July, 2010  


Welcome to the July 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Our next issue will be out after the summer break in September.

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1. CEO Message 
 
One conversation with a wise person can be more enlightening than years of study.

This notion lies at the very heart of Advance. We seek out our most articulate thought-leaders and innovators abroad, those whose work and ideas are infused with unique experiences, travel and exposure to the world's very best, and we bring them together. To talk, and to listen. To share, and to think. To inspire, and to be inspired. [More...]

 
Driven to Succeed
by Lesley Slade 
 
Drag racing and ballet are not an obvious pairing, but for Aussie Steven McRae those two elements helped shape his early years while growing up in the outer suburbs of Sydney. It’s been a unique journey for the 24-year-old who now stands proudly as a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London. [More...]
  
3. down under / ON TOP
 
Welcome to our monthly video profile of Australians making their mark on the world – a joint production between Cameron Daddo and Advance. Michael Ware has lived the War on Terror since 9/11, first in Afghanistan, then spending six years in Iraq as a front line journalist. Michael is the only westerner to have survived an al-Qaeda kidnap.
 
Watch the video [here]
 
4. Australian Pavilion Welcomes Two Million (and a half) Visitors at the Shanghai World Expo
 
australianpavilion.com - Chen Lei and his wife Shen Yan were the two millionth visitors to the Australian pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo today. The Shanghai couple, who are expecting their first child in a few months, were welcomed by Pavilion Director Peter Sams and Executive General Manager of Tourism Australia Richard Beere, and of course by our cheeky kookaburra mascot, Peng Peng. [More...]
 
5. Advance Job Board & Opportunities

Have you had a chance to view this month’s postings? There are opportunities listed in Australia & the US:
 
 
 
6. Kopernik: bringing the future to the world’s developing communities
 
Ever wanted to change the world? Ewa Wojkowska, Australian co-founder of New York-based Kopernik is bringing innovative technologies to developing communities in East Timor, Africa and elsewhere. [More...]
 
7. 'Tour of Duty' light the way for rememberance
 
On Thursday 12 August 2010, 16 Australian firefighters combined with their U.S. Firefighter colleagues will run in a 'Tour of Duty', from Los Angeles to New York in an epic journey covering the length and breadth of the United States. [More...]
  
8. Creativity Unleashed at the Melbourne Recital Hall in September

Some of the world’s trickiest problems will be put to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and strategists to find creative solutions in Melbourne in September 2010. They are among 35 world class speakers, thought leaders and artists who have been invited to give their answer to the $1 billion question – Imagine If… [More...]

9. Advance Member Benefit
 
Advance is pleased to introduce members to Oscar's, the best coffee in Hong Kong, and offer members the chance to try it for free. For the month of July, Advance has teamed up with Oscar's, an Australian style espresso bar on Wellington Street. Advance members get a FREE COFFEE with any of their breakfast or lunch items valued min. HK$35.

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10. The Buzz   

Our July snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
 
Melbourne's Alfred Hospital has launched an Australian-first, state-of-the-art gated radiotherapy technology to provide better treatment for cancer patients and ensure greater chances of survival. 
 
Truth of the new UK visa cap 
Australian Times - Reports the UK is shutting out Australians have been rejected by recruitment experts and the Home Office, with government opposition leaders warning of the harrowing danger such inaccuracies could cause.
 
Wine Australia Rocks Summer with their Open Up campaign
Wine Australia will be promoting their wines to American audiences throughout the summer. The wine selection will highlight the diversity of styles of Australian wines; from Hunter Valley Semillons to the cool climate Pinot Noirs of Victoria.

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