LOCAL and international students from all universities will have the opportunity to make practical contributions to discussions on regional integration and global advancement at the upcoming ASEAN-Australia Youth Summit. Marina Solomon has more.
The ASEAN–Australia Youth Summit (AAYS) will be taking place this October 11 at the William Angliss Conference Centre, and university students across Australia – both local and international – are invited to take part.
In its third year, the summit will mark the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Australian Dialogue relations.
The theme for this year’s summit is regional integration and global advancement. The event seeks to encourage young leaders to think ahead to achieve goals for the ASEAN Economic Community of 2015.
There will also be a heavy focus on strengthening the ASEAN capital market and flow of capital, as well as on consolidating the relationship between ASEAN countries and Australia.
Apart from students, ASEAN representatives, academia, and business and industry experts will be attending the summit.
AAYS project director Auliana Indira said the summit will give students the ultimate opportunity to network and create new relationships – both professionally and personally. She also believed that it is a great place to interact with up and coming leaders, former students and peers.
Like the previous years, attendees will be engaging in round table discussions as well as hearing presentations from government organisations.
Students will also be given the opportunity to present their own research.
On a lighter note, attendees will be treated to cultural performances from two different countries.
Building on its successes from the previous years, Ms Indira said AAYS representatives have worked hard to make this year’s summit more engaging than ever.
She is inviting students to make practical contributions to the ASEAN-Australia relationship by participating in the summit.
She said one of the benefits of participating in this year’s summit includes the establishment of a strong ASEAN youth leadership community in Australia, which involves both local and international students.
The ASEAN-Australia Youth Summit will be taking place on Saturday October 11, from 8.30am to 4.30pm at the William Angliss Conference Centre (555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne). For more information, please visit the AAYS website and the AAYS Facebook events page.