The Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI) is Hitachi's way of fulfilling its commitment to society, particularly helping build future generations through innovative education. This community relations program seeks to identify and nurture potential Asian leaders among the best and brightest students in Asia, bringing them together to discuss regional and global issues with influential government officials, prominent business leaders, academics, and NGO representatives.

Through the years since its inauguration in Singapore in 1996, HYLI consistently provides the youth leader participants with a unique platform where they can broaden their perception, understanding, and perspectives while promoting Asian values and sharing cross-cultural experiences with other delegates. Participating countries are from Indonesia.

Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan. Each country is represented by up to four university student delegates who were carefully selected as recipients of this unique program.

The 15th edition of HYLI was held in Singapore from July 19 to 12, 2019. A total of 32 student delegates from 8 countries gathered together to share different perspectives and build on experiences to develop appropriate, inclusive and sustainable digital solutions that will transform the region’s development around HYLI 2019’s theme "Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Future."

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