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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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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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.
Thank you to the Australian Government for providing the support and funding to make this possible.
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