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Australia-Taiwan Emerging Business Leaders Program

About the Program

The Australia-Taiwan Business Council Limited (ATBC) is conducting the Australia-Taiwan Emerging Business Leaders Program (Program), as a steppingstone in deepening the B2B relationship between Australia and Taiwan by identifying and encouraging the next generation of business leaders.

The Program will run over the 2022 year.

The key outcome of the Program is to promote, develop and connect emerging business leaders from Australia and Taiwan, particularly in the following sectors:

  • Renewable energy
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Fintech

The Program will include the following:

  • virtual and in-person forums, workshops, and networking events; and
  • promotion and profiling of Program participants through communications and publications, culminating, in the Emerging Business Leaders’ Summit in October-November 2022.

The Program will create opportunities for participants to share their experience and insights through promotions and profiles and will support them in maintaining their professional networks and pursue career opportunities in the Australia-Taiwan bilateral relationship as Program Alumni.

Announcement of Successful Leaders Program – Thursday, 28th April 2022

ATBC is pleased to announce the successful candidates who have been selected to participate in the Australia-Taiwan Emerging Business Leaders Program (the Program). The Program generated great interest from many highly qualified candidates in many fields from both Taiwan and around Australia. The 16 successful candidates bring with them a wide range of skills and experience. It is hoped that through the events, workshops and conferences of the Australia-Taiwan Emerging Business Leaders Program, they will be able to learn from each other and from the prominent stakeholders in the Australia-Taiwan relationship who are contributing to the Program. It will be an amazing chance to brainstorm new ideas, establish relationship, and find new connections to further vitalize the business interactions between Australia and Taiwan.

An official announcement of the 16 successful candidates was inaugurated at the first event of the Program on 28th April 2022 in Taipei and Sydney hybrid format.

Leaders Program Workshop – Wednesday, 18th May 2022

With the official commencement of the ATBC’s Emerging Business Leaders Program on 28th April 2022 in Sydney and Taipei using a hybrid format, the 16 successful Leaders are already hard at work preparing for their first activity, which will be unveiled in an open-to-the-public Workshop on Wednesday 18th May. The 16 participants have been divided into four teams, each with a mix of skills and experience. Each team has given an icebreaker topic for them to work together to present at the online Workshop to the public. This provided a chance for this talented group of people to show how, working together, they can generate bigger and better ideas that will benefit the commercial space between Australia and Taiwan. Setting the tone for the Workshop will be keynote speaker Dr David Howard-Jones, a partner in Marsh McLennan’s finance and risk practice and Director, Oliver Wyman Australia with live voting poll as which was the best performed Team.

Australia-Taiwan Emerging Business Leaders Program Video


Workshop Wednesday 18 May 2022

Leaders Program Networking Event – Wednesday, 15th June 2022

The session will be an online escape room for the Leaders’ networking only – Not to the public.

Leaders Program Public Forum – Friday, 26th August 2022

The public forum will be held online on Friday 26th August when participants will have a further chance to showcase how their ideas have developed. This forum, in which participants will present their own individual pitch, is also open to the public online and will include a Q&A session with a great expert panel.  Public interest in this event is welcome and further details will be provide shortly.  It will be a great chance to see how young professionals and entrepreneurs envisage the development and growth of commercial relations between Australia and Taiwan.

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Questions or further information

Please contact Mrs Ching-Mei Maddock CEO, ATBC on or +61-0429-813-497.