Discover the top procurement and acquisition opportunities by Senegal Navy

Event Overview

As a result of increased maritime security challenges across Africa, global naval capabilities have assembled to collaboratively counter illicit maritime activity within the region. To effectively utilize and enforce additional resources, it is essential for Africa’s navies to enhance interoperability, joint tactics and exercises to successfully improve maritime security and stability. To support this, the inaugural Africa Maritime Security Forum hosted by the Senegal Navy in Dakar 20- 22 January 2020 will feature amplified networking exercises and interactive platforms for maritime leaders to formulate collaborative approaches to integrate capabilities for enhanced maritime security.

Hosted during the Senegal Navy’s 45th birthday celebrations, Africa Maritime Security Forum will reveal Senegal’s impressive naval base and fleet capabilities to the international community as well as their commitment to international navy cooperation. The 45th birthday celebrations will see the participation of Africa’s naval leadership as they commemorate Senegal Navy’s contributions to maritime security and further empower collaboration.


VIP Speakers


Me Sidiki Kaba
Minister of Armed Forces,
Senegal


Rear Admiral Momar Diagne
Chief of Navy Staff,
Senegal Navy


Vice Admiral Mohamed Sane
Former Chief of Senegal Naval Staff and Deputy Chief of Joint Staff,
Senegal Armed Forces HQ


Rear Admiral Pedro De La Puente
Admiral in Chief of Canary Islands Naval Command,
Spanish Navy



Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas
Chief of Navy Staff,
Nigeria Navy


Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Lozier
Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Maritime Zone,
French Navy


Rear Admiral Jeferson Denis Cruz de Medeiros
Brazilian Navy


Rear Admiral Ko-Alexis Maomou
Chief of Staff,
Sea Army of Guinea



Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua
Chief of Naval Staff,
Cameroon Navy


Rear Admiral N'guessan Celestin
Chief of Naval Staff,
Ivory Coast Navy


Rear Admiral Loulla Mabicka Sosthene
Chief of Naval Staff,
Gabon Navy


Rear Admiral Carlos Alfredo Mandungal
Chief of Naval Staff,
Guinea-Bissau Navy


Captain Rene Nganongo
Chief of Naval Staff,
Congo Brazzaville


Captain PJ Juana
Commander,
Sierra Leone Navy


Captain Pedro Santana
Commander,
Cape Verde Coast Guard


Captain Jean Léon Olatoundji
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff,
Benin Navy



Commodore Eric Adu
Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command,
Ghana Navy


Col. Abdourahmane Dieng, Head- Regional Security Division
Directorate Peacekeeping & Regional Security,
ECOWAS Commission

Top Reasons to Attend

Celebreate the achievements of Senegal Navy

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Identify leading maritime security strategies

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Solution demonstations

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Global outreach

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Regional collaboration

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Event Features


2-Day interactive conference


2-Day interactive exhibition


Senegal Naval base briefing and tour


Product demonstrations


Exclusive 45th anniversary celebration parade


Event in Numbers

20+

International Navies

15+

VIP Speakers

300+

High- Level Attendees

30+

Sponsors and Exhibitors


 
40+

Countries Represented

40+

Media Partners

1M+

Marketing Impressions


Nations Represented


Who Should Attend

Industries

  • Navies
  • Coast Guards
  • Maritime Police
  • Ministries of Interior
  • Ministries of Defense
  • Drug and Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Ministries of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Maritime Authorities including Port and Coastal authorities

Job Titles

  • Chief of Naval Staff
  • Director of Naval Operations
  • Director General or Managing Director
  • Director of Policy and Plans
  • Director of Naval Logistics
  • Chief of Naval Safety and Standard
  • Director of Armament Supplies
  • Director, Fisheries Enforcement Unit
  • Director of armament and procurement

Agenda

Time
Activity
08:00 VVIP Breakfast Think Tank: Implementing collaborative maritime security strategies

Registration and Refreshments
09:20 Opening Ceremony

Official MC introduction: Vice Admiral Mohamed Sane, Former Chief of Senegal
Naval Staff and Deputy Chief of Joint Staff, Senegal Armed Forces HQ
Official welcome speech from Guest of Honor
Awards of Achievement
VIP exhibition tour
10:20 Exclusive Senegal Maritime Panel: Advanced security requirements and readiness
  • Determining the requirements for future equipment and capabilities in anticipation of 2022 oil exploitation
  • Collaboration between Senegal’s armed forces, maritime authorities and private industry
  • Collaboration with international and regional industry to improve fleet optimization

Moderator: Captain Alioune Diop (r), Consultant, Retired Senegal Navy Captain

Panelists:
Captain Omar Wade, Incumbant General Secretary, High Authority in Charge of the Coordination of Maritime Safety and Security and the Protection of the Marine Environment (HASSMAR), CNS Senegal successor
Captain Abdou Sene, Next General Secretary of the High Authority in Charge of the Coordination of Maritime Safety and Security and the Protection of the Marine Environment (HASSMAR)
Achille Gueye, Director General, National Agency for Maritime Affairs, Senegal
11:10 Transfer of Technology Concepts

Commander (r) Oded Briar, Vice President Marketing, Israel Shipyards
11:30 Nigeria Maritime Update: Effective execution of maritime patrols

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Navy Staff, Nigeria Navy
11:50 Networking break and refreshments
12:30 VIP Industry Panel Discussion: The challenge of coordinating and operating security in the Guinea Gulf
  • Oil platform security, Piracy, Illegal fishery
  • From detection to situational awareness and coordination of stakeholders
  • Operational needs and technical solutions

Moderator: Armin Wippich, Head of Marketing Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Airbus

Panelists:
Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Navy Staff, Nigeria Navy
Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegal Navy
Commodore Eric Adu, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Ghana Navy
13:20 Session reserved for Paramount
13:40 Cameroon Maritime Update: Training the next generation of Africa’s maritime leaders

Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua, Chief of Naval Staff, Cameroon Navy
14:00 Networking Lunch
15:00 Executive Panel Discussion: Coordination between maritime authorities and the oil sector
  • Increasing the monitoring of critical infrastructure and national resources through collaboration of oil and gas companies, emergency responders and law enforcement bodies
  • Implementing targeted task forces such as operation Ex Toru-Gbown in Nigeria to jointly and forcefully interdict crude oil theft
  • Combining resources (such as vessels, fast interceptor crafts and trained local personnel) to better combat militants

Moderator: Mohammed A. Kapeon Head, Petroleum Security, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Panelists:
Captain Pedro Santana, Commander, Cape Verde Coast Guard Captain PJ Juana, Commander, Sierra Leone Navy Commodore Eric Adu, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Ghana Navy
15:50 VIP Industry Panel Discussion: Innovative platforms to increase interoperability within the maritime sector
  • Identifying proficiency gaps in existing platforms and the key systems required to optimize resource efficiency
  • Leveraging advanced technology to enhance and complement existing resources
  • Enhancing operational and coalition success through tailored solutions for the region’s maritime forces

Moderator: Capt. (r) Phillip Heyl, Principle, The Heyl Group

Panelists:
Rear Admiral Pedro De La Puente, Admiral in Chief of Canary Islands Naval Command, Spanish Navy
Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Lozier, Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Maritime Zone, French Navy
Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua, Chief of Naval Staff, Cameroon Navy
16:40 Chairman closing remarks

Vice Admiral Mohamed Sane, Former Chief of Senegal Naval Staff and Deputy Chief of Joint Staff, Senegal Armed Forces HQ

End of conference day 1
16:50 - 18:00 Cocktail Reception and Senegal cultural highlights
Time
Activity
08:00 Registration and Refreshments
08:55 Chairman opening remarks

Vice Admiral Mohamed Sane, Former Chief of Senegal Naval Staff and Deputy Chief of Joint Staff, Senegal Armed Forces HQ
09:00 Integrated maritime strategies and security governance

Rear Admiral Loulla Mabicka Sosthene, Chief of Naval Staff, Gabon Navy
09:20 Identifying effective international partners for local facilities

Malamine Sene, Expert Naval construction engineer, Former Senegal Navy
09:40 Maritime and river issues in the Gulf of Guinea: Problem of continental waters in the architecture of Yaounde (Congo's experience)

Captain Rene Nganongo, Chief of Naval Staff, Congo Brazzaville
10:00 Executive Discussion: A framework for regional collaboration against maritime crimes

Col. Abdourahmane Dieng, Head Regional Security Division, Directorate Peacekeeping & Regional Security, ECOWAS Commission
10:20 Networking break and refreshments
10:50 France Maritime Update: Countering migration and trafficking operations across Africa’s maritime zones

Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Lozier, Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Maritime Zone, French Navy
11:10 Executive Panel Discussion: Improving transnational operations for enhanced maritime security
  • Revising existing concepts for joint operations to better handle the evolving maritime security challenges of the region
  • Incorporating the intelligence, expertise and domain awareness of regional maritime organizations
  • Creating an effective road map for the coordination of multi- nation/ multi agency operations

Moderator: Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegal Navy

Panelists:
Rear Admiral Ko-Alexis Maomou, Chief of Staff, Sea Army of Guinea
Rear Admiral Carlos Alfredo Mandungal, Chief of Naval Staff, Guinea-Bissau Navy
Captain Jean Léon Olatoundji, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Benin Navy
12:00 Conference closing ceremony
12:10 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Amiral Faye Gassama Naval Base: Briefing and Tour

  • Visit of DAKARNAVE Shipyards
  • Visit of the SN Naval Simulation and Training Center

Time
Activity
09:30 Setting up of general guests
Setting up of VIP guests
09:45 Arrival of Senegalese Navy CNS
10:00 Arrival of the Joint Chief of Staff
Wreath Laying - SN CNS Speech - Awards Ceremony – Civilian and Military parade
Small boats demonstration in the water body
12:00 VIP Farewell Cocktails

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gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai