Standing in the Future: New Zealand and the Indo-Pacific Region

NZIIA – Various speakers – Wednesday, 14 July 2021 9:00am – 7:00pm

National Office – Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

This conference explored the factors shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific Region and New Zealand’s relationship with it.

The Indo-Pacific region is changing fast not only because of the effects of great power dynamics, economic and trade patterns, climate change, sustainability, demographic and social changes, but also due to the on-going impacts of Covid-19. Regional cooperation will be a key factor in managing and mitigating the political, economic, social and environmental uncertainty created by these trends. This is particularly so for small countries such as New Zealand.

With the key themes of Geopolitics, Sustainability, Geo-Economics and Inclusion, the NZIIA conference 2021 brought together renowned thinkers and experts, Indo-Pacific speakers, members of the diplomatic community, government agencies and academics. It also brought together more young people with nearly 90 tertiary students and 13 Year 13 Maori and Pacifica students from across the country.

If you want to look at all the photos and videos from the conference go to the conference website

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