Africa Down Under Additional Functions

Thursday, 30 August


BDO Breakfast

Origins Restaurant, Pan Pacific Perth – 6.45am - This is an invite only event

China and Africa: China’s Impact on Australian companies doing business in Africa.
How to work effectively with China.

Within the last decade China has made a large impact in many African countries, largely driven by the need for oil and industrial raw materials to feed its fast growing economy. China over the years has deepened its alliances with African countries through its public diplomacy and deep relationships with Africa’s Elite in its push to secure natural resources.

China’s strong influence through the provision of aid, infrastructure investment and trade deals effects how other countries do business in Africa. Not only do organizations now have to consider their African relations but they have to also be able to work affectively with their Chinese counterparts or sometimes in competition with them.

The impact of China on Australian companies investing and operating in Africa will be discussed and explored by our panel of leading China/Africa experts. The panel will primarily look at how we can work with China effectively and collaboratively.

Panel Members:
Wayne Basford – BDO
Richie Baston – Azure Capital
Michael Walter – Herbert Smith


Austrade Lunch

Origins Restaurant, Pan Pacifc Perth – 1.30pm

Further details to be released shortly.


Kenyan Government Lunch

Sen5es Restaurant, Novotel Perth Langley - Approx 12.30pm 

Further details to be released shortly.


DLA Piper Presentation

Meetings on 5, Pan Pacific Perth - 2:30pm-3:30pm

    • An in-depth look at current issues in project financing covering typical structures and common               issues on project documents.
    • The key issues you need to understand in developing a project finance package.
    • What are the key issues for financiers and project owners in project finance?

Presenters:  Tony Holland (Australia);  Rob Caldwell (Hong Kong); John Shi (Beijing)

Cocktail Drinks

Exhibition Area, Pan Pacific Hotel – Approx. 5.30pm

Drinks will be offered in the exhibition area to conclude the second day of the conference. Complimentary for all delegates and no registration is necessary