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2024

Dates will be confirmed when the funding is available, and the number of delegates is sufficient.

Please note, most delegates are self-funded or are fully sponsored by their institutions.
APSI Forum relies on its delegate fees in order to fund its events. Therefore, paid registration is not refundable but is transferable.

For Speaker Expression of Interest Form, contact: info@apsisummit.com

Registration

To fund its activities, APSI Forum relies on the sponsors and registration fees. Registration fees for onsite events are for delegate packages (arrival tea and coffee, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and dinner).

Annual Summit

NZ $499/person 
(morning and afternoon teas, lunches, and dinners are included)

The payment can be made via bank transfer

APSI Forum and COE
ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

SWIFT code: ANZBNZ22

06-0359-0242452-02

Please note, the registration fees are transferable but are not refundable.

2024:

The Jonah Project
February - May:
Part 1: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Discussion Series

June-November
Part 2: Tomorrow's Geopolitics: Shaping Force and Statecraft

Events organised by APSI Forum and Center of Excellence (COE)

 March: Congress
Peace Building and Conflict Resolution

Type: Virtual
Date: March 25
7pm-9pm NZT

How do think tanks like APSI collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations in peace building initiatives?

What are the challenges faced by think tanks in their efforts to promote peace building and conflict resolution, and how do they overcome these challenges?

Moderator: Maxwell Abbott

Session 1: Cultural Understanding and conflict resolution
Speaker: Col Ashok Mishra (Res)

Session 2: Media as Mediator: Shaping Peaceful Narratives
Speaker: Brett Murphy, BA

Session 3: Psychology of Conflict Resolution
Speaker: Dr Barnaby Pace 

Session 4: Food Resilience for Peace Building Effort
Speaker: Dr Eddy Kristianto

Conclusion: Assessing the Influence of Concepts
Anita Abbott, PhD

May: Strategic Forum Discussion
 Strategic Approaches: Balancing Support for Taiwan while Neutralizing China‚Äôs Influence 

Type: Virtual

Date: May 12

Facilitator: MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret) 

June: Expert Study Group Report on Strategic Rivalries and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Contact: info@apsisummit.com

July: Strategic Forum Discussion

Date: TBA

Geopolitics of Cooperation
Facilitator: Vadm Paul Bennett (Ret) (TBC)
- What are the implications of geopolitical rivalries on regional cooperation initiatives, particularly in the areas like the Indo-Pacific or the Middle East?
- What are the geopolitical implications of emerging powers engaging in cooperative initiatives with traditional global actors?

International Parliamentary Assembly
Frontiers of Global Geopolitics: Investigating Strategic  Significance Across Diverse Terrain

Venue:  Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington 

Date: August 23 

Facilitators: Anita Abbott, PhD and MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)

Programme (Draft):

8.30am - 8.45am
Welcome

8.45am-9.15am: 
Opening Remarks: MP, NZ

9.15am-9.45am
Session 1:
Tibet: Geopolitical Significance

9.45am-10.15am:
Session 2: 
Greenland and Iceland: Strategic Significance of Arctic Territories 
Type: Virtual

10.15am-10.45am:
Coffee break

10.45am-11.15am
Session 3:
Taiwan: Geopolitical Implications of Cross Strait Relations with Mainland China

11.15am-12.45pm
Session 4:
New Zealand: Building Partnerships for Regional Development

12.45pm-1.15pm
Networking lunch

1.15pm-1.45pm
Session 5:
Nepal and India: Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities in the Himalayan Region

1.45am-2.15pm:
Session 6:
India and Pakistan: Geopolitical Challenges

2.15-2.45pm:
Closing: 
Representative from Fiji

September
Strategic Discussion Forum 

Navigating Global Relations: The Foundations of a Non-Block Foreign Policy

Type: Virtual

October: Special topic 
Eurasia's Next Chapter: Potential Coalition and Conflict


Date: TBA
8-9 pm NZT
Virtual

Facilitator: Anita Abbott, PhD

Eurasia's Next Chapter: Potential Coalition and Conflict

  1. What are the key factors driving the formation of potential coalitions in Eurasia in the coming years?

  2. How might shifting geopolitical dynamics impact the emergence of alliances and conflicts within Eurasia?

  3. What role will energy resources play in shaping potential coalitions and conflicts in Eurasia's next chapter?

  4. What are the potential scenarios for cooperation and competition among major powers within Eurasia, and how might these scenarios evolve in the coming years?

  5. How might the strategic interests of Turkey, India, China, Russia, and Iran converge or diverge, leading to the formation of potential coalitions or exacerbating conflicts in Eurasia?

  6. What role does each of the key players (Turkey, India, China, Russia, Iran) envision for themselves in shaping the future geopolitical landscape of Eurasia, and how might their aspirations influence potential coalition dynamics or conflict escalation?


November:
Annual Summit

Tomorrow's Geopolitics: Navigating Global Dynamics

Venue: Lady Norwood, Sofitel Hotel, Wellington (TBC)
Date: 18th of November 
Moderator: Brett Murphy

8.15am-8.30 am: Arrival tea and coffee

8.30am-8.45am: National Anthem and Karakia

8.45am-9am: Welcome

9am-9.30 am: Opening Remarks

9.30am-10am: Keynote Remarks

10am-10.45am
Session 1: Emerging Technologies and Future Warfare": Exploring the impact of advanced technologies on the future landscape of statecraft and military strategies

10.45am-11am: Coffee Break

11am-11.45am:
Session 2: Space as the Next Frontier in Geopolitics: Delving into the evolving role of space exploration and technologies, and potential conflicts in shaping the geopolitical landscape of the future

11.45am-12.30pm
Session 3: Humanitarian Interventions and State Sovereignty: Exploring the ethical and geopolitical considerations surrounding humanitarian interventions, and the evolving concept of state sovereignty in the face of global challenges

12.30pm-1.15pm:
Networking lunch

1.15pm-2pm:
Session 4: Regional Power Dynamics: Analyzing the shifting dynamics among regional powers and how they influence global geopolitics, with a focus on potential conflicts and collaborations

2pm-2.45pm:
Session 5: Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy: Discussing the influence of culture, media, and soft power in international relations, and how nations can leverage these elements for effective statecraft

2.45pm-3pm
Coffee Break

3pm-3.45pm:
Session 6: Naval Power and Statecraft: Analyzing the role of naval forces in shaping geopolitical strategies and how maritime capabilities contribute to a nation's influence on the global stage

3.45pm-4.30pm
Session 7:Nuclear Proliferation Challenges: Discussing the challenges associated with the spread of nuclear weapons and the implications for global security and diplomatic efforts

4.30pm-5pm: Declaration and Closing

December: End of Year Panel Discussion

Moderator: Brett Murphy

Asia's Next Chapter: Potential Coalition and Conflict Among Tomorrow's Rising Powers

Events organised by APSI Community Relations Division

April: 5th Anniversary 

Organised by: Community Relations Division

15th of April
The Launch of The Jonah Method
In collaboration with Polintell

End of Year Function (TBC)

Masquerade Party Mask  
Theme: Green Harmony
Fundraising Event for Wildlife and Nature
Supporting WWF
Date and Venue : TBC

Facilitator: Maxwell Abbott

 

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