APSI Forum and Center of Excellence

Asia-Pacific Security Innovation


December 12-13, 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand

APSI International Parliamentary Assembly

Strategic Collective Training Program 


APSI Forum and Center of Excellence (COE) is a leading New Zealand think tank in strategic partnership and cooperation in International Relations. APSI Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation. The assets and income of the organisation are applied solely to further the objectives of APSI Forum. As a non-profit organisation, the forum relies on its sponsors  for our events and crowdsourcing. APSI Forum does not accept funding from any source that seeks to interfere with or influence APSI Forum policies.

The forum was established in April 2019 to provide a platform for public officers, including ambassadors, political leaders, and military leaders, to interact and make crucial security decisions to address current and future challenges. Its aim is to strengthen strategic partnerships and alliances and ensure effective international relations, which is crucial for a collective approach to address global problems.

APSI Forum and COE publishes white papers and special reports through which it aims to inform, empower, and highlight key policy areas that require effective decision-making. APSI has managed to create a world-class forum to bring together leaders from various parts of the world to collaborate and identify effective approaches to security challenges. 

The forum holds summits as part of its efforts to reach out to world leaders and other key stakeholders in the security sector purposefully to influence their views and policy development process.      

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 and Center of Excellence has been funded by Asia-Pacific Global Foundation Ltd. APSI was also supported financially by Tourism NZ, SWIFT, NATO PDD, and Creative NZ.

We currently have representatives from 36 countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Timor Leste, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, the US, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the UK, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Samoa, Georgia, Lithuania, Bhutan, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea.

With its community hub, APSI Forum and Center of Excellence has made a difference in the lives of many.


The trusted and credible international forum and networks for sustaining relationships between partners and alliances in the Asia-Pacific region 


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. 

APSI Forum strives to collect, organise, analyse, and report information to effectively fulfil its vision.

1. Anita Abbott, PhD
Chair and Patron

2. MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)
BoD and Senior Advisor

3. SGM Anthony Spadaro (Ret)
BoD and Senior Advisor

4. Maxwell Abbott, BTheo

5. Dr Jerome Odenbumni
Associate Editor

6. Dr Barnaby Pace
Chancellor, APSI COE 

7. Dr Vira Ratsiborynska
Head of International Security and Political Affairs Division, and Convenor of SCTP

8. MGen Adrian Ciolponea (Ret)
Preparatory Action for Research on Strategic Studies (PARSS) Advisor

9. VAdm Paul Bennett (Ret)
Strategic Collective Training Programme (SCTP) Advisor

10. Brett Murphy, BA
Public Relations and Media Specialist

11. Dr Eddy Kristianto
Convenor, Community Hub

12. Zipora Millward
Trainer and Talent Developer, Community Hub

13. Amelia Eyban
Facilitator, Community Hub

14. Tej Kiran, MBA
Head of Admin, Finance, and Public Engagement Division

15. Gardile Tampubolon
Assistant, Budget and Finance (Budfin) Division

16. Chibuzor Kama
Head of Strategic Communication (Stratcom) Division

17. Catharine Tesalonika
Assistant, Stratcom Division

18. Dylan Willis
Assistant, Stratcom Division

19.David Phillips
Pastoral Care, Community Hub

APSI Forum received 2019 Event Awards from Tourism NZ

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