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A Presentation by H.E. Naela Chohan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia

29 September 2016 | Media and Events

11 October 2016 FDI will host the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia, H.E. Naela Chohan. Her Presentation is titled:  Pakistan’s Way Forward: The Challenges and Opportunities. The event is to be held at Curtin School of Business, 78 Murray Street, Perth, from  1.15pm-3.00pm. Please RSVP to: info@futuredirections.org.au if you wish to attend.

Australia-India 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue

8 August 2016 | Media and Events

01 August 2016  Australia-India 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue

Address by Professor Efraim Inbar

4 February 2016 | Media and Events

8 February 2016 – An address by Professor Efraim Inbar.

Event 1

31 December 2015 | Media and Events

27 August 2013 – Future Directions International and Unity Resources Group co-host Kidnapping Presentation: “Kidnapping Risks, Trends and Lessons from Asia to Africa” at Government House Ballroom, Perth.

Event 2

2 December 2015 | Media and Events

2 December 2010 – Future Directions International Tenth Anniversary at Government House Ballroom, Perth.

Second Indian Ocean Dialogue

31 August 2015 | Media and Events

5-7 September 2015 Future Directions International, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the Observer Research Foundation, is pleased to host the second Indian Ocean Dialogue in Perth on 5-7 September. The 1.5 Track Dialogue will bring together officials, academics and other strategic thinkers from around…

Building Sustainable Cities: Creating a Healthier, Greener Future for the World

30 May 2014 | Media and Events

20-22 May 2014 FIABCI hosted a very timely, informative presentation featuring Major General, the Hon. Michael Jeffery, Former Governor General of Australia and Founder and First Founding Chairman of Future Directions International. See the full programme here.    

ADC Northern Development Summit

29 April 2014 | Media and Events

 26-28 June 2014 In June 2014 ADC Forum will gather the most extensive group of Australian and International leaders and decision makers to develop a shared vision and action plan for development of Australia’s northern regions. This Northern Development Summit is a non-partisan forum for Participants to shape this defining national project.  Major speakers include…

Pilbara Regional Council: Pilbara Kimberley Forum

17 April 2014 | Media and Events

5-6 May 2014 Major General John Hartley,  Future Directions International CEO and Institute Director is to speak at the Pilbara Regional Council’s Pilbara-Kimberley Forum 2014 in Jakarta.    

Future Directions International Guest Speaker Forum

4 April 2014 | Media and Events

25 March 2014 Future Directions International’s Indian Ocean Research Programme, in association with the Sea Power Centre – Australia, hosted an audience with Ms Jane Chan. Ms Chan delivered a short address focusing on South/East China Seas issues. This was followed by a roundtable discussion on maritime security within the Indian Ocean region involving FDI…

Global Food Forum. Australia’s Place at the Table – 26 March 2014

17 March 2014 | Media and Events

26 March 2014 Speaker: Major General, the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC, AO (Mil), CVO MC (Retd) Chairman, Future Directions International The Australian, in partnership with Vishy and supported by The Wall Street Journal is presenting its second annual Global Food Forum in Sydney on March 26 at which FDI Chairman, Major General, the Honourable Michael…

Australia-India 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue 2013

23 October 2013 | Media and Events

Future Directions International participated in the second 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue between Australia and India, held in New Delhi on 17 October by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), in partnership with the Australian Department of Defence. This year’s Dialogue follows on from the inaugural 1.5 Track Dialogue held in Perth last...

Fenner Conference 2013

3 October 2013 | Media and Events

  10-11 October 2013 – Canberra Future Directions International Chairman Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC will be one of the Conference speakers. To read more about the Conference, please click here.      

2013 Annual Lecture in WA Soil Science

3 September 2013 | Media and Events

   5 September 2013 – Murdoch University, Western Australia Soil Science Australia (WA Branch) invites you to the first WA Boodja Soil Science Lecture. Boodja is a Noongar word for ‘land’ and the lecture series acknowledges the important role of aboriginal understanding in the responsible management of the soil and land. The society is honoured…

27 August 2013: Kidnapping Trends and Case Studies from Asia to Africa

16 August 2013 | Media and Events

  Future Directions International in conjunction with Unity Resources Group are hosting a presentation on: Kidnapping Trends and Case Studies from Asia to Africa  27 August 2013 Government House, St Georges Terrace, Perth The nature of kidnapping risk has changed over the last three to five years and current global kidnap trends point towards a…

Soils For Life Board Meeting at Geolyse

8 August 2013 | Media and Events

 5 August 2013 Future Directions International Chairman Major General The Hon. Michael Jeffery attended the The Day After Tomorrow event and the Soils for Life meeting. Geolyse’s Orange office provided the venue for the Board of Soils For Life to hold their meeting on Monday 5 August. The Soils For Life team were in Orange…

The 20th Australian HACCP Conference

25 July 2013 | Media and Events

The 20th Australian HACCP Conference hosted by SAI Global in August will feature an in-depth discussion on the potential global food and water crisis created by a growing population. higher demand for fresh water and increasing loss of arable land. The 20th Australian HACCP Conference is one of Australia’s most significant food safety forums. Each year...

Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers Inc.

20 June 2013 | Media and Events

25 July 2013 AIPIO Conference Dinner Guest Speaker: Major General John Hartley AO, (Retd), Institute Director and CEO Future Directions International.

Global Food Forum, Australia’s Place at the Table

16 April 2013 | Media and Events

    18 April 2013 The Australian in partnership with Visy and supported by The Wall Street Journal is presenting a landmark conference on food security in Melbourne on April 18 to explore the potential for agriculture to become Australia’s next great economic boom. FDI Chairman, Major General The Hon. Michael Jeffery is one of the…

1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue between Australia and India

6 August 2012 | Media and Events

  The Australian Department of Defence, together with Future Directions International, held the inaugural 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue between Australia and India in Perth, on the 19th and 20th July. The Dialogue was held over two days with a reception held on the first evening. The 1.5 Track Dialogue is intended to establish a...

Address by General Håkan Syrén, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee

20 July 2012 | Media and Events

  Future Directions International together with the Department of Defence held an address by General Håkan Syrén, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee on Friday 6th July 2012, at Curtin Graduate School of Business.  General Håkan Syrén spoke on the role and challenges facing Europe’s Military community and also on a  range of issues,…

Grain Growers Innovation Generation Conference

20 July 2012 | Media and Events

  Grain Growers Innovation Generation Conference was held in Adelaide on the 9-10 July 2012. It was themed “Food Security: Obstacles and Opportunities”. The Conference was attended by 150 delegates with MAJGEN John Hartley AO (Retd), CEO  of Future Directiosn International asked to be a guest speaker on the issue of Global Land Availability.

FDI hosts a meeting with Sheikh Humam Baqir Hamoudi Thursday 31 May 2012

6 June 2012 | Media and Events

  Future Directions International was delighted to host an afternoon roundtable, with Sheikh Humam Baqir Hamoudi on Thursday, 31 May 2012. Sheikh Humam Baqir Hamoudi is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of Representatives of Iraq and visited Australia as a guest of the Australian Parliament and the Department of Foreign Affairs…

FDI hosts Dr Jonathan Spyer Tuesday, 5th May 2012.

6 June 2012 | Media and Events

Future Directions International, in association with The Australia-Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, was pleased to host a roundtable meeting with Dr Jonathan Spyer. Dr Spyer is a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Centre in Herzliya, Israel, the author of The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict (Continuum, 2010)...

The Global Food Security Imperative and Australia’s Role in its Solution

16 May 2012 | Media and Events

  FDI Chairman Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO(Mil) CVO MC (Retd) was the guest speaker, at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) ‘3rd Annual Fellows Dinner’ held in Perth, Wednesday 16thMay.   

‘Australia in the Asian Century’ The Global Foundation

11 May 2012 | Media and Events

The Global Foundation invited John Hartley, FDI-CEO, to be a speaker at its recent Australia Summit 2012, which was held in Melbourne 3 & 4 May. FDI Chairman Major General Michael Jeffery also attended.    v The Summit took place against a backdrop of the Australian Government’s White Paper on ‘Australia in the Asian Century’, to be...

Australia and US host major international military conference. FDI – CEO John Hartley was invited as a Facilitator at this two day conference.

11 April 2012 | Media and Events

A Multilateral Planners Conference is conducted every two to three years. It was first held in Washington in 2004 and this year it was co-hosted by the United States and Australia. This was the first time the conference has been held in Australia. It was conducted on 28 and 29 March. The Multilateral Planners Conferences...

Workshop Series: International Conflict Triggers and Potential Conflict Points Resulting from Food and Water Insecurity

15 March 2012 | Media and Events

The workshops are being held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Looking out to 2020, they will focus on the strategic objectives and interrelationships of India, China and the United States as they relate to the Indian Ocean region, and make judgements about the implications for Australia. Attending the workshops will be representatives from defence,...

FDI Indian Ocean Programme Research Workshops

14 February 2012 | Media and Events

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme is hosting a series of invitation-only research workshops, from 23 February-2 March 2012. The workshops are being held in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Looking out to 2020, they will focus on the strategic objectives and interrelationships of India, China and the United States as they relate to the...

FDI Indian Ocean Programme Research Workshops

28 July 2011 | Media and Events

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme is hosting a series of invitation-only research workshops, from 16-19 August 2011. The workshops are being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra and will focus on the strategic objectives of India and the United States as they relate to the Indian Ocean region, looking out to 2020. Attending the...

FDI Roundtables on Global Food Supply and Demand to 2050

15 July 2011 | Media and Events

FDI's Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme is hosting invitation-only research roundtables, 19-21 July 2011. The roundtables are being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and will focus on global food supply and demand to 2050. Attending the roundtables will be representatives from industry, academia and state governments. The purpose of the roundtables is...

FDI Key Speaker at Pilbara Security Collective

7 July 2011 | Media and Events

This invitation only event will be held at the Pilbara Police District Office, Karratha and include representatives from the defence, business and government sectors. The findings of the paper are available for download from the FDI website. Enquiries regarding the Northern Australia Programme can be made to Liam McHugh at lmchugh@futuredirections.org.au

FDI Northern Australia Karratha Consultations

17 June 2011 | Media and Events

Relevant stakeholders will discuss the current findings of FDI’s Pilbara Prospects 2020 Strategic Analysis Papers, which examine the development and security challenges facing the Pilbara over the coming decade. The next topic for consideration will assess the current and projected risk management strategy and capacity for the region to address current and emerging vulnerabilities. It...

Global Land Limitations Roundtable

18 March 2011 | Media and Events

This roundtable, to be held in Perth, will focus on global land limitations and availability in meeting future agricultural needs. Attending the roundtable will be representatives from industry, academia and state government. The purpose for this workshop is to determine: What impact will land availability have in meeting the anticipated additional demands for food, resulting...

The Pilbara Region’s Future Security Needs

8 February 2011 | Media and Events

This workshop will focus on 'The Pilbara Region's Future Security Needs'. This video conference workshop will be conducted between venues in Perth, Port Hedland and Karratha. This workshop will again bring together representatives from industry, academia, State, Federal and Local government. The purpose for this workshop is to inform the Australian government and its people of...

FDI Tenth Anniversary – Thursday 2 December

2 December 2010 | Media and Events

Launched in 2000 by the then Governor of Western Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), FDI has since grown over the decade to become a respected research institute. ‘Having FDI based in Perth is important in reminding the rest of the country of the economic and strategic importance of Western...

11 November 2010: The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara and its Future Security Needs

10 November 2010 | Media and Events

11 November 2010: The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara and its Future Security NeedsFDI’s Northern Australia Research Programme will proudly host on 11 November 2010 the first of a series of invitation-only research workshops. Two areas for discussion at this workshop will be 'The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara' and 'The Pilbara's Future Security Needs'. This...

29 October 2010: FDI Supports 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop

5 October 2010 | Media and Events

29 October 2010: FDI Supports 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop Future Directions International proudly supports the 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop ‘Afghanistan: The Old-New Geopolitical Blackhole’ Friday, 29 October 2010 09:00am - 3:00pm The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia The opening keynote address will be delivered by Future Directions International Institute...

Friday 1st October 2010, Dennis Rumley – Indian Ocean Research Group

1 October 2010 | Media and Events

Dennis Rumley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Chairperson, Indian Ocean Research Group Inc. The title of his address is The Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) Inc: History, Aims, Goals and Future Directions Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population,...

Indian Ocean Research Programme – Invitation Only 15 September 2010

15 September 2010 | Media and Events

Venue: National Trust of Australia, 4 Havelock Street, West Perth (08) 9321 6088 If you would like further information and would like to attend email FDI: info@futuredirections.org.au or telephone +61 (0) 8 9486 1046.   About Emanuele Ottolenghi Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. From 2006...

Indian Ocean Workshop – Invitation Only 14 September 2010

14 September 2010 | Media and Events

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme proudly hosted on 14 September 2010 the first of a series of invitation-only research workshops as part of a Landmark Study titled ‘Major Power Intentions in the Indian Ocean Region’. The study will concentrate on the strategic intentions (stated and perceived) and the inter-relationship of the three major powers in...

Friday 3 September 2010, Pakistan High Commissioner

2 September 2010 | Media and Events

Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future. Her Excellency joined the Foreign Service...

Wednesday 1 September, Address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. Christopoulos

23 August 2010 | Media and Events

Wednesday 1 September, Address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. ChristopoulosAn address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. Christopoulos The Global Financial Crisis: Europe and Greece in Particular Greece faces a lengthy period of recession as it tries to slash its deficit. There are also fears that the Greek problem could spread to other eurozone countries and...

Invitation Only – Dr Daniel Pipes 20 August 2010

16 August 2010 | Media and Events

  A graduate of Harvard University, with a BA and PhD in history, Dr Pipes’ influence on the public debate is widely acknowledged. He has been recognised as one of Harvard’s 100 most influential living graduates and has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, the US Naval War College and Pepperdine. He has held two presidential...

IOD Mr Moe Sultan 6 August 2010

6 August 2010 | Media and Events

                         Listen to the Audio Here “Australia’s engagement with the Gulf: Opportunities and Challenges” Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states...

FDI to Launch Inaugural Indian Ocean Dialogue

6 July 2010 | Media and Events

Immediately following the launch Her Excellency Mrs Sujatha Singh, High Commissioner of India, will deliver the inaugural address.  FDI is a Perth-based independent institute, providing strategic analysis of Australia’s global interests, which has an ongoing influence in shaping public discussion and government policy. WHAT: Indian Ocean Dialogue - Launch WHEN: Tuesday, 6 July 2010 WHERE: Government House Ballroom, St Georges...

FDI to Host Energy Forum: April 29 2010, PCEC

8 April 2010 | Media and Events

Future Directions International is to host a one-day Energy Forum on Thursday, 29 April 2010, at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This forum is seen as part of a process that seeks to contribute to the WA Government producing a ten-year energy strategy.  This Strategic Energy Initiative is unique in Australian terms and the...

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  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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