Africa Down Under Additional Functions

Friday, 31 August


HSBC - Intercontinental Trust Breakfast

Origins Restaurant, Pan Pacific Perth – 6.45am – 8.00am
Titled ‘Mauritius: Your Gateway to Africa’ this event will explore the opportunities and advantages of the Mauritius International Finance Centre and find out how you can protect your Africa investments and maximise your returns. Presenters include:

-    Sandra Vegting, Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius
-    Ben Lim, CEO, Intercontinental Trust Ltd
-    James Boucher, MD, HSBC Mauritius
Delegates may register their interest with Clifford To,


Norton Rose Breakfast

Meetings On 5, Pan Pacific Perth – 6.45am - 08.10am

'Attracting funding - the imperative for African projects'

While there are significant resources opportunities in Africa, the key to success is securing funding to explore and develop those opportunities. We are bringing together a range of speakers who will talk from practical experience about how to successfully fund projects in Africa. Our agenda includes introductory presentations by:

•  John Welborn, Managing Director & CEO, Equatorial Resources Limited
•  Stephan Vermaak, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
•  Tom Bruington, Chief Engineer, International Finance Corporation

followed by a panel discussion led by Gary Thomas, Partner of Norton Rose Australia, which will feature our introductory speakers and guest speakers from Norton Rose Africa.

The panel discussion includes interactive Q&A

To register your interest please contact Angela Eade, Norton Rose Australia,

Conference Closing Drinks

Lobby Bar, Pan Pacific Perth – Approx. 5.30pm

Sponsored by Paladin Energy Ltd this is the closing function for the conference. Complimentary for all delegates and no registration is necessary