April, 2010  

Welcome to the April 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
9. The Buzz
1. Advance Emerging Leaders Summit 
Speakers Announced
Just announced! We’re thrilled to announce some new additions to the list of high-profile speakers at the Summit in India. Don't miss your chance to shape the future of the Indian-Australian relationship with Mr Tarun Das (Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry), George Eby Mathew (Principal Business Consultant, Infosys), Vikram Sharma (Founder & Managing Director, IndESCO), Anna Rose (Director, Australian Youth Climate Coalition) and many more emerging and established leaders. More information on our key speakers and details on the program can be found at www.advanceindiasummit.com
2. Why Australians are well placed in the "work smarter" economy 
The U.S. economy is still in bad shape - and years away from true recovery - despite increasingly healthy corporate balance sheets. But opportunities abound for companies and individuals who take smart risks, and position themselves with the right mix of intellectual capital and "emotional intelligence". [More...]
Notre Dame? Bof, where's the jazz jam?
by Ruby Boukabou
I’ve never been much of a sight-seeing tourist. During my first main stint in Paris in 2005 (to complete my Masters in Theatre), before I realised that even Parisians aren’t expected to know every bump in the city, I would hide my Paris Pratique in my coat pocket, regularly stepping into random side streets to squint, scrutinise and memorise the directions. I preferred to be splattered by large drops of rain in a dubious alleyway under a flickering street lamp than to appear like a tourist on the boulevard. [More...]
4. down under / ON TOP
Welcome to our monthly video profile of Australians marking their mark on the world – a joint production between Cameron Daddo and Advance. This month meet Louise Pennell, former Fox Business News journalist, well known Australian media personality and currently a reporter with Bloomberg. Louise joined us in Los Angeles this month to host our new program, the Advance Lounge Chair Series. Watch the video here
5. Despite shortcomings in Copenhagen, Global leaders now agree on Climate Change 
Australians discussed post-Copenhagen international Climate Change negotiations, at Commonwealth House in London this week and agreed that delayed action will reduce Australia’s competitiveness in the market. [More...]
6. Advance Job Board

Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in New York, San Francisco & Hong Kong:
HR Advisor, Aconex - San Francisco

7. ANZAC Day services around the world

A number of commemorative events and services are being held around the world to mark ANZAC Day. For a complete listing of events in North America, Europe and Asia please go to www.advance.org/anzacday2010/

8. Advance Member Benefit

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9. The Buzz   

Our April snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students, together with Hon Jenny Macklin, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs announced in Canberra that Paul Gray and Christian Thompson were the inaugural winners of the Charlie Perkins scholarship programme that will send them to study at Oxford University.
Australian Times - A Chinese coal ship hit the protected Douglas Shoal reef on Easter weekend causing a tear in the side of the vessel and a 3km long oil slick.
Our coffee boys full of beans in Brew York
The Sydney Morning Herald - Most Australian visitors to New York, particularly finicky Melburnians, will understand the difficulty in finding a decent cup of coffee in the city that never sleeps.
Australian Times - The Aboriginal love story Samson & Delilah is released in the UK on April 2. Director Warwick Thornton shares the story behind the story.

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Sat 24 April
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