HYP members are invited to experience an evening of global proportions inside Newcastle’s NeWest landmark attraction: the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space. Hear from leaders about expanding economic networks, the professional opportunities available in today’s global world and accessing these global markets.

Global markets open a whole new world of experience and perspective and enable professionals and organisations alike to expand their horizons. They encourage professionals and organisations alike to think outside the box; build on and create new ideas; and develop a greater insight into the globalised world. This knowledge and experience is invaluable for influencing others, for achieving our own success and defining our impact on the world.

As part of China Week 2017, HYP and UoN Global bring you ‘Going Global’ – an event that will shift your perspective out of Newcastle and across international borders. Expect speakers who have successfully launched products overseas, contributed to trade and investment promotion and managed hundreds of staff across multiple markets and cultures. You’ll also get an opportunity to network with fellow HYP members and UON Global students, and for those who would like a tour of NeW Space, we will also be offering this at the conclusion of formalities.


When: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 8pm
Where: NeW Space Ground Level Foyer, University of Newcastle, Corner Hunter St and Auckland St, Newcastle
Tickets: $25 + bf (includes drink on arrival + nibbles)

Meet the speakers:

Grame Barty
Grame Barty is an expert at developing a vision, with a supporting strategy and plan for execution, and a method of communicating and engaging all participants into a common understanding and implementation.

Grame Barty has experience at the most senior levels – Board and Executive – in the structure and management of a global Trade and Investment Promotion Organisation across multiple markets and locations. At Austrade managed 700 staff globally in 80 locations across multiple markets and cultures.

Both as an experienced software technology entrepreneur, corporate executive and high level Government official Grame Barty understands how to position and enter new markets and to interact with foreign companies and governments in a time and cost effective way.

Grame has the proven ability to commercialise innovation – from concept, to venture capital raising, to IPO. At HarvestRoad Ltd – a company he founded and to a public listing on the Australian Stock Exchange – he developed and sold a unique software technology product to the defence and education sectors in over 15 international markets. Grame Barty has a long track record of team building, generating pride in in individual and organisational performance and exceeding goals and has been awarded numerous Business, Manager and Sales Awards in his career.


Josh Peak

Josh Peak graduated University of Newcastle in 2012 with a combined degree in B. Computer Science and B. Computer Engineering.
He started working for a startup on the Central Coast called Invoice2go in 2010 whilst still studying at UoN.
In his 6 years with Invoice2go the company grew from 2 people to 100+ employees based in 4 different countries. Invoice2go is used by over 350,000 companies in over 20 countries around the world. It is translated into 10 different languages and over 2 billion dollars in Invoices are sent through it each month.
Since 2016, Josh now works for Dexata at Williamtown Aerospace Centre as Software Engineering Manager for their ISR product Horus with a team of 8 engineers across 2 countries.
Taking the experiences he learned first hand from Invoice2go’s journey of growth, he is now bringing that to Dexata as well as navigating new challenges in this industry sector.



NeW Space Ground Level Foyer, University of Newcastle, Corner Hunter St and Auckland St, Newcastle


12 October 2017 at 5.30pm - 8pm