Satellite Events 2023
We hosted events all around the globe to watch the broadcast of the Global Australian Awards 2023.
See what happened! We hope you truly enjoyed our global celebration 🥂🌏
The Hong Kong screening, graciously hosted by Deputy Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau, Alistair McEachern, featured distinguished guests, including former Advance Award Winner Michelle Garnaut AO, who is a former Advance Board member, and current member of the Judging Panel. Co-hosted by AustCham Hong Kong CEO, Stefanie Evernett, the event recognised local GameChangers, Iris Lun in the Technology & Entrepreneurship category (represented by her husband), and Peter Osborne in the Inspiring Corporate Leader category, represented by several colleagues.
The London breakfast screening, hosted with warmth by Advance’s UK ambassador Jeannie Lopes featured game changers Yalda Hakim and Dr. Kynan Eng, alongside a distinguished gathering of guests. Among the notable attendees were Richard Basil-Jones, Director of Australia UK Chamber of Commerce; Elisabeth Bowes, Deputy High Commissioner; Ed Robinson, the 2021 GameChanger for Fintech, and Jennifer Mackinlay, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for the UK, Ireland, and the Nordics.
The Manila screening, graciously hosted by Australian Deputy Head of Mission Dr. Moya Collett, celebrated the remarkable achievements of game changers in the Philippines. The event featured the personal awards presented to Prof. Abelardo Apollo Ilagan David Jr., affectionately known as Teacher Archie, and Prof. Armand Mijares, the recipient of the Indo-Pacific Impact Award.
A very special lunch and screening event in New York was hosted by Advance Ambassadors Cassandra Kelly AM and Patrick Loftus-Hills. The gathering featured 2023 Gamechanger Glenn Denning, who received both the Global Impact award and the Global Australian of the Year award for his exceptional work in food security and sustainable development, as well as guests like judging panel member Bob Isherwood and Aussie community legend, Josh Pugh.
The Singapore event, held at James Cook University and attended by the High Commissioner, saw a distinguished gathering that included Advance board member and judge Joseph Kowk, as well as Advance ambassadors Megan Kinder and Rajaneesh Kurup. The event also honoured the accomplishments of 2023 Gamechanger Andrea Della Mattea and 2022 GameChanger Cameron McLean.
The Sydney screening at the University of Wollongong’s Sydney Campus on the harbour, was hosted by Vice-Chancellor Patricia Davidson. The event featured a captivating panel discussion led by Nicola Hazell, featuring Gamechangers Lucy McRae, Cle-Anne Gabriel, and Andrew Quilty, along with a distinguished guest list, including Advance founder Ken Allen, Chairman of the Advance Board Andrew Low, and former Parliamentary Secretary the Hon. Gabrielle Upton