Conference and Defense Exhibition:
17 & 18 March, 2015

2015 Speakers Include:

 Richard Anamoo
Richard Anamoo
Director General
Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority
 Vice Admiral Hervé Nambo Ndouany
Vice Admiral Hervé Nambo Ndouany
Special Chief of Defence Staff to the President of
 Rear Admiral Emmanuel Akoto-Bonsu
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Akoto-Bonsu
The Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools
Ghana Armed Forces
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro
Chief of Naval Staff
Ghana Navy
Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei
Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei
Chief of Army Staff
Ghana Army

Delivering Total Surveillance of African Maritime Domains

Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa is an official event of the Ghana Navy with full governmental support. The level of endorsement and participation from the Ghanaian authorities is such that this crucial and unique conference will include delegates from the highest echelons of government, the tri-services, police and maritime authorities. The scale and participation of this event is unprecedented for the maritime community. Furthermore, oil and gas company executives taking a multi-lateral approach to increasing maritime security through the purchasing of vessels and contracting of private security measures will also feature heavily.

Why attend?

  • Meet and network with the most senior hierarchy of the Ghana Navy and other agencies feeding into the maritime security picture
  • Improve your coastal and maritime surveillance equipment to achieve a full picture of activity at sea
  • Learn how to upgrade legacy surveillance equipment, or interoperate it with new components to penetrate further distances and pick up smaller objects
  • Explore the most cost-effective ways to integrate patrol boats, fast interceptors and other marine systems into your navy
  • Successfully integrate air force reconnaissance systems, including aircraft, UAVs or helicopters, into the coastal surveillance mix
  • Benchmark and assess the different on-board maritime surveillance technology in order to best decide which should be utilised into your fleet
  • Hear from the world’s experts on MDA, coastal surveillance and maritime security operations to learn how to surmount the most complex operational challenges facing armed forces operating by the coast and in the maritime domains of Africa

Who should attend?

  • Naval Commanders
  • Air Force Commanders
  • Inspector Generals of Police
  • National Security Advisors
  • Directors of Naval Procurement
  • Directors of Plans and Policy
  • Directors of Training and Doctrine (TRADOC)
  • Operational Vessel Commanders
  • ISR Programme Managers
  • Coastal Surveillance Programme Managers
  • Riverine Security Managers

IQPC and Ghana Navy - Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa

Michael Champion and Captain Issah Yakubu discuss the 'Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa' conference on the breakfast show 'New Day', aired on national television channel TV3: 19th February

Key topics to be discussed at the Summit

  • Surveillance ships and offshore patrol vessels
  • Coastal surveillance systems
  • Sea surveillance radars
  • Surface to air radars
  • Anti-piracy
  • Anti-smuggling
  • Search and rescue
  • Air surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Maritime Domain Awareness
  • Interoperability and integration of systems
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Naval helicopters and reconnaissance aircraft
  • Protection of offshore oil and energy assets
  • Multilateral operations to increase maritime security

Reviews on Coastal and Maritime Surveillance

"Defence IQPC Conferences provide a veritable platform and ample opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking by leaders of world navies, maritime operators and other stakeholders with the ultimate objective of developing requisite architecture for enhanced security of the global commons"- Admiral OS Ibrahim, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy
"Very valuable, several important points of view and experiences have been exchanged during the lectures and the meeting."- R. Adm. Edoardo Compiani, Italian Navy
"Very good mixture. Very valuable. I met the people I wanted to meet."- Markus von Albed, MTU
"Excellent opportunity to connect with constellation of same interest. Fascinating, well-paced and the team did a great job."- Capt Chuck Gunzel, US Navy

Sponsors & Exhibitors
2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Babcock International Group
Silver Sponsor
Vista Research Inc
Associate Sponsors
Associate Sponsors
HLS International (HLSI)
Network Solution Provider
Inmarsat Solutions SA
2014 Sponsors Included:
Grup Aresa Internacional
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Paramount Group
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Poly Technologies INC
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2014 Sponsors Included:
Airbus Defence & Space
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Alenia Aermacchi
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Atlas Elektronik
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2014 Sponsors Included:
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Vista Research
2014 Sponsors Included:
AluminumNow Group – Maritime Solutions
2014 Sponsors Included:
ARES Security Corporation
2014 Sponsors Included:
Astilleros Gondán S.A
2014 Sponsors Included:
Avant Garde Maritime Services
2014 Sponsors Included:
Port 2 Port Maritime
2014 Sponsors Included:
Solas Marine Services Group
Media Partners
Media Partners
Maritime Executive
Media Partners
African Armed Forces Online
Media Partners
African Defense
Media Partners
Maritime Connector
Media Partners
Maritime Security Review
Media Partners
Armed Forces International
Media Partners
Defence IQ

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