New Zealand China Young Leaders Forum 2017

25 October 2017

Since diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China began 45 years ago, the bilateral relationship has grown to become one of New Zealand’s most important and valuable. China is New Zealand’s second-largest goods and services trading partner, as well as a major source of tourists, migrants and students.

Delegates at China New Zealand Young Leaders Forum

Panel at China New Zealand Young Leaders Forum in Beijing in 2016

The Ministry of Youth Development is pleased to be part of this year’s New Zealand China Young Leaders Forum and invites you to hear from innovators, entrepreneurs, change makers, community leaders and young people. This one-day event is designed to inspire, engage and connect young leaders from New Zealand and China.

You don’t have to be a China expert or a young person to attend. However, priority will be given to young people aged 18 to 24 years interested in learning more about New Zealand-China relations, and connecting with like-minded people.

Date:              Sunday 26 November 2017

Time:              9.00am to 4.30pm (registration opens at 8.30am)

Venue:           Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Cost:              Free

The Forum will include sessions on the following general themes (see the detailed programme below for more information):

  • Business and innovation
  • Social enterprise and community leadership
  • Cultural insights and career experiences
  • Education opportunities.


To confirm your attendance, please register now at Please note that places are limited and are on a first come, first-served basis.