What does the opening of Australia’s borders mean for you? This is the question we have been asking our members and the pent up yearning, frustration and optimism are all palpable.
And with the graduation of our first cohort of the NextGen program, open borders mean the next generation of Australians can start pursuing opportunities overseas too. It’s fitting that our postcard this month from seasoned expat, Sonja Vodusek, emphasises the importance of mentorship and keeping a wide network – we couldn’t agree more.
You’ve asked to stay updated on industry developments in Australia, so not to be missed is next week’s Space Town Hall! In this free and interactive discussion, meet the world’s best thinkers and shapers of the space economy, and explore Australia expanding role, and the implications this holds for other industries.
There is so much more packed into this update, including our Annual Survey of Global Australians – share widely please to raise the voice of the Australian diaspora!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
JOURNEY THROUGH SPACE
Join our incredible lineup of global space experts, including Dr Chris Boshuizen, Adam Gilmour, Andrea Boyd and Prof Carolyn McGregor AM, as we seek to answer the big questions about this rapidly growing sector around exploration, innovation and technology. This Space Town Hall is for all, from the everyday citizen through to space industry experts. More
SHARE YOUR GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Through this anonymous and quick survey, we want to gauge how international border closures have affected you, and learn more about your experience overseas. Our annual survey helps us better serve you. For a fresh perspective on talent and careers we are delighted to have Russell Reynolds Associates as sponsors to bring their global leadership expertise to the 2021 Survey. More
THE CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION
COP26 saw many of our Gamechangers in Glasgow, and more sharing their perspective on climate change. Amongst them, San Francisco based, 2012 Advance Award winner, Saul Griffith, has just released his new book, Electrify – the ‘optimistic – but realistic and feasible – action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything’. More
THE VALUE OF NETWORKS
With global experience in Tokyo, New York, Manila, Prague, and Washington DC, Advance Member and Managing Director at The Peninsula in London, Sonja Vodusek, reflects on her recent move to the UK and discusses the key to a prosperous future for the hospitality industry – the people. Sonja also gives insight into the importance of mentorship and keeping a wide network. More
FIND EVENTS NEAR YOU
Have you given the Advance Events Board a look yet? Whether you’re looking for a networking opportunity, or you’re interested in learning from industry experts – find an event near you (wherever you are in the world) to suit your interests. One to watch for sure is the upcoming conversation on the evolving Australian innovation ecosystem, with Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos AO and Advance Awards judge, Andrew Liveris AO. More
AUSSIE GIFT GUIDE
If you are thinking about gifts for family and/or friends in Australia, this gift guide comes from daily news service, The Squiz, and Buy from the Bush, a store full of beautiful things to buy from rural communities across Australia. The guide has pressies to suit all kinds of recipients of all ages, from homebodies and foodies to beachgoers and entertainers. More
THINKING ABOUT RETURNING?
Join us for the final Advance #CoffeeHour of the year, and share your story with our community. You will have the chance to hear from our team about opportunities and networks to help you settle back in. In this session, our guests speakers from Watermark Search will be sharing their insights about the landscape for interim executives and tips on how to prepare for the Australian job market. More
HOW TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA
Are you looking to return home to Australia, but not sure where to start? America Josh has all the answers! From recognised vaccines, quarantine times and pre-departure COVID-19 tests to domestic travel and issues around families and partners – Josh’s detailed article is sure to help you prepare. More
FIND THE PERFECT JOB
Whether you’re looking to make the move home to Australia or want to take the leap overseas, the Advance Jobs Board will have something for you! Search using your ideal industry, location, type of work and any other key words to find the perfect fit. The board has hundreds of vacancies and is updated weekly to help you find what you’re looking for. More