Africa Down Under Additional Functions

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Australia-Africa Business Council Breakfast

Origins Restaurant, Pan Pacific Perth - 6.45am

The Australia-Africa Business Council of Western Australia aims to unite business communities on both continents. Each year the business council organises a series of events and networking opportunities for existing and new members including their annual breakfast at the Africa Down Under Conference.

Ms Ann Harrap, High Commissioner to South Africa
Mr John Madew, Senior Trade Commissioner - Sub Saharan Africa, Austrade

To register please return the attached form to or fax +61 8 9321 0426


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lunch

Origins Restaurant, Pan Pacific Perth – 12.30pm

Further details to released shortly.


DLA Piper Lunch

Sen5es Restaurant, Novotel Perth Langley – 12.30pm


Join hosts DLA Piper for lunch at Sen5es Restaurant and hear senior African project advisors and North Asian finance specialists discuss opportunities for project development in Africa and finance from North Asia

Presenters:  Serge Nawej (DRC/Brussels); Thomas Sipemba, (Tanzania); John Shi (Beijing), Rob Caldwell (Hong Kong)


Private Presentation – ‘The socio-political events in Mali since 22 March 2012 and implications for the sub-region’ 

Meetings On 5, Pan Pacific Perth – 2.45pm – 3.45pm

Ambassador Mahamane El Hadji  Bania Toure will give a private presentation (in English) to interested conference delegates from both government and industry. The presentation is sponsored by Downing Teal and due to limited spaces the event will be invite only. Delegates may register their interest with Gildas Guelennoc,


DLA Piper Presentation

Meetings on 5, Pan Pacific Perth - 4.00pm-5.00pm

DLA Piper project delivery advisors with African experience take you through a hypothetical scenario covering early stage projects, access to rail and port, finance, sell downs and offtake.
Wednesday 29 August 4:00pm Meetings on 5, (Pan Pacific)
Presenters:  David Nancarrow (Australia); Bruce Linke (South Africa/Australia); Robert Edel (Australia)

Cocktail Drinks

Exhibition Area, Pan Pacific Hotel – Approx. 5.30pm
Drinks will be offered in the exhibition area to conclude the first day of the conference and is sponsored by Aurecon. Complimentary for all delegates and no registration is necessary


DFAT Ministerial Dinner

WA Museum – 7.00pm
The Ministerial Dinner is the highlight of the Africa Down Under Conference with all Ministers, Conference Presenters and key Government officials in attendance. Hon. Martin Ferguson AM MP will present the key note address for the night. Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Coffey and Deloitte this is an invite only event.