2019 Joint Meeting Future Leaders Program
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Program overview and objectives


The AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 is now in its third year and 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 AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 will be held as part of the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting from 12 – 13 November, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.


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 whom 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 organisation’s Korea strategy


One member of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 will be selected to present a five-minute report of the group’s learnings at the AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting.

Hear from Esther Cho, Future Leader Participant 2018



The AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 will include the following featured activities:

  • Monday, 11th November: Evening Future Leaders Dinner (2018 and 2019 participants only)
  • Tuesday, 12th November: Morning Future Leaders Roundtable
  • Tuesday, 12th November: Afternoon Site Visit
  • Tuesday, 12th November: Evening Welcome Dinner
  • Wednesday, 13th November: Morning Australian Delegation Breakfast (for Australian participants only)
  • Wednesday, 13th November: Full day 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting
  • Wednesday, 13th November: Evening Closing Cocktail Reception


The full details of the official program for the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting will be made available shortly.



Applicants to the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 must:

  • work for a company that is an AKBC member OR be nominated by an AKBC member representative (if not an AKBC member)
  • must include a short letter of endorsement from a senior representative within their company and attach this to their application
  • be aged between 25 and 40 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
  • be willing and able to participate in all sessions, activities and events in the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019



If you would like to apply to participate in the 40th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting as part of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019, please complete the application process below.

Applications to the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019 will close on Friday, 23rd August 2019.

The AKBC Joint Meeting organising committee will assess the applications, with successful applicants announced in the week commencing Monday 16th September. AKBC will select a diverse range of applicants from a broad range of industry sectors.

While there is no cost to participate in the program, selected delegates will have to self-cover the cost of flights and accommodation for the duration of the  program.

Other information 

All applicants must agree to the following:


  • consent to publication of images 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 their biographical information and photographs – acquired in the course of the program – to be published in AKBC materials (online and in print).


  • chatham House rule

All AKBC-KABC Future Leaders sessions are held under the Chatham House rules, 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 an invitation to be a part of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program 2019, you agree to providing feedback about the program to help facilitate continuous improvement for future years.