ADU 2018 was a sell-out event with 72 presentations and panel discussions on the main stage; ministerial and senior government delegations from 16 African countries; 90 exhibition booths spread across the venue; over 30 side events during the week; and a record number of investor meetings held in our meeting lounge – “MANDJAR” or “Meeting Place”.
More than 1400 delegates attended the three day event which reflects the continuing upturn in activity across Africa, and an increasing awareness by investors about the potential of many African countries as resources destinations. This remarkable participation is indicative of the resurgence of a sector buoyed by positive momentum in market conditions and commodity prices. Resources stories from across the continent have continued to build momentum, in many cases overcoming both geopolitical and security challenges. ADU provides a platform for new entrants, including private companies, project vendors and investors eager to get in on the ground floor of the next African resources boom.
One of the key factors in the success of ADU has been the continued strong support of African and Australian government representatives. ADU has become a must-attend event for government delegations and senior ranking officials looking to enhance their respective sectors through high level interactions with key players responsible for driving development of the mining sector across Africa.
ADU attracts extensive media coverage across Australia, Africa and the global financial markets in Europe, Asia and North America, with more than 40 media representatives attending ADU 2018.
Join us at the Pan Pacific Hotel – Perth, Western Australia, from 4-6 September 2019.