The Australia Africa Business Summit Will Take Place in Melbourne, in May 2024

The inaugural Australia Africa Business Summit, organized by the Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC), will take place in Melbourne from May 12-14, 2024. With a focus on trade, investment, and economic growth, the Summit aims to further develop Australia and Africa’s trade relationship by bringing together industry leaders and governments from both continents.

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AACC President Duncan Harris said he was pleased to greenlight the Summit especially now that many high-profile African delegations were now in a position to confirm their attendance.

“Following feedback from our African partners we reluctantly decided to postpone the Summit from our original slot in October. The recent announcement of the African Union (AU) being permanently admitted as members of the G20 had proven to be a major distraction to geopolitical discourse but with time there is now clarity emerging. I am pleased to advise that our key presenters, namely Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Minister for Trade & Tourism, Commonwealth of Australia and Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, Secretary General, Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat have reconfirmed their attendance. The Summit venue, the Melbourne Sofitel is world-class and we are looking forward to showcasing it, the City of Melbourne and State of Victoria for our international and domestic delegates and attendees. We have been incredibly pleased with the interest from delegates, sponsors and presenters. Our key theme – New Bridges. New Connections – will focus delegates on opportunities for two-way trade and commerce particularly in mining, education, agriculture and professional services.”

said Mr Harris.

Image: courtesy of Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce

With a vision to bring Africa to the forefront of the Australian trade and investment focus, the Australia Africa Business Summit 2024 was created to provide a unique opportunity to access key government representatives and private sector leaders, with the shared aim of building business between Australia and Africa.'
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