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2019 China New Zealand Youth Leadership Summit

July 13, 2019

2019 China New Zealand Youth Leadership Summit
St Andrew’s College, Christchurch
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Sister Cities New Zealand Best Youth Award 2018 (Qingdao) 
Official youth event for the 2019 China New Zealand Year of Tourism

We ask if you would share this opportunity with your community, schools and local aspiring global leaders. They may even approach you for support with their attendance and we wanted you to know about this important event. Youth delegates from China and New Zealand will join together for this residential summit from 13 – 20th July in Christchurch with an option to participate in special topic days in Queenstown and Dunedin, kindly hosted by Taieri College. The main objective is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to work in a very different world and equip them with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to understand each others differences and work together within a cross-cultural environment with respect, trust and understanding.


Summit sessions and workshops
Global issues and challenges | China New Zealand relations | global citizenship and social responsibility | cultural differences | cross-cultural social skills | leadership in a cross-cultural environment | resilience | diversity and inclusion in the workplace | leading self, others and change | emotional intelligence |

Dates and fees 
Summit and Showcase Christchurch Day,13 – 20 July, $795
Summit only, 13 – 19 July, $680
Summit and all Showcase Days (Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin) 13 – 24 July $1175

Fees are now final and inclusive of all costs excluding travel to and from Christchurch.  Some air travel assistance is available for those travelling from the regions. Please ask.

“The future of the New Zealand China relationship will be determined by our next generation of leaders – young New Zealanders with the energy, vision and creativity to build on the successes of the past and present.”
Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council


Contact us
Program and application form
We are grateful for the support of St Andrew’s College as host venue for the summit. and to Taieri College, Dunedin for hosting Dunedin Showcase Days.  We also acknowledge the participation of Christ’s College,  Middleton Grange School and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School of Christchurch, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment MBIE for recognition as an official youth event for China New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019; Education New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand, Christchurch Educated, Capability Group and China Global Connection Canterbury.  
Emeritus Associate Jan Fitz-Gerald
President, China New Zealand Youth Leadership Summit 
Chief Executive, Institute of Global Engagement New Zealand
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