25 - 26 June, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl, former Director of Staff, Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4) at US AFRICOM

Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl

former Director of Staff, Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4)
US AFRICOM


9:00 am - 9:30 am Coping with Asymmetric and Hybrid threats in the Maritime Domain

NMIOTC’s role in developing and implementing initiatives and strategies of Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation
Commodore Stelios Kostalas, Commander at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

Commodore Stelios Kostalas

Commander
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

9:30 am - 9:50 am Persistent Maritime Surveillance using a network of long-range patrol craft and UAVs

  • The potential of new high-speed, long-range patrol and interception craft to secure the Gulf of Guinea
  • A review of modern high-speed Patrol Craft
Andrew Taylor, Director at MILKOR

Andrew Taylor

Director
MILKOR

9:50 am - 10:20 am Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea – French approach

Cooperation, international involvement and capability upgrades; a plan to neutralise maritime insurgency
Captain Gérard Kerebel, Naval Advisor at French Navy

Captain Gérard Kerebel

Naval Advisor
French Navy


10:20 am - 10:50 am Tackling piracy and other maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea

  • An analysis of the current operational environment
  • Procurement plans to prevent security gaps
  • Working with hey stakeholders from all regional nations to achieve maritime superiority
Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté, Commander at Ivory Coast Navy

Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté

Commander
Ivory Coast Navy

  • Developing regional maritime security strategies as an holistic approach for Africa’s security
  • States streamlining their security agendas to mitigate maritime challenges
  • Building a common maritime awareness system for the timely detection of threats
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Tibeag Nasir, Chief N5/N7 Maritime Planning Cell at East African Standby Force

Lieutenant Colonel Ali Tibeag Nasir

Chief N5/N7 Maritime Planning Cell
East African Standby Force

Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, Director at East African Standby Force

Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh

Director
East African Standby Force

11:10 am - 12:00 pm Coffee break and networking session



12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Telemedicine for virtual health encounter in the maritime environment

A poweful  Healthcare Support System for enhancing internal Safety and Security in Merchant Shipping Industry and Maritime Operations
Dr Nikolaos Tsamopoulos, Medical Advisor and Healthcare SME at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

Dr Nikolaos Tsamopoulos

Medical Advisor and Healthcare SME
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre


12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Generating USD 3 billion by developing and protecting Africa’s fisheries

  • Satellite tracking to monitor the methods and scale of the problem
  • Technology solutions for more efficient inspection of containerized shipments
  • Cooperation for international and transnational pursuit of vessels
Séraphin Dedi Nadje, Secretary General at Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea

Séraphin Dedi Nadje

Secretary General
Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea

  • Spurring progress on ocean-focused sustainability efforts
  • Increasing percentage of waters under national jurisdiction
  • Promoting local ownership on the fight against saiko and other illegal practices
Séraphin Dedi Nadje, Secretary General at Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea

Séraphin Dedi Nadje

Secretary General
Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea

Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu, Calabar Port Manager at Nigerian Ports Authority

Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu

Calabar Port Manager
Nigerian Ports Authority

Dennis A. Osanwuta, Survey Manager at Nigerian National Inland Waterways Authority

Dennis A. Osanwuta

Survey Manager
Nigerian National Inland Waterways Authority

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Chairman’s closing remarks: National security threats, solutions and public private partnerships

1:30 pm - 1:30 pm Executive lunch for VIPS, 2019 event dates announced and close of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.