Katerina Chen (2017) represents Australia at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference

Old Girl Katerina Chen (2017) recently shared with us that in November 2022 she was one of only five youth delegates chosen to represent Australia at the 2022 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Below she shares her experience:

'I had the honour of being one of the five youth representatives for Australia at the APEC 2022 Conference. During this unforgettable opportunity, I had the chance to present at the youth forum, attend the APEC CEO Summit and view the APEC Economic Leaders Summit.

'Some notable highlights of this trip include being the Australian delegate chosen to partake in the creation of the ‘Youth Declaration’, alongside one youth representative from 14 different economies. This article outlined issues of access to education, green economy and international trade in the Asia Pacific region. This document was personally presented to the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha, and given to other world leaders to use at the APEC Summit. It was an honour meeting Mr Prayut Chan-o-cha and to be given a personal tour of the Thai government grounds.

'Another notable mention was the Australian Youth Delegation’s meeting at the Australian Embassy. During this meeting, we had the privilege to engage in discussions with the Australian Ambassador Angela McDonald, and other prominent members of the Australian government in areas such as Austrade and DFAT.'

Congratulations Katerina! Thank you for sharing your incredible achievement with us.