A group of ‘30 under 40’ ambitious Australians and Chinese will descend on Melbourne this week to participate in a young leaders’ forum, backed by major sponsors including Swisse and the Australian Government’s Australia-China Council.
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.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce that applications for the 2016 Dialogue are now open. This year’s Dialogue will be held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen from 28 to 31 October. 中澳青年对话（ACYD）2016年度论坛现已正式开放申请。今年的论坛将于10月28日至31日在香港和深圳两地举行。
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is excited to announce the appointment of Natalie Cope, one of ACYD’s founding members and long-term non-executive directors, as Chair. Natalie, in collaboration with the Board will be responsible for steering the long term strategic direction and governance of the ACYD.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce today the delegates selected to participate in the 2015 ACYD to be held in Brisbane, Australia from 4-7 December. From the nearly 250 applications, 30 delegates have been selected to participate in the Dialogue. Short listing delegates proved a difficult task for the selection committee as the overall candidate standard was extremely high.
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The Australia-China Youth Dialogue is delighted to announce today the appointment of delegates to participate in the 2014 ACYD to be held in Beijing, China from 21-24 November. From the nearly 250 applications, 30 delegates have been selected to participate in the Dialogue.
Short listing delegates proved a difficult task for the selection committee as the overall candidate standard was high.
As a result, the 2014 ACYD delegates will showcase a rich variety of industries, backgrounds and expertise. Founder and Chairman Henry Makeham said 'The calibre of the delegates participating in ACYD is extremely high. I am proud to say we have a very diverse group who are united in their passion for advancing the Australia-China relationship'.
The chosen delegates will participate in an intensive four day program with experts discussing issues pertinent to the Australia-China relationship including creative industries, trade and investment, entrepreneurship, food security and climate change. The program includes a special welcome reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador to China, HE Ms Frances Adamson and other meetings with senior experts from academia, government and business.
One of the 2014 ACYD delegates Jean Dong, a Beijing born, Melbourne based entrepreneur, said 'I am very excited to be part of this program. I am looking forward to hearing from prestigious speakers, exchanging ideas with an eclectic cohort of young Australians and Chinese and applying the insights gained at ACYD to my every-day dealings in my current role.'
'With this year’s ACYD to be held in Beijing, it also provides us a great opportunity to have first-hand experience of the rapid growth of China. I believe the four-day thought provoking journey will re-affirm our commitment to developing a more positive and engaging Australia-China bilateral relationship.'
This year's delegates will join another one hundred and twenty outstanding ACYD delegate alumni who have, or are moving into, positions of influence and leadership within the Australia-China relationship.
Congratulations to the appointed delegates. We wish them a productive and valuable Dialogue. Full biographies of the selected delegates can be viewed at www.acyd.org.au
Media enquiries: Olivia Bowden. Olivia.Bowden@acyd.org.au
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Applications for the 2014 Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) are now open
Australia-China Youth Dialogue (14.07.2014) – The 2014 ACYD seeks inspiring and emerging leaders from a range of industries to participate in this year's bilateral dialogue, held from 21-24 November in Beijing.
2014 ACYD aims to promote sophisticated cross-cultural understanding between emerging Australian and Chinese leaders by:
- Facilitating an understanding of Chinese and Australian culture and society;
- Encouraging promising talented to take an active interest in Australia-China relations;
- Assembling Australian and Chinese emerging leaders from various sectors to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships
In May this year, the Hon. Warwick Smith AM, Chair Australia-China Council said in his keynote address to the Australia in China’s Century Conference that ACYD has become 'a premier event on the bilateral calendar'.
2014 ACYD will welcome a diverse range of experts who have a unique perspective on the Australia-China relationship, including the following confirmed speakers:
- Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to China
- David Walker, BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University
- Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group
- Alexandra Phelan, Adjunct Professor in Public Health Law and Ethics, Georgetown University
- Jane Perlez, China Diplomatic Correspondent, The New York Times
Founder and Chairman Henry Makeham said "Held in either Australia or China over 4 days each year, the ACYD builds out a high impact concentration of future leaders across a range of industries and sectors (public and private) who are connected at an early stage in their careers, relatively free of institutional constraints so as to promote forthright, long-term exchange. The network produced from the ACYD and its positive implications for a well networked Australia-China relationship, will be unparalleled."
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