Young entrepreneurs & leaders speaker series


Impactful events & public diplomacy

The aim of the Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders Speaker Series is to showcase, inspire, celebrate and connect young entrepreneurs and leaders that are making a difference to their societies.

We bring young Australian experts and speakers to select countries in the world, hosting week-long delegations running workshops, Q&As, forums, keynote speeches and events that gather a broad range of society together to discuss important topics of collaboration.

Read more for our work in the Indo-Pacific and ASEAN region.

Young Leaders and Speaker Series Final Report

Across one year of programming (2020-2021), read the highlights, watch sessions on demand, and see program statistics and outcomes.
Published July 2021.

With funding & support from the Australian Government.

events run so far

people directly engaged

organisations worked with in the region

Youth in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region are pioneering innovation and creativity…

…we believe young entrepreneurs and leaders in the region are at the heart of collaboration on core issues to our region

ASEAN Digital Delegations

Various dates 2020 – 2021 

Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, ASEAN

In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia-ASEAN Council, we are running five digital delegations to ASEAN in 2020-2021.

Australia now Malaysia 2020-21

October 2021 

Kuala Lumpur & regions

In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia now public diplomacy program, we are running two delegations to Malaysia in 2020-2021.

Australia now ASEAN 2019

June – December 2019

Laos, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia.

In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia now public diplomacy program, we ran sixdelegations to ASEAN in 2019.

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News & media coverage

Australia now ASEAN

Official website, showcasing and connecting future innovators, leaders, thinkers, creators and social change makers across Southeast Asia.

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Australia-ASEAN Council

The council’s mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia’s interests in Southeast Asia by initiating and supporting activities to enhance understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and 10 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Impact Boom

Media partner for the Young entrepreneurs & leaders speaker series.

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What does it truly take to make social impact?

In her tour of Laos, Nicole found that for many it was the first time they had ever engaged in the topic of mental health.

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Learnings from Laos: connection & collaboration for social impact

When we think about social impact, there’s few better places in the region that Australia has had such a strong and supportive role in boosting the people and economy.  The needs of being a least developed nation, and the opportunities that Australia has helped to pioneer through its aid program and commerce, are an interesting departure point of this article series: ‘Australia now: Youth Making an Impact in ASEAN’.

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How to tell stories about social impact: Learnings from Gender Month in Vietnam

Two weeks ago, I woke up in Vietnam … It was the final day of a week that was packed with 13 events I’d been running with fellow social entrepreneur, Felicity Furey, as part of the Australian Government’s Australia now program.

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Why some social enterprises succeed (and others don't): learnings from Cambodia

We headed to the hot and steaming tropical country of Cambodia at the end of July to spend a week working with the Australian Embassy and local social enterprises, think tanks and NGOs all around a few key themes: including gender equality and social enterprise.

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Media Kit

For reporting and covering any of our events and involvement.


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Our values


We are committed to running ethical and environmentally sustainable events that are inclusive and welcoming of youth and supporters from all backgrounds.

Our events are safe and celebratory spaces for all genders and sexualities, cultures, (dis)abilities, and other intersectionalities.

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