August, 2008  

Welcome to the August issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Help us connect the dots - please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance. 

 1. Message from the CEO 
Advance's newly-opened Hong Kong office will service Australians working and living throughout Asia, many of whom have been Advance members since our global organisation began in 2002. In line with the expansion into Asia, we are planning a major event in Shanghai on 20 and 21 November this year; the Advance Asia 50 Summit. [More...]
  2. ANZ Partners with Advance for Talent Return

Advance is delighted to welcome ANZ as an Advance Talent Return Partner. As one of the largest and most successful companies in Australia, ANZ aims to help build a sustainable future for its business, shareholders, staff, customers and communities. Each month, Advance will publish ANZ opportunities on the Advance Job Board. To find out more about ANZ please, visit the ANZ Talent Return Page

3.  NYC: Options Group Presentation

July 16, 2008
- A large contingency of twelve Options Group recruiters from around the world met with Advance financial services network members in New York to discuss the state of the markets in Australia and the employment prospects for Australians returning to Australia. [More...]


4. Advance at London Toast Festival 2008
Members are invited to visit the Advance stand at the Toast Festival in London on September 26th. You will be able to collect your brand new Advance Membership Card whilst sampling the best Australian food, wine and music available in the UK. Australia's favourite rock singer Jimmy Barnes will be playing his only UK gig for 2008. Advance members receive a 10% discount on tickets. [More...]

5. Advance Job Board 

Have you had a chance to view this month's Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Chicago:

Country Head of Audit (Syd)
District Executive, Business Banking ANZ (Syd)
6. Shanghai: Victorians Abroad Launch
Victorians Abroad in Shanghai was launched on 10 July. The Hon Joe Helper, Minister for Agriculture & Small Business, hosted the event with the Commissioner for Greater China, Charles Brent, who praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Victorians doing business in China. [More...]
7. Aussies' $15m Silicon Valley success
Three young Australians who launched a web company six months ago have now sold their creation to Google for a reported $15 million. Ryan Junee, Julian Frumar and Simon Ratner founded Omnisio - described as "the world's first video rich application" on the company's website - and have now hit the big time. [More...]


Upcoming Events

Sat 9th August
Great Aussie BBQ & AFL Game

Fri 26th September

Los Angeles:
Thu 28th August
Word of Mouth Networking Drinks
New York:
Sun 10th August
Wed 20th August
Tue 26th August

Thu 28th August

San Francisco:
Wed 27th August
Networking Drinks - Silicon Valley 
* View Other Australian Events taking place around the globe.

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