About the Event

From 3 to 5 November at the Crown Convention Centre in Perth, the most significant bilateral conference between Germany and Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region will redefine the depth of economic linkages between our countries and the wider region. Political and business leaders will explore new investment & trade opportunities with a special focus on the growth in the Asia-Pacific. Germany and Australia share the same values and economic opportunities in both countries and the Asia-Pacific region. Initiatives such as the Australia-Germany Advisory Group recommendations or the Industry 4.0 collaboration demonstrate the ever closer linkages between both countries. The formal negotiations for a comprehensive EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement will start by the end of the year and details will be discussed at APRC.

The APRC will bring up to 1000 delegates to Perth.

Please join us for an event not to be missed which will feature global leaders in keynote speeches, conference sessions, the latest news and developments, networking and social functions, and a full partner and leisure program. Experts from Austrade and Germany Trade and Invest will be on hand to facilitate one on one meetings.

Priority areas for discussion include the following:

  • digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and innovation;
  • mining, energy, resources and infrastructure;
  • education and investment;
  • agriculture, food and supply chains;
  • defence and shipbuilding;
  • urban mobility and cities; and
  • global free trade developments and geopolitical issues.

Our social functions will feature the best of the exciting local cuisine and wine, and our cultural program allows you to book some exciting trips over land and air to famous destination such as Rottnest Island and Margaret River.

Who will attend APRC? 

The event will bring together a diverse mix of professionals from Germany, Australia and Asia-Pacific countries:

  • senior government ministers, diplomats and trade advisers;
  • business CEOs and company directors;
  • manufacturers and suppliers in key industries;
  • exporters and importers;
  • professional associations and industry bodies;
  • service providers; and
  • sponsors from blue-chip companies.

Why you should be in Perth this November


The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference is a unique opportunity for business, government and other leaders to support economic growth and regional partnerships. Together we will build upon the strength of the German-Australian bilateral relationship and explore the enormous trade and investment potential that our region offers. The APRC will provide a further tangible example of the enormous benefits that are realised through Australia and Germany’s close economic linkages and international collaboration, which the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce is proud to foster.

Andrew Mackenzie FRS, CEO BHP and President of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce


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