Young Leaders Forum Application

Please use the following form to apply for the Young Leaders Forum 2018. 

Letter of Motivation (max. 250 words) on why the applicant would like to participate and believes to be suitable for a position at the Young Leaders Forum. Please take reference to the evaluation criteria specified on the website (Excellence, Potential, Leadership, Internationality and Role Model).
Terms & Conditions

The data collected via this form is used for the application process for the Young Leaders Forum and is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data is collected and processed by the organizers of the Young Leaders Forum, HKS Handelskammer Hamburg Service GmbH and German Asia-Pacific Business Association, and will be transmitted to the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. By applying for the Young Leaders Forum, you consent to

  • the use of the data provided by you for the application process as stated above as well as for the publication of participants’ profiles, which will be handed out during the event. This publishing will only take place if you are admitted to the event.
  • the photographing of yourself and the recording of your voice during the event and the use of these photographs and/or recordings singularly or in conjunction with other photographs and/or recordings for advertising, publicity, commercial or other business purposes as part of the event. The term "photograph" used encompasses both still photographs and motion picture footage.
  • the storage of the data provided by you for the duration of three years following your application.

Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 b of the EU Basic Regulation on Data Protection (EU GDPR).

You can request information at any time about the personal data about you stored by us and, if necessary, its correction and/or deletion and/or blocking. For this purpose and/or for further information, please contact us via the following address: HKS Handelskammer Hamburg Service GmbH, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany, e-mail: If you have any questions, comments or enquiries regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data by us, please also contact us using the contact details provided. We would like to point out that you can revoke any consent given to us at any time with effect for the future.

For more detailed information concerning our Data Protection Policy, please click the following link:

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

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