• 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.

    December 2019

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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. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues. This function is included in your registration.

19:30-21.00

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Welcome Reception Address |

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence Industry and Support

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Tuesday 4th December 2018

7:00

Registration and morning refreshments

7:50

Welcome from The Australian Financial Review

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

7:55

Opening Remarks from Deloitte

Peter Overton, Partner National Security and Justice Sector Leader, Deloitte

NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

8:00

Federal Government Address |

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence

8:30

Federal Opposition Address |

The Hon Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence

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?

Elaine Duke, Former United States Acting Secretary of Homeland Security & Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Specialist Leader Security & Justice, Deloitte
Ashley Townshend, Director – Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre
Dr Brendan Taylor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU
Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU
Moderator: John Kehoe, The Australian Financial Review

10:05

Interview | 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
Moderator: John Kehoe, The Australian Financial Review

10:30

IN CONVERSATION | Adapting Deterrence Strategies to 21st Century Requirements

– How does the more multipolar security environment affect nuclear stability?
– Asia’s emerging nuclear landscape
– What are the emerging challenges that could guide AUS-US cooperation?

Madelyn Creedon, Former Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy – Alliance 21 Fellow, United States Studies Centre
Dr Brad Roberts, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Obama Administration – Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California
Moderator: Angus Grigg, The Australian Financial Review

10:55

Morning Tea

11:25

ROUNDTABLE | 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?
– Implications for Australia of the US/China Trade war
– The importance of China to the Australian economy

Professor Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies, Macquarie University
Professor Nick Bisley, Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
Linda Jakobson, CEO, China Matters
Kristian Kolding, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Moderator: Lisa Murray, The Australian Financial Review

12:00

Progress and Pitfalls in Recent Intelligence Reforms

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

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

12:25

Lunch

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CYBER SECURITY

13:25

ROUNDTABLE | 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

Dr Lesley Seebeck, CEO, ANU Cyber Institute
Tom Uren, Visiting Fellow, ASPI
Eric Dull, Specialist Leader, Chief Data Scientist – Cyber Analytics, Deloitte Global
Moderator: Angus Grigg, The Australian Financial Review

14:00

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
Kate Louis, Head – Defence & Industry Policy, Australian Industry Group
Darren Edwards, Managing Director, Boeing Defence Australia
Nigel Stewart, Managing Director – Hunter Class Frigate Program, BAE Systems Australia
Moderator: Andrew Tillett, The Australian Financial Review

INTELLIGENCE REFORM

14:35

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

Richard Gray, First Assistant Secretary Intelligence Division, Department of Home Affairs

15:00

Afternoon Tea

POLICING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

15:30

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 Adviser – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service

15:55

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

David Hudson APM, Deputy Commissioner of Investigations and Counter Terrorism, NSW Police
Sir Mark Rowley, Strategic Adviser – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service
Moderator: Andrew Clark, The Australian Financial Review

16:30

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

Jimmy Scott, General Manager Operations, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Kate Fitzgerald, Director of Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria
Moderator: Andrew Clark, The Australian Financial Review

17:05

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Speakers

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Defence

James Carouso Chargé d’Affaires
US Embassy Australia

The Hon Richard Marles MP
Shadow Minister for Defence

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
Sir Mark Rowley, Strategic Adviser – Security & Justice – NW Europe, Deloitte & Former Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, 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 Access Economics

Jimmy Scott
General Manager Operations, Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Madelyn Creedon
Former Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy – Alliance 21 Fellow, United States Studies Centre

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
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Prof Rory Medcalf
Head of National Security College, ANU

Dr Brad Roberts
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Obama Administration – Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California

Eric Dull
Specialist Leader, Chief Data Scientist – Cyber Analytics, Deloitte Global

Darren Edwards
Managing Director, Boeing Defence Australia

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence Industry and Support

David Hudson APM
Deputy Commissioner of Investigations and Counter Terrorism, NSW Police

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Blogs

Progress and pitfalls in recent intelligence reforms
In July 2017, then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he was to create a new construct to promote national security – the Department of Home Affairs. Renowned intelligence and security expert, Professor John Blaxland, publicly criticised the new governance arrangement on the grounds of contestability and disputed its rationale… Read more >>

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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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Jamie Birch
Conference Producer
02 9080 4360
Jamie.Birch@informa.com

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425
Alex.Cook@informa.com.au