About ADU

We are delighted to advise that the 19th edition of Africa Down Under (ADU) will be held at the Pan Pacific, Perth from the 1-2 September 2021.  ADU will proceed in its traditional format in Perth for face to face meetings and networking.  Virtual access including live streaming will be made available for all stakeholders based off shore, and are unable to travel to Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Africa Down Under (ADU) continues to deliver the leading forum for Africa-Australia business relations. While the conference was introduced to raise awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy, ADU has grown to become the largest African-focused mining event held outside the continent itself, and its importance continues to be reflected in the number of high profile attendees we welcome year after year to Perth – Australia’s gateway to Africa, and Australia’s undisputed mining capital.

Since our inaugural conference in 2003, ADU has showcased the fantastic stories of success from across Africa.  ADU has since become the MUST ATTEND event for those planning to invest in projects in Africa, who already have projects in Africa; or those interested in 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 – 2 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.