The Griffith University Young Professionals Forum is a long-standing and esteemed feature of the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum. The prestigious program aims to provide the next generation of leaders with tailored professional development, the chance to develop ideas and city solutions, and network with city and business leaders.

Candice Noring – Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of nternational Business. (Photo supplied)

The Forum has a strong record of attracting talented and leading young minds from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Candice Noring (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Business student) said she was “honoured to represent Griffith University at the Young Professionals Forum”.

“It was buzzing with exciting and inspiring people!”

Candice is looking forward to the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane where she and fellow participants will have the opportunity to influence the decision-makers of the Asia Pacific region with solutions for today’s urban challenges.

“The Briefing was eye-opening and reassuring so we now know exactly what we signed ourselves up for. I predict that the Summit over the 4 days will be intense and thought-provoking.”

Speakers included Dr Ali Lakhani (Menzies Health Institute), Associate Professor Ingrid Burkett (Yunus Social Business Centre) and Professor Caitlin Byrne (Griffith Asia Institute). (Photo supplied)

Participants have all joined an online communication platform in advance of the 2019APCS called ‘SLACK’ to prepare themselves for finding solutions to 4 urban cities challenges on liveability, mobility, sustainability and innovation which form the sub-themes of the 2019APCS from 7-10 July 2019.

“We get updates in ‘SLACK’ very regularly and many of us are sharing our ideas and articles we find on the topics. It’s not long to go now and I am very much looking forward to this Summit!” said Noring.

For more information visit the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum site.