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Novotel Hotel, Cnr Earl St, Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand (TBC)

March 29-30, 2021

Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances

DRAFT - Program will be finalised on January 2021

Due to travel restrictions, some speakers will participate virtually

Day 1 :  Rethinking National Security in the Global Arena

Chair/Facilitator: Dr Anita Abbott

7.30am-8am: Arrival Coffee and Tea

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

8.15 am – 8.30 am: Welcoming address

8.30am-9am: Opening Remarks: His Worship the Mayor Jim Boult, Queenstown Lakes District 

9am-10am:  Keynote panel: Human and social aspects of security
- Alfred Ngaro (Child poverty)
- Ambassador Jesus Domingo (Emergency Preparedness)
- Don Lord, Hagar NZ (Human trafficking)
- Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi

10am-10.10am: Morning tea break

10.10am-11.10am: Human Factors - the missing piece
Speaker: Gillian Somerville, GES Consulting, New Zealand

11.10am-1pm: Working Group : Non-proliferation and alternative security architecture
Facilitator:  Dr Anita Abbott
Major Sergeant (Ret) Anthony Spadaro
Major General (Ret) Gert-Johanes Hagemann
Major General Ravi Arora (webinar)
Dr Ahmed Mansoor (TBC) (webinar)
Representative from Taiwan (TBC)
Major General (Ret) Joaquin Malavet (webinar)

1pm-2pm : Networking lunch
2pm-2.30pm: Keynote lunch:  MGen (Ret) Gert-Johanes Hagemann

2.30pm-3.30pm: Addressing contemporary threats to national security
Hon Mark Mitchell
Nickolas Dynon, Defsec Media

3.30pm-3.40pm: Coffee break

3.40pm-4.40pm:  Working Group
Chair: Sergeant Major(Ret) Anthony Spadaro

4.40pm-5pm: Concluding Remarks: HE Ambassador Dr Jesus Domingo  (Republic of the Philippines)

Dinner at Novotel Hotel: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Toast: Dr Barnaby Pace, APSI COE
Keynote speaker: MGen John Hartley (Ret), Institute Director and CEO at Future Directions, International, Australia (webinar)

Day 2 : Strategic Thinking and Leadership, and Strengthening Security Resiliency Through Partnerships and Alliances
7am-8am: Breakfast and press conference
Facilitator: Brett Murphy TBC)

Chair: Dr Anita Abbott
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 (TBC)
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: the Influence of the CCP in New Zealand

9.30am-10.30am: Panel Discussion
Chair: Lt Col John Black, US Marine Corps
Representative from Australia
Representative from Fiji
Representative from Tonga 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 (webinar)

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  (webinar)

2.30pm-4.30pm: Global conflict resolution
Facilitator: Major Sergeant (Ret) Anthony Spadaro
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 
Speaker: Lt Col John Black, USMC

5pm-6pm: Appreciation Evening


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