January, 2009  

Hello [firstname], 

Welcome to the January issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. Message from the CEO
 2. Australia Week: More Than Just a Shrimp on The Barbie 
1. Message from the CEO
This month, the best of Australian culture, fashion, food, wine, tourism and business will be celebrated in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with the largest annual foreign country promotion in the United States. G'Day USA: Australia Week 2009 will run from January 13 – 24 2009. [More...]

2. Australia Week: More Than Just a Shrimp on the Barbie
Now in his seventh year in the US, outgoing Consul-General to New York, Mr. John Olsen, has steered the hugely successful "G’day USA" event from its inception as "G’day LA" in 2004. In the run-up to Australia Week in January 2009, Mr. Olsen gives a prelude to this year’s events, and shares some unique insights for Australians doing business in America. [More...]
3. Australian Innovation - It's a Shoot Out
Australian Innovators get put to the test this month when the Innovation Fast Pitch and Shoot Out events roll into Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. The states have chosen their finalists, but who will be named Australian Innovator of the Year? [More...]
4. 2009 G'Day USA Financial Services Luncheon
The hugely popular third annual G’Day USA Financial Services Luncheon will take place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Friday January 23 as part of the multi-city Australia Week G’Day USA program. The sold-out luncheon, sponsored by G’Day USA, ASX, Fairfax, Rio Tinto, Westpac and Advance, aims to expound the virtues of investing in a strong Australian economy. [More...]
5. Global Victorians Invested in State's Future 
Making Melbourne University one of the top five educational institutions in the world was a key proposal to come out of a recent forum to develop strategies for Victoria's continued growth and stability.[More...]
6. Advance Asia 50 Summit - Update
The dates for the ADVANCE ASIA 50 SUMMIT, which was announced in the December newsletter, are confirmed as March 30 and 31, 2009.  It will be held in Shanghai, PRC at the Hyatt on the Bund with a Gala function to be held at M on the Bund. The theme for the Summit will be "Partnerships for the Asian Century" [More...]
7. Australian Woman of the Year in the UK
Nominations for the Australian Woman of the Year 2009 have now been launched. This major award recognises the extraordinary achievements that Australian women have made in the United Kingdom. [More...] 
8. Advancing BioBusiness Award 2009 - Call for Entries
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Limited and Advance have again formed a partnership to open new doors for Australian life scientists with the Advancing BioBusiness Award. [More...]

9. FCm Outlook - Consolidation in Corporate Travel
Regional and multinational travel management is a moving feast – with multiple travellers across multiple destinations and an array of needs and expenses. How well does your company track and control these costs? [More...]

Upcoming Events


Sat 24th January
Australia Day Ball 2009


Thu 29th January  
Los Angeles:

Tue 13th January
New York:

Tue 13th January
San Francisco:
* View Other Australian Events taking place around the globe.

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