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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,...

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