Australia Korea Business Council | 2018 Joint Meeting Future Leaders Program
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2018 Joint Meeting

Program overview and objectives


The Future Leaders Program provides an exceptional opportunity for young professionals to participate in the AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting and associated functions, as well as a specific session for Future Leaders Program delegates.


The 2018 AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program will be held as part of the 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting from 29 – 30 October, 2018 in Busan, South Korea.


The objectives of the program are to help participants:

  • Obtain a deeper level of understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the Australia-Korea bilateral relationship
  • Learn from industry experts on current market trends
  • Gain access to a network of similar aged and like-minded delegates that are actively working in a business directly related to strengthening the Australia-Korea relationship
  • Network with senior business executives attending the Joint Meeting and associated events.
  • Develop skills and networks that position them to take leadership of their organizations Korea strategy.


One member of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program will be invited to provide a five-minute report back to the main forum at the AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting on 30 October, 2018.

Hear from Helen Oh, Future Leader Participant 2017


The Future Leaders Roundtable will include the following activities:

  • Sunday 28 October  –  informal dinner with 2018 and 2017 participants
  • Monday 29 October – morning – site visit (UN Memorial Cemetery Visit)
  • Monday 29 October – afternoon – Future Leaders Roundtable
  • Monday 29 October – evening – Welcome Dinner
  • Tuesday 30 October – Australian delegation breakfast (for Australian participants only)
  • Tuesday 30 October – full day – 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting
  • Tuesday 30 October – evening – closing cocktail reception.


The full details of the official program for the 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting will be made available shortly.


Applicants to the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program must:

  • Work for a company that is an AKBC member OR be nominated by an AKBC member representative (if not an AKBC member)
  • Be aged between 25 and 40 as at the time of application
  • Be an Australian or Korean citizen
  • Have a strong command of the English language
  • Be able to demonstrate a proven professional track record and their commitment to the Australia–Korea relationship; and
  • Be willing and able to participate in all sessions, activities and events in the Future Leaders program. ​

Application ** Please note we have extended the application deadline

If you would like to apply to participate in the 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting as part of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program, please complete the application process below.


Applications to the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program will close at 5:00 PM on Friday 21st September 2018.


The AKBC Joint Meeting organising committee will assess the applications, with delegates for the Future Leaders Program to be announced the week commencing Monday 1 October. AKBC will select a diverse range of applicants from a broad range of industry sectors.


There is no cost to participate in the program, however AKBC will not cover the cost of flights or accommodation for the duration of the program.

Other information 

All applicants must agree to the following:

Consent to publication of image and biographical information

You may be photographed or filmed across the duration of the program and your image may be used on promotional material for the AKBC and related activities.

Delegates agree to have the biographical information and photograph that they provide published in AKBC materials (online and in print).


Chatham House rule

All AKBC Future Leaders sessions are held under the Chatham House rule, meaning that information and views expressed in the room may be reported but may not to be implicitly or explicitly attributed to individuals.


Evaluation of the program

By accepting a Future Leaders delegate position at AKBC Joint Meeting, you agree to providing feedback about the program to help facilitate continuous improvement for future years.