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Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) Shanghai 2019

Sector: Building Cultural Understanding / Society and Culture

Country location: mainland China

Grantee: Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA)

Graphic with text: ACELS 8
ACELS 8 Shanghai (Credit: Roger Lee, ACYA National President)

Project description

ACELS unites Australian and Chinese youth passionate about the Australia-China relationship, to educate and empower them with the skills needed to become active young leaders in the space. Delegates will be exposed to highly topical and wide-ranging issues in the Australia-China space by engaging with business, diplomatic, cultural, and academic experts at the forefront of their fields, in seminars, workshops and panels.

They will also have the opportunity to connect with and build friendships with young professionals, industry leaders and fellow delegates through networking, social and cultural events. ACELS 2019 will engage deeply with the rich financial, technology and ecology spheres of the greater Shanghai region to explore new, untapped channels of Australia-China youth cooperation.

Key dates

Workshops and panels on Australian Studies in China, gala dinner, Shanghai, 24 to 27 January 2019

Social media: Official Website (, ACYA National WeChat (中澳青联ACYA), Weibo (, Facebook (, LinkedIn (, Instagram (@a_cya)

Australia-China Council grant offer: $39,500

Total project value: $39,500

Last Updated: 28 August 2018
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