June, 2010  


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Welcome to the June 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
 
Hope you enjoy the coming month's read.
 
 
1. Summit Highlights: Scenes from New Delhi
 
This month Advance is delighted to present the complete photo gallery from the recent Advance India Summit in May 2010, including images from the opening reception, interactive day sessions and the post-summit celebration. You can also access video material from the Summit, such as the opening address by Tarun Das, Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and President Aspen Institute, India, and both the morning and afternoon plenary sessions.
 
Click here for access to the Photo Gallery
Click here for access to Summit Videos
 
 
What Writers Write About
by Jan Merry 
 
If you haven’t read John Morrison’s short story, The Incense Burner, I recommend you do. Especially next time you’re feeling homesick. Morrison relates the experiences of a young knockabout seaman, stranded in London. Broke and alone, he wanders the streets, longing for a change of luck and a ship to return him to Australia. [More...]
 
3. Gateway to China program gives five Australian entrepreneurs the edge
 
Advance is delighted to announce the launch of the 'Gateway to China' pilot program, a recent collaboration with ANZA Technology Network and the NSW Government Department of Industry and Investment. [More...]
 
4. Entrepreneurial Australians driving new approaches in India's NGO sector
 
Three motivated and entrepreneurial young Australians have developed innovative ways to solve some of India's greatest socio-economic problems.  Following their attendance at the recent Advance Emerging Leaders India Summit, Jai Sharma
Brooke Arnold
and Clary Castrission each share their vision with us and illustrate how Australians can make a difference.
 
5. 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. As the world watches the every move of Wall Street, we meet Mark Solomons, an Aussie who lived the dream of working on this now infamous street as one of the lead investment bankers for one of the worlds biggest banks. Watch the video [here]
 
6. Australian-first: $250m biotech fund to drive innovation out of Qld 

The Bligh Government has secured an Australian-first venture capital fund which provides unprecedented international financial backing to drive ideas and innovation in Queensland. [More...]
 
7. Still call Australia home?

Australian Times: Recent discussions about the Australian population suggest more Australians are set to become global citizens, prompting the question, where do we really call home? [More...]

8. Advance Member Benefit
 
Back by popular demand Advance has teamed up with Polli to offer members a great opportunity to purchase Polli products with a 30% discount off all online purchases from June until the end of August. Get pieces from Polli's new collection called Kohl Gold made from finely etched thin sheets of brass, which is made from 100% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.

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9. The Buzz   

Our June snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
 
The Sydney Morning Herald - Samantha Stosur has slayed Serena Williams in another giant-killing performance at the French Open.
 
From 31 May Genevieve Lemon will join the London cast of the multi-award winning Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson
 
Associated Press - Two Australian soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, the worst fatalities the country has suffered in a single day during military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday.
 

Australia Shares End Up 1.3% After Recent Weakness

Wall Street Journal - The Australian share market bounced Tuesday, mainly due to a lull in the selling that pushed it down to a seven-day low on Monday. Investors found little reason to keep selling, despite another slide on Wall Street overnight, although the mood remained nervous.

On a typical Friday evening in Los Angeles, with mild temperatures and clear blue skies, guests of Cappello Capital Corp. made their way to the Hopper residence in upscale Brentwood. It was Friday, 21 May, and Cappello Capital was celebrating the official launch of its Australia Desk, to be based out of Los Angeles.  
 

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