Region: Middle East
You may have heard of the idea that all people are six social connections away from each other #6DegreesOfSeparation. We think that Dubai is a city of 2-degrees, so whether … Continued
This role is responsible for the efficient and successful operation of the Australian Business Council (ABC). As the face’ of the ABC, the role requires a diverse set of skills … Continued
AMBASSADOR (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/AUSTRALIA) Adam is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President (Operations) for the University of Wollongong, overseeing the shared/corporate services for the university in Australia and abroad, covering: finance, … Continued
Are you planning to return home to Australia soon, or recently returned and still settling in? Join us at our #CoffeeHour to be informed, inspired and connected with other expats … Continued
The Australian Business Group is excited to open ticket sales for our annual ANZAC Day Gala Ball. Join us as we come together to celebrate one of Australia and New … Continued
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AUSTRALIA DAY The Land Down Under Dinner Join us as we celebrate the distinctive cuisine that is Australia at Folly Madinat Jumeirah, on Wednesday January 26th from 7.30pm until late! … Continued
Hello friend, Our mission at Advance.org has always been to promote the achievements of global Australians and to support your journey – from the time you make the decision to … Continued
Global Australians returning home have chosen a variety of paths, but one fifth (17%) are still looking for work. Herein lies the opportunity for employers. READ THE FULL REPORT Media … Continued
We initially created #GlobalReaders for families in lockdown. It was so popular we are expanding the range of stories for young global Australian readers. These stories are created by John Williamson-Noble. John … Continued
The Ethics Centre (TEC) is a unique, Australian-based not-for-profit which works to place ethics at the centre of everyday life. It supports individuals and organisations address complex ethical issues and … Continued
From the CEO What a remarkable end to the year! Thank you to the 1,300 members and friends who completed the Advance Annual Survey of Global Australians. The survey revealed many new … Continued
By Adam Malouf, Advance.org Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates, FAICD We welcome our new Advance.org Ambassador in the UAE, Adam Malouf. Adam is the Chief Investment Officer for a … Continued
WATCH > The Advance Awards 2020 Celebration READ > The Advance Awards 2020 Program A NASA research scientist and a cutting-edge technologist whose work ranges from creative design to self-driving … Continued
From the CEO CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Advance Awards 2020! We celebrated a number of firsts this year, including our 37 finalists, hosting the Awards online, the introduction of a … Continued
CAT THAO NGUYEN Cat Thao Nguyen is a trailblazer. Cat Thao (Nguyễn Cát Thảo) is the Managing Director of Global Ready LLC and Lumina Learning Partner, assisting organisations and individuals to … Continued
PROFESSOR JUSTIN WOLFERS Described as one of Australia’s most unorthodox and influential academic exports, Professor Justin Wolfers shifts the lens on economic discourse and the stereotype of economics in equal measure. As a … Continued
PAUL CHAPMAN Originally from Melbourne, Paul Chapman co-founded the game-changing ‘Moneytree’ platform, giving people greater control over their finances and disrupting Japan’s digital banking environment in the same beat. The first generation … Continued
JESS CONOPLIA A global leader shaping film and television industry policy, Jess Conoplia has actively lead on-screen sector development, diversity and advocacy for members world-wide. As President of the Association of Film … Continued
Advance Awards Social Impact GameChanger A fearless campaigner, advocate and writer, Samah Hadid connects her own proud Arab and Muslim heritage to the global fight for greater equality. Samah is as articulate as … Continued
GARRY MCQUINN As a maverick of global stage productions, Garry McQuinn operates at the heart of untold stories and new audiences. Adept at strumming the tension between the creative and commercial worlds, … Continued
PREMESH CHANDRAN As an important proponent of free speech in Malaysia and a disruptor of the media landscape, Premesh Chandran creates space for voices against corruption and government abuses. Premesh is a … Continued
Meet the finalists Congratulations to the 37 finalists of the Advance Awards 2020. You can watch the Advance Awards 2020 celebration here. Alumni Award The Alumni Award recognises graduates of Australian … Continued
Established in 2012, the Advance Awards recognise the work of Australians making an extraordinary impact on the global stage in industry sectors that are of particular importance to Australia. We … Continued
WATCH > Advance Award Winner Leanne Kemp shares her experience at an Advance.org roundtable. In a fast paced discussion, QLD Chief Entrepreneur and Everledger CEO, Leanne Kemp, shared her experience … Continued
From the CEO Spring is in the air in Australia. With it comes the promise of green shoots and the opportunity to begin afresh. Young ballerina Georgia Neaverson shares her journey from … Continued
WATCH > Yasmin Allen, Chairman of Advance.org welcomes Managing Partner of Main Sequence Ventures, Bill Bartee to introduce the approach taken building the next global industrial giants from Australia. Australia … Continued
WATCH > Leanne Kemp interview the Advance.org CEO Maria MacNamara. Our CEO is normally the one asking the questions. The tables are turned and she is now in conversation with … Continued
From the CEO Lawyers often rely on precedents to inform their decision making. Today, we are in ‘unprecedented’ times. Whether it’s the global pandemic, the economic crisis it precipitated, the … Continued
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE will join us to consider what it means to build something new in 2020.
Adam Malouf is the Chief Asset Sourcing Officer at the Knowledge Fund in the Government of Dubai. He is also Chair of the Middle East Advisory Committee at the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Board Member for Trade and Investment at the Australian Business Council Dubai. Adam has been living in the UAE for 16 years now, and sees the country as a very open environment that welcomes business.
Australians want jobs, open pubs and a hopeful future. We’re prepared to take the job and buy the beer, but why aren’t we prepared to create the future jobs, companies … Continued
Mark Rigotti the immediate past Global CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills spoke with Advance.org CEO Maria MacNamara. Mark served from 2014 to 2020 and was also the chair of the first global executive, the chair of the global diversity and inclusion group and a member of the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Partnership Council. He was based in London from 2013 till 2020.
From the CEO What a difference a month makes! The Advance.org team and have enjoyed meeting global Australians who are living and working around the world as well as those who have chosen … Continued
We invited Simon Wardley to share his Wardley Mapping method with our community of global Australians. Wardley maps are used within UK government, with particular interest within the Government Digital Service (GDS) for strategic planning and identifying the best targets for government digital service modernisation. ALL WELCOME!
Zoe Daniel is a former ABC journalist and presenter. She has reported on conflict, famine, natural disasters, repression and poverty across the world in countries as diverse as Sudan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and was until recently, Washington correspondent for the ABC. She joins us to share her experience as a foreign correspondent.
As we begin to map the recovery post Covid-19, the accepted wisdom around cities is turned on its head. Everything from the upending of the retail sector to residential property and the shift back to local communities with its impact on infrastructure needs and the delivery of our services. Lucy Turnbull AO will consider what this means for how we shape the way we live, work and play?
Special Adviser to the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission – Andrew Liveris AO will join us for a roundtable to discuss the opportunity for Australian in expanding its advanced manufacturing capability. With thanks to our event sponsors Internet 2.0
WATCH > Professor John Mattick AO, FAA, FTSE conversation on the transformation of personal health and healthcare systems by genomics and smart sensors, and the challenges to overcome. Professor John … Continued
The pathway back to Australia for global Australians is fraught with cultural, financial and social challenges. For many, this experience comes as a shock. Advance.org research with Indeed in 2019, … Continued
ABOUT We know it’s not always easy coming back to Australia after your experience overseas, and COVID-19 has added an extra dimension of complexity, but you’re not alone. There are … Continued
COVID-19 has certainly brought into sharp relief just how poorly some organisations are coping with radical uncertainty. Inflexible bureaucracies are retarding the flow of critical information and knee-jerk decisions are … Continued