Exclusive: Matt Schlapp Is Launching a CPAC in Australia

Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp.

Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp. Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

Matt Schlapp is planning a global expansion for the conservative movement.

In an interview with Observer, Schlapp announced plans to launch a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Australia.

“An Australia CPAC is coming up this year,” Schlapp told Observer. “The great thing about the streaming aspect of CPAC is that people watch it all over the globe and call us asking, ‘How do we get a CPAC in our country?'”

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Live streaming has become an integral part of the CPAC experience. In addition to this year’s main conference in Washington D.C., CPAC held three satellite location events which brought top-tier conservative stars to cities across the United States—at the Liberty University satellite location, Donald Trump Jr. appeared alongside former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Schlapp noted his organization’s success in starting a Japanese CPAC in Tokyo, which will hold its third conference later this summer. The two-day gathering—which featured an appearance from President Donald Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon in 2017—focuses on overlaps between U.S.-Japanese policy objectives, especially combatting the growing threat of China.

“It’s really exciting,” said the American Conservative Union chairman.

Exclusive: Matt Schlapp Is Launching a CPAC in Australia