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ADVANCE
CONNECTING
AUSTRALIANS
GLOBALLY

Advance.org is the trusted platform that connects global Australians with one another and with Australia. We do this to unlock the economic and cultural opportunities through collaboration, investment and innovation. We recognise and celebrate the achievements of global Australians who are at the forefront of their field to inspire the next generation.

Establishment

Advance.org was established from the ashes of the September 2001 attacks by Ken Allen AM, who was at the time Australia’s Consul General in New York, prior to returning to Sydney in 2006. The Advance Patron is the Prime Minister of Australia, who in 2006 was the Hon. John Howard OM AC. He famously observed:


“Our greatest exports are not of course iron ore important though that is, or tourism important though that is, wheat, coal and all the other things that we export….our greatest exports are our people.  There are a million of you dotted around the world, saving lives, inventing things, being at the forefront of information technology”    


“The concept of Advance is really quite superb. What it does is to challenge in the most emphatic way, that rather silly notion that in some way Australia is diminished by some of the brightest and the best of our country going overseas and making an enormous contribution to the societies and the economies of other parts of the world.”


Advance.org today

We are the trusted platform that connects global Australians with one another and with Australia by:

  • Conducting and sharing Interviews showcasing the work of global Australians
  • Making personal introductions by members of the boardAsia Advisory Committee,  and the Advance Ambassadors to connect global Australians
  • Establishing Advance.org global chapters led by our volunteer Ambassadors who host gatherings in country (UK, US, Japan, UAE and China)
  • Hosting roundtables to share insights and ideas – virtually and in person 
  • Curating and publishing a global events calendar to help global Australians connect in person or online
  • Curating and publishing a monthly news update – Born Global – that is shared across the Advance.org membership and more widely via the website and through social media. 

We unlock the economic and cultural opportunities through collaboration, investment and innovation by: 

We recognise and celebrate the achievements of global Australians who are at the forefront of their field to inspire the next generation by:


You are invited to join Advance.org