2022 Summit: Security Challenges and Strategic Cooperation Among Democracies


2021 Summit: Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances

March 29-30, 2021

Due to travel restrictions, some speakers will participate virtually

Day 1 :  Rethinking National Security in the Global Arena

Facilitators: Dr Anita Abbott, MGen (Ret) Gert-Johannes Hagemann, and Sergeant Major (Ret) Anthony Spadaro

7.30am-8am: Arrival Coffee and Tea

8am-8.15am: Waiata, National Anthem "God Defend New Zealand" and karakia

8.15 am – 8.30 am: Welcoming address: Dr Anita Abbott

8.30am-9am: Opening Remarks: Dr Jesus Domingo, Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa &Tonga

9am-10am:    Tour D'Horizon
Speaker: MGen (Ret) Gert-Johannes Hagemann, APSI Center of Excellence
Mode of delivery: virtual

10am-10.10am: Morning tea break

10.10am-11.10am: Complexity, contradictions, and conundrums of the relationship with China
Speaker: Sergeant Major (Ret) Anthony Spadaro, APSI Center of Excellence
Mode of delivery: virtual

11.10am.12.10pm:  Security Challenges and Strategic Arms Reduction
- Guy Roberts, Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Defense Programs
- Hunter Stires, Fellow at Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research, U.S. Naval War College
Mode of Delivery: Virtual

12.10pm-1.10pm: Non-traditional security threats and their impact
Speaker: MGen John Hartley (Ret), Institute Director and CEO at Future Directions, International, Australia
Mode of delivery: virtual

1.10pm-2pm : Networking lunch

2pm-3.30pm: Addressing contemporary threats to national security
Facilitator: Lt Col John Black, US Marine Corps
Nickolas Dynon, Defsec Media
Simon O'Connor, Member of Parliament for the great seat of Tamaki

3.30pm-3.40pm: Coffee break

3.40pm-4.40pm:  Human and social aspects of security
- Don Lord, Hagar NZ (Human trafficking)
- Professor Dwi Andreas Santosa (Food Policy)

4.40pm-5.10pm: Concluding Remarks: Dr Barnaby Pace, APSI COE

Dinner at Novotel Hotel: 6.30pm-8.30pm
MC: Maxwell Abbott
His Worship the Mayor Jim Boult, Queenstown Lakes District 

Day 2 : Strategic Thinking and Leadership, and Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances

How do states interact when their interests differ? What if each player is playing a different game? What if there is competition together with cooperation?

Facilitators: Brett Murphy and Sergeant Major (Ret) Anthony Spadaro

7am-8am: Breakfast and press conference

8.00 am- 8.30 am: Opening remarks: MGen Karsten Stoye, Chief Of Staff - NATO HQ AIRCOM

8.30am-9.30am: Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances
Speaker: General Paolo Ruggiero, the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Mode of delivery: virtual : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/142543949

9.30am-10.30am: Developing host nation capabilities to protect and advance mutually beneficial objectives 
Speaker: Lt Col John Black, US Marine Corps
Mode of delivery: Virtual

10.30am-10.45.am :Coffee break 

10.45am-11.45am: Implications of hybrid threats for the Australian Defence Force
Speaker: Dr Andrew Dowse AO, ECU Director Defence Research and Engagement, Australia 
Mode of delivery: virtual

11.45am-12.30pm: Networking lunch

12.30pm-1.30pm: Human Factors - the missing piece
Speaker: Gillian Somerville, GES Consulting, New Zealand
Mode of delivery: virtual

1.30pm-2.30pm: Australia’s pushback and the weaponization of COVID -19
Speaker: Professor Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann, University of Canberra 
Mode of delivery: virtual

2.30pm-3.30pm: Weaponised Narrative
Speaker: Pamela Williamson, LLB, MCTS, Sky Canopy Consulting

3.30pm-3.40pm: Afternoon tea break 

3.40pm-5.15pm: Global conflict resolution
Facilitator: Sergeant Major (Ret) Anthony Spadaro
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
Mode of delivery: virtual

MGen Ravi Arora, CEO and Chief Editor 'Indian Military Review'
Conflict and Resolution: CCP aggressive moves in Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir
Mode of delivery: virtual

Bill Chen, Representative from Taiwan 
Regional security and Indo-Pacific, Taiwan's Perspective

5.15pm-5.30pm: Concluding Remarks: Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Future Partnerships and Alliances 
Speaker:Lt Col John Black, US Marine Corps

5.30pm-6.30pm: Appreciation Evening
MC: Maxwell Abbott
Speaker: Joseph Mooney, Member of Parliament for Southland, National Party

Volunteers, APSI Forum 

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