September, 2009  

Welcome to the September 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 - Taking it in their Stride
2. Ultimate Match Making in Genetic Engineering
1. Message from the CEO - Taking it in their Stride
We all experience it. Be it each week or each month, whether in New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney or elsewhere, we meet individuals who are just doing what they’re passionate about, doing it well and who also want to make a contribution in some small or large way to the world we live in. [More...]
2. Ultimate Match Making in Genetic Engineering

Advance staged an intimate discussion with Industry experts analysing the future of genetic engineering with leading Victorian Professor Alan Trounson in San Francisco. In a world where personalised medicine is becoming an increasingly important factor in our daily lives, companies are now commercialising the genetic testing process to find the perfect partner and create the perfect baby. Watch the video [here] 

3. From Brisbane to Baghdad with Michael Ware
Michael Ware is Advance’s one and only member based in Iraq! Ware is the only westerner to have survived an al-Qaeda kidnap and is currently CNN’S international news correspondent. From the heart of Hollywood came one reporter's notebook of one of the biggest stories in recent years. Go [here] to read a member’s account of Ware’s incredible journey, from Brisbane to Baghdad.
4. Victorians Abroad Professional Networking in Hong Kong

The Victorians Abroad network in Hong Kong celebrated its one year anniversary in the stunning location of Crown Wine Cellars, nestled in the cool trees of Shouson Hill. The event included a welcome update from the Victorian Commissioner for Greater China, Charles Brent, on how the Victorian Government is expanding opportunities for Victorians overseas, and people connected with the State. [More...]
5. In the Zone: Crisis, Opportunity and the New World Order
Western Australia shares a time zone with 60 per cent of the world’s population and the nation's promising the greatest economic growth of the 21st century. The state is a principal supplier of a diverse inventory of natural resources to wider Asia and a vital part of the region’s resources security equation. [More...]

6. Launch of Advance Roaming Writers

This September we celebrate the online launch of Advance Roaming Writers! Advance Roaming Writers is a place for Australian writers to help capture the activities and accomplishments of the vibrant Australian communities worldwide. [More...]
7. Nominations Open for Australian of the Year in the UK

Who would you like to nominate for the 2010 Australia Day Awards? In 2004 the Australia Day Foundation introduced as part of the UK Australia Day celebrations the ‘Australian of the Year in the UK’ Award and the ‘Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK’ Award. [More...]
8. Advance Job Board

Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings?
There are positions listed in Hong Kong, London, New York & West Coast USA:

Asia Manager, Advance - Hong Kong
9. Advance Member Benefit
We have set up an exciting program of benefits with the Commonwealth Club.

The partnership allows Advance members to access this prestigious London social and professional club at a special Australian rate. Advance members receive a special discount of 40% and enjoy a club membership of £160. Plus Advance members don't pay an entrance fee - a further saving of £200.
To learn how to take advantage of this great offer click here.
10. The Buzz
Our September snapshot of Australian stories around the globe. - SpringSource, a software company founded by Australian open source entrepreneur Rod Johnson, has been acquired by virtualisation kingpins VMware in a transaction valued at over US$420 million (AU$505 million).

The Australian - When Sydneysider Amelia Lester penned a playful article for Harvard Magazine in May 2005 on the perils of finding a job in New York, she signed off with the following: "Amelia E. Lester '05, an English and American literature and language concentrator in Adams House, hopes a publishing job in New York City is forthcoming." - With headliners like The Pixies and Nine Inch Nails, Toronto Virgin Festival is a rock and indie lovers dream, but there are a trio of emerging pop acts on the bill worth noting: Canadians Anjulie and Melanie Fiona, along with Australia's Daniel Merriweather, are singer-songwriters winning acclaim with their debut albums.

Upcoming Events
Hong Kong:

Tue 22 September
Victorian Premier to Speak in Hong Kong

Los Angeles:
Thu 10 September

Wed 16 September
Thu 24 September
Mon 28 September
Arts Network Meeting

Fri 2 October
MBA Networking Drinks

New York:
Tue 1 Sept - Sat 5 Dec


Wed 9 - Sun 12 September
'small metal objects' Back to Back Theatre of Victoria


Mon 28 September
Punching Above Our Weight


Wed 16 - Sun 19 September
'small metal objects' Back to Back Theatre of Victoria

San Francisco:

Wed 23 September
Summervana - Networking Drinks


Looking for somewhere to watch the AFL Grand Final?
We've put together a list of places around the globe hosting Grand Final parties. To check what's going on in your area visit the Advance AFL Grand Final Page
* View Other Australian Events taking place around the globe.

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