March, 2009  

Welcome to the March 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. Advance Asia 50 Summit - The Countdown is On!
3. New Yorkers & Australians Raise Over US$100,000 for Bushfire Relief 
Gill Hicks Named Australian Woman of the Year in the UK 2009
1. Message from the CEO
Advance warmly bids farewell to the Hon John Olsen AO, the outgoing Australian Consul General to New York and his wife, Julie Olsen. Over the past six years, John Olsen grew the inaugural one-week, one-city G'Day LA in 2004 to the hugely successful multi-city, two-week G’day USA event in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston. [More...]
2. Advance Asia 50 Summit - The Countdown is On!
The countdown is well and truly on until the Advance Asia 50 Summit in Shanghai on 30-31 March to "Forge New Partnerships for the Asian Century." Advance has confirmed the 50 established and emerging Australian leaders and alumni from Australia’s universities living and working in Asia, who will attend. [More...]
3. New Yorkers & Australians Raise over US$100,000 for Bushfire Relief
The Australian Consul General, the Hon. John Olsen announced that the Australian Bushfire Benefit held last Saturday raised over US$100,000 for the victims of the Victorian bushfire. The funds raised will be donated to the Australian Red Cross’ Victorian Bush Fire Relief Fund to assist those who have been devastated by the disaster. [More...]
4. Gill Hicks Named Australian Woman of the Year in the UK 2009 
Survivor of the London bombings and peace campaigner, Gill Hicks has won the coveted award of Australian Woman of the Year in the UK for 2009. The award, sponsored by Advance, Australian Business and Qantas was announced at Australia House in London to mark International Women’s Day. [More...]
5. Advance Job Board
Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sydney:

Head of Transaction Products, ANZ
6. Advance Announces Member Drive Winner!
In order to build the network of Australians abroad, Advance conducted a membership drive at the end of 2008. Aside from the intrinsic rewards of growing and broadening the network, there was another large incentive for members to refer friends, colleagues and family to Advance – a free flight for two to (or from) Australia, sponsored by FCm Corporate Travel Solutions! And the winner is… Simon Elliot from London, UK [More...]
7. New US Immigration Partner & Member Benefits

Kelly McCown & Jeptha Evans, the principals of the firm, have over 30 years of combined experience representing emerging companies, multinational corporations, investors, and individuals in all areas of business immigration law. [More...]


Upcoming Events


New York:

Wed 18 March


Thu 19 March
Doing Business in France - Breakfast Seminar 1


Mon 30 - Tue 31 March

Thu 12 March
Sat 14 March
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