Tie me kangaroo down, sport
I’m just trying to get my head round the finer nuances of 'strine' as Alphabet prepares to take another step on its exciting path to global domination with the launch of our Australian operations.
If you’ve got too much time on your hands and have been loitering around our various corporate and events blogs you’ll have noticed that we’ve been a bit active down under lately.
The successful momentum of this year’s FutureGov Congress Australia – 140 delegates, seven sponsors, and still growing, in comparison to no sponsors for an equivalent event by the Turtles – has led us to speed up our plans for opening an office in Sydney (originally planned for Q1 2012).
The latest good news is that we’ve just secured the services of Andrew Jensen as our new Managing Director for Alphabet Australia, a highly regarded industry veteran who previously led large conference teams in Germany, United Kingdom and Canada, most recently as the Managing Director of IQPC Exchange (yes, that’s another IQPC door being slammed). So we’re now very confident that the maturity of Australia’s public sector will prove to be the ideal backdrop for the further development of our publishing, research, training and conference activities, under AJ’s leadership – and I’m looking forward to the launch of FutureGov Australia magazine in the coming months.
We’re also currently in conversation with several other key individuals with major experience of Australia’s public sector, and are looking to get them to jump aboard sooner rather than later. So … stay tuned for further announcements.