ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER SPECTACULAR EVENING...
Held on Tuesday the 10th of October at the striking Art Gallery of NSW, ten high-achieving global Australians were celebrated as the 2017 Advance Global Australian Award winners.
From innovating in one of the world's most established industries to introducing cafe culture to China, to harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (and a lot in between), Australians and alumni are at the forefront of some of the most exciting and innovative industries and developments around the world.
Check out photos from the night on the Advance Facebook Page here and here.
THE OVERALL WINNER...
Financial Services industry category winner and Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA, Jeremy Balkin, was announced as the Overall Winner.
A leading international expert on ethics in banking, fintech and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services, Jeremy typifies the idea of the ‘Born Global’ Australian, a true thought leader and innovator.
Chair of the Advance Global Advisor Council, Doug Elix AO said, “Through the 2017 Advance Awards, we gained valuable insights to the skill and dedication of the one million Australians working abroad. The raw talent on display was spectacular – it’s evident that the well being of Australia is in good hands.”
Attended by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ms Lucy Turnbull AO, The Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision, and ambition.
We commend the Australian Government, our partners, donors and Advance Ambassadors for their vision in supporting Advance and this important annual program, the first of its kind in Australia.
We thank the judging panel, distinguished Australian pioneers who themselves have have significant impact on the global stage, for their time and careful consideration of all the nominees.
MEET THE MENTEES...
At Advance, we believe that mentoring is a powerful tool that helps to build the clarity and self-awareness required to be truly innovative. As part of our Awards Program we offer the Awards Mentoring Program, matching Australian university students with an Advance Global Australian Award Winner for 12 months of one-on-one mentoring. Meet the 2017 mentees, many of whom were able to join us for the Awards.
COULDN'T BE THERE ON THE NIGHT...?
For all our members and friends who were not able to join us in Sydney on the night, check out all the highlights here.
Read all the news and media coverage of the Awards program and see what people who attended the event this year and previous years (as well as those who tuned in from halfway around the world) had to say here.
2018 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN...
It's our mission to unearth more remarkable international Australians and to celebrate the work they're doing in their fields around the world. If you know a global Australian who deserves international recognition, nominate them for the 2018 Advance Global Australian Awards here.
AND THAT'S A WRAP!
See you next year :)