APSI Forum and Center of Excellence

Asia-Pacific Security Innovation


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

APSI Forum 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.

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  for our events, crowdsourcing, and research project grants. 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 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 30 countries: Indonesia, the Phillipines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, East Timor, 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, the Netherlands, and Malaysia.

Are you interested in partnering with us or supporting us?

Contact our APSI Partners and Supporters for Excellence (PSFE) team


The trusted and credible internationall forum and research 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. 

Chair and patron:

Dr Anita Abbott

Board of Directors and Advisors:

1.Sergeant Major  (Ret) Anthony A. Spadaro

2.  General  (Ret) Gert-Johannes Hagemann


Maxwell Abbott, BTheo

Chancellor, APSI COE

Dr Barnaby Pace

Operations Team Members:*

Point of Contact:

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

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

3.  Uditha Fernando
Event organiser

4. Chibuzor Kama
IT engineering

5. Keral Patel
Creative strategist and web development

* Sponsored by Asia-Pacific Global Foundation 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. Zipora Millward
Social media and event aide

APSI Forum received 2019 Event Awards from Tourism NZ

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