Born Global : June 2020

From the CEO

What a difference a month makes! The team and have enjoyed meeting global Australians who are living and working around the world as well as those who have chosen to return to Australia. It was wonderful to put faces to the names during the inaugural #Digital Coffee Hour. The global digital Town Hall – Building Resiliency and Seizing Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing was well received and we continue to field questions on the issues raised. The digital roundtable with Advance Global Impact Award winner in 2019 Professor John Mattick AO, has also found a receptive audience. I have also recorded a number of interviews including the most recent ones with Warrick Cramer and Leanne Kemp.

Immediately following the Advance Global Summit is a series of roundtable conversations and fireside chats with Andrew Liveris AO, Lucy Turnbull AO, Zoe Daniel former Washington Correspondent for the ABC, and a special celebration with Melanie Brock in Japan. We will also be hosting an information session with mapping master Simon Wardley. In the meantime, we will be working with the distinguished Judging Panel to announce the finalists of the Advance Awards  2020. The recent announcement of the commencement of negotiations of the Australia-United Kingdom FTA has put a spring in our step and work will begin on a program of activities soon. Drop us a line, We love to hear your news. Until next time and with our best wishes. – Maria MacNamara



In a simple, clear and powerful presentation, Professor John Mattick AO inspired us to imagine the transformation of personal health and healthcare systems by genomics and smart sensors at the most recent global digital Advance Connect Roundtable. You can watch his presentation and read the summary prepared by Head of Insights Johanna Pitman. More



The inaugural Global Digital Town Hall – Building Resiliency and Seizing Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing gave us an opportunity to collaborate with Australia’s Ambassador to the United States and his team at the Embassy in Washington DC. The event was well received with over 1,250 registrations, 70% of whom were based in Australia a further 20% from the United States and 10% from across the globe. Over 200 of those who registered sent in questions, 55% of registrations were from our network, 45% were female and 81 guests shared feedback which was universally positive. Be sure to read the secrets to scaling globally from Founding Patron Anthony Pratt. More



Our conversation with entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, the CEO and founder of Everledger, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and the Advance Technology Award Winner in 2018 provided insights about growing a global technology company focused on providing marketplace and supply chain transparency. More


Warrick Cramer, former CEO of Tomorrow Street -Vodafone’s global innovation centre based in Luxembourg is now in Australia. Warrick (featured in this photo with the PM of Luxembourg) is consulting with entrepreneurs, working with high potential startups and considers what will drive innovation post Covid-19, followed by a conversation about his global experience. More


We held our inaugural #Digital Coffee Hour this month and caught up with global Australians who have returned to Australia and those that were making plans to do so. Catch up with the conversation and our plans for an Advance Transition ProgramMore

Coming up

We have also planned a number of conversations including a roundtable with Advance Award Judge Andrew Liveris AO. We will be exploring how cities work post Covid-19 with Lucy Turnbull AO. Melanie Brock will help us lead the launch of in Japan, and Zoe Daniel will be updating us with insights from her experience as Washington correspondent for the ABC. Friend of Australia, Simon Wardley will be joining us from London with a session on mapping strategy (if you’ve not been introduced to Simon’s method, come along, you can thank us later!). Check our events page for details.

Carolyn McGregor AM’s work is world-leading. The Advance Technology Innovation Award Winner in 2015 has translated the work she did with neonatal intensive care units to managing the health of astronauts for future long range missions beyond low earth orbit.

In the works

Last year, 500 guests assembled at The Star in Sydney to recognise and celebrate the contribution of global Australians at the forefront of their field during the Advance Awards Gala Dinner. In 2020, we aim to welcome participation from Australians around the globe, so start planning your Advance Awards celebrations to support the finalists from your region. If you would like to sponsor the Advance Awards, or one of the Category Winners, please contact our CEO Maria MacNamara.


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