An invite-only evening of discussion and conversation, curated by a high-achieving individual within the Advance community. This intimate evening is a chance to discuss international cultural, political and social issues and how they pertain to Australia.
Advance was delighted to bring together members from Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Australia to welcome 2018 Advance Award winner in Food and Agriculture, Dalene Wray, Managing Director of OBE Organic, at a Salon in Hong Kong. Award-winning Australian journalist Sarah Clarke led an engaging and interesting discussion with Dalene who shared her international experience and insights on Australian business overseas, technology and innovation in the global food industry.
In partnership with the New York Times and ClemengerBBDO, Advance was thrilled to host an evening with the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd. Maureen was interviewed by renowned journalist, and close friend, Julia Baird. The conversation was held in Sydney at the Workclub, a beautifully designed global co–working space, which is home to Advance’s Sydney office.
At the legendary Jazz Workshop, it was the quintessential San Francisco setting for an evening of conversation with Chris Boshuizen, Physicist and Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and former NASA Space Mission Architect, 2014 Advance Award Winner and Advance Board Member. The evening, in partnership with OFX, featured an in conversation with Chris lead by Nina Blackwell, Executive Director of the Firelight Foundation, and former Press Secretary and Spokesperson for US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, with the theme, advancements in the application of science and technology to real world challenges.
On a chilly winter evening in Canberra, the Advance community came together in the iconic National Portrait Gallery for the sixth Born Global Salon. As noted by our Chair, Yasmin Allen, in her speech, it was a fitting venue for Advance to host a function as it 'represents, in portraiture, the achievements of many wonderful Australians.’ The evening, held in partnership with the ASX, featured an in conversation with Advance 2016 Overall and Tech Innovation Award winner Professor Genevieve Bell and Jenny Brockie (Presenter SBS Insight).
On a beautiful summer evening in New York, the Advance community came together at the Olsen Gruin Gallery for the fifth Born Global Salon. The evening featured an in conversation with Advance Social Impact Award winner Jeremy Heimans and Belinda Luscombe (Editor at Large, TIME). With the recent release of Jeremy’s book, “New Power”, it was an inspiring and thought provoking discussion about old vs new power, the influence of social media and online movements such as #MeToo and how they are shaping new power models, the current political climate and insights on how to navigate the 21st Century. Read More
Advance members came together on a chilly spring morning in Beijing to welcome Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation for HSBC and 2017 Advance Global Award Winner and Jia Li, Co-Founder, FinTech Force and ANU Alumnus and CGTV Anchor, Cheng Lei. Following the welcome by Stefanie Myers, Advance Asia Director and H.E. Jan Adams AO PSM, Australian Ambassador to China, the speakers launched into an engaging conversation on the ways in which millennials have shaped global business, are the leading influencers on consumer and lifestyle trends, as well as how Australian and Chinese millennials can be the architects of their own success. Read More
At an evening hosted by Heather Ridout AO, Advance Global Advisory Council member, we were treated to Mandy Drury, global CNBC Anchor, in conversation with Dr Catriona Wallace, founder and CEO of Flamingo AI and 2017 Advance Award winner (Technology Innovation). Catriona spoke about our artificially intelligent future, how AI can revolutionise the world, transform service across multiple industries and her concerns about gender bias being hard coded into AI and machine learning algorithms. Read More
At an evening hosted by Australian Consul-General in New York, Alastair Walton, we gathered to hear from Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation at HSBC and 2017 Advance Global Australian Award Overall winner. Nicknamed the "Anti Wolf of Wall Street", Jeremy is a leading international expert on ethics in banking, fintech and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services. Jeremy was named among the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in the USA by the NBT Movement in Washington DC. Read more
On a warm breezy winter evening, overlooking Los Angeles skyline, Advance hosted its first Born Global Salon for 2018. A gathering of some of our community’s best and brightest joined us at The Montage Beverly Hills to meet with other Born Global leaders, enjoy Penfolds wine, delicious canapes and a special live music performance. Read More
At an evening hosted by Michelle Garnaut, CEO of M Restaurant Group and Advance Board Member, at M Glam in Shanghai we listened to Advance Board Member Chris Boshuizen share stories of his experience as an Australian scientist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology and space exploration. Read more
At an evening hosted by Michelle Garnaut, CEO of M Restaurant Group and Advance Board Member, at her restaurant Capital M - Beijing, a variety of members gathered, from government and business leaders to next-generation influencers, including H.E. Ms Jan Adams AO, PSM, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief, Vogue China and Geoff Raby, Advance Global Advisory Council Member and former Australian Ambassador to China, to experience delicious Australian wines, cocktails and canapés alongside captivating conversations and striking views. Read more
Over a few glasses of wine, guests gathered in the living room of Advance Ambassadors, Michael Sternberg and Donna Green to listen to editor-at-large of TIME, Belinda Luscombe, engage award-winning journalist, Prue Clarke, in a lively, informative and personal discussion about Prue’s career, spanning reporting 9/11 for the ABC and atrocities such as child rape in Africa for the BBC, to establishing New Narratives, a non-profit organisation helping local media in Africa deliver independent, truthful information to its people and challenging the existing bribery tactics for stories. Read more