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Virtual chocolate and coffee flavoured alarms: the future of multi-sensory technology

Born and raised in Adelaide, Adrian David Cheok graduated from the University of Adelaide with a First Class Honors, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering followed by an Engineering PhD. His studies lead him to a career working on mixed ...

Innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia through an Australian lens - China

Advance, Australia’s network of leading Australian diaspora and alumni, supports innovation and entrepreneurial, global Australians. We conducted a study across Asia over the last eighteen months, on which locations might provide the best environment for start-ups looking to capitalise on ...
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Innovating in the Wine Industry 'It’s a dangerous business, you have to drink with your clients'

Born in Hong Kong to an Australian father and a Chinese mother, Eddie McDougall spent his early years in Hong Kong before moving to Australia for his education from the age of eleven. He represents a growing demographic of Australian ...
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Top tips on moving abroad from the Advance community

Moving abroad is exciting but it can also be very challenging. New countries often bring new food, new languages and new landscapes and at various points these things can both delight and dismay you, sometimes both at the same time! ...

Australia Network Interview – Providing Financial Advice to Aussie Expats

Last month Executive Director of Atlas Wealth Management, Brett Evans, was interviewed by Sarah Clarke from the Australia Network as part of their AusBizAsia segment. The segment ran through Brett’s background as a Aussie expat, why he setup Atlas Wealth ...

Practicing global citizenship

Trey Zagante has one foot in Australia and the other in Hong Kong. The Melbournian spends half his time at home and splits the remainder of his time between Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore working on his latest project Venturetec ...
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'Continue learning and evolving along with your environment'

As the Asia General Manager for luxury boutique hotel curation and booking service Mr & Mrs Smith, Hong Kong is the perfect base for Amira Morgan. Handily situated halfway between Melbourne and Moscow, living in Hong Kong allows Amira to ...
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Australia-China Achievement Awards- Nominations Open

On 7 September, 2014 the Minister for Foreign Affairs launched the “Australia-China Achievement Awards" - a new initiative by the Australia-China Council. The Awards will profile and promote the leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity of Australian organisations and people in building ...
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The benefits of identifying with multiple cultures

Henry Makeham, founder and director of the Australia China Youth Dialogue (www.acyd.org) is a great example of someone who understands and exercises the benefits of having a multi-cultural background in a globalised world. Born in Canberra, Henry also grew up ...
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'Just keep putting one foot in front of the other'

Former Sydneyite Cameron Arden arrived in Hong Kong to manage a friend’s bar almost fourteen years ago. Seven years in and wanting a change from the anti-social hours in hospitality as well as harbouring a longstanding desire to work behind ...