Tony is currently studying a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Year-in-Asia) and Bachelor International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra. Tony is currently studying at Peking University and working for the ANU China Liaison Office on a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship. As ACYA National Managing Director, he also supports the strategic direction and countless projects that operate out of ACYA.
Regarding the Summit, Tony is most excited to meet the delegates and hear about their experiences — he believes ACELS is 'an unprecedented opportunity to learn, connect, and share experiences with not only industry leaders but also other delegates!'
Liam is currently is currently completing honours in economics at the University of Western Australia. He was previously the New Colombo Plan China Fellow (2017) and a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholar (2018).
Liam previously worked at the Australian Embassy in Beijing and the United Nations Development Programme in Myanmar. He also interned at Westpac Institutional Bank (Sydney), KPMG Global China Practice (Beijing) and Lion-Kirin (Shanghai). Liam was Project Manager for ACELS Beijing 2018 and ACYA China General Manager in 2018, and now manages Government partnerships for the Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD).
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NANCY CHEN / 陈馨
Nancy is an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws student at the University of Technology Sydney.
She first got involved with ACYA by volunteering at the Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival (2016), then as the UTS Chapter People-to-People Vice President. Nancy then became the UTS Chapter President in 2017. She is passionate about ACELS because it connects people in the Australia-China sphere and provides opportunities for her to delve further into discussion with fellow individuals who are also interested in Chinese history and culture. She is looking forward to meeting the delegates at ACELS this year. _____ WeChat : nankaay
SHUXI WANG / 王姝晰
Shuxi studies a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Laws at Monash University, and is currently on exchange to Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is currently President of the ACYA Shanghai Chapter.
She believes ACELS is a platform for young people to work together and strengthen the bridge between Australia and Asia, by 'fostering meaningful friendships and professional rapport, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the Aus-China space'. She looks forward to meeting the ACELS 8 delegates and engaging with them in the workshop and seminar discussions.
DAWN CHEN / 陈曦
To better understand Sino-Australian relations, Dawn pursued a Masters at the Australian Studies Centre in East China Normal University. During the past three years, she has actively participated in international conferences, published articles in this field, and researched the development of Australian trade policies.
For Dawn, 'the importance of ACELS lies in its capacity to unite business and academic talents with delegates of great potential.' She believes this is crucial to promote the sustainable development of Sino-Australian relations.
DORCAS WONG / 王羚
Dorcas studies Law / Arts and is Associate Editor of “China Briefing” at Dezan Shira & Associates. She is interested in the rich and diverse relationship between Australia and China and believes there
are fundamental challenges that must be bridged to ensure the relationship continues to be mutually beneficial.
She sees the future direction of Sino-Australian relations as being in the hands of the youth from both China and Australia. Thus, for Dorcas, ACELS creates a platform for these young leaders ‘to create shared solutions to common problems that may emerge both in this bilateral relationship and globally’.
BENJAMIN FLINT / 方杰明
Ben’s interest in the Australia-China sphere began at an early age — being born in Hong Kong and grew up there (and later, in Melbourne). Ben worked as a brand manager at Red Bull and recently project managed Supafish, a pop-up food and beverage experience on Melbourne's Yarra River.
His life plan always included a return to China, to touch up on his language skills and to re-immerse himself in China’s amazing culture.
Ben studied a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Monash University and at Fudan University as a Chinese language student. While in Shanghai, Ben became involved with ACYA to help ensure the Australia-China youth community is strong and vibrant.
EREN WANG / 王潇锐
Eren has been receiving Internationalised Vocational Education, and is now a second-year undergraduate at Shanghai Business School, majoring in International Business. He gained interest and established ambitions in the China-Australia space when he was volunteering as the Captain of his high school’s International Communication Team, which hosted a couple of Australian student delegations sent by the Victorian government. He is the holder of an Advanced-level English Interpretation certificate, and the National Champion of two Vocational School English Competitions. Eren believes ACELS is an important and beneficial event for the development of Australia-China exchange. It provides literate and responsible young people who possess or aspire to possess experience in the Australia-China space with a uniquely inclusive while professional platform to share, gain, and socialise.