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2019 VIP SPEAKERS

EVENT OVERVIEW

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Ghanaian Navy, the inaugural International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference 2019 featured one of the largest gathering of Africa’s maritime industry, as we hosted regional and international Chiefs of Naval Staff to celebrate the important milestone.
Piracy, illegal fishing, and armed robberies are some of the major issues threatening the Gulf of Guinea region. These threats not only disrupt regional stability but also hinder economic development. It is essential that international and intergovernmental actors continue to build upon joint capabilities to alter this progression. The inaugural International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference occurred 23-25 July 2019 at the Kempinski Gold Coast in Accra, Ghana and witnessed the gathering of maritime stakeholders from around the globe to discuss stabilizing economic advancement and security on the crucial Gulf of Guinea.

SPONSOR TESTIMONIALS

IMDEC has been a fantastic show, we had a very good opportunity. First of all, to celebrate Ghana’s 60 years anniversary. It was an honour for us to participate in such an honourable event. We’ve come with all our force and we’re hoping to come again very soon. – Barak Lafar, Marketing Director, Israel Shipyards

This is the first time we’ve attended IMDEC, I think it’s very well and professionally organised event. The kind of personal attention we got from people, especially I would like to mention Ankit, those who continuously followed-up. They were instrumental in setting up some of the connection meetings with various defence staff officials including the chief of staff in Ghana. Glad and looking forward to be part of this important event probably next year as well, somewhere in some other part of Africa. – Dharmendra Singh, Associate Vice President, Hughes Systems Networks

IMDEC has been fantastic, it’s a good time for us to step into the African esteemed continent. It’s very organised and professional and very well connected to the delegates. IMDEC 2019 is a good event and it’s our first time here and we appreciate the effort of the organisers and the Ghana Navy. – CEO, Marsun Shipyards

We’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the senior people, engage with other defence companies other government departments, so yes a success from our end as well. – Senior Marketing Executive, SAAB

It’s our first time here in Africa, and it’s a good opportunity for us, first to discover the country and the culture. We got the opportunity to meet many companies that we have never met before, and we’ve got big support from the Ghana Navy and Ghana Authorities we are happy and pleased and wish to come again. – Ahmed Ail Al Shehhi, Deputy Chairman, Marketing, International Golden Group

IMDEC has been great, we’ve been networking and meeting with the right people and we’ve been helped by GM Events astonishingly well, we are really happy, and we would love to come back. And celebrating the Ghana Navy 60th Anniversary/ Birthday is a great achievement, we are very honoured to be here. – Louis Erasmus, Regional Business Development Manager, Milkor South Afric

EVENT FEATURES

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TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

Premier gathering of Africa’s maritime stakeholders

Fostering regional interagency collaboration to stabilize maritime security and economic development.

Witness an executive gathering of 15+ Chiefs of Naval staff addressing the regions key maritime requirements.

Providing a framework for facilitating joint-operations to boost naval capabilities and protecting regional waters.

Deepen strategic partnerships amongst International and Regional Navies to develop cooperative solutions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

INDUSTRIES

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Navies

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Coast Guards

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Maritime Police

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Ministries of Interior

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Ministries of Defense

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Drug and Law Enforcement Agencies

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Ministries of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Maritime Authorities including Port and Coastal authorities

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Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)

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Director of Naval Operations

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Director General or Managing Director

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Director of Policy and Plans

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Director of Naval Logistics

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Chief of Naval Safety and Standard

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Director of Armament Supplies

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Director, Fisheries Enforcement Unit

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the sponsors and partners that made the inaugural edition of IMDEC a truly memorable event.
For more information about participating at the 2021 edition, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae

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2019 MEDIA PARTNERS

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CONTACT THE GHANA NAVY

Commander Veronica Arhin
Public Relations Officer, Ghana Navy
veronica.arhin@navy.mil.gh

Lieutenant Kofi Amponsah Duodu
Assistant Naval Secretary (Special Projects), Ghana Navy
kaduodu@navy.mil.gh

EXCLUSIVE SITE VISIT TO SEKONDI NAVAL BASE

On Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Select delegates will be airlifted from Accra to Sekondi port by the Ghana Air Force for an exclusive site visit of the Sekondi Naval Base. The tour will consist of an in-depth walk through of the naval dockyard and base as well as a private sea tour to further display the advanced capabilities of Ghana’s Naval fleet.

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Paramount Group is a world leader in defence and security innovation with an exceptional reputation for delivering integrated solutions for defence, internal security and peacekeeping forces across the world.

 

A proudly African company operating globally, it works with more than 30 governments around the world supplying solutions for air forces, navies, land forces, police forces and internal security institutions.

Its capabilities include world-leading naval technologies and shipyards which manufactures a wide range of naval vessels; a land force business which produces the most advanced armoured vehicles in the world; a military aerospace business with supersonic fighter jet capability; unmanned aerial systems, and optronics solutions.


About Israel Shipyards:
Israel Shipyards Ltd. is one of the largest privately owned shipbuilding and repair facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The manufacturing and repair plant is spread over 330,000 sq. meters. Israel Shipyards operates a Syncrolift with 3,600 tons of lifting capacity and has a total berthing area length of 1000 meters.

The company’s main offerings cover SAAR class missile corvettes including SAAR 4, SAAR 4.5 and SAAR S-72, Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), fast patrol craft including SHALDAG MK II – MK V. Over the past decades, the company has built and delivered a large number of these vessels, which are in active service in the Israeli Navy as well as in the Navies, coast guards, and law enforcement authorities of countries around the world.

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MILKOR is a South African defence company established in 1981. MILKOR is a global supplier of various defence capabilities including Air, Land, Sea, Cyber and Weapons. All MILKOR’s products are designed, developed and manufactured inhouse. MILKOR’s Naval capabilities include the 12-meter MN Centurion high speed interceptor vessel which is available in both manned and unmanned configurations. Efficiency, comfort, and tactical relevance influenced the development of the MN Centurion, which uses a unique hydrofoil assisted design, shock mitigated cabin, low radar signature, various ballistic protection options, weapons and surveillance equipment to offer a world class solution for offshore surveillance and protection.

MILKOR designed a complete surveillance system which includes the MN Centurion        vessel and our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The system is completely integrated to  provide a complete surveillance solution for Maritime Patrol and interception of suspicious vessels implicated in illegal fishing, piracy, trafficking, border surveillance and more. www.milkor.com

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Zodiac Milpro is the global leader in the manufacture of military and professional RIBs and inflatable boats. Zodiac Milpro has more than 20,000 boats in daily use by over 80 military forces across the globe. Zodiac Milpro’s global network of trained specialists and approved service sites present in most parts of the world stand ready to give assistance and support to our products and customers.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
Saab has around 16,000 employees. Annual sales amount to around SEK 31 billion, of which we re-invest about 23 per cent in research and development.

Turkey’s “ARES Shipyard” has built up in 13 years to become the country’s fastest-growing company and its largest exporter of military and commercial craft.

The company’s facilities are located in Antalya Free Zone on the Mediterranean and comprise 4 air-conditioned factories with an enclosed production area of 40,000 sqm.

Having built over 100 pieces of vessels in miscellaneous sizes, ARES Shipyard among its top priorities, is willing to meet all needs of governmental and private institutions with its ambitious engineering team, customer tailored solutions and distinctive ILS department dedicated to life cycle support of its products. Many of company sales have been to export clients including Oman, Bahrain, Georgia, Nigeria, Cyprus, Qatar, Tanzania and Turkmenistan.

While it stands ready and able to develop new vessels along with its key partners to meet customer requirements, ARES Shipyard classifies its offerings in naval craft, patrol craft, and utility/support vessels.

Gülhan Denizcilik ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti. (GULHAN) owns modern shipyards registered and incorporated in Turkey. One of the Shipyards is located in ISTANBUL and the second one which is one of the largest of our country is located in YALOVA city of Turkey.

 

GULHAN has been specialized in providing services for design and construction of complex commercial vessels and naval ships including the integration of weapon combat systems. GULHAN has a proven capability as a ‘world class’ design, engineering, fabrication and building with its shipbuilding facilities, and experienced workforce which complies with ISO 9001-2015, OHSAS 18001:2007.GULHAN has built and delivered several commercial and naval vessels up until now.

REINTJES Middle East LLC., a subsidiary of REINTJES GmbH has the responsibility of Providing Sales & Product Support in the Middle East, Gulf, Africa and Indian Sub-continent
REINTJES GmbH is a globally acting, independent propulsion technology company, manufacturing gearboxes and propulsion systems at its headquarters in Hameln since 1927.
REINTJES continually expands its classic product portfolio of marine gearboxes for main drives with power ratings from 250 to 30,000 kW. Dredging gearboxes as well as complex system solutions such as pod drives and hybrid drives have rounded off the product range. For industrial use REINTJES offers high speed gearboxes.
The extensive product portfolio of, REINTJES Marine and Industrial Gearboxes are specially designed for the following applications.

  • Work boats
  • Fast Vessels
  • Fast Ferries
  • Pleasure yachts - FORTJES
  • Down Angle gear boxes

Additionally, RME is also the authorized distributor of VULKAN Marine & Industrial Couplings and Spares.

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VLATACOM INSTITUTE is a professional partner for government security in the following technical fields: secure information and communication technology, border control and surveillance, applied mathematics and electronics with cryptography features, safe city technologies, and intelligent signal processing. For the past two decades Vlatacom is among the leading Serbian manufacturers and system integrators in these fields recognized world-wide.

Vlatacom's  Over the Horizon Radar (vOTHR) system is used for the coverage of the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) – up to 200 nautical miles from the shore. This protection far exceeds the reach of microwave radars and camera systems which require line of sight of the target. The system operates continuously, which provides an exceptional area of coverage with no blind zones.

Vard Marine Inc. is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company established in July 1983, and is today a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vard Group AS in Norway.
Our impressive clientele includes shipbuilders, ship owners, ship operators and government agencies world-wide. The services we provide include all aspects of ship design and production technology; total equipment and service packages; transportation, economic and technical feasibility studies; research investigations; model tests and full scale trials.

We take pride in our tailored, fit for purpose approach and our extensive portfolio reflects that. Our designs include offshore supply vessels, offshore and coastal patrol vessels, naval auxiliary, passenger vessels and ferries, icebreakers, research vessels, fishing vessels, and floating power plant barges.

With offices in Vancouver, BC; Ottawa, ON; and Houston, TX, our diverse team of over 100 employees is equipped with the technical skills, practical experience, and educational background required to face any marine-related challenge.

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Security is in a constant state of flux. Its shape & form keeps changing to keep pace with evolving risks. That’s where, International Golden Group (IGG) steps up. IGG is the preferred choice for defense and security supplies to the UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior and other authorities within the defense and security sectors since its inception in 2002. The Company’s mission is also to continually expand into the role of being the primary supplier of high-end defense and security solutions to the region at large.

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Boomeranger Boats Ltd.

No two bodies of water are the same. Oceans pose different challenges than rivers which, in turn, are different from lakes. Hence, water-craft of various types are vital to water-based security for nations.

Boomeranger Boats Ltd., a specialist in Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB), builds marine craft to the most impeccable standards. Founded in 1991, the company was acquired by International Golden Group in 2015. Boomeranger designs and manufactures advanced composite and marine aluminium Special Operations, Cabin Patrol, Fast Rescue and Work Boats ranging from 5 to 15 meters in a purpose-built factory in Loviisa, Finland.

Twiga, a South African based company, continues to successfully supply bespoke acquisition projects for defence, security, counter smuggling and humanitarian aid clients.
Twiga’s Nyoka 4x4 armoured vehicle and Rugged Military Patrol ranges can be manufactured in the client’s country under a transfer of technology programme.
Nyoka 4x4 armoured vehicles and the Rugged Military Patrol boats are in service in Africa operated and maintained by the client.
The services Twiga provides range from technical training programmes to project and manufacturing management with the focus on meeting the requirements of the End User within agreed budget parameters.
The key driver underpinning all of the programmes Twiga supplies is to use the client’s acquisition programme to further develop indigenous capabilities for operating, maintaining and manufacturing.

More than 34 years of successful US-German cooperation for Naval Missile Defence

Focusing on Systems Technology for Naval Missile Defence and Program Management in international cooperation, RAMSYS supports the navies of Germany and other nations to protect its fleets.

RAM-System GmbH was founded in 1985 in order to manage the German industrial part of the German-US Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) program. RAMSYS is with its US partner Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) jointly responsible for development, production, system improvements, logistic services and worldwide marketing and sales of the RAM ship self-defence weapon system.

RAM has been in production since 1989, is now operational on more than 140 ships of the navies of Germany, USA, Greece, South Korea, UAE, Egypt and since 2011 already in Turkey. In total 240 systems and more than 5500 missiles have been delivered or are under procurement by end of 2018.

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Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, with over 1.3 million customers across the Americas. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System, the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operates on 20+ satellites globally, delivering broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in 100+ countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology powers broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide and is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

International, MaritimeMetOcean Telematics specializes in satellite technology, including satellite phones and other Iridium hardware, satellite airtime plans, scientific instruments, and defence and security products. MetOcean Telematics is a renowned Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of Iridium® satellite products.

MARSUN PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
Marsun Public Co., Ltd. has continuously earned a reputation as a quality shipbuilder. For the past 39 years, we have built more than 310 highly reliable and quality vessel which include Riverine Patrol Boat, Interceptor, Fast Assault Boat, Patrol Gun Boat, Landing Craft, Work Boat, Tug Boat, Crew Boat, and USV. The company proudly presents her perfect 100 percent on-time delivery record. Our vessels must achieve all performance's requirements in pre-delivery test and trial period to assure customer's satisfaction.

Yonca-Onuk is a Joint Venture founded in 1986 and has developed as a leader shipyard in advanced composite technologies of the Turkish shipbuilding industry.

Located in Tuzla-İstanbul, has 12.500m2 covered area and air-conditioned composite production shops to build Yonca-Onuk MRTP boats in advanced composites.

The core activity of Yonca-Onuk JV is building high-speed Fast Intervention Craft, Special Operations Craft, Fast Attack/ Patrol Craft and Fast Patrol Boats in different weapon and combat management system up to 50m in length and 500 tons’ displacement in advanced composites.

The shipyard has been certified by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense with Facility Clearance Certificate and also ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certificate, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certificate and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certificate.

With over 180 skilled employees, more than 150 state-of-the-art commercial and naval craft has been designed, built and delivered to 11 different organizations and 9 different countries.

International, MaritimeFounded in 1987, OCEA is specialized in the design, building, marketing and support of aluminiumvessels up to 85 meters. Relying on 4 production sites in metropolitan France and 1 maintenance site in Guadeloupe, OCEA delivers annually 15 to 25 vessels such as monohulls, catamarans or trimarans. OCEA design and build port facilities and complex elements.
95% of OCEA’s turnover is based on the export market.
Thanks to a mastered strategy of innovation and supported by an internal design office and projects management organization, OCEA delivers competitive solutions to customers in the following fields:

The British High Commission Accra is the principal driver of the UK Government’s work in Ghana. Rooted in longstanding cultural, social, political and economic connections, the High Commission engages on a range of policy issues which have a particular focus on prosperity, security and development in Ghana.

Over the years, this work has evolved to reflect the UK’s vibrant and growing partnership with Ghana, celebrated during various state visits including the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex and Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt to Ghana in recent months.

The UK continues to renew its partnership with Ghana, exemplified in the signing of the Joint Declaration in April 2019 – a strategic partnership that will deepen and strengthen existing ties and open up new areas for co-operation.

https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-accra/office/british-high-commission-accra