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Australia–Vietnam
Young Leadership Dialogue

26–30 May 2019 · Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The program is fully-funded for successful delegates

We are now closed for new applications.

If you have started yours, the deadline is now 11:59pm (Vietnam time), Sunday 2 December.

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Become a delegate

After a successful inaugural dialogue in 2017 in Sydney, Australia — AVYLD will be back in 2019 in Vietnam!

Be one of 20 young visionary leaders to participate in the second dialogue. Engage, connect and contribute to greater bilateral relationship and collaboration between Australia and Vietnam.

To apply you must meet the following:

  • Be in the 25-35 age range
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Australia or Vietnam
    (You don't have to be Vietnamese)
  • Have citizenship or permanent residency in the country you choose to represent (temporary residents permitted if there is a temporary resident card issued)
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to obtain a visa and travel to Vietnam between 26-30 May 2019

Shape the future 🚀

Connect with like-minded Australians and Vietnamese who are passionate about both countries' future. Help Australia become the gateway to Southeast Asia and Vietnam the top Southeast Asian country by 2030.

Up your skills
and knowledge 💡

Take part in talks, workshops and fun activities. Learn from leading experts in various fields, share your expertise and experience with fellow delegates and develop your leadership skills.

Make an impact 💥

Have great business or non-profit ideas? Brainstorm and collaborate with other delegates to launch projects that solve social and economic challenges in both countries.

How do I participate?

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Apply

Enter your email here to go to the application form and fill it out.

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Selection Process

We'll shortlist and interview applicants and select the top 20 to be delegates. See the full selection process.

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Attend

Come to Vietnam in May 2019 for 5 days to attend the dialogue! See the program.

2019 Dialogue

AVYLD will fully cover flights ✈️, accommodation 🏨 , meals 🍲 and ground transport 🚗. (excluding visa and travel insurance).

The dialogue's theme centers around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
(The program below is a work-in-progress and subject to change)

Arrival day 🛬

26 May

Arrival in Hanoi, program induction and dinner reception

Day 1

27 May

Global Leadership

  • Keynote: Multidimensional Leadership
  • Panel: Leading in the Global Economy
  • Workshop: International Dispute Resolution
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2

28 May

Harnessing Opportunities

  • Keynote: The 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Panel: Driving Trade, Investment, Future Industries and the Digital Economy
  • Panel: Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Indo-Pacific
  • Workshop: Design Thinking

Day 3

29 May

Sustaining Our Futures

  • Panel: Where We Are at and the Future of Education
  • Panel: Life-long Learning
  • Q&A: Environmental Sustainability — Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Site visit to a Sustainable Business
  • Public Forum: Meet the Delegates Q&A

Day 4

30 May

Building Momentum

  • Keynote: Vietnam 2030 — Identity, Aspirations and Challenges
  • Keynote: Australia 2030 — Identity, Aspirations and Challenges
  • Project Pitches
  • Reflections and Charter

Day 1

27 May

Global Leadership

  • Keynote: Multidimensional Leadership
  • Panel: Leading in the Global Economy
  • Workshop: International Dispute Resolution
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3

29 May

Sustaining Our Futures

  • Panel: Where We Are at and the Future of Education
  • Panel: Life-long Learning
  • Q&A: Environmental Sustainability — Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Site visit to a Sustainable Business
  • Public Forum: Meet the Delegates Q&A

What they said

Nga Le

Nga Le

COO, VBA - VN Delegate 2017

"I love the program and the team, keep doing your good work! I had fun and met new friends. It was also a good opportunity to reflect on myself. Australia is a beautiful country so the overall experience was delightful."

Caroline Vu

Caroline Vu

Chief of Staff, Impact Investment Group - AU Delegate 2017

"If you are open to being inspired as a leader, on the highest level, then AVYLD is for you"

Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz

Senior Consultant, Nous Group - AU Delegate 2017

"The dialogue was a transformative experience. It was a privilege to have such a unique opportunity to build strong connections, with exceptional people, while deeply engaging with the key issues affecting our region. It was also an incredibly valuable investment in building a deeper bilateral relationship between young people in Vietnam and Australia. The work that went into making it happen was exceptional and the results speak for themselves."

Kathryn Michie

Kathryn Michie

Public Sector Partnerships Manager, WWF-Australia - AU Delegate 2017

"What a week! It was amazing to meet so many inspiring people – not just the other delegates, but the organisers, the presenters and so many other partners who invested their time for us. So grateful to have met so many incredible contacts and friends for life."

Khoi Nguyen

Khoi Nguyen

Filmmaker - VN Delegate 2017

"AVYLD managed to change me inside out."

Nga Le

Nga Le

COO, VBA - VN Delegate 2017

"I love the program and the team, keep doing your good work! I had fun and met new friends. It was also a good opportunity to reflect on myself. Australia is a beautiful country so the overall experience was delightful."

Caroline Vu

Caroline Vu

Chief of Staff, Impact Investment Group - AU Delegate 2017

"If you are open to being inspired as a leader, on the highest level, then AVYLD is for you"

From Our Supporters and Partners

Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson

Partner, Asia and International Markets, KPMG

"Congratulations for the 2017 inaugural AVYLD, an excellent week of meaningful engagement with emerging leaders from Australia and Vietnam across a wide range of sectors. KPMG as a sponsor couldn’t be prouder of what was achieved."

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Governor-General of Australia

"“Australia and Vietnam have had a deep and ongoing diplomatic, economic and trade relationship for many decades. This year marked the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam. I believe that in order to enable the prosperity of both nations within a globalized world, it requires leaders who are innovative, empathetic, courageous with an international outlook. Having said that, I am pleased to be here and announce the official launch of AVYLD 2019 – a transformative Dialogue that connects changemakers, who will contribute directly to bilateral relationship, and more importantly, create a sustainable development for both countries"

Christine Holgate

Christine Holgate

CEO, Australia Post and Chair, Australia-ASEAN Council

"On behalf of the Australia-ASEAN Council Board, we are very delighted to have supported the inaugural Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD). The inaugural AVYLD was an outstanding success and it was a pleasure to meet the diverse and talented group of delegates. I am confident this exciting initiative will continue to strengthen people-to-people ties and support business development between Australia and Vietnam."

Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson

Partner, Asia and International Markets, KPMG

"Congratulations for the 2017 inaugural AVYLD, an excellent week of meaningful engagement with emerging leaders from Australia and Vietnam across a wide range of sectors. KPMG as a sponsor couldn’t be prouder of what was achieved."

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Governor-General of Australia

"“Australia and Vietnam have had a deep and ongoing diplomatic, economic and trade relationship for many decades. This year marked the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam. I believe that in order to enable the prosperity of both nations within a globalized world, it requires leaders who are innovative, empathetic, courageous with an international outlook. Having said that, I am pleased to be here and announce the official launch of AVYLD 2019 – a transformative Dialogue that connects changemakers, who will contribute directly to bilateral relationship, and more importantly, create a sustainable development for both countries"

Who's Applying

Alex Cook

Alex Cook

founder of ABC ltd.

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Alex Cook

founder of ABC ltd.

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Alex Cook

Alex Cook

founder of ABC ltd.

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Distinguished Partners

Australian Government
ACC
RMIT

Major Partners

Victorian Government
KPMG
Asialink Business

Associate Partners

UTS
Horwood
UNSW
Allens
EY
Sunrice

Become a delegate

We are now closed for new applications.

If you have started yours, the deadline is now 11:59pm (Vietnam time), Sunday 2 December.

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