September, 2010  


Welcome to the September 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
  
 
1. Lounge Chair Series 

Building a Brand in the US - Experts' Hot Tips
 
Two years ago, when Samantha Wills decided to bring her successful Australian jewelry line to America, a local agent immediately made an offer to sell her brand to US retailers. “We gave them the line, they wrote great dollars for it, it was distributed through Nordstrom nationally,” Wills said. [More...]
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2. Starting or Changing Jobs While in the United States: A Love Story
You came to the U.S. for a vacation, fell in love and decided to stay. Or you came to the U.S. with an E-3 work visa, fell out of love with your employer and want to change jobs. In either case, the route to pursuing your heart’s desire is not immediately obvious. However, there are a number of options and planning ahead can arrange everyone’s expectations nicely. [More...]
 
3. Imagine Australia: The Year of Australian Culture in China
Come and try a slice of Australian culture during Imagine Australia, a year-long feast of Australian cultural performances, exhibitions, concerts, forums, exchange projects and more, all over China. From art and opera to new media and rock concerts, there’s something for everyone. See our website calendar for details or read about our events for venue and ticket information. [More...]
 
4. Calling All Entrepreneurs - Gateway to the US Program 
 
The Gateway to the US is targeted to innovative companies considering doing business in the world’s largest and most formidable market. This 3-month program works with Australian entrepreneurial CEOs and senior executives to explore their options for expansion and investment into the US marketplace. [More...]
 
5. Are you looking to return to Australia?
Talent Return Panel Discussion

Direct from Sydney and Hong Kong, with sound experience in the Asia Pacific markets, Clayton Asia are the people to speak to if you're considering relocating back home or to Asia. Watch the video of our second exclusive Talent Return event hosted by Clayton Asia, a leading executive search and strategic consultancy firm.
 
6. Advance Goes Blue for September
 
When you think of the colour blue, prostate cancer probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But if you come across something pink, like a bow or ribbon, breast cancer quite possibly is. [More...]
 
Click here to watch the video and learn more about Blue September!
 
7. Australialive 2010 UK & Europe
 
Australialive 2010 UK & Europe is a showcase of Australian trade and investment opportunities to British businesses and consumers. It captures the local market’s imagination by displaying the scope of what Australia offers as a thriving economy, exciting trading partner and the best holiday destination in the world. Visit www.australialive.org for a full programme of events.

8. Advance Member Benefit
 
Advance is pleased to introduce members to Snuggstuff, an Australian business venture that was born out of a joint passion for eco-friendly living done stylishly.

For the month of September
, Advance has teamed up with Snuggstuff, to offer members a 20% discount on any Snuggstuff item. All you need to do is mention Advance in the Paypal instructions when you check out

Find out 
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9. The Buzz 
 

Our September snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
 
Introducing the Global Children’s Challenge,™ a health initiative designed to get children from all over the world active, and instill in them the lifetime habit of daily exercise.
 
Bran Nue Dae is a charming new Australian-based, music-driven road movie/romantic comedy starring Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush that literally bursts onto the screen with unbridled energy and fun.
 
I'd Never Heard This Word Antipodean Before 
Australian Times - GO HARD OR GO HOME: The Collin’s Online Dictionary defines Antipodean as people or things that come from or relate to Australia or New Zealand. Well yeah, that’s me! But I didn't want to live with them.
 
On Thursday 12 August at precisely 8.46am, 36 of Australia and America’s finest firefighters headed off on a run from Los Angeles to New York City to honour emergency workers and civilians who lost their lives on 11 September 2001.

Upcoming Events
 
Beijing:

Sat 4 Sept - Sat 16 Oct
Dream Worlds: Australian Moving Image 2010
 
Tue 28 September

Chicago:

Sat 4 & Sun 5 September
Wine Australia presents Wine Oasis - Chicago Jazz Festival

London:

Tue 14 September
 
Wed 15 September
 
Thu 16 - Sun 19 Sept
 
Wed 22 Sept - Sun 3 Oct
 

Los Angeles:
 
Thu 30 September

New York:
  
Tue 7 September
 
Tue 28 September
 
Sat 2 October
 
Sat 23 October
San Francisco:

Thu 23 September
 
Mon 20 September

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