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 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 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
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
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