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APSI Forum core values: Integrity, courage, professionalism, accountability, and commitment to excellence.

APSI Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation that is not carried on for the profit or gain of any member. The assets and income of the organisation shall be applied solely to further the objectives of APSI Forum.

All speakers and delegates of the summit are self-funded or fully funded by their institutions.The members receive only genuine compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the APSI Forum.

APSI Forum was established in April 2019. As a non-profit organisation, we rely on our sponsors, donors, consulting projects, and membership fees. APSI Forum does not accept funding from any source that seeks to interfere with or influence APSI Forum policies. Therefore, we think carefully about accepting funding.


APSI COE was established in February 2021.
APSI COE focuses on security crisis management, and research innovation for maximising strategic and resilience partnerships


APSI Forum supports transformative leadership that promotes cooperation in innovative security models, concepts, frameworks, and technologies in the Asia-Pacific region.  

APSI Forum encourages the formation of international expert networks through discussion on topics of security, innovation, and security-related civil science. 

APSI Forum facilitates cooperation of issues of common interests, including  human and social aspects of security. 

Chair and patron:

Dr Anita Abbott

Board of Advisors:

1. Maxwell Abbott, Global Partnership and Development Ltd

2. Sergeant Major  (Ret) Anthony A. Spadaro

3. Major General  (Ret) Gert-Johannes Hagemann

Operations Team Members:*

Point of Contact:

1. Alessandro Roth, MA
Public Affairs and Outreach Support

2. Brett Murphy, BA
Media and Public Relations Specialist
Head of Media Planning and Operation

3. Tej Kiran, MBA
Administration, finance, and public diplomacy

4. Chibuzor Kama
IT engineering

5. Uditha Fernando
Event and Volunteer Coordinator


Editorial Director: Maxwell Abbott, BTheo
Associate Editor: Dr Mamadou Bah
Transcriber: Kimberly Mobbs

* Sponsored by Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Diplomatic Service / Volunteers

1. Harry and Kui Lazarus
Head of culture and engagement, and pastoral care

2. Amelia Eyban
Interceder and event aide

3. Michael and Shelley Oliver
Event aide and Interposer

4. Zipora Millward
Head of social media marketing

5. Leonard and Linda Butner

APSI Forum received 2019 Event Awards from Tourism NZ

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