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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.

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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



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


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

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

Session 2: 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) 

Col. John Black (Ret)
Dr Satoru Nagao (Fellow (Non-Resident) at Hudson Institute)

July: Geopolitical Cooperation High Tea

Date: July 4


Venue: Fable Auckland, MGallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Informal discussions over an elegant afternoon tea that highlights the importance of collaboration and networking among international stakeholders 

July: Strategic Forum Discussion

Date: July 4(TBC)


Facilitator: Anita Abbott, PhD

Geopolitics of Cooperation

- 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?

August: International Parliamentary Assembly

Frontiers of Global Geopolitics: Investigating Strategic  Significance Across Diverse Terrain

Venue:  Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington 

Date: August 23 

Programme (Draft):

Arrival coffee and tea
Fireside chat with the board

Welcome: NZ MP

Opening Remarks: Anita Abbott, PhD

Session 1:
Tibet: Geopolitical Significance

Session 2: 
Fiji: Leadership in Pacific Geopolitical Dynamics

Coffee break

Session 3:
Taiwan: Geopolitical Implications of Cross Strait Relations with Mainland China

Session 4:
Australia: Charting Pathways Amidst Global Uncertainty 

Session 5:
New Zealand: A Strategic Lens on Global Geopolitics

Lunch Dialogues: Bridging Borders and Minority Challenges 

Session 6:
India: Security Challenges and Geopolitical Dynamics 

Session 7:
Pakistan: Exploring Pakistan's Position in Regional and Global Geopolitics


Tenzin Phuntsok Doring (TBC)

An Evening Discourse on Global Power Shifts: The AI Factor

Facilitator: MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)

Contributors/Distinguished Guests:
Rep from Qatar 
Rep from Israel

September: Navigating Diplomatic Horizon Discussion Among Diplomats

Unveiling the Dynamics of Non-Aligned Foreign Policy

Topic: Unveiling the Dynamics of Non-Aligned Foreign Policy

Venue: Meetings on the Terrace,  152 The Terrace, Wellington (TBC)

Date: September 2 (TBC)

Facilitator: Anita Abbott, PhD


  1. What are the primary strategic objectives of countries pursuing non-aligned foreign policies in the contemporary geopolitical landscape?

  2. How do different countries implement non-aligned foreign policies, and what are the outcomes in terms of international relations and domestic politics?

  3. How do non-aligned countries navigate security challenges without formal alliances, and what strategies do they employ to maintain sovereignty and stability?

  4. What diplomatic strategies are used by non-aligned countries to balance relationships with major powers while maintaining their autonomy?

  5. How do non-aligned countries leverage cultural diplomacy and soft power to advance their foreign policy objectives?

September: Strategic Forum Discussion
Can a state be Pacifist? 


7pm-8pm NZT

Facilitator: Dr Joanna Siekiera (TBC)

  1. What historical precedents exist for state-level pacifism, and what can be learned from these examples?

  2. How do different international relations theories (e.g., realism, liberalism, constructivism) view the concept of state pacifism?

  3. How do international laws and norms support or hinder the practice of state pacifism?

  4. What are the ethical arguments for and against the adoption of pacifism at the state level?

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

Date: TBA

Facilitator: VAdm Paul Bennett (Ret) (TBC)


Dr Joanna Siekiera (TBC)
Dr Vira Ratsiborynska (TBC)
Dr Mark Episkopos
MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)

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?

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

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

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

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

Networking lunch

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

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

Coffee Break

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

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

November: Post Summit

Expert Study Group


November: 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)

Orangutan Odysseys Tours

Theme: Green Harmony

Date : TBC

Facilitator: Maxwell Abbott


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