October, 2008  

Welcome to the October issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Help us connect the dots - please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.

1. Message from the CEO
September was a busy month in New York, culminating in a visit by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith and a large Australian delegation to the United Nations. In addition to attending the opening of the UN's General Assembly, [More...]
 2. Sports Talk to Business - How to Succeed

A standing room only crowd packed the Kirkland & Ellis law offices in San Francisco for Sport Talks to Business: The Pressure Game, a conversation between Australian Football star James Hird and business leader Al Ramadan. [More...]

3. Global Poverty and Ethics

Renowned bio-ethicist and Victorian, Professor Peter Singer, presented a lecture for eighty Victorian Advance members at the Australian Consulate in NY.

4. Entrepreneurs in Entertainment

Being seated next to Peter Chernin at a News Corp company retreat in 1994 proved to be the lightening-in-a-bottle career opportunity for Dana Walden, who in just five years became the first female head of a major TV studio. [More...]

5. Advance Job Board 

Have you had a chance to view this month's Advance job board postings?

Business Development Associate, AIG Investments
Manager, AML / Sanctions Compliance, ANZ
Head of Australian Equities, MLC

6. Gentlemen, start your mo'... 

An Australian non-profit was born in 2003 when a couple of Australians were enjoying a beer in Melbourne and decided that men's health issues needed a forum and the moustache was in dire need of a comeback. [More...] 

7. Georgia Scherman Projects Toronto

The exhibition featured 3 video works by international artists, including Australian Shaun Gladwell who has been selected to represent Australia in 2009 in Venice. [More...] 

8. 2010 US Diversity Visa Lottery 

The Department of State (DOS) will begin to accept online applications for the 2010 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program at 12:00pm EDT on Thursday, October 2, 2008. The program randomly selects 50,000 foreign nationals to receive a green card. [More...] 
9. Australians in HK have a vision for 2020 

On Monday, 22 October 2008 at 6.30pm, the Consulate-General in Hong Kong will host the only event of its kind outside Australia to give expatriates the opportunity to formulate a joint 2020 Summit submission. It will focus on the initial and final report outcomes in the six key areas of the agenda where global Australians in Hong Kong have expertise. [More...] 


Upcoming Events


Wed 29th October
A Return to Common Sense


Thu 2nd October
Los Angeles:

Wed 8th October
Thu 23rd October
New York:

Tue 14th October
Wed 22nd October
San Francisco:

Tue 14th October 
A Return to Common Sense
Tuesday 21st October
Venture Capital Forum


Mon 20th October 
A Return to Common Sense
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