I’ve been holding off on announcing this, because it seemed too good to be true, but I can finally confirm that I have been invited to be part of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s delegation to the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Young Professionals Program in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The summit goes from the 9th-11th of September, with the Young Professionals Program starting on the 8th. Myself and one other Griffith student, Ben Rankin, will be proudly representing Griffith University and Brisbane, among a number of high profile delegations.
Taken straight from the Asia Pacific Cities Summit Website, “The 2013 APCS Young Professionals’ Program (YPP) is an exclusive program aimed at providing unique development and networking opportunities for the next generation of leaders. The YPP has a track record of attracting the best and brightest young mindsfrom throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The YPP continues to play a pivotal role in the biennial APCS by fostering the development of the region’s future civic and business leaders.”
I am incredibly grateful for being chosen for this program and am 100% sure I will get a great deal from it. I am really hoping to extend my networks and see what input I can have in this particular region in Asia in the future. It’s also a great opportunity for me to tick another Asian country of the list – infinitely helping my Bachelor of Asian and International Studies/ Bachelor of Communication.
I’ll be meeting with the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s delegation this coming Wednesday, so will shortly know more to tell you! In the meantime, if you are interested in knowing more please let me know! I am incredibly excited, as you can imagine, so am happy to talk.