The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce today the delegates selected to participate in the 2016 ACYD to be held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China from 28-31 October.
With hundreds of applications received, 30 delegates have been selected to participate in the Dialogue. Shortlisting delegates proved a difficult task for the selection committee as the overall candidate standard was extremely high.
ACYD Chair Natalie Cope said “ACYD is excited to announce the 2016 delegates who will take part in this year’s Dialogue held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
“The 30 delegates are amongst the brightest young leaders in the Australia-China space. No only experts in their respective fields, these delegates are passionate about investing in cross-cultural relations between Australia and China.
“The board are really looking forward to an exciting 2016 dialogue during which we’ll be discussing issues pertinent to the Australia-China relationship including trade and investment, banking and finance, urbanisation, and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
ACYD 2016 delegate, Brittyn Clennet as a Beijing-based journalist, and having grown up in Australia and Hong Kong, is passionate about China-Australia affairs.
Host of CCTV News' China Insight, Brittyn says "ACYD is the perfect platform for young people from both nations to come together, to be able to discuss the biggest and most contentious issues affecting both sides".
Shuang Li, a young entrepreneur and PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering and ACYD 2016 delegate, is ready to 'take this great opportunity to broaden horizons in different aspects including Sino-Australia relationship, innovation, entrepreneurship, and meet and connect with young and senior thought leaders from both Australia and China.'
This year’s delegates will join another one hundred and eighty outstanding ACYD delegate alumni who have, or are moving into, positions of influence and leadership within the Australia-China relationship.
Congratulations to the selected delegates. We wish them an enjoyable and productive Dialogue. Full biographies of the selected delegates can be viewed at: http://acyd.org.au/delegates-2016/