Adelaide Connected is a podcast series aimed at giving insight into people who have lived abroad and why they have chosen Adelaide as home to live and work. Hosts, Grant Law (of Grant Law Public Relations) and Peta St Clair (Committee for Adelaide) speak with executives from various industries who are now based in Adelaide, South Australia. We hear about their time abroad and delve into key topics about their move to Adelaide, how important networking is, how we attract key talent, and how our state fares on a global scale.
Craig Swann & his move to Adelaide to take over the leading innovation festival, _SOUTHSTART
For more than 25 years, Craig has lived at the intersection of community and technology and explored the opportunities to connect people through innovative, interactive and intimate experiences. As part of his award-winning music technology, Looplabs, he’s built multiple online communities in the millions and Offline, Craig co-launched and curated FITC, Canada’s largest design and technology event as well as created and hosted technology unconferences in North America and Europe.
Since arriving in Adelaide Craig has helped turn around _SOUTHSTART , a struggling local startup event, into the nation’s leading innovation festival hosting technology, impact and investment leaders from across the country and beyond. As a long-time TEDster Craig also organised Adelaide’s first TEDx youth event at Scotch College.
Craig believes in prototyping the future and that if it’s not fun, exciting or affecting lives it’s not worth doing.
We enjoyed this podcast session with Craig to learn why he chose South Australia to live and work
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Jodi Brown landing her dream job as GM of Eos by SkyCity, right here in Adelaide
Jodi moved to Adelaide in September 2019 from Sydney where she had been working at QT Sydney. Prior to this, Jodi worked in the Hotel Industry across Australia for the past 12 years across Albury Wodonga, Perth and Melbourne after studying in Canberra. In her younger years, Jodi lived overseas for most of her schooling as her father was the Consul General in the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Vienna and Hanoi.
Jodi has lived across many countries and cities throughout her life and how important her experience abroad has led to her dream role right here in Adelaide.
For more information about Eos by SkyCity click here Eos by SkyCity - Adelaide Hotel - SkyCity Adelaide
The start-up space with Tyson Gundersen and Adam Morgan
We talk with Tyson Gundersen and Adam Morgan, both arrows and entrepreneurs who have worked all over the world, who have now chosen South Australia as a place to live and work in the start-up space.
Melanie MacGillivray on marketing the global success story SWEAT from the Barossa Valley
Melanie MacGillivray is the Brand Partnership Manager for Sweat based out of Adelaide, Australia. Sweat is subscription fitness app and digital platform, empowering the world’s largest female fitness community.
Melanie re-located to South Australia from the United States last April with her husband and young daughter. Prior to moving to South Australia, Melanie had an extensive career within the sports industry, specifically soccer. While living in New York City, she worked for the US professional soccer league Major League Soccer (MLS) where she oversaw business operations and marketing for major international soccer events staged in major markets across the US. From that role, she transitioned to leading global distribution of media rights for the League for all markets outside of the US and Canada.
Following her stint at MLS, Melanie was appointed Head of Americas for Bundesliga International which serves as the media / marketing arm for the Bundesliga (Germany’s top professional soccer league) in international priority markets. In this role, she led business operations, commercial and marketing strategy fort the League across the Americas.
While Melanie is still fairly new to South Australia, she has already adopted a love for its beautiful food and wine culture, secluded beaches and comfortable city living. She is enjoying the slower pace of life in regional South Australia, as she resides full-time in the Barossa with her family and enjoying a flexible work arrangement.
Serafina Maiorano on why SA should harness the knowledge and experience of skilled migrants
Global networking expert Serafina Maiorano discusses why we should harness the input of skilled migrants here in South Australia.
Serafina works globally, and has played pioneering leadership roles in international organizations. Her unique skill set and diverse experiences as a global CEO, network builder, cultural intelligence leader, advisor and strategist have been applied in business, creative, community, impact and political arenas around the world.
Whether managing global membership organization of 50,000 leaders, innovators and change makers while based in New York; overseeing programs to help start ups scale globally, working with teams to provide the training and development plans for 45,000 personnel hosting the Asian Games; growing a business or impact enterprise in the Middle East and beyond; developing mentoring programs for government leaders and university students; to advocating and marketing Australian arts and cultural initiatives to the world. Serafina is able to see both the fine detail and the big picture. She has an extended network of friends and associates from all corners of the globe, and insightful knowledge of numerous world cultures, geography and politics that can only be learned by being there. Serafina is dedicated to high standards of performance and integrity.
Awarded the 'Top 100 Women of Influence' by the Australian Financial Review in 2012, her passion for a better world has focused on positive, systematic transformational growth.
Serafina's consulting firm, Our Global Table, has a website https://ourglobaltable.net
Ben Mellows on his return to Adelaide from Sydney
Ben Mellows is the founder and owner of Polka https://www.polkadrops.com.au – which are an alternative to alcoholic drinks. He makes de-alc sparkling wine, and de-alc pale ale beer, made right here in South Australia – working with winemakers and brewers to make the perfect non-alcoholic option. Ben also owns Frank Simple https://www.franksimple.com.au – a practical range of supplements that fit within your lifestyle using the best possible products and ingredients; think apple cider gummies, collagen beauty boost powder, plant protein powder, made here in Australia.
Ben is originally from Adelaide and lived in Sydney for over a decade. He has recently returned to grow his businesses right here in South Australia.