About the Conference

Africa Down Under (ADU) continues to deliver the leading forum for Australia-Africa 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 the inaugural conference in 2003 ADU has assembled the best success stories from across Africa, and continues to demystify the notion that doing business in Africa is “too hard”. 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 4-6 September 2019 for the 17th edition of ADU, when Perth once again asserts its position as a global capital for African mining, as well as the driving force of Australian-African relations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mining, Exploration and Energy: Executives, Consultants, Investors, Financiers, Bankers, Brokers, Analysts, Fund Managers
  • Government – Africa and Australia
  •  Advisory: Legal/Security/Political and Sovereign Risk
  • Education and Research
  • Recruitment
  • Industry Associations/Peak Bodies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mineral Processing
  • Heavy Machinery and Power Systems
  • Transport, Storage and Logistics
  • Airlines
  • Health and Safety
  • Drilling and Blasting companies
  • Laboratories
  • Engineering/Chemicals
  • Regulation/Inspection
  • Mining Services and Suppliers
  • Media/Press

Conference Venue

Africa Down Under Conference (ADU)
Pan Pacific Hotel
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
TEL: +61 8 9224 7777

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The Pan Pacific is a five star hotel located on the eastern fringe of the Central Business District and is ideally positioned for guests to enjoy all of Perth's attractions. Overlooking the tranquil beauty of the Swan River and its foreshore parks, providing every room and suite with breathtaking views, the hotel is just a short walk from the central city shopping, entertainment and business district.


Accommodation for delegates is available at the conference venue and special rates have been negotiated for all delegates staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel. To book your accommodation please contact the hotel directly on +618 9224 7777, or email group.ppper@panpacific.com. Be sure to mention ‘ADU’ or 'Africa Down Under' to secure the best available rates.

Host City: Perth

Known as Australia’s mining capital, what better place to host Africa Down Under, than the city hosting a large majority of Australia’s mining companies and located just a stone throw away from several mine sites where everything happens.

Perth is a living picture postcard, situated beside the Swan River, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden which is one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Free bus services within the CBD mean you can easily visit museums, art galleries, retail outlets, bars, restaurants and cafes and the Perth Mint – home to the world’s greatest collection of gold bars.