Media Release: AIYD welcomes Asia Society Australia as a Strategic Partner
The Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) is excited to welcome Asia Society Australia on board as a Strategic Partner of AIYD. Asia Society Australia is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with the Indo-Pacific Asia, based in Sydney. Since 1997, it has been promoting greater connectivity and deeper understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific, making it a natural partner of the AIYD.
The Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) is excited to welcome Asia Society Australia on board as a Strategic Partner of AIYD.
Shaun Star, Co-Founder and Chair of AIYD emphasised that ‘The AIYD and Asia Society share the goal of promoting greater engagement and understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific in a range of areas. Since 1997, Asia Society has done a tremendous amount of work in this area and we are very pleased to have them on board as a Strategic Partner so that we can work closely together to build ties between Australia and India. ‘
Asia Society Australia CEO, Philipp Ivanov, said “The Australia-India relationship is at a critical junction. Both nations have recognised the untapped potential of the relationship and its importance for the prosperity and security of Australia and India and our shared neighbourhood. The Australia India Youth Dialogue provides an essential flow of new ideas and champions of the relationship, and Asia Society Australia is thrilled to be a partner of the Dialogue”.
The AIYD is the pre-eminent track-two dialogue between Australia and India at the youth level. It provides a sustainable platform for the youth of Australia and India to come together and discuss some of the most critical issues in the Australia-India relationship, and help foster greater mutual understanding and an enduring partnership between the two countries.
The fifth AIYD conference will be held in India on 27-30 January 2016. It will bring together 30 of the most promising and dynamic emerging young leaders (aged 18-40 years) from diverse backgrounds from Australia and India.
Asia Society Australia is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with the Indo-Pacific Asia, based in Sydney. Asia Society Australia promotes greater connectivity and deeper understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific in the areas of business, policy, culture and education and provides a high-level and innovative platform for Australian and Asian leaders and champions of engagement to connect, exchange ideas and develop meaningful relationships. Asia Society Australia is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisation empowered by the membership of leading Australian and regional business, education and cultural institutions.