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Inaugural

Australia–Vietnam
Young Leadership Dialogue

14-18 May 2017

Sydney, Australia

Applications have now closed

If you've just found out about it please contact us at info@australiavietnam.org

Become a delegate

Be one of 20 young visionary leaders in business, startup, policy, education, health, non-profit and the arts to participate in a 4-day program in Sydney next year to kickstart greater collaboration between Australia and Vietnam 🌏.

To apply you must meet the following:

  • Aged between 25 to 35 years old
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Australia or Vietnam
    (You don't have to be Vietnamese)
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to obtain a visa and travel to Sydney, Australia between 14-18 May 2017

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 Asia country by 2030.

Up your skills
and knowledge 💡

Take part in talks, panels and workshops. Learn from leading experts about education, bilateral trade, entrepreneurship and leadership.

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.

Get funding
and support 🌟

Once your project has gained traction, AVYLD will help take it to the next stage by providing mentorship and raising capital through our strategic partners and broader network.

How do I participate?

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Apply

Enter your email here to go to the application form.

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Selection Process

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

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Attend

Come to Sydney in May 2017 for 4 days to attend the dialogue! See the full program.

2017 Dialogue

AVYLD will subsidise flights ✈️, accommodation 🏨 and visa 🛂.

Arrival day 🛬

Sun 14 May

Arrival, hotel check-in, program induction and networking dinner

Day 1

Mon 15 May

National Development & Globalisation

  • History, relations, future between Australia & Vietnam
  • NSW Parliament House tour
  • Sydney Harbour cruise

Day 2

Tue 16 May

21st Century Education & Skills

  • The role of innovative education in the 21st century
  • Panel: education for an increasingly globalised world
  • Cocktail networking evening

Day 3

Wed 17 May

Business/Trade & Entrepreneurship

  • trade and investment between Australia & Vietnam, past, present and future
  • Workshop: championing and pitching ideas effectively
  • Panel: stories from successful Australian & Vietnamese entrepreneurs

Day 4

Thu 18 May

Leadership

  • Panel: leaders who create a culture that supports innovation
  • Talk: role of diversity in effective leadership
  • Workshop: leadership styles & negotiation tactics

Departure day 🛫

Fri 19 May

Optional Startup Tour and departure.

Day 1

Mon 15 May

National Development & Globalisation

  • History, relations, future between Australia & Vietnam
  • NSW Parliament House tour
  • Sydney Harbour cruise

Day 3

Wed 17 May

Business/Trade & Entrepreneurship

  • Trade and investment between Australia & Vietnam, past, present and future
  • Workshop: championing and pitching ideas effectively
  • Panel: stories from successful Australian & Vietnamese entrepreneurs

Departure day 🛫

Fri 19 May

Optional startup tour and departure

Advisors & Supporters

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Christine Holgate

CEO, Blackmores

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Peter Huynh

Co-Founder and Partner, Qualgro

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Michael Brosowski

Founder, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

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Anna Frazzetto

Chief Digital Technology Officer, Harvey Nash

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Paul Hole

Founder, Insider Journeys

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Zoe Butt

Executive Director, Sàn Art

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Philipp Ivanov

CEO, Asia Society Australia

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Jill Morgan

CEO, Multicultural Australia

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David Do

Managing Director, VI Group

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Mick Liubinskas

Mr Focus, muru-D

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Kien Tran

Chairman, Thien Minh Group

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Darrell Wade

Co-Founder, Intrepid

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Anna Groot

APAC Regional Director, Advance

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Phuong Hoang

Co-Founder, Seedcom

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Jimmy Pham

Founder, KOTO

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Thanh Bui

Managing Director, SOUL Corporation

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Duc Huu Tran

FPT Ventures

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Fiona Robson

Supervising Counsel, Telstra Ventures

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Brad Chan

Banner Group / Founder, Haymarket HQ

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Annie Parker

Co-Founder, muru-D

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Khue Nguyen

Artist, Archibald Prize Finalist

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Warren Cammack

General Manager, Commonwealth Bank

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Huan Dinh

Co-Founder, Seedcom

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Tim Parsons

Partner, Pollenizer

What they say

Thanh Bui

Thanh Bui

Managing Director, SOUL Corporation

"The AVYLD is an important dialogue to begin bridging ​the gap between young Vietnamese leaders in Vietnam and Australia. We are only 40 years after the war and no doubt, whilst old wounds still linger, generational reconciliation is vital so that our young leaders abroad are encouraged to return to discover their roots, their history, and to learn how they can contribute to building a modern Vietnam that fiercely protects its traditions. I believe in the incredible potential of this country, and I hope platforms such as AVYLD can be well-established to connect like-minded and like-hearted individuals who are determined to affect positive change through their passion."

Darrell Wade

Darrell Wade

Co-Founder, Intrepid Group

"The world is changing rapidly – but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt in almost thirty years in a business which interacts with a huge variety of cultures, it’s that you can’t beat a good conversation. I can’t think of an opportunity that hasn’t come about looking at things from a new perspective and strong relationships. Intrepid has been taking Australian travellers to Vietnam for over twenty years and it’s the strong ties between the two countries that helped to fuel our rapid growth to become the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences. That makes us incredibly proud to support the work AVYLD is doing to develop a new generation of relationships that create shared value."

Luong Thanh Nghi

Luong Thanh Nghi

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia

"The Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue is indeed a very good initiative. I highly appreciate its mission that is to facilitate deeper understanding and collaboration between Vietnamese and Australian young leaders, and to enhance the economic, social and cultural prosperity of Australia and Vietnam."

Thanh Bui

Thanh Bui

Managing Director, SOUL Corporation

"The AVYLD is an important dialogue to begin bridging ​the gap between young Vietnamese leaders in Vietnam and Australia. We are only 40 years after the war and no doubt, whilst old wounds still linger, generational reconciliation is vital so that our young leaders abroad are encouraged to return to discover their roots, their history, and to learn how they can contribute to building a modern Vietnam that fiercely protects its traditions. I believe in the incredible potential of this country, and I hope platforms such as AVYLD can be well-established to connect like-minded and like-hearted individuals who are determined to affect positive change through their passion."

Darrell Wade

Darrell Wade

Co-Founder, Intrepid Group

"The world is changing rapidly – but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt in almost thirty years in a business which interacts with a huge variety of cultures, it’s that you can’t beat a good conversation. I can’t think of an opportunity that hasn’t come about looking at things from a new perspective and strong relationships. Intrepid has been taking Australian travellers to Vietnam for over twenty years and it’s the strong ties between the two countries that helped to fuel our rapid growth to become the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences. That makes us incredibly proud to support the work AVYLD is doing to develop a new generation of relationships that create shared value."

Who's Applying

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Alex Cook

founder of ABC ltd.

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founder of ABC ltd.

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Distinguished Partners

Australian Government
ACC
UTS

Associate Partners

NSW
MURU
EY
BlueScope
Horwood

More information

Become a delegate

Applications have now closed

If you've just found out about it please contact us at info@australiavietnam.org

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