Australia has an extensive framework for cooperation spanning political, economic, security, development, education, and people-to-people ties with our neighbouring ‘in the zone’, Indian Ocean countries. While the future of the Indo-Pacific unfolds against a maritime backdrop, we must address the issues, challenges and opportunities that face our collective nations as the maritime realm continues to shape our politics, technology and livelihoods. 

In collaboration with The University of Western Australia, the Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to announce that the 2017 In the Zone Conference – “The Blue Zone” will be held on 2nd October 2017 in Perth, Western Australia and will spark a regional discussion that aims to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) of seeking to ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources’.

the Perth usasia centre proudly partners with...

The University of Western Australia 

The University is home to nine faculties and schools and a number of Research Institutions and Centres which celebrated the University's  Centenary in 2013. UWA also entered the internationally-recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities' Top 100 listing, continuing to set the standard for other Western Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally. 

Rio Tinto 

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. They have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term.

Perth Convention Bureau

Funded by the West Australian Government through Tourism WA and by the City of Perth, the Perth Convention Bureau drives the business events sector in Perth and Western Australia by securing large, high yield NRP conference events and marketing the City and State as a premium business events destination.

Ticketswa is one of the easiest and friendliest ticketing services in Australia. They want you to get the tickets and information you need as quickly and easily as possible.

The American Australian Association Ltd 

The American Australian Association Ltd (AAA Ltd) is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote friendship, cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Australia through a better understanding of their cultures and societies. AAA Ltd produces business seminars, social and other cultural events which aid the development and enrichment of the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States of America.

Tourism Western Australia

Tourism WA is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination. Its focus is on marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, cultural and business events; and supporting the development of signficant tourism infrastructure and projects.

Fraser Suites

Overlooking the Swan River, Fraser Suites Perth offers fully-furnished, luxurious serviced apartments in Perth's CBD. Close to the Convention Centre, the WACA Ground and only a few kilometres from Crown Casino, our prime downtown location makes us the perfect hotel to enjoy all the entertainment and dining options Perth has to offer.

The Australian Federal Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Department of Foriegn Affairs and Trade is a department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility of advancing the interest of Australia and its citizens internationally. It manages the government's foreign relations and trade policies.