Page 153 - Australian Defence Magazine September 2018
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At the launching of the 2018 Poppy Appeal in April, Willie Apiata said: “... so that our beautiful people can live in security at home and can have freedom of speech and live a life that we want them to live, instead of the ones that we experience when we are abroad helping those that cannot live that life”.
Across the New Zealand Government, defence discussions
are more frequently occurring in the context of defence as a component part of a national security outcome. Within industry, engagement and delivery is increasingly focussed on relationship, partnership and alliance. The New Zealand Defence Force is further accelerating its strategy to make a truly integrated Defence Force, a reality by 2025. All these conversations and initiatives point increasingly to a focus of the enterprise of National Security that is inclusive of Defence, other Government agencies and industry.
The NZDIA Board is delighted that the 21st NZDIA Forum will be held on 30, 31 October and 01 November 2018 at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North and that the theme is: “Exploring the role of industry in national and regional security.”
The New Zealand Government describes national security as “... the condition which permits the citizens of a state to go about their daily business confidently free from fear and able to make the most of opportunities to advance their way of life. It encompasses the preparedness, protection and preservation of people, and of property and information, both tangible and intangible.”
This year the Forum, in addition to a strong presence from MOD and NZDF, will see representation from other NZ Government agencies which play a part in delivering on the New Zealand National Security System. Sessions being considered include workshops, presentations, a cross government and industry
discussion on defining the role of industry in the system and industry’s role in supporting Government in managing risk across the national security risk horizon.
Exhibitors and sponsors from previous NZDIA forums
should attend to continue past discussions with MOD and NZDF. Organisations, with an interest in developing closer understanding and relationships with NZ Government National Security agencies, should not miss the opportunity to meet and discuss their current or possible role, in supporting the NZ Government in upholding the New Zealand way of life.
With a change of city to return to the original home of the NZDIA Forum and also New Zealand’s greatest concentration of defence personnel, we are excited to introduce even greater numbers
of defence and other agency personnel to the technology, innovation and ideas of industry from across the world.
We look forward to welcoming delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to join a critical conversation about national security and how we ensure the preservation of the many ways of life valued by New Zealanders.
- Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith
Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November 2018
Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunties:
Robert Martin -
Speaking Opportunities:
Michelle Denholm -
NZDIA New Membership:
Jennie Vickers -
NZDIA Existing Membership renewal & updates:
Office Manager -
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