2021 Conference

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. But it also brought together more young people and businesses who may benefit from a broader understanding of the dynamics shaping the Indo-Pacific region.

The New Zealand Prime Minister provided a keynote foreign policy speech, joined by speakers from across New Zealand and overseas. Around 350 delegates attended, Nearly a third of attendees were students. The conference hastag ranked No 1 or 2 on New Zealand Twitter trends for most of the day, alongside considerable social media output. Television and print newsmedia attended, generating considerable national news coverage.