership and Development Ltd, and Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation (CARI)- Charisma University

10am-10.15 am: Morning tea break

10.15am-10.45am: Cooperation with Asian Partners
Speaker: Ambassador Tantowi Yahya, Indonesian ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, and Ambassador- Designate to the Kingdom of Tonga

TECHNOLOGIES, CYBER DEFENCE, AND TACTICAL NETWORK

10.45am-11.15am Innovative Traffic Avoidance for Unmanned System and Light Aircraft
Speaker: Daniel Retief, Information Officer and Design Engineer at Aero Design Ltd

11.15am-11.45am: Cyber Defence Resiliency model
Speaker: Brigadier General (Ret) Insub Shin

11.45am-12.15pm: Transformation of air power for a small country in Information Age: Case study of the Royal Thai Air Force, Survival, and Resilience
Speaker: GP Caps Verachon Pensri, Royal Thai Air Force

NON-STATE ACTORS’ PERSPECTIVES: STRATEGIC PLANNING, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION

12.15pm- 1.00 pm Lunch/networking break
Keynote Lunch:  Nicholas Tuitasi, Pacific Community Leader
" Leading strategically by reputation and encouragement"

1.00pm-1.30 pm: Lifting the Lid on New Zealand Cyber
Speaker: Anthony Grasso, Cyber Toa 

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm:  Public-Private Partnership: Strategic Planning and Negotiation 
Speaker: Francis Pauwels, Founder and Director Karu NZ

2.00pm-2.30 pm: Enhanced Cyber Security and Resilience Strategies
Speaker: Wallace Brabyn, General Manager  Vicom NZ Ltd

2.30pm – 3.00 pm: Strategic Communication and Networking
Speaker: Daniel Paul, Managing Director, the PR Company

3.00pm-3.15pm : Afternoon tea break

3.15pm- 3.45pm: Creative and visual thinking
Speaker: Prof. Welby Ings, Auckland University of Technology

STRATEGIES FOR A RESILIENT ASIA-PACIFIC

3.45pm-4.45pm: Closing panel: Strategies for a Resilient Asia-Pacific
Moderator: Brigadier Mark Brewer, Department of Defence, Canberra

4.45pm-5pm Po Atarau


 

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