About CAMP


CAMP Program


The China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) is a world-first project uniting top young leaders (aged 18-35) from China with their Australian peers for a bilateral business incubator across a broad range of industries, peaking in a 5-day summit during the Vivid Ideas festival in Sydney.

Our vision

We believe we can do better to bring Australia and China together by deepening networks, forging friendships, developing new meaning and expanding potential for ongoing collaboration. With the global economic and geopolitical shifts in the world, Australia and China will do well to know each other better.

Our goals

• To develop real people to people relationships and friendships between Australia and China

• To seek and foster new areas of engagement between Australia and China across business, knowledge and creative sectors

• To showcase Australian creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in China

• To facilitate dialogue, develop professional and institutional networks between Australia and China and harness the leadership of Australian communities in strengthening bilateral connectivity

• To generate, disseminate and make accessible high-quality, relevant and up-to-date information about Australia-China relations

• To strengthen the foundations of engagement - China literacy, business and cultural capabilities of Australian institutions and people

Our backers

CAMP is backed by funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australia China Council, and was launched in Shanghai in September 2014 by The Hon Mike Baird, Premier of NSW. The event has strong engagement with industry and not-for-profits across Australia and China for thought leadership and sponsorship.

Our outcomes

CAMP delivers the following major outcomes:

  1. A stronger Australia-China relationship by providing a platform for top young leaders and their mentors to connect, share ideas and do business
  2. The provision of creative solutions to some of the big challenges facing our two countries
  3. Increased understanding in Australia of the Chinese business environment and culture through several major public-facing events
  4. Increased profile of Australia and China’s most innovative businesses and individuals in both countries through strong media partnerships
  5. The promotion and encouragement of a culture of social entrepreneurship and innovation in our young leaders
  6. Real bilateral business partnerships and outcomes: all think-tanks will deliver a business plan, piece of research or white paper at the end of the incubator.