December, 2010  

Welcome to the December 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message
This month we are delighted to announce Advance’s new Patron, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Julia Gillard MP. Please read the Prime Minister’s message to Advance members here. There's definitely a lot happening back home in Australia with Oprah's visit! She also picked the best venue for her Australian show.[More...]
2. Summit Announcement - Website Live 

50 For the Future - Advance Women's Leadership Summit will be held at the Sydney Opera House from 7 to 8 March 2011 and coincides with the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.


This will be your chance to meet with some extraordinary women making their mark in the Asia Pacific. And, for the first time ever some of the sessions available will be available live online. Visit our website for updates at  


 3. Pathways to Success

The best piece of advice given to Stuart Beattie (screenwriter for Pirates of the Caribbean) was ‘if you are not getting arrested it means you’re not kicking down enough doors or smashing enough windows’ and given his success in Hollywood, he took his manager’s words to heart. Fighting for your dreams and passions was the core theme at the Advance Lounge Chair Series in Los Angeles last month.

Watch the video from four inspiring Australians [here]
Traveling Chameleon
by Kate Gwynne
It was late in summer, at the time between afternoon and dusk when angled shadows divide city streets in two, that I was reminded of the current state of my expat life. I was in Paris to renew my U.S. Visa and had been wandering down Rue Charlot in the Marais district. A light shower had just passed and as I turned a blind corner I almost crashed into a young French woman of about my age walking in the opposite direction. [More...]
5. The Qantas Wallabies French Perspective - Rugby Union
On 23 November 2010, His Excellency, Ambassador David Ritchie held a special reception for the Wallabies at the residence of the Australian Embassy in Paris. This was an exciting opportunity to meet with our legendary rugby union team prior to their test match on Saturday 27 November, which witnessed their magnificent win over Les Bleus, 59 to 16. [More...]

6. Changing the World With Women's Words
When asked to describe what it takes to be a leading woman in the 21st Century, she responded, “courage, honesty and hard work.” Self-employed journalist, author and speaker, Anne Summers, certainly knows what she’s talking about, with many people describing her as a ‘thought leader’ of our time. [More...]
7. Global Australian Spotlight
Australian Tenor, Andrew Goodwin Returns to Sydney
Australian Tenor, Andrew Goodwin who is based in the UK, has returned to Sydney to perform the role of Orpheus with the Pinchgut Opera in December. In 1999 Andrew moved to Russia from Sydney, where he studied voice at the St Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Lev Morozov. [More...]

8. A New and Unique Orchestral Initiative 

On 11 August 2010, a new and unique orchestral initiative was launched in Sydney, Australia - 'The Australian World Orchestra'. The project was developed by Conductor Alexander Briger, and along with his team their aim was to bring together Australia's most successful classical musicians from around the globe to form one of the country's most electrifying orchestras. [More...]
9. Australians Leading the Way in Technology
Sixty-two Australian information technology companies were awarded status in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific, one of the region’s most comprehensive and respected rankings of fast-growing technology companies. [More...]
10. Advance Member Benefit
Advance welcomes our new Member Services Partner myadmin. Designed for the global professional like you, myadmin can receive your postal mail and your emails and ensure you have secure 24/7 internet access to your documents, wherever you may be in the world.

Advance members will receive a one month free trial followed by 10% off the normal price for the first year. 
Find out [more] 

11. The Buzz 

Our December snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.

Jack Sparrow Was Names After Hugh Jackman, Not Intended for Johnny Depp - As we all eagerly await the fourth installment of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, and the return of Johnny Depp morphing into Captain Jack Sparrow, Pop Tarts has learned that Depp was actually not the person originally planned to play the odd pirate.

X Media Lab Founder, Brendan Harkin, Receives Prestigious China Creative Industries Award
Internationally acclaimed creative think-tank, X Media Lab, has over the last seven years established itself as a digital media industry icon.
Australian Times - The Queen has honoured Australian war heroes at a shrine ceremony at Buckingham Palace ahead of London's Remembrance Sunday services.

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