2018 Conference

About the 2018 Conference 

The 2018 flagship conference of the Indo-German Young Leaders Forum will be held from 22nd to 25th February in New Delhi. 50 selected 'Young Leaders' from both countries will face a host of high-profile guest speakers, panel discussions, and workshops on topics which address the most pressing issues of today, and which help to successfully guide bi-lateral relations in the years to come.

The conference is envisaged to be a festival of ideas, with enriching discussions and interesting speeches. In addition to the formal sessions, participants are also given the opportunity to interact in an informal atmosphere, be it on a guided tour through New Delhi or over cocktails after a long day of discussions.

The preliminary program includes the following:

Day 0
Arrival & informal get-together
Day 1
Opening event
Visit of the Indian parliament & meetings with senior politicians
Team building exercises & intercultural training
Dinner reception, hosted by the German Embassy
Day 2
Keynote speeches
Panel discussion on the future of Indo-German relations
Lunch reception
Impulse lectures and interactive workshops
Evening reception
Day 3
Impulse lectures and interactive workshops
Field trip to industry partner
Evening program
Day 4
Group presentations of workshop outcomes during farewell brunch
Closing session

Young Leaders - Who are we looking for? 

We are looking forward to welcoming some of the most promising high-potentials from both countries to the conference.

The selection committee, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, is selecting highly motivated individuals from India and Germany based on the following criteria:
1. Proven leadership potential, from all domains
2. Falling between the age of 25 and 35 with a strong interest in fostering Indo-German relations
3. Possession of a clear vision to further develop Indo-German relations post the event

The application window for the 2018 conference has been closed.