• AFR 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.

    4 December 2018
    Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

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Overview

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?

The Australian Financial Review in association with Deloitte is pleased to announce the National Security  Summit on 4 December 2018 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.

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 | Monday 3rd December 2018

The AFR will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending the National Security Summit. The reception will feature a Keynote speaker (to be confirmed). It is an excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. The function is included in your registration.

19:30-21.00

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Welcome Reception Address |

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Tuesday 4th December 2018

8:00

Registration and morning refreshments

8:30

Welcome from The Australian Financial Review

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:35

Opening Remarks from Deloitte

Ellen Derrick, Deloitte National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy

NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

8:40

Federal Government Address |

GEO-POLITICS

9:00

KEYNOTE | US Homeland Security

Elaine Duke, Former United States Acting Secretary of Homeland Security & Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Specialist Leader Security & Justice, Deloitte

9:25

ROUNDTABLE | National Security in the Age of Trump

– What does Trump mean for our national security settings? Are we being pushed towards inevitable conflict?
– Great power contestation: US, Russia and the emergence of India and Indonesia
– How should Australia navigate conflicting interests and allegiances?

Ashley Townshend, Director – Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre
Dr Brendan Taylor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU
Professor Nick Bisley, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia
Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU

10:00

US Indo-Pacific Strategy

– An insight into the United States of America’s current approach to the Indo-Pacific region and their future aims

James Carouso Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy Australia

10:20

Morning Tea

10:50

PANEL | China: A complex relationship

– Is a tough line on China necessary? Are we at risk of significantly damaging Australia-China relations?
– How do we see the implementation shaping political disclosure and diplomacy?

Professor Bates Gill, Macquarie University
Linda Jakobson, CEO, China Matters
Kristian Kolding, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

11:25

Interview

John Lord, Chairman, Huawei Technologies (Australia)

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CYBER SECURITY

11:45

PANEL | Cyber threats to national security and critical infrastructure

– How are individuals, criminal organisations and rogue states utilising cyber capabilities to attack critical infrastructure
– How susceptible is the nation’s critical infrastructure to major cyber-attacks both internally and externally?
– Highlighting current government policy

Johanna Weaver, Assistant Secretary – Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

12:20

Lunch

DEFENCE READINESS

13:20

KEYNOTE | Australia’s readiness to protect its national interests

– How well equipped and prepared is our Defence Force?
– Building Defence capability
– Strengthening military alliances

13:45

ROUNDTABLE | Delivering Australia’s Defence Capability

– Allowing Australia’s Prime contractors to deliver sustainable defence capabilities
– How can government policy support Prime contractors?
– How can Primes ensure defence readiness?
– Australia’s future defence capability

Gary Stewart, Managing Director, Rheinmetall

INTELLIGENCE REFORM

14:25

Progress and Pitfalls in recent intelligence reforms

– Reviewing recent reforms across the intelligence sector and how the government will utilise intelligence

Prof John Blaxland, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

14:50

Using Intelligence to Keep National Security Threats Outside Our Borders

– Protecting Australia’s borders whilst allowing legitimate movements and business to continue
– Utilising gathered intelligence to maximise border security

Maria Fernandez PSM, Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Capability Group, Department of Home Affairs

15:15

Afternoon Tea

POLICING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

15:45

UK Counter-Terrorism Policing

– A look at the Metropolitan Police’s response to the five attacks throughout 2017
– Building public confidence during times of unprecedented threat

Sir Mark Rowley, Strategic Advisor – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, Metropolitan Police Service

16:10

PANEL | Role of police in counter terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism

– Efforts to ensure citizens can proceed with their everyday lives
– Developing use of surveillance and intelligence
– State efforts ensuring overall national security

Commissioner Michael Fuller, Commissioner of NSW Police
Sir Mark Rowley, Strategic Advisor – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, Metropolitan Police Service

16:50

PANEL | Environmental & Natural Disaster Response, Relief, Recovery, Rebuilding

– Sector ability to deal with destructive natural disasters
– How great is the threat to national security from the environment?
– Easing disaster response efforts through prior planning

Brendan Moon, CEO, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Dr Kellie Nuttall, National Lead Partner – Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Deloitte
Kate Fitzgerald, Director of Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:40

Networking Drinks

Speakers

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Defence

James Carouso Chargé d’Affaires
US Embassy Australia

John Lord
Chairman, Huawei Technologies (Australia)

Elaine Duke
Former United States Acting Secretary of Homeland Security & Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Specialist Leader Security & Justice, Deloitte

Sir Mark Rowley
Strategic Adviser – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operation, Metropolitan Police Service

Kate Fitzgerald
Director of Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria

Gary Stewart
Managing Director, Rheinmetall

Peter Overton
Partner, Deloitte

Kristian Kolding
Partner, Deloitte Economic Access

Johanna Weaver
Director of Cyber Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Brendan Moon
CEO, Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Commissioner Michael Fuller APM
NSW Police

Maria Fernandez PSM
Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Capability Group, Department of Home Affairs

Prof John Blaxland
Head of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

Linda Jakobson
CEO, China Matters

Ashley Townshend
Director – Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre

Prof Bates Gill
Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies, Macquarie University

A/Prof Brendan Taylor
Acting Director – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU

Professor Nick Bisley
Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University

Dr Kellie Nuttall
Lead Partner Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Deloitte

Prof Rory Medcalf
Head of National Security College, ANU

Pricing

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Before 31 October 2018
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Before 31 October 2018
Early Bird

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$1995$1195 + GST

One Day Conference

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From 1 November 2018
Standard Rate

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Early Bird rate $1,795 + GST – Expires by 31 October 2018
Standard rate $1,995 + GST – From 1 November 2018

Government/Defence/SME/Academia Rate

Early Bird rate $995 + GST – Expires by 31 October 2018
Standard rate $1,195 + GST – From 1 November 2018

When & Where

04 Dec 2018

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6270 1234
canberra.park.hyatt.com

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