APSI Forum and Center of Excellence

Asia-Pacific Security Innovation


International Parliamentary Assembly
Topic: Strengthening partnerships and alliances to counter non-traditional security challenges
October 6, 2022 

December 12-13, 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand


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 35 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, Georgia, Lithuania, Bhutan, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Canada, and Malaysia.

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 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:

 Anita Abbott, PhD

Board of Directors and Advisors:

1. Sergeant Major Anthony A. Spadaro (Ret)

2.  Major General Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)


Maxwell Abbott

Chancellor, APSI COE

Dr. Barnaby Pace

Point of contact:*

Strategic Communication Division:
Brett Murphy, BA (Head of Stratcom, and Media and Public Relations Specialist)

Chibuzor Kama (IT engineer)

Dylan Willis (Help desk and IT support)

Catharine Natalie Tesalonika (Creative Strategist)

Admin and Budfin Division:
Tej Kiran, MBA (Head of Finance, administration, and public diplomacy)

Gardile Tampubolon (assistant)

Editorial division:
Dr. Jerome Odenbumni (associate editor)

Kimberly Mobbs (transcriber)
Jacob Abbott (Intern, Creative strategist)

Community Hub /Engagement division:

Maxwell Abbott (Diplomatic Services)
Dr. Eddy Kristianto (Convenor)
Zipora Millward
Amelia Eyban
Vikram Sahotra
John Evert Kapugu
Steven Orokh
Harry Lazarus
Kui Lazarus

* Sponsored by Asia-Pacific Global Foundation Ltd

APSI Forum received 2019 Event Awards from Tourism NZ

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