We are delighted to announce that the 22nd edition of Africa Down Under (ADU) will be held 4 – 6 September 2024 at the Pan Pacific, Perth.  ADU will proceed in its traditional format in Perth with live presentations, face-to-face meetings and networking.

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 4 – 6 September for the 22nd 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.

 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.

Please contact the Novotel Perth Reservations Department on 08 9221 1200 / h1764@accor.com and quote the booking code “174262 Africa Down Under” to receive a discounted accommodation rate of $185.00 room-only per room per night. This rate is valid for all standard room types (available with queen or twin bedding), with up to 2 adults per room. Buffet Breakfast can be added at an additional $25 per person per night. Please note, all rooms are subject to availability so we recommend contacting the hotel at your earliest convenience if you require accommodation. A credit card will be required at time of booking to guarantee your reservation.

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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.