Conference Schedule

29-31 August, 2019|WA Australia
Day 1Day 2

Day 1

Theme: Australia Contribution to the development of Africa in International Education, Trade, Governance and Security

4:45 pm
Registration and Light refreshments
5:20 pm
Panel Curator/MC
Cynthia Musafili Wright

Founder/Director Regions International

Australia Day Ambassador

5:25 am
APA National Chairman address


Tommy Adebayo
National Chairman APA
5.30 pm
How Australia is strengthening economic ties with Africa through celebration of Africa Australia week
Bill Repard
Paydirt Executive Chairman, South Africa Consular Perth
5.35 pm
Positives and challenges of engaging Africa Diaspora in Australian own mining and oil and gas projects in Africa
William Witham
5:40 PM
Investing in Africa, Challenges, Successes, and outlook for the future
Doug Horak
Business Development Manager, Interlek Minerals.
5:45 PM
Migrants Contribution to the Australian Economy – A Home Affairs Perspective


Samantha Patuto
Department of Home Affairs
5:50 PM
Export opportunities for Australian Companies in Africa
Jane Caforio
Foreign Affairs and Trade
5:55 PM
Personal experience of running a business across borders of Australia and Africa.
Steve Kuria
Managing Director of Caleb Partners LTD
6:00 pm
Panel Session (Q & A)
6:30 pm
Closing Address
Dr Hamidah Olaosebikan
APA National General Secretary
6:35 pm
Refreshment and Networking
7:00 pm
End of Event

Day 2

Theme: Unlocking Africa’s natural wealth, the role of Africans in Diaspora


5:00 pm
Registration and Light refreshments
5:15 pm
Panel Curator/MC
Cynthia Musafili Wright

Founder/Director Regions International

Australia Day Ambassador

5:25 pm
Welcome address
Professor David Morrison
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University
5:30 pm
Introducing of Kojo Anna
David Doepel
Chair, Africa Research Group Murdoch University
5:35 PM
The role of the Diaspora in the economic future of Africa (Interview session with Max Jarrett, former BBC radio journalist
Kojo Annan
Founder Pan Africa Youth Organisation for excellence and Innovation
6:05 pm
Q & A session from the audience
6:20 pm
Ideas worth sharing
6:20 PM
Thriving Leadership: Making the goal a reality in today’s turbulent times
Melvin Hachuma
APA Corporate Strategist
6:30 PM
Organisation of African communities in WA  Inc ( OAC) 

The untold story of Africa: Understanding how Africa- Australians are changing the narrative

Josephine Gamboripai
OAC Youth Leader
6:40 PM
Migrant Professionals Bridge ( MPB)

Our Youth, Our Future: Emboldening, Empowering and elevating African Youths in Australia

King David Oyewopo
6:50 PM
Securitisation of Remittances: An Inside View of the risks and opportunities
Mr. Moses Kasunia Sei
7:00 PM
China and Africa current and future business ties and contribution of Africa Diaspora
Adam Handley
President Australia China Business Council WA
Africa Is Your Birth Mark; Africa Is Your Birth Right 
Dr Molapo Selepe
7:10 PM
Closing Address by  APA WA Vice President
7:15 PM
End of Event
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