Young Leaders Forum

Tel. +49 / 40 / 35 75 59-37

After two successful Young Leaders Forum in 2014 and 2016, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association invite again young leaders from Europe and China to participate in the third Young Leaders Forum during the "Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe" 2018.

The Young Leaders Forum brings together exceptional personalities from business, politics, academics and societal organizations to discuss current topics of Sino-European relations.

The Young Leaders will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with high-ranking speakers from the “Hamburg Summit” in an exclusive program the day before the “Hamburg Summit”. The Young Leaders will have full and free access to the overall program of the eighth “Hamburg Summit”.

The objective of the Young Leaders Forum is for the participants to have the opportunity to establish a network with distinguished individuals and to enhance their understanding of Sino-European relations. Also, the “Hamburg Summit” will be enriched through different perspectives coming from a new generation of leaders.

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The application process for the Young Leaders Forum 2018 has not opened yet, but will start soon. Any new information will be updated on this website. If you are interested in registering on a preliminary application list, please send an email to  

Following evaluation criteria will be applied in the application process:

  • Excellence

    • Young Leaders have a proven track record of excelling in their respective field.

  • Potential

    • Young Leaders possess the ability and talent to increase the impact of their career beyond the status quo.

  • Leadership

    • Young Leaders have achieved a lasting impact in the organizations they served by inspiring and motivating their peers.

  • Internationality

    • Young Leaders have international working experience and an international network, preferably with a focus on Sino-European relations.

  • Role Model

    • Young Leaders have a positive impact on the economy, environment and social standards of societies they operate in.

For any questions regarding the Young Leaders Forum, please contact:

OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association
Mrs. Felicitas Kaupp
Tel: + 49-40/ 35 75 59-37

The third Young Leaders Forum 2018 is organized by the HKS Handelskammer Hamburg Service GmbH in cooperation with OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association.


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Guests of honour 2016

Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Guests of honour 2016

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission

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Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

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November 26 and 27, 2018.

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