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July 3, 2011

Neil Armstrong heads CPA Australia event

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will provide insights on exploring a new frontier at a CPA Australia event that tackles strategic long-term planning in Sydney next month.Neil Armstrong

‘An audience with Neil Armstrong’ traces events leading up to the first moon walk and how astronauts worked collaboratively and with courage to achieve the remarkable moonwalk in 1969.

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley said Armstrong was targeted for the discussion because the first moon walk was the ‘most significant event’ that occurred in the past century.

Malley said the NASA mission, which has never been repeated, was one of the finest examples of long-term strategic planning in the history of mankind and a good example for businesses and governments of today, who are often glued to short-term agendas.

The CPA Australia leader believes today’s politicians are too caught up on single term politics while many management teams make decisions based on the 4 to 5 year terms they are at the helm.

Unlike fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Armstrong rarely makes public presentations and his appearance is a coup for CPA Australia, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

‘An audience with Neil Armstrong’ will take place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 24.


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