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Africa Down Under has been approved for the Australian Government’s Business Events Grants program on Austrade’s website.

For program guidelines or to apply please click here.  Please note, an updated version of the program guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Schedule of Approved Business Events will be published by the end of March. The deadline has been extended until the 30 June 2021 (originally 30 March 2021).

About the Conference

We are delighted to announce that the 19th edition of Africa Down Under (ADU) will be held 1-3 September at the Pan Pacific, Perth.  ADU will proceed in its traditional format in Perth with live presentations, face-to-face meetings and networking.  Virtual access including live streaming will be made available for all companies and stakeholders based offshore who are unable to travel to Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

ADU is the leading forum for Australian-African business and government relations and was first launched to raise awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy. The three day meeting has evolved to become the largest African-focused mining event held outside the continent itself which is reflected by the number of high-profile participants who attend each year.

Since our inaugural conference in 2003, ADU has showcased many success stories about Australian companies and organisations working across Africa. ADU is a must attend event for those with projects in Africa and for people and companies interested in investing or doing business in Africa.

In addition to creating a melting pot for pro Africa-Australia relations, ADU forms the principal pillar of “Africa Week”, Australia’s week long celebration of the strong and growing business, social and cultural ties between Australia and the entire African continent. “Africa Week” comprises a full week of satellite events on research, education, infrastructure, sustainable development, capacity building, energy, movies and the arts.

Join us on 1 – 3 September 2021 for the 19th edition of ADU, when Perth once again asserts its position as a global capital for African mining, as well as the driving force of African-Australian relations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mining, Exploration and Energy: Executives, Consultants, Investors, Financiers, Bankers, Brokers, Analysts, Fund Managers
  • Government – Africa and Australia
  •  Advisory: Legal/Security/Political and Sovereign Risk
  • Education and Research
  • Recruitment
  • Industry Associations/Peak Bodies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mineral Processing
  • Heavy Machinery and Power Systems
  • Transport, Storage and Logistics
  • Airlines
  • Health and Safety
  • Drilling and Blasting companies
  • Laboratories
  • Engineering/Chemicals
  • Regulation/Inspection
  • Mining Services and Suppliers
  • Media/Press

Conference Venue

Africa Down Under Conference (ADU)
Pan Pacific Hotel
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
TEL: +61 8 9224 7777

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Conference Venue - Pan Pacific Hotel

The Pan Pacific is a five star hotel located on the eastern fringe of the Central Business District and is ideally positioned for guests to enjoy all of Perth's attractions. Overlooking the tranquil beauty of the Swan River and its foreshore parks, providing every room and suite with breathtaking views, the hotel is just a short walk from the central city shopping, entertainment and business district.

Accommodation for delegates is available at the conference venue, and special rates have been negotiated for all delegates staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel. CLICK HERE to book your accommodation, or contact the hotel directly on +618 9224 7777, or email group.ppper@panpacific.com. Be sure to mention ‘ADU’ or 'Africa Down Under' to secure the best available rates.

Novotel Perth Langley Hotel

Novotel Perth Langley Hotel is located in Perth's city centre (Directly Opposite the Conference Venue) within easy walking distance of shopping malls, restaurants, sporting grounds and tourist attractions. The hotel features the award winning Sen5es Restaurant and Wine Bar, traditional Irish pub, Fenians, sauna, spa and gymnasium with spectacular views over the Swan River.

Host City: Perth

Known as Australia’s mining capital, what better place to host Africa Down Under, than the city hosting a large majority of Australia’s mining companies and located just a stone throw away from several mine sites where everything happens.

Perth is a living picture postcard, situated beside the Swan River, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden which is one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Free bus services within the CBD mean you can easily visit museums, art galleries, retail outlets, bars, restaurants and cafes and the Perth Mint – home to the world’s greatest collection of gold bars.