The Indo-German
Young Leaders Forum

A unique platform for bi-lateral exchange.
50 Young Leaders. Four days of professional and personal exchange.

Join the next annual flagship conference from 22nd to 25th February 2018 in New Delhi.
Applications are open until 3rd December 2017. Apply today. #IGYLF #leadersoftomorrow

About the Initiative

The Indo-German Young Leaders Forum is a platform for bilateral exchange of the young and rising generation of India and Germany. The Forum's goal is to further promote this important geopolitical relationship by

1. Fostering dialogue between young Indian and German leaders from business, politics, science, media and culture
2. Establishing a lasting network of future decision-makers who are engaged and committed to fostering the Indo-German partnership
3. Keeping the exchange alive for future generations

The Indo-German Young Leaders Forum got officially endorsed by Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Modi during the joint closing statement of the 4th Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations in May 2017. It is further supported by a number of renowned personalities from both countries and counts several distinguished ministers, well-known business representatives, and prizewinning researchers from India and Germany in its Board of Trustees. Further, the initiative is officially supported by the Indian Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in New Delhi.

Annual flagship conferences

The Indo-German Young Leaders Forum organizes an annual conference - alternately in Germany and India - to exchange ideas on current bilateral issues.

The next flagship conference of the Indo-German Young Leaders Forum will be held from 22nd to 25th February 2018 in New Delhi and will be attended by 50 selected, highly motivated, and talented participants between the age of 25 and 35 from both countries. To get an impression of the 2017 flagship conference click here, and learn more about the 2018 program and application process click here.

Official Curtain Raiser Events at the Indian Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in New Delhi

The initiative held its successful inauguration event at the premises of the Indian Embassy in Berlin on 12th December 2016, as well as the German Embassy on 27th September 2017. 300+ guests from various professional fields and cultural backgrounds followed the invitation to attend an exquisite programme followed by inspiring conversations.

The programmes of the launch events comprised high-profile keynote speeches such as by His Excellency Mr. Gurjit Singh, then Ambassador of India to Germany, His Excellency Dr. Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India, Mr. Bernd Mützelburg, former Ambassador of Germany to India, as well as a number of other eminent personalities from politics, business, and society.