Emerging young leaders converge for Australia India Youth Dialogue


The 2017 Dialogue, being held in Melbourne (15-16 Feb) then Sydney (17-18 Feb) will focus specifically on health, skills and innovation

Some of India and Australia’s brightest talent and emerging young leaders will converge in Melbourne and Sydney for the 2017 Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD 2017).

The annual dialogue aims to provide a sustainable platform for young leaders from both Australia and India to meet, engage, collaborate and build enduring partnerships between the two countries.

Entering its sixth year, the AIYD has already connected 150 accomplished and emerging young leaders from the two countries,and provided support to ongoing collaboration.

“Over the past six years, the AIYD has built a diverse community of young Australian and Indian leaders who are deeply invested in the Australia-India bilateral relationship,” said Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India.

The 2017 Dialogue, being held in Melbourne (15-16 Feb) then Sydney (17-18 Feb) will focus specifically on the areas of health, skills and innovation, discussing the emerging trends in each area, progressive approaches and the value of investing in youth, in the wider context of bilateral relations.


Participants for this year’s dialogue represent an extensive range of talent, skills and experience. From social change makers to elite sportspeople and entrepreneurs; from medics, academics and writers to strategists, innovators and film directors; the Dialogue will host30participants drawn from both countries over the four-day conference.

“We are thrilled to welcome such an eclectic array of delegates to this year’s AIYD conference—each bringing unique talent, skills and insight to the Dialogue,” said Shaun Star, Chair, Australia India Youth Dialogue.

“The platform enables a rich exchange of ideas between our emerging leaders, encouraging participants to think creatively about how the Australia-India relationship may be strengthened further through their collaboration and ongoing efforts,” continued Mr Star.


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