New bridges. Creating connections.

Our vision for the Australia Africa Business Summit will bring Africa to the forefront of the Australian trade and investment focus.

By inviting business leaders, governments, policymakers, investors and entrepreneurs from both continents, the summit is designed to facilitate in-depth discussion about the state of bilateral / multilateral trade as well as to provide practical insights for those seeking to enter markets.

Additionally, the summit aims to encourage both African and Australian communities to explore new opportunities and maximise existing ones between regions. 

The outcomes of the summit will be new connections and relationships between Australian and African governments and businesses with significant economic benefits for both regions.


Melbourne Australia

6-8 May 2024

The Australia Africa Business Summit acknowledges support and funding from the Melbourne Convention Bureau.

Purchase Tickets

Early bird pricing is on sale now until August 13th, 2023 – don’t miss out!
Purchase your tickets now to secure your place at this year’s Summit.

All ticket sales close September 30th, 2023.


Official Carrier  and Gold Sponsor for the Australia Africa Business Summit 2024

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Gold Sponsor 

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Industry Supporters

Media Partners

Why Attend

This is your opportunity to partner with us to access key government representatives and private sector stakeholders to build your business between Australia and Africa in a deal-focused 2-day conference.

Access C-suite decision markers, senior executives, and international trade experts across sectors including agribusiness, METS, energy, green technology , healthcare, education, manufacturing, tourism, financial services, and government.

There will be an estimated 500+ delegates in person each day with an additional virtual audience. The delegates will include C-suite decision markers, senior executives, and government trade and investment representatives, national and international.

Keynote Speakers Include

Senator the Hon Don Farrell
Minister for Trade & Tourism
Wamkele Keabetswe Mene
Secretary General,
African Continental Free Trade Area


This event has my full support and endorsement.

In the mining and resources industries the opportunities for cooperation between Africa and Australia
are boundless – finance, investment, technology, cooperation from exploration through feasibility
studies through financing, construction and operations.

As a mining firm we are heavily invested in Africa and looking to do more. Having attended the very
successful USA Africa Business Leaders Conference in Washington last December I look forward to
being involved in the upcomingAustralia Africa Business Summit.

Owen Hegarty OAM
Executive Chairman
Executive ChairmanEMR Capital

Africa, a diverse continent of 54 countries with a projection of 2.5 billion population by 2050 which also
has over one quarter of the world’s untapped natural resources, and almost half of the world’s arable,
unfarmed land makes Africa exciting and unique to opportunities, new export and investment. It makes
sense for Australia to seek a deeper engagement as mutuality of growth will be accelerated by
partnerships that enable further access to technology, skills, services, and infrastructure.

Australia is well placed to help meet these needs and trade diversification is a priority for both
continents. The Australia Africa Business Summit in October 2023 in Melbourne is an excellent
platform, which connects the people, businesses and governments in Australia and Africa. I look
forward to seeing you there.”

The Hon. Warwick Smith AO
Chair of Trade and Investment
Chair of the Global Engagement Group Business Council of Australia
Scroll to Top