Sustainability, Talent, Technology - Futureproofing Australia

What would a futureproofed Australia look like from an environmental perspective and what should we be doing more of? Is it possible to build an internationally competitive brand from Australia and what does that require in terms of talent? Can Sydney become one of the top 10 technology cities in the world? How do we attract and foster the right talent? These questions and more were examined by our expert panel. Featuring Cameron Hepburn, Co-Founder, Climate Bridge, Vivid Economics and Aurora Energy Research and 2015 Advance Global Australian Clean Technology Award winner, Roy Green, Dean, UTS Business School and Dr Russell Howard, Chairman of Board, NeuClone Pty Ltd, Head Commercial Strategy, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics and 2013 Advance Global Australian Biotechnology Award winner. The session was moderated by Maria Atkinson AM, Sustainability Strategist and Director, Maria Atkinson Consultancy Pty Ltd.

Held at the iconic Sydney Opera House on 14 September, The Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of its kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home. More information at

For the 2015 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit we were delighted to partner with Australia Channel, the international service of Sky News Australia designed to meet the needs of expats wanting the freshest news from home, and to highlight the benefits of Australia as a business, tourism and investment destination. More information at