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Inaugural Global Digital Town Hall: Building Resiliency and Seizing Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing.

Tuesday 26 May 6pm  – 7.30pm (US EDT) and Wednesday 27 May 8am – 9.30am (AEST)

An opportunity exists for your organisation to develop a closer involvement with global Australians by becoming a recognised event sponsor and partner 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. Advance recognises and celebrates the achievements of global Australians who are at the forefront of their field to inspire the next generation.

As we all emerge from COVID-19, it is imperative that, in order to grow the Australian economy, that we look to creating new markets which encourage the launch of new companies that were born global, create new jobs and upgrade the skills of Australians.

On May 27, 2020, in conjunction with the Australian embassy in the USA will hold a Global Digital Town Hall : Building Resiliency and Seizing Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing.


Hosted by Yasmin Allen, Chair of Advance, this virtual event will feature a keynote by The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States. The keynote address will be followed by a panel session, facilitated by CEO, Maria McNamara, with:

Anthony Pratt | Founding Patron of and Executive Chairman of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries. He graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and joined McKinsey & Co, before joining Visy. In 1988, Mr Pratt became Deputy Chairman of Pratt Industries; three years later, he moved to the United States to lead the company’s expansion. Over the next 15 years, Pratt Industries grew 15-fold in sales and earnings, through greenfield initiatives and the acquisition of several corrugated manufacturing companies which now form the heart of Pratt Industries. Company revenues grew from US$100 million in 1991; and by 2015 revenue was US$ 2 billion. During that same period, Pratt Industries grew from the 46th largest corrugated box producer in the U.S. to the 5th largest. It is the only major paper company that is 100% recycled.

Pamela Melroy, Director of Space Technology and Policy at Nova Systems. Pamela Melroy is a retired Air Force test pilot and former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle commander. Colonel Melroy retired from the Air Force in 2007, and left NASA in August 2009. After NASA, she served as Deputy Program manager for the Lockheed Martin Orion Space Exploration Initiatives program and as Director of Field Operations and acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration. She went on to serve as Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Pam Melroy now is now a Non-Executive Director of Australian high growth company Myriota, the world leader in low-cost and low-power satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Andrew N. Liveris is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and Director of DowDuPont. He served as Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow, Liveris advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. Mr Liveris is the author of ‘Make It in America’ and was tapped by the current U.S. Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalise the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth. He served as Co-Chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. Mr Liveris was named Senior Advisor to Saudi Arabian Governments Sovereign Wealth Fund, PIF. Mr Liveris sits on the Board of Directors of IBM, Worley Parsons and Saudi Aramco, on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and NEOM.

Robyn Denholm has served as a director since August 2014 and as Chair since November 2018. Ms. Denholm was Chief Operations Officer of Telstra Corporation Limited, a telecommunications company. Prior to Telstra, she was with Juniper Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of networking equipment, serving first as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and then as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Ms. Denholm served in various executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation Australia and at Arthur Andersen. Ms. Denholm was also a director of ABB Ltd. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales.


Exclusivity on sponsorship category (#if available)22n/a
Pre-event planning meeting (with keynot speakers where available)
Logo on event flyer and marketing materails – invite, confirmation, reminder, post event survey etc
Recognition as event sponsor via’s supporter channels – 300,000 circulation
Logo to be included on event page on website
Sponsor to be tagged on all social channels
Recognition by MC at start and close of event
Opportunity to introduce or thank keynote speaker (3 mins max)** on first in basis
Opportunity to play advertisement at commencement/conclusion of the event webcast **on first in basis
Opportunity to introduce or thank panel (2 mins max) **on first in basis
QR code, linked to sponsor’s website to be displayed on screen for duration of event
QR code linked to sponsor’s website to be displayed on screen during panel session
Attendance listings (organisation, registered attendee name and job title only to observe privacy)
Social media push (pre and post event)321
Customised content to be distributed digitally by
Inclusion of question in post-event survey (where post-event electronic survey is available) ** to provide sponsor with data collected (while observing privacy protocols)
Logo on post event survey with thanks from for supproting the event
Logo to be included on event summary and supporting material to be posted on the website
Post-event summary report (based on post-event survey)
Opportunity to review and consider Advance Global Summit 2020 Sponsorship opportunities before market


  • Event dates are subject to change and sponsors will be advised in advance of alterations
  • Sponsors are responsible for the development and supply of an advertising and / or thought leadership material
  • Advance, at its sole discretion, may choose to upgrade some components of a sponsor’s package


Prices and packages are available on application.

For further information or assistance please contact:

Kerryn Nelson, Advance Sponsorship Manager | M: 0417 035 536 / 03 9785 3050 | E: [email protected]

Maria MacNamara, CEO | M +61 416 198 895 | E: [email protected]