Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit 2017


November 29 - December 1, 2017
2017 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit
Venue: RMIT University
Accomodation: Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

From 29 November to 1 December 2017, Asia 21 will take place in Melbourne.

It is the first time Asia 21 Summit will be held in Australia, and it coincides with the 20th Anniversary of Asia Society Australia.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Government, the Summit will explore the theme of: World Disrupted. Asia's Future.

Workshops, action labs and leadership master classes will focus on the major shared challenges faced by the region - geopolitical realignment, urbanization, mobility, and technological change.

From a macro, global view on these interconnected challenges, through to the Asia-Pacific and Australian context, the Asia 21 Summit will draw upon combined expertise and leadership of the 2017 Class, Alumni and global and Australian experts to generate creative, multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and develop communities of leaders to drive positive change. 

Confirmed Speakers:

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria
Professor The Hon Gareth Evans AC QC
Tom Nagorski, Executive Vice President, Asia Society
H.E. Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Australia 

Asia 21 Presenting Sponsor


Strategic Partner

University Partner

Founding Action Lab Sponsor

Summit Dinner Partner

Challenge Partners


Supporting Partners


Adventure Partners




Arnel P. Casanova
Claire Chino
Saad Mohseni
Tom Nagorski
Rick Pal
Kathleen Reen
Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura


Aaron Maniam
Nikhil Mittal
Eddy J
Anita Ghazi Rahman
Sanjeev Sherchan


Avinesh Bhar
Azedeh Fartash
Vernie Oliveiro
John Park
Keiko Yamamoto


Maysam Ali
Ravi Agrawal
Kesang Dorjee
Shaun Gordon
Sandeep Jauhar
Parag Patel
Durreen Shahnaz
Govinda Upadhyay
Nick Rongjun Yu


Sadiq Amini
Uon Vichetr
Brian Yang