The New Zealand Government has placed temporary entry restrictions into New Zealand. All travellers arriving in New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days. More than half of our delegates are from overseas. We will need to postpone our event and will have our event next year .

Millennium Hotel, 32 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand (TBC)

March 29-30, 2021 (TBC)

Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances


April 6, 2021
6pm-7pm: Mocktails
Speaker: Dr Barnaby Pace

Day 1 (April 7):  Rethinking National Security in the Global Arena

Facilitators: Brett Murphy and Prayly Sondakh

7.30am – 8.30 am Breakfast with Major General Joaquin Malavet, USMC (Ret) and Lt Col John Black, USMC.
Facilitator: Brett Murphy 

8.30am-8.45am: National Anthem "God Defend New Zealand", and karakia

8.45 am – 9.00 am: Welcoming address: Dr Anita Abbott and Dr Kelly Lemon
9.00 am-9.30am: Opening Remarks: His Worship the Mayor Jim Boult, Queenstown Lakes District 

9.30 am-11.30am:  Keynote panel: Human and social aspects of security
 Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, NZ National Party Member of Parliament 
- Hon Alfred Ngaro (Child poverty)
- HE Ambassador Dr Jesus Domingo (Emergency Preparedness: A lesson from the Philippines)
- Don Lord, Hagar NZ (Human trafficking)
- TBA  (Non-traditional security threats and Emergency Preparedness)

11.30am-11.45am: Morning tea break

11.45am-12.45pm:  Human Factors - the missing piece
Speaker: Gillian Somerville, GES Consulting, New Zealand

12.45-1.30pm: Networking lunch
1.30pm-2.30pm: Keynote lunch:  MGen Gert-Johanes Hagemann, NATO Force Structure

2.30pm- 3.30pm: TBA
Speaker:  TBA

3.30pm-3.45pm:   Coffee break

3.45pm-4.45pm: Addressing contemporary threats to national security
Hon Mark Mitchell
Nickolas Dynon, Defsec Media

4.45pm-5pm: Concluding Remarks: HE Ambassador Dr Jesus Domingo  (Republic of the Philippines)

Dinner at Millennium Hotel: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Toast: Maxwell Abbott, Director of Global Partnership and Development Ltd
Keynote speaker: MGen John Hartley (Ret), Institute Director and CEO at Future Directions, International, Australia 

Day 2 (April 8): Strategic Thinking and Leadership, and Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances

Alessandro Roth and Prayly Sondakh

7am-8am : Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, NZ National Party Member of Parliament 
Facilitator: Brett Murphy

8.00 am- 8.30 am: Opening remarks:  Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, Republic of Fiji Military Forces

8.30am-9.30am: China's influence on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation
Facilitator: Brett Murphy
Usman Shahid, Canterbury University
Sino-US balance of power in South Asia: A case of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Pakistan

Pamela Williamson, LLB, MCTS, SKY Canopy Consulting
Strategic Narrative: Chinese Influence in New Zealand


9.30am-10am: The imperative of strategic foresight analysis to nuclear arms control and non-proliferation strategy
Speaker: Dr Anita Abbott, APSI Forum

10am-11am: Coffee break
Speaker: General Colin Powell (Ret), former United States National Security Advisor (TBC)

11am-12pm: Implications of hybrid threats for the Australian Defence Force
Speaker: Dr Andrew Dowse AO, ECU Director Defence Research and Engagement, Australia

12pm-12.30pm: Networking lunch

Keynote lunch: Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe 

Speaker: Professor Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann, University of Canberra 

2.30pm-4.30pm: Global conflict resolution
Facilitator: Col. Michael Ziegler, NATO Force Structure
Hon Mark Mitchell, National MP 
New Zealand's contribution to global conflict resolution

Lt Col John Black, US Marine Corps
Developing host nation capabilities to protect and advance mutually beneficial objectives 

Col Shigehiro Noshita, Defence Attache to Papua New Guinea and Army Attache to Australia, Fiji and New Zealand
Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision: Providing a path for peace and security in the region

Col Taesub Kwon (South Korea), Defence Attache to Australia and New Zealand
South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSW) : Building People-centered community of peace and prosperity

4.30pm-5pm: Concluding Remarks: Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Future Partnerships and Alliances 

-Major General Joaquin Malavet, USMC (Ret), Center for Naval Analysis
- Hon Alfred Ngaro

5pm-5.30pm: Coffee break and Appreciation evening


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