National Security Summit
THREAT, INTELLIGENCE, PROTECT, RESPONSE
The Financial Review’s National Security Summit will shine a light on the people, policies and problems that will shape our future.
2020 dates to be announced
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What should Australia do to protect its safety and interests in national security, and who should we align with? What opportunities can we get behind?
This high-level, policy-driven event will assess imminent and long-term threats and their opportunities that face Australia on the home front, regionally, and in cyberspace.
With keynote addresses from the politicians charged with safeguarding our future, and the businesses that are doing it well, this is a unique opportunity to also hear from the chiefs of the key agencies responsible for the safety and security of the nation.
WELCOME RECEPTION | Sunday 24th November 2019
The AFR will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending the National Security Summit. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues. This function is included in your registration.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Welcome Reception Address |
CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Tuesday 4th December 2018
Registration and morning refreshments
The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister For Home Affairs
Former Deputy Chief Management Officer, United States Department of Defense & Managing Director Deloitte
Deputy Secretary – Capability Acquisition and Sustainment (CASG), Department of Defence
Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) John Blackburn AO
Defence and National Security System Consultant & Former Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force
Dr Marcus Hellyer
Senior Analyst, ASPI
Prof Samantha Hepburn
Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
Director – Pacific Islands Program, Lowy Institute
A/Professor Alexey Muraviev
Head of Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies, Curtin University
Professor John Blaxland
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU
Director of Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre
Former Senator for New South Wales
CEO, China Matters
Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre, ASPI
Senior Advisor to the Head of Colleage – Crawford School of Public Policy – ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
Prof Toby Walsh
Professor of Artificial Intellifence, UNSW
- Early bird rate expires on 18 October 2019
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