2019 Additional Functions

Additional Meetings and Functions 2019

A range of additional meetings and social functions will be held during the conference. ADU forms the central pillar of “Africa Week”, which comprises a full week of satellite events on research, education, infrastructure, sustainable development, capacity building and energy.

This page will be updated as further information about each event becomes available.

All queries contact Christine Oelschlaeger

29-30 August

  • Succeeding Beyond Borders
    This conference will take place over two days prior to Africa Down Under.  The Conference aims to promote knowledge with the aim of contributing positively to the Australian and African economy. It will also encourage and enhance research on economic, governance and policy issues relating to the development of African economies.  Please view the website for further informaton.

 Monday 2 September

Tuesday 3 September

  •  Africa-Australia Research Forum (AARF)
    The Global African Community
    Keynote Address: Promoting AfroExcellence: Enhancing the Contribution of Innovation, Youth and Leadership in Africa and the African Diaspora
    Mr Kojo Annan, Principal Owner and Director, Vector Global & Founder, Africa10
    08:30 – 17:00 – Silver Room, Novotel Perth Langley Hotel – REGISTRATIONS OPEN, REGISTER TODAY!
  •  Africa Down Under Conference Welcome Reception
    17:00 – 19:00 – Bar Uma, Pan Pacific Hotel
    *All ADU conference delegates welcome

Wednesday 4 September

    Please join AAMEG to celebrate excellence in the Australia Africa mining industry at the inaugural 2019 AAMEG Africa Awards from 17:00 on Wednesday 4 September. Hosted as part of the official Africa Down Under Conference proceedings, finalists will be recognised and winners announced on the main stage, followed by networking drinks in the exhibition area. All members and non-members are welcome.

    Further details on how to register available here!

Thursday 5 September

  • Women in Leadership Luncheon
    13:00 – 14:30
    – Silver Room, Novotel Perth Langley
    Further details coming soon!
    *Open to registered Africa Down Under delegates ONLY.  Spaces Limited. RSVP essential to Christine Oelschlaeger

  • Africa Down Under Football Cup
    16:00 to 19:30 – Langley Park, Perth (located at the end of Hill Street)
    Come and support the football cup with competing teams from Perth’s African Communities
    *All welcome

  • Africa Down Under Football Cup Reception
    19:00 – 20:30 –
    Bar Uma (Lobby Lounge), Pan Pacific Hotel
    *Strictly by invitation only

  •  DLA Piper Cocktail Party
    18:00 – 21:00 – Moana Hall, 618 Hay Street Mall, Perth, 6000
    *By invitation only. Numbers are limited. Reserve your place with Freya Rose

  • Sahara – Happy Hour
    18:00 – 21:00 – 339 Hay Street, Perth
    *By invitation only. Reserve your place by visiting the Sahara Natural Resources Booth #26 at the conference

Friday 6 September

  • Nigerian Investment Roundtable Luncheon
    13:00 – 14:30 – MO5 (Room 5, 6, 7), Level 5, Pan Pacific Hotel
    *Free attendance, first in, best dressed

  •  Africa Down Under Conference Closing Drinks
    17:00 – Bar Uma, Pan Pacific Hotel
    *All ADU conference delegates welcome


Saturday 7 September

  •  West Australian African Community Awards Gala Dinner
    18:00 – Pan Pacific Hotel
    The Western Australian African Community Awards (WAACA Awards) recognise the positive contribution and impact of African-Australians in WA. The awards acknowledge young people, innovators, business leaders, community leaders and champions for their contributions to the African Australian community locally, state-wide and nationally. The Awards also reward outstanding community groups and organisations that support the state’s multicultural agendas. View the awards categories.
    *Purchase your tickets today!