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  -  Business   -  Southeast Asia Business   -  ASEAN Forum 2022 – Calling students to apply!
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6 July 2022

Calling all tertiary students interested in Southeast Asia!

* Application deadline now extended to 13 July! 
We are pleased to be funding a limited number of tertiary students to attend the 2022 ASEAN Forum in Auckland on 27 July.

Held annually, the theme for this year’s ASEAN forum is “Accelerating Towards 2023”. Organised by the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council in partnership with the Southeast Asia Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the forum will highlight business stories of adaptation, change and agility in both products and processes that have allowed organisations to flourish in recent COVID-19 years and prepare to move into 2023.

As a forum attendee, you get to hear from our Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, along with a stellar line up of keynote speakers, who will talk about future directions and issues on trade with some of our closest allies in the ASEAN region and discuss opportunities in this dynamic region.

What’s covered?

Registration to the ASEAN Forum and expenses for return travel to Auckland and overnight accommodation (for those based outside of Auckland, if required).

For students based in Auckland you can apply to attend free of charge here

What’s expected of you?

We ask you to report about the ASEAN forum and its topics on social media. You will be required to post on LinkedIn in the form of a written post, a summary of your experience at the ASEAN forum. Some of the things you might want to talk about include:

  • What were your key takeaways?
  • Did the forum change your perspective of any of the subjects covered?
  • Did the forum give you a fresh perspective on the importance and value of Southeast Asia to New Zealand?

Tag SEA CAPE and the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council (ANZBC) on your posts

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to students of all levels and disciplines currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution.  You must be a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident.

How to apply

Prior to completing the application form below, you will need to record a YouTube video (90-120 seconds) detailing your interest in the Southeast Asia region and why you should be selected for this opportunity.

Submit your video to YouTube (you’ll need to create a channel if you don’t already have one)
1. Label the file using your full name.
2. Follow the YouTube instructions for uploading a video.
3. Copy video link to add to the form where prompted below.

Privacy settings: Please be sure to change your privacy settings to ‘Unlisted’ prior to uploading your video.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please send us an email here.


Applications now closed.

Full event details here.