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