" The newsletter is truly both first and world class! Thank You for all You Do! Many Blessings and Best Always! " (David Gouin, Stuttgard, Germany)
"I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to participate. It was easily the most enjoyable of all the presentations I have participated in. You, and your team are all remarkable and dearly appreciated. "(Paul Cobaugh, Vice President of Narrative Strategies)
" I like the newsletter very much! What a debacle. It is a classic situation of patience and cunningly executed strategy...it just shows how carefully one must define 'strength' and 'weakness'" (Murray Bray, Netherland).
"I enjoyed reading the newsletter." (Brock Hancock)
"The newsletter is very good. I would agree that the Taliban had a strategy that aligned with their means. The west did not have a clearly defined or aligned strategy. It is a problem with the west at the moment. I would offer that the base that the Taliban had in Pakistan allowed to sustain their strategy for two decades. Without it, they would not have succeeded...."
"The APSI is a timely and dynamic platform for the advancement of defense and security diplomacy. It uniquely brings together stakeholders from the diplomatic, military and other critical security sectors. APSI is an initiative which contributes to world peace and stability - very much needed in these increasingly uncertain times" (Ambassador Dr Jesus Domingo)
"Thank you for the opportunity! APSI is a terrific organization and I’d love to be involved going forward!" (Hunter Stires, Fellow at Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research, U.S. Naval War College)
" Very interesting! Great experience! Lots of valuable information. Perfect organization! I truly enjoyed it! (Dr Vira Ratsyborynska, Adjunct Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
"Fantastic stuff - all around. APSI is the only think tank with a "Center of Excellence," that is making a difference in the lives of many.I am extremely thankful that I am on our Team. You all are incredible human beings who make me better - I am blessed to call you my teammates and friends." (SGM Anthony Spadaro)
"I appreciated the opportunity to listen to excellent speakers who gave the Australian and Indian perspective. I found the presentations of significant value. Thank you APSI COE! "(Pamela Willimson, LLB, Sky Canopy Consulting, NZ)
"You planned and executed a significant Summit addressing current issues in the Asia Pacific region and it was a privilege to be part of it. Thanks too for the excellent support team you had working in the background - they did a great job. Final thanks for the personal contributions you made in speaking in your area of expertise and study. It was eye-opening. It was the friendliest Conference/Summit I think I have attended and much of it was your personal relationship with many of the speakers and the tone that was set early on. A really huge effort but well worth it." (Hagar NZ)
"Excellent event. Congratulations Dr. Anita Abbott and team. You made a marvelous job and it was a pleasure to attend. Go on!" (Major General Gert-Johannes Hagemann)
" Highly recommend for anyone interested in Asia-Pacific Security" (Minh, NZ)
"Excellent initiative, merits to be maintained on an annual basis. A huge variety of topics. Very good, horizon widening and eye opening. Good opportunity to increase the personal network. Very rich side-talks. Mix of representatives of nations, military, civil world and business, companies, to be sustained. Very comfortable location. Great support. Well done!! See you hopefully next year!"
" You put on an important and internationally significant summit. I was honoured to speak and share my Cyber Experience. As New Zealand matures in its understanding of Security you are going to need a bigger venue." (Cyber Toa, NZ)
" Great couple of days. I've learnt a lot. Excellent lunches. Wonderful staff..."
"Congratulations! An outstanding and very productive conference. It was an honor and privilege for me to speak. And it was a top opportunity to meet so many great people. I learned a lot. Thank you, Anita and team. Go for 2020!"
"The conference was really well-organised with some excellent content and great opportunities to network. All speakers had equal time which was great. Thank you so much".
"Excellent all around"
"Great range of speakers. I learnt a lot. What would be great would be a workshop or open discussion...."
"Great topics, great speakers, great food....see you next year!"
" You were phenomenal! Seriously. This is a great team. We will all do great things together!"
"The WG II was outstanding, congratulations to you and your team. You did a marvelous job.
I found the lectures highly interesting and inspiring and the speakers motivated and engaged. Of course it is a touchy subject if we talk about the delicate relationship of the various countries in the region, especially those with nuclear weapons, but it was more than worth to do it. I enjoyed every moment of this night !"
"What a privilege to be here!"
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