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Future NZ Forum

Spotlight on Security

In past years the Future NZ forums have brought together leading thinkers in areas of business, government, social services and academia to discuss and explore alternative responses to both New Zealand’s and the world’s future issues.

The 2016 Forums will focus on the implications of our rapidly changing environments on our cyber, economic and geo security.

Opened by Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies, these breakfast forums invite you to join our panelists to discuss how New Zealand can put its best foot forward and step into the future.

Future New Zealand Forum – Auckland

Strategic Issues for Cybersecurity moving beyond the tactical approach.

Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
Breakfast: Included

Venue: Limelight Room, Aotea Centre 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

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In a world where information is power and connectivity is king, we are faced with more opportunities and exposed to more potential threats than ever before. This forum analyses the issues cybersecurity raises as a strategic level, posing the question: is NZ ready for the cyber landscape we and the rest of the world are rapidly heading towards?

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Dr Andrew Colarik,Massey University CDSS
  • Kendra Ross, Duo
  • Steve Waltham, Crombie Lockwood
  • Ken Wallace, Ernst & Young

Future New Zealand Forum – Wellington

She'll Be Right? 

Security Planning in the Asia pacific

Date: 11 November 2016
Time: 7.00 to 9.00 am
Breakfast: Included
Venue: Mac's Function Centre, Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington

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In the wake of the US Presidential elections, join academic,industry and government specialists as they discuss what's next for economic and security planning in the Asia Pacific and how our trade relations with China and the United States may be affected.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Rouben Azizian, Massey University CDSS
  • Graeme Horne, Ernst & Young
  • Mark Mitchell, Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Select Committee

MC: Andrea Vance

Andrea Vance is a senior journalist with 16 years experience at the News of the World, the Scotsman and Fairfax New Zealand. Andrea is a press fellow for Wolfson College, Cambridge, and is a former Canon Media Awards Political Reporter of the Year and Reporter of the Year. She is now a political reporter for TVNZ. 


Robin Congdon
phone: +64 9 213 6039
mobile: +64 021 435 330 
Email: R.Congdon@massey.ac.nz

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