Conference Programme

The conference programme is listed below with links to session-specific downloads and speaker presentations.

You can download a pdf version of the conference programme here.

Sunday 30 September

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7:00AM – 9:00PM

Marlborough Room 2, Level 5

Conference Check-In

View Conference Check-In Map

Conference Check-In is compulsory for all delegates attending the 24th IAPTC Conference. Access to the venue will be refused for delegates who have not checked in and collected their Welcome Pack and lanyard before the conference begins on Monday morning.

Police delegates attending the Police-specific workshop are requested to check in Sunday morning before moving to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Exhibition Booths are available for set up from 12:00PM. Please see Conference Help Desk for your assigned booth number.

Workplace Safety: No Access Notices

6:00AM – 12:00PM: Exhibition Booth Bump-In to New Zealand Rooms 1 & 2. No access to unauthorised personnel.

6:00AM – 5:00PM: Auditorium Bump In to New Zealand Rooms 3 & 4. No access to unauthorised personnel.

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8:00am – 9:00pm

Main Thoroughfare, Level 5

Conference Help Desk

The Conference Help Desk is located in the main thoroughfare on Level 5, SkyCity Convention Centre. The staff are available to help with all general enquiries.

Specialist tourism advice and assistance in booking tours is also available at Conference Help Desk.

Exhibition Booths are available for set up from 12:00PM. Please see Conference Help Desk for your assigned booth number.

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9:00AM – 5:30PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel

UNPOL Workshop:
Strategic Guidance Framework For International Police Peacekeeping Training Architecture

Read more about this workshop here.

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5:30PM - 7:30PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Pacific Invited Guests Event

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5:30PM - 6:30PM

Marlborough Room 3

IAPTC Executive Committee Meeting

Monday 01 October

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8:45am – 9:00am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Administration Brief

By Lieutenant Colonel Chris Powell, Master of Ceremonies

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9:00am – 9:30am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Conference Opening

Opening Address by Mr Ashraf Swelam, IAPTC President

Following the IAPTC President’s Conference Opening Address, a Maori cultural component will initiate the Official Addresses. In its simplest form, the cultural element is a custom that invites the Official VIP party to the conference.

During the cultural component you will experience the following events:

  • Pāoho – a sentry blowing a Pāoho (sea shell) this alerts the presence of the VIP party
  • Karanga – a welcoming call by a wahine (lady) that weaves and binds together the VIP party to the conference
  • Kiatoa – a warrior party that escorts the VIP party

Official Addresses

  • Honourable Ron Mark, Minister of Defence
  • Mr Mike Clement, Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Air Vice Marshall Tony Davies, Vice Chief of Defence Force

On completion of the Official Addresses, a Waiata (song) will be sung in support of the speakers and signifies the end of formalities.

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10:00AM – 10:30AM

Morning Tea

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10:30AM – 11:30AM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Conference Keynote Speaker: Mr David Shearer

Mr David Shearer is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Download: Keynote Speaker Presentation

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11:30AM – 12:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 1: Capacity Building Providers & Recipients

Moderator: Mr Mark Pedersen, Chief of the Integrated Training Service, DPKO/DFS, United Nations

Download: Fact Sheet: U.S. Peacekeeping Capacity Building Assistance

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Brigadier (Rtd) Farooque Choudhury, Chief of Training of Trainers Centre of DPKO-DFS/Integrated Training Service in Entebbe, Uganda
  • Jennifer Pulliam, Division Chief in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ Office of Global Programs and Initiatives (PM/GPI) at the United States Department of State
  • Chief Superintendent Evelyn Thugea, Chief of Staff to Commissioner of Police, Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF)
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12:30PM – 2:00PM

New Zealand Room 1

Combined Lunch & Exhibition

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2:00PM – 4:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Knowledge Cafes

Lead Planner: Inspector Camilla Unsgaard, Swedish Police Peace Support Operations & International Development Cooperation; IAPTC Pedagogy Chair
Download session notes: Knowledge Cafe and Pedagogical sessions info sheet
Includes a working coffee break.

Stands

Socratic Questioning

Objective: Together these two gentlemen will enthrall their stand visitors with the power of Socratic questioning as a pedagogical tool.

  • Professor Richard A Love, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations, US Army War College
    richard.a.love.civ@mail.mil
  • Colonel Brian Foster, Peace Operations Division Chief, Peace and Stability Operations, US Army War College
    brian.r.foster4.mil@mail.mil

Socratic questioning is a form of disciplined questioning that can be used to pursue thought in many directions and for many purposes, including: to explore complex ideas, to get to the truth of things, to open up issues and problems, to uncover assumptions, to analyze concepts, to distinguish what we know from what we do not know, to follow out logical consequences of thought or to control discussions. Socratic questioning is based on the foundation that thinking has structured logic, and allows underlying thoughts to be questioned.[5] The key to distinguishing Socratic questioning from questioning per se is that Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, deep and usually focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, issues or problems.

The new methodology to enlarge the perspective of scenarios

Objective: Discuss a new method that is based on the most innovative researches in neurosciences, behavioural science, learning methods and brain information storing methods. It is a psycho-social method, based and tested during 5 years of education, training, and research activities (2013-2017) on a sample of almost 2000 adults (male and female) made of civilians, military, police, university students from 19 to 60 years old, with different religions and nationalities and each with a different academic and/or professional background.

  • Professor Sabrina Magris, Director of Ecole Universitaire Internationale, and the Italian Research and Training Institute of Peace, Security Studies, Scientific Innovation (based in Rome and Florence).
    president@ecoleuniversitaireinternationale.net
  • Professor Martina Grassi, Sociologist and criminologist. She is also researcher and trainer on sexual violence, DFSA, gender–‐based violence, apathetic aggressiveness, protection of civilians, urban conflicts, child abuse and Paedophilia.
  • Col (rtd) Pietro Scuricini during his military career He was repeatedly employed in several NATO divisions (i.e. SHAPE, CIMIC). In the last part of his career He was moved to the Italian General Defense Secretariat as Chief Section of Bilateral Cooperation with African Countries till his end of active service in 2015. After retirement, he started being involved as researcher in Terrorism Financing and Countering the Financing of Terrorism and in July 2015 he started a cooperation with the Ecole Universitaire Internationale as teacher in the Ecole Master Classes. The institute is a former partner of Peace Operations Training Institute US for Certificate of Training in United Nations Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO); United Nations (UN) Academic Impact member; UN Global Compact member; and UN Non-Governmental Operations branch: UN Operations.

How to design and conduct integrated training

Objective: A reflection session over multifunctional and multicultural learning environment from a pedagogical point of view.

  • Dr Volker Jacoby, Head of Training, ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations
    v.jacoby@zif-berlin.org
  • Chief. Suptd. Markus Feilke, Head of the Section Foreign Police Missions at the Federal Police Academy, Germany
    markus.feilke@polizei.bund.de

3D Printing

Objective: The key intent of this stand is to stimulate thought on how 3D printing can enhance PSO training.

  • Martin Boult, Manager of the New Zealand Defence College’s Technology Training Unit
    martin.boult@nzdf.mil.nz

This stand has a working CAD computer demonstrating how quick and easy it is to produce 3D models, and to find premade ones on the web for free; The second table has a working 3D printing where the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, costs (initial purchase plus operating) as all explored. The third and fourth tables have a map board plus sample of 3D printed objects to stimulate discussion on how 3D printing can be used to enhance role plays.

The kind of learning that changes us forever

Objective: To share practically applicable and research-based insights on the phenomena of learning, with a particular focus on factors influencing learning and a one-sentence definition of when learning has actually taken place.

  • Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director-General, Folke Bernadotte Academy – Swedish civilian agency for peace, security and development
    jonas.alberoth@fba.se

Jonas is planning a few surprises during his stand to engage his audience. One of which includes porcelain tea cups.

Senior Leadership Training – training methods and techniques

Objective: Exploring how/why senior leadership development is different to junior PSO/PKO and then move to how/why the course delivery methods could be different by demonstrating silent brainstorming and affinitising as two pedagogical techniques

Peacekeeping Professional Development and the role of the Advisor

Objective: Focus on interactive learning and reflection with an interactive ‘drawing’ session

  • Victoria Walker, Head of the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) and is an Assistant Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
    v.walker@dcaf.ch
  • Kurt Eyre, Security Sector Reform (SSR) – Professional Development & Training Coordinator, International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT), Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces. Comes from a Royal Marine Commando and British Policing background.
    k.eyre@dcaf.ch

Simulation training

Objective: Exploiting Desktop simulation (VBS), Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Extended Reality in preparing peacekeepers for operation.

Interactive Avatar system bridging classroom to field exercises

Objective: A team from the Australia Defence Force will explore how PSO Training Institutes can exploit emerging technologies to better prepare peacekeepers for operations.

  • LTCOL Peter Conroy, CO ADF Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC)
    peter.conroy@defence.gov.au

Scenario Based Training for senior leaders in the field – safe learning environment

Objective: Explore how do we create a safe learning environment where all feel free to share, make mistakes and learn and what tools and methods work best to train leaders who may have a resistance to training?

  • Lesley Connolly (de Sylva), Senior Policy Analyst, Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations within IPI
    connolly@ipinst.org
  • Dr Sarah Taylor

This session will focus on the pedagogy used in scenario-based training for senior leadership. For the past year, IPI has been working to develop eight scenarios to be used for leadership support and team building in complex field missions. These scenarios aim to encourage critical thinking of leadership teams in peace operations when dealing with crisis situations as a means of contributing to the effectives of peace operations in the field.

Dislocation Learning: Multisensory learner engagement

Objective: This session will challenge delegate’s thinking around traditional learning methods. Drawing on cognitive and physiological psychology research, the focus is on neurogenesis, brain activation. In particular, memory fixatives in neurotransmission substances and areas of the brain stimulated during emotional learning experiences. The primary focus being to improve learner retention on missions.

  • Wing Commander Murray Simons, IAPTC Assistant Functional Chair – Pedagogy (Host Country Support), Director, Learning Directions Group, New Zealand Defence College
    murray.simons@nzdf.mil.nz

Murray is a cognitive psychologist with interests across the spectrum of strategy, international relations, peacekeeping, management, philosophy, sociology, and pedagogy.

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4:30PM – 5:30PM

Break/Transition Time

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5:20PM – 9:30PM

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Welcome Reception

5:20pm – Meet in the SkyCity Hotel ground floor receptions area to board the coaches.

  • Security: Please bring your conference lanyard.
  • The Welcome Reception booklet in your Welcome Pack will help guide you through the ceremony.

Tuesday 02 October

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7:00am – 7:45am

Epsom Room 1

IAPTC Executive Committee Meeting

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8:00am – 9:00am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 2: The Role of Peacekeepers in Protecting Cultural Property

Moderator: Dr Eric Kleijn, Senior Technical Advisor, UNESCO HQ in Paris

View Video: Ernesto Ottone

Panelists:

  • Ms Nadia Ammi, UN-Habitat
  • Dr Laurie Rush, US Blue Shield Committee
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9:00AM – 10:00AM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 3: Overview of Contemporary Peacekeeping Environment

Moderator: Mr Ashraf Swelam, IAPTC President & Director General of CCCPA

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Mr Luis Carrilho, United Nations Police Advisor, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Mr Eustace Chiwombe, African Union Commission
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10:00AM – 10:30AM

Morning Tea

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10:30AM – 11:30AM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 4: Coordination and Community Engagement

Moderator: Flight Lieutenant Libby Reardon, NZ Defence Force

Download: Speaker presentations
Panelists:

  • Mr Josef Reiterer, Chief of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Readiness and Training Section (RTS).
  • Brigadier (Retired) Riana Paneras, IAPTC Executive Committee Police Chair & Head, Institutional and Operational Partnership Service, United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)
  • Lt Col Petter Vindheim, Commandant Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC)
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11:30AM – 12:30PM

Breakout Rooms

Panel 4: Coordination and Community Engagement – Breakouts

Military – Marlborough Room 2 (Lvl 5)

Facilitator – Lt Col Petter Vindheim

Police – Marlborough Room 3 (Lvl 5)

Facilitator – Brig (Rtd) Hester Paneras

Civilian – Epsom Room 2 (Lvl 4)

Facilitator – Mr Josef Reiterer

Pedagogy – Epsom Room 3 (Lvl 4)

Facilitator – Insp Camilla Unsgaard

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12:30PM – 2:00PM

New Zealand Room 1

Combined Lunch & Exhibition

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2:00PM – 2:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Special Focus Topic: Action For Peacekeeping (A4P)

By Lieutenant General Carlos H. Loitey, Military Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General

Download: Speaker notes

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2:30PM – 3:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 5: High Risk Environments: Radicalisation and Extremism

Moderator: Jonas Alberoth, IAPTC Development Consolidation Chair

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Colonel Angela Fitzsimons, U2 Chief, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
  • Mr Ashraf Swelam, Director General, Cairo International Centre for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA)
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3:30PM – 4:00PM

Break/Transition Time

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4:00PM – 7:00PM

Harbour Cruise & Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World

Local Tours

Local Tours include afternoon tea.

4:00pm – Board coaches outside SkyCity Hotel (underneath Sky Tower)
7:00pm – Return to SkyCity Hotel

Wednesday 03 October

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8:00am – 8:30am

Epsom Room 1

IAPTC Executive Committee Meeting

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9:00am – 10:00am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 6: The Police Strategic Guidance Framework – Considerations in Training

Moderator: Mr Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director General Folke Bernadotte Academy & IAPTC Consolidation Development Chair

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Brigadier General (Retired) Gabriel Jorge Guerrero, Peace Operations Instructor at the Argentinian Armed Forces Joint Staff School
  • Chief Superintendent Luis Carrilho, United Nations Police Advisor, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
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10:00AM – 10:30AM

Coffee Break

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10:30am – 11:30am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 6: The Police Strategic Guidance Framework – Considerations in Training – Breakouts

Police – New Zealand Rm 2 (Lvl 5)
Facilitator – Chief Superintendent Luis Carrilho

Military – Marlborough Room 2 & 3 (Lvl 5)
Facilitator – Brigadier General (Rtd) Gabriel Guerrero

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11:30AM – 12:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 7: Female Peacekeepers

Moderator: Dr Lotte Vermeij, IAPTC Executive Committee Civilian Chair & Senior Advisor to the Norwegian Armed Forces

Download:

Panelists:

  • Squadron Leader Fiona Pearce, Military Gender Advisor to the Office of Military Affairs
  • Mr Andrew Carpenter, Chief – Strategic Policy and Development Section, Police Division, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
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12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

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1:30PM – 3:30PM

Various Breakout Rooms

Thematic Discussions

Five thematic discussions will be occurring concurrently in the five areas listed below. Each thematic discussion will occur twice; from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, and repeated from 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend two thematic discussions.

Download: Speaker presentations

1. Making Peace Operations More Effective – Weapons & Ammunition Management
New Zealand Room 2
Speakers:

  • Mr Eric Berman, Small Arms Survey Director
  • Major General Marcelo Montaner, Army Chief of Staff, Uruguay

Session References (click to download):

2. Women, Peace and Security
Epsom Room 3
Speakers:

  • Lesley Connolly, Senior Policy Analyst in the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, International Peace Institute.

3. Lessons Learned From a Regional Perspective
Marlborough Room 3
Speaker:

  • Inspector Paris Razos, New Zealand Police

4. Monitoring & Evaluation for Peacekeeping Training
Epsom Room 2
Speaker:

  • Dr Illana Lancaster

5. International Police Partnership to Build Operational Capacity
Marlborough Room 2
Speaker:

  • Lieutenant Mahmoud Ibrahim Alomari, Instructor at the Peace Keeping Operations Training Center (PKOTC), Amman, Jordan
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3:30PM – 4:00PM

Coffee Break

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4:00PM – 5:00PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 8: Ethics, Conduct & Discipline

Moderator: Mr Mark Pedersen, IAPTC UN Representative

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Beth Asher, Senior Programme Officer, Conduct and Discipline Unit, Department of Field Support, United Nations Headquarters
  • Lieutenant General Carlos Loitey, United Nations Military Advisor, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Mr Luis Carrilho, United Nations Police Advisor, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
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5:00PM – 6:00PM

Break/Transition

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6:30PM – 9:30PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Conference Dinner

6:30PM – 7:00PM: Pre-dinner drinks
7:00PM – 9:30PM: Dinner

Your Host: Major General John Boswell, Chief of Army

After Dinner Speaker: Mr Martin Snedden, engaging speaker on sport, business and leadership

Dress: Uniform or Civilian Equivalent (optional)

Thursday 04 October

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8:00am – 8:30am

Epsom Room 1

IAPTC Executive Committee Meeting

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9:00am – 10:00am

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 9: Lessons From Recent Joint Training Experiences

Moderator: Mr Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director General Folke Bernadotte Academy & IAPTC Consolidation Development Chair

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Kurt Eyre, Training Coordinator with the International Security Sector Advisory Team, The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
  • Colonel Marco Antônio Estevão Machado, Commander of the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB)
  • Colonel Mustafizur Rahman, BSP, SGP, Senior Instructor at Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) 2010 – 2013, and 2016 to present.
  • Dr Cecile Oyono, APSTA
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10:00AM – 10:30AM

Coffee Break

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10:30am – 12:00pm

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Panel 10: Security Within Missions

Moderator: Major General (Rtd) Dave Gawn, Former CoS, UNTSO

Download: Speaker presentations

Panelists:

  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, Brazilian National Secretary for Public Security
  • Mark Pedersen, Chief of the Integrated Training Service, DPKO/DFS, United Nations

Session References (click to download):

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12:00PM – 1:00PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Annual General Meeting

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1:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch

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2:00PM – 2:45PM

New Zealand Room 1

Handover

  • Mr Ashraf Swelam, Outgoing IAPTC President
  • Colonel Helen Cooper, Incoming IAPTC President
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2:45PM – 3:15PM

New Zealand Room 3 & 4

Official Closing Address

  • Honourable Stuart Nash, Minister of Police
  • Major General John Boswell, Chief of Army
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3:15PM – 4:00PM

Coffee Break

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4:00PM – 5:00PM

Epsom Room 1

IAPTC Executive Committee Meeting

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4:00PM – 5:00PM

Marlborough Room 2 & 3

IAPTC Plus

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