October, 2010  

Welcome to the October 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message 
This month we are delighted to announce two new partnerships. Advance joins forces with V Australia, to offer Advance members in San Francisco the opportunity to win a roundtrip International Business ticket from Los Angeles to Sydney on Richard Branson's newest international airline, V Australia. And we also welcome our most recent Talent Mobility Partner, Ambition Group, a global specialist recruitment company. [More...]
2. A New Kind of Business Education 
An international study undertaken late last year has revealed that when it comes to management skills, Australian companies are not great performers, and this has a direct impact on productivity. The main problem? When management is poor, talent and ideas go unrecognised. [More...]

3. Advance Roaming Writers
Why Australians Shine Overseas
by Simon Drake
Ever since I have been living and working outside of Australia I am continually meeting Australians who have an interesting job or business. Australians are well known for their sporting and recreational activities, yet of the unique pioneering Australians in work and business, roaming the world I began to wonder why we're so apt, capable and up for it. Is the spirit for adventure unique or just a quirk of circumstance? [More...]
4. Intern to Hollywood Producer
Welcome to our monthly video profile of Australians making their mark on the world – a joint production between Cameron Daddo and Advance. After establishing his career as a successful producer in Australia, Eden Gaha took his drive and ambition to LA. Starting as an assistant at VH1 he soon rose up the ranks of Hollywood television to become a producer of some of Americas hottest TV shows.
Watch the video [here]
5. Young Australian wins Royal Commonwealth Society Photographic Award
Fine arts student from the University of Tasmania has made the world stage after winning a Royal Commonwealth Society Photographic Award in the UK. Lewis Jarrett, 20, will fly to London to receive his prize at the Commonwealth Gala Awards Dinner on October 14, as the only winner from the Pacific region. [More...]
6. Get Online and Get Connected! 
You’re in a foreign land, a new city, a new workplace. Everything moves constantly. People go about their own business and you’re left standing still, wondering how on earth you fit into it all? How are you going to make a local network? How are you going to make local friends? How are you going to find out what is going on where you are? [More...]
7. Carbon Expo Australasia 2010
Melbourne Australia 11-13 October
Australasia’s premier Trade Fair and Carbon Conference for emissions intensive business and low carbon economy product and service providers will be this year's best opportunity to network with key domestic and international carbon business players, and to develop strategies to minimise costs and maximise benefits associated with emissions reductions and carbon pricing. [More...]
8. There's Nothing Like Australia
Explore Australia through the eyes of locals or share your photos to win a $10,000 trip to Australia. Get involved in this Tourism Australia campaign by telling the world about your favourite Australian holidays. You'll be inspiring travellers from around the world and helping them create their own perfect Australian holiday experience.
 Find all the details at www.nothinglikeaustralia.com/us/

9. Advance Member Benefit
With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.

LACMA is offering 20% Active and Patron Level Membership to Advance members. Promo code for members is ADVANCE (case sensitive) Click here to read more.

10. The Buzz 

Our October snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.

Move on climate, BHP Billiton urges
The Age - The world's biggest mining company has urged Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to act on climate change ahead of other countries, warning that Australia's economy will suffer unless it looks to a future beyond coal.
Thanks very much for that introduction and for that very warm welcome. For an Australian politician to recognise so many familiar faces in a US audience shows just how close we've all become, as we contend with the uneven, uncertain global recovery that has followed the crisis.
Australia’s strong economy has continued to outperform market expectations, expanding by a healthy 3.3 per cent in the 2009-10 financial year, a rate of growth not witnessed since before the global financial crisis.
Australian Times - Australian most fashionable designers and models took to the London Fashion Week stage to launch the recent Summer/Spring collections, and key industry experts say this is the best season for Aussie fashion yet.

Upcoming Events

Sat 23 October
Thu 21 October
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New York:
Sat 23 October
Mon 25 October
Australian Market Update 2010
Palo Alto:

Wed 27 October
Australian Market Update 2010

San Francisco:

Thu 14 Oct
Thu 28 October

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