ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu
Current as of August 2021
- The Summit
- What is the Australia-China Emerging Leadersâ€™ Summit (ACELS)?
- Why should I attend the Summit?
- What is the application process?
- Who is eligible to apply?
- When will I be notified of the application outcome?
- When is ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu?
- Which airport should I book my ticket to (Adelaide/Chengdu)?
- What are some other methods I can use to get to Adelaide/Chengdu?
- What time should I be booking my flights to arrive and leave?
- Do I need a permit to enter South Australia (Adelaide)?
- How long does it take from the accommodation to get to Adelaide/Chengdu Airport?
- Accommodation / Expenses
- I live in Adelaide/Chengdu, can I stay at home (instead of the provided accommodation)?
- Where is the accommodation (Adelaide)?
Where is the accommodation (Chengdu)?
- How much is the Delegate Fee?
- What does the Delegate Fee cover?
- What will the ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu program include?
- Where will the Summit be held?
- Do I need to prepare for the Summit?
- Do I need to be able to speak Mandarin to attend the Summit?
- Is there a Summit Schedule available?
- Are there scholarships available?
- How much will the scholarships be worth?
- Are all Summit events compulsory to attend?
- Will there be free time to explore Adelaide/Chengdu?
- What should I wear to ACELS?
What is the Australia-China Emerging Leadersâ€™ Summit (ACELS)?
ACELS is the Australia-China Youth Associationâ€™s (ACYA) signature event, and a key platform to unite and enrich a new generation of Australia-China literate leaders. Over four days, delegates will be exposed to a wide range of issues in the Australia-China space, engaging with industry leaders and experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields.
ACELS 13 will be held from 15th-18th July 2021. The Summit will bring together delegates from Australia and China to discuss the multifaceted bilateral relationship. Through presentations, workshops, and seminars, participants will deepen their understanding of the dynamic region, and partake in cross-cultural dialogue.
Why should I attend the Summit?
Delegates will have the opportunity to connect and build friendships with young professionals, industry leaders and fellow delegates through networking, social, and cultural events. They will also be exposed to the most topical, pressing, and innovative topics in the Australia-China space.
What is the application process?
To attend ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu, delegates must successfully complete the following steps:
- Fill out and submit an application form, before ** 11.59 pm CST, Sunday 13th June, 2021**;
- Email a copy of your CV (in English) to email@example.com (Only for Adelaide delegates)ï¼ˆFor Chengdu delegates, you are required to upload your CV into the application form)
- Delegates will find out by the result of the application by the 21st of June, delegates must accept the offer within 3 days and pay the Delegate Fee of $150 AUD
- Closer to the date of the Summit, delegates will be sent a form to provide further details (including any dietary requirements) so we can make sure your experience is as smooth as possible.
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone who is:
- Between the ages of 18 and 30;
- Currently an undergraduate or postgraduate student, or a young professional
- Able to demonstrate a keen interest in the relationship between Australia and China, whether it be culturally, professionally or both.
Please note previous involvement with ACYA is not a prerequisite to attend ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu.
When will I be notified of the application outcome?
Applicants will be notified by Monday 21st June 2021 of the outcome of their application.
I have been waitlisted for the Summit. What happens now?
On the 21st of June you may be notified that you have been placed on the waitlist. This will occur in the event that all delegate positions are provisionally filled.
We will notify any waitlisted delegates by the 25th of June if there are positions for the summit that have become available.
How and when will delegates be selected?
In our selection process, we aim to recruit a diverse group of delegates from a range of disciplines at the forefront of the Australia-China space. We are looking for delegates who are between the ages of 18 and 30, interested in the Australia-China relationship and emulate the Summitâ€™s theme and vision.
Application results will be sent out by Monday 21st of June, 2021.
When is ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu?
ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu will take place from Thursday 15th July to Sunday 18th July, 2021. Delegates must arrive to the accommodation for registration by at least 3:30pm ACST time on the 15th of July, 2021 for Adelaide delegates and 2pm CST time for Chengdu delegates as the Summit will begin that afternoon.
Delegates are welcome to arrive in Adelaide/Chengdu earlier, however meals, transport and accommodation prior to the Summitâ€™s commencement will be at their own cost.
Which airport should I book my ticket to?
We recommend that you book your ticket to Adelaide Airport (ADL) for Adelaide delegates and Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (CTU) for Chengdu delegates.
What are some other methods I can use to get to Adelaide/Chengdu?
It is recommended that delegates travel to Adelaide by plane, travelling by coach is the cheapest option but is time consuming and slow.
It is recommended that Chengdu delegates take a high speed train to Chengdudong Railway Station. It is much cheaper than taking a flight but will be more time consuming.
What time should I be booking my flights to arrive and leave?
We recommend that you book your flights to arrive in Adelaide by the early afternoon as delegate registration will be open between 2:30-4pm (ACST). registration will be open between 1-2:30pm(CST) for Chengdu delegates.
The Summit will aim to finish around 1:30pm (ACST) on Sunday 18th July for Adelaide and 12pm (CST) for Chengdu delegates, but please make sure you leave plenty of time to move from the Summit to the airport with your belongings!
Do I need a permit to enter South Australia (Adelaide)?
Yes you do, the link is at [SA Gov Cross Border Travel] website. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
The link to the form is underlined and titled: Cross Border Travel Registration.
This MUST be completed at least 7 days before you arrive in Adelaide, hence you must complete this form by the 9th of July at the latest. You may be required to present your permit to South Australia Police or Health Officers upon arrival at Adelaide Airport.
How long does it take from the accommodation to get to Adelaide/Chengdu Airport?
For Adelaide delegates, catching a taxi or Uber will take around 20 minutes to the airport. Another option is to take public bus J1, which takes 40 minutes to reach the airport. Remember that you need a Metro Card to travel on public buses which you can purchase from most convenience stores. The recommended option is to take a taxi, Uber or Didi.
For Chengdu delegates, catching a taxi or DiDi will take about 30 minutes to the airport. Chengdu delegates can also take Chengdu Metro Line 10 to the airport, which takes about 1 hour. You can purchase a Metro Card or use an Alipay digital metrocard when you take a subway.
Accommodation / Expenses
I live in Adelaide/Chengdu, can I stay at home (instead of the provided accommodation)?
Delegates are expected to stay with the group at the accommodation. This will allow you to get to know other delegates, which is part of the ACELS experience. Please note, the delegate fee is a fixed amount and there is no discount if you choose to not stay at the accommodation provided for the Summit.
Where is the accommodation?
Adelaide Delegates will stay at the Ibis Adelaide – which is at 122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000 and this is where summit registration will occur. The rooms will be twin-share and gender seperated wherever possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you have a strong preference for staying in a gender-separate room, please contact the Delegates Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be able to make arrangements for you.
Chengdu delegates will stay at the Ibis Styles Hotel Chengdu Chunxi Taiguli, which is at 39 Daye Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu. The rooms will be twin-share and gender seperated wherever possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you have a strong preference for staying in a gender-separate room, please contact the Delegates Director Chengdu (email@example.com) and we will be able to make arrangements for you.
How much is the Delegate Fee?
The Delegate Fee will be $150 AUD.
What does the Delegate Fee cover?
The Delegate Fee covers:
- Three nightsâ€™ excellent quality accommodation (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights)
- Access to Summit workshops, seminars and networking events
- Some meals (dinner for Thursday and lunch & dinner for Friday & Saturday) and the Gala Dinner.
- Professional group and individual photography and videography
The Delegate Fee does not cover:
- Travel costs to and from Adelaide/Chengdu (including to and from the airport)
- Additional snacks and drinks
What will the ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu program include?
ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu will feature an intensive four-day program of workshops, panel discussions, speaker events and networking. These sessions will focus on different areas, such as:
- Trade and Investment;
- Creative Arts;
- Economic; and/or
- Public Policy.
A more detailed schedule will be sent to successful delegates, as part of the Delegate Pack.
Where will the Summit be held?
ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu will be held in various key locations around Adelaide and Chengdu. Specific details regarding location will be included in the Delegate Handbook.
Do I need to prepare for the Summit?
We recommend that you do some personal research on Adelaide/Chengdu as trade hubs, as well as some topical themes in the Australia-China space. We will also provide resources to delegates in the lead up to the Summit, as well as information on the speakers and presenters, which will help you to start thinking about key questions and issues.
Do I need to be able to speak Mandarin to attend the Summit?
The main language of ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu is English, however, this yearâ€™s Summit will feature dual language content. Any content that is not in English will be interpreted, so it is not a requirement to speak and/or understand Mandarin.
Is there a Summit Schedule available?
This will be provided if you are accepted as a delegate to attend the Summit.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes â€” there are a few equity scholarships available to attend ACELS 13 Adelaide/Chengdu. Each applicant will be assessed on the strength of their application, as well as their ability to demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:
- Financial hardship;
- Disadvantaged background;
- Regional or remote disadvantages;
- Other hardship/disadvantage.
How much will the scholarships be worth?
The scholarship will cover up to $50 off the full delegate fee.
Is attendance compulsory for all Summit events?
You must attend ALL workshops, seminars and social events, such as networking sessions and the Gala Dinner
Will there be free time to explore Adelaide/Chengdu?
The ACELS 13 programme is, at its core, designed to be quite intensive. However, the organised activities will give you ample opportunity to discover all that Adelaide and Chengdu have to offer. Rest assured, you will also have time in the evenings to explore each cityâ€™s nightlife.
Are there any events on in Adelaide/Chengdu before or after the summit?
Yes, there are many events and festivals on in Adelaide for the delegates to attend at their own leisure What’s On In Adelaide | Events & Festivals | SA Tourism. Please be advised that ACYA is not associated with the events or festivals in any way. Any events that you may wish to attend before/after the summit concludes are at your own expense.
Yes, there are many events and exhibitions in Chengdu for the delegates to attend at their own leisure. More details can be found in Xiaohongshu (RED) application, which is a well known social media app. Please be advised that ACYA is not associated with the events or exhibitions in any way. Any events that you may wish to attend before/after the summit concludes are at your own expense.
What should I wear to ACELS?
Delegates are required to wear business/business casual attire during seminars, workshops, and networking events. The dress code for the Gala Dinner is a black tie.
I have more questions, who can I contact for more information?
Feel free to contact the ACELS Delegates team on firstname.lastname@example.org (Applicants for Adelaide) and < jia.guo@acya. org.au> (Applicants for Chengdu) â€” theyâ€™re more than happy to assist.