Future Leaders Program
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Future Leaders Program

Program overview and objectives

For the first time in the 37-year history of the AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting, AKBC will be hosting a Future Leaders Roundtable on Monday 13 November in Brisbane. The AKBC has established this program to support the development of the next-generation of leaders interested in the Australia-Korea relationship.


The Future Leaders Program provides an exceptional opportunity for young professionals to participate in the Joint Meeting and associated functions, as well as specific sessions for young leaders. The events specific to the future leaders include a future leaders breakfast, roundtable and debrief session and are designed to enable the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ to discuss the status of the Korea-Australia bilateral relationship, and workshop ideas and suggestions to advance the relationship.


The objectives of the program are to help participants:

  • Generate new and fresh ideas on how to advance the Australia-Korea bilateral relationship
  • 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 play a pivotal role in their organisiation’s Korea strategy.


One delegate of the AKBC-KABC Future Leaders Program will be invited to provide a five-minute report in the main forum at the Joint Meeting on Tuesday 14 November at approximately 4.00pm.

Program overview

Monday 13 November

Future Leaders Breakfast


Hilton Hotel


Future Leaders Roundtable

9.30AM – 11.30AM

Location: PWC Brisbane

Future Leaders are also eligible to attend all activities in the main program.

Tuesday 14 November

Future Leaders are eligible to participate in all activities in the main program. One Future Leader’s participant will be provided with an opportunity to deliver a five-minute speech outlining the key outcomes from the Future Leaders Roundtable at the main plenary session.

Future Leaders will also be required to attend the Future Leaders debrief session (details and location TBC)


Applicants must:


  • work for a company that is an AKBC member
  • be nominated by an AKBC member representative
  • 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 commitment to the Australia–Korea relationship; and
  • be willing and able to participate in all sessions, activities and events in the Future Leaders program.

Please note that a maximum of 10 participants will be selected to participate in the 2017 Future Leaders Program.


If you would like to apply to participate in the 38th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting as a Future Leader, please complete the online application process and email your cv to ljohnston@akbc.com.au


Applications are now open and will close on Friday the 13th of October midnight AEST.


The AKBC Joint Meeting organising committee will assess the applications and the outcome will be announced by 20th October 2017.   AKBC will seek to select a diverse range of applicants who understand the importance of the Australia-Korea bilateral relationship and have a strong desire to further the relationship.

The cost to participate in the program is $1,000pp + GST.   This includes the welcome dinner, breakfast, Joint Meeting and cocktail reception but excludes the golf. AKBC will not cover the cost of flights or accommodation for the duration of the program.

Other Information

All applications 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 rules

All AKBC Young 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 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.