The Law of the Jungle: How can New Zealand Navigate Global Disruption?

27 February 8:00am - 5:15pm
Michael Fowler Centre, Renouf Foyer, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


The NZIIA Conference 2018 brings leading thinkers together to look forward to see how New Zealand can navigate global disruption. The conference addresses the tectonic shifts rocking the geo-political landscape today: collective security in a multipolar world, economic stability with protectionism on the rise, andsustainability in the age of global warming. The point is to encourage blue-sky thinking on how a small state, dependent on an open rules-based global system, can steer an unsettled world. What risks sit under the radar but can dramatically affect New Zealand inc. and our economic wellbeing? What is the next Black Swan event?


Costs for this event begin at NZ$96.24 (Early-Bird) for Student Members - NZ$215.84 for Non-Members.


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Speakers include:

Keynote: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Her Excellency Laura Clarke, British High Commissioner to New Zealand
Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary and Chief Executive, The Treasury
Allan Gyngell, National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)
Andrew Hampton, Director General, GCSB
Professor Dingli Shen, Professor and Associate Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum, NZ China Council, APEC Business Advisory Council (NZ)
Professor Tim Naish, Director, Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Centre for Defence & Security Studies, Massey University
Dr Fiona Barker, Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University
Piers Ovenden, Senior Solicitor, Financial Market Authority
Additional speakers to be confirmed

Draft outline:

0800 – 0830 Registration and Refreshments

0830 – 0845 WELCOME

0845 – 0915 OPENING KEYNOTE - A Vision for Global NZ, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

0915 – 1030 SESSION 1 - The World Order Today: Is it Fit for Purpose?

1030 – 1100 Refreshments

1100 – 1200 SESSION 2 - Security: Threats without Borders

1200 – 1300 SESSION 3 - Asia Pacific: Game of Thrones in our Backyard?

1300 – 1400 Lunch


1430 – 1530 SESSION 4 - Power in the Digital Age

1530 – 1600 Refreshments

1600 – 1700 SESSION 5 - World Economy & Trade: Is Asia Re-inventing the Rules?