His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of Ghana Armed Forces
Following the grand success of the first two editions, the 3rd International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) is scheduled to take place on 29-30 August 2023, Accra, Ghana. IMDEC will feature the largest gathering of Africa’s maritime industry, as we host regional and international Chiefs of Naval Staff to address the principal issues facing maritime security on the continent. This biennial gathering will feature a notable two-day conference and exhibition in which the gathered regional Naval Forces and relevant stakeholders will deliberate the increasingly volatile maritime threats facing Africa’s territorial waters and its blue economy. IMDEC 2023 will showcase the latest technologies in maritime security and strong resolutions and recommendations to surmount the daunting maritime challenges confronting Africa’s blue economy.
Hosted at the Burma Hall in Ghana Armed Forces Headquarters, the international expo at IMDEC 2023 will showcase solutions from across the globe to help maritime and naval industries find appropriate solutions to their challenges and threats and discover the new technologies to better fight against and curb illicit activities at sea.
More than 800 international and regional maritime leaders, government officials, industry experts and delegates participated in the 3rd Annual International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC 2023), which took place from 29-30 August 2023 in the Ghana Armed Forces Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
Hosted by the Ghana Navy, IMDEC has been playing a critical role in augmenting the maritime defence initiatives for the Gulf of Guinea and play a vital role in fostering maritime security for Africa. By bringing together African and international navies and key stakeholders, IMDEC has been serving as a platform for fostering cooperation and sharing best practices.
Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy opened IMDEC 2023 and welcomed the regional and international gathering from 28 countries to Ghana. H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of Ghana Armed Forces launched Ghana’s National Integrated Maritime Strategy (NIMS). Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport and Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister of National Security for the Republic of Ghana delivered key presentations as part of NIMS launch.
H.E. President of the Republic also inaugurated IMDEC Expo, which showcased cutting-edge and latest innovations in maritime security solutions from leading defence technology providers globally.
The conference delved into the progress made by the Yaounde architecture as it marked a decade. The critical issues and maritime defence strategies were also addressed by Chiefs of Navies and Commanders from African and International Navies and Coast Guards, as well as by the various stakeholders and leading international defence technology providers.
Commodore Prosper Mensah Kwami Modey
Chief Staff Officer,
Captain (Ghana Navy) Kwasi Kyeremanten Donkor
Director of Research and Development,
Lt Cdr Dorothy Osei Anaso
Assistant Naval Secretary,
Held as the pre-conference day, the golf day features an afternoon of golf with the Chiefs of Naval Staff from the various African countries.
The event offers an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to network with 12+ Chiefs of Naval Staff, Commanders of Coast Guards and their counterparts from international countries.
When: 28 August 2023
Where: Bok Nam Kim Golf Course
When: 6PM – 9PM on 28 August
Where: Sandbox Beach Club Hotel
Join an exclusive evening of networking with Chiefs of Navy and senior officials from Africa’s and international maritime industry.
The evening of IMDEC’s first day of the conference will feature a cocktail reception for all attendees of IMDEC to further facilitate networking amongst the event’s prominent stakeholders.
When: 6PM – 8PM on 29 August
Where: Burma Hall
Showcasing the latest and most innovative maritime security technologies and solutions, IMDEC’s Expo bring world’s leading defence suppliers to Accra.
Meet leading technology providers for communication technologies, radars, satellite imagery solutions and vessels among other key solutions vital for further strengthening maritime defence capabilities of African navies.
Join the 3rd IMDEC to explore latest in defence technologies and solutions, taking place on the side lines of the IMDEC Conference in Burma Hall.
When: 29 – 30 August (alongside the IMDEC Conference)
Where: Exhibitions Area (Next to Burma Hall)
Hear first-hand the specific requirements of the region’s navies, air forces and maritime powers.
Present your organization as a key supporter of Africa’s maritime and air defence industry to become a shortlisted supplier in the region.
Foster both friendly and business relationships with the regions Naval and Air Force leadership.
Position your organization to enhance the capacity building of Africa’s sea and coastal authorities.
Chief of Naval Staff, Nigeria Navy
Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Nigerian Air Force
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Cameroon Navy
Chief of Naval Staff, Senegalese Navy
Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S. Sixth Fleet
Commander, Bouake Air Base, Cote d’Ivoire Air Force
Commander UK Strike Force, Royal Navy
Chief of Naval Staff, Guinea Bissau Navy
Chief of Naval Staff Ivory Coast Navy
Commander of the Coast Guard, Cape Verde
Commander, Sierra Leone Navy
Head Regional Security Division, ECOWAS Commission
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
General Coordinator, SWAIMS – Operational Response and Management of the Rule at Sea, Portuguese Navy
Executive Secretary, Gulf of Guinea Commission
Commander, Air Force Sierra Leone
Commander, Bouake Air Base, Ivory Coast Air Force
Chief of Operations, Cameroon Air Force
Director General, Ghana Maritime Authority
Technical Director, Ghana Maritime Authority
Commander in chief of the squadron Brazil Navy
Director, Naval Post Graduate Institute Egypt Navy
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Democratic Republic of Congo Navy
Executive Officer/ PA to CNS NHQ Gambia Navy
Commander, Chief for Atlantic Ocean French Navy
Commander, Chief for Atlantic Ocean French Navy
Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa United States Navy
Chief Of Navy Staff Togo
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Portugal Navy
Deputy Chief of Navy Staff Sierra Leone Navy
Chief Of Naval Staff Nigeria
Chief of Naval Staff Congo Brazzaville Navy
Chief, Navy Operations Directorate Angola Navy
Commander Surface Forces Cameroon Navy
Chief of Navy Staff Guinea Navy
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Gabon Navy
Chief Of Naval Staff Senegal
Chief of Naval Staff Congo Brazzaville
Chief Of Naval Staff Ivory Coast
Executive Director CEMLAWS
Deputy Executive Director Interregional Coordination Centre
Commissioner, International Law African Union
Deputy Head, Plans and Maritime Policy Italian Navy
Acting Assistant Director of Fisheries Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sierra Leone
Fisheries Enforcement Unit Ghana
Ag. Registrar of Ships NIMASA
Commander Cabo Verde Coast Guard
Principal The Heyl Group
Former Chief Staff Officer, Ghana Navy
Online event registrations are now closed. You may purchase your ticket at the event registration counter on the 1st day of the event. Please refer to the agenda for timings.
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