May, 2009  

Welcome to the May 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 - PM Kevin Rudd Becomes Advance Patron
2. Advance Pays Tribute to Richard Pratt
3. 2009 Advancing BioBusiness Award Winner 
1. Message from the CEO - Australian PM Becomes Advance Patron  
We are honoured to announce the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Kevn Rudd MP, as our Patron. The Australian government continues to be committed to Australians abroad as a valuable brains trust [More...]
2. Advance Pays Tribute to Richard Pratt
Richard Pratt, Australia’s “cardboard king”, was one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs. As a leading Australian businessman and philanthropist, his thought leadership, generosity and contribution to Australian society are profound legacies that will be felt for generations. [More...]

3. 2009 Advancing BioBusiness Award Winner Announced

Slashing the time it takes for new medicines to reach consumers and improving scientific discovery in Australia are top of the agenda for leading biotechnology scientist Dr Michael Crouch when he meets with key industry figures in the US in May. Dr Crouch was selected from a highly competitive field of candidates for the prestigious 2009 Advancing BioBusiness Awards. [More...]


4. Global Victorians Enjoy an Evening with Bob Hawke in Shanghai
When word got around the tight community of young Australian entrepreneurs in Shanghai that a former Prime Minister was going to attend their regular Great Aussie BBQ gathering, even the cold couldn’t keep them away. At its second successful Global Victorians event in Shanghai, Advance Global Australians delivered a surprise guest of honour, former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Bob Hawke AC. [More...]
5. Fortunes Are Made Out of Recessions

Fortunes are made out of recessions according to many business leaders including entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. This was the message heard by Advance members who attended a recent seminar in San Francisco hosted by Shirlaws Business Coaching.[More...]

6. Advance Job Board
Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in San Francisco, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Guangzhou:

7. Essential Strategies for Pursuing U.S. Permanent Residence for Australians in E3 Status 
Most Australians who consider doing business in the United States have heard of the E-3 visa. The visa is the product of a treaty between the United States and Australia that grants Australians a special allocation of U.S. work visas. [More...]

Upcoming Events

Hong Kong:

Wed 6 May - Sat 9 May
Australian Production of "Cosi"

Thu 14 May - Sun 17 May
International Art Fair

Thu 14 May
Archibald Prize Winner - Guy Maestri on show

Wed 6 May
Thu 14 May - Fri 16 May
Thu 28 May

Los Angeles:

Sat 9 May
Westfield Hollywood Ashes

New York:

Tue 5 May
Wed 6 May

San Diego:

Sat 16 May
Word of Mouth

San Francisco:

Tue 5 May
Future of the Enterprize

Sun 10 May
Wine Tasting with Matt Skinner

Thu 28 May
Advance Summer Party
* View Other Australian Events taking place around the globe.

Don’t forget to vote!

If you’re from Tasmania or Western Australia there are a couple of important dates to remember. Tasmania’s Legislative Council elections will be held on 2 May. Make sure your vote counts while you’re overseas, by visiting the Smartraveller website, where Western Australians can also find the details for their May 16 referendum on Daylight Savings.

Thank you to Advance's major partners: 

 Advance Global Australians is supported by the Australian Governmnet through
the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade.