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

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking

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

Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl

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

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.



9:10 am - 9:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Establishing a national security strategy and implementation plan

Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Jomo Osahor, Director General, Defence Research and Development Bureau at Nigerian Armed Forces

Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Jomo Osahor

Director General, Defence Research and Development Bureau
Nigerian Armed Forces

9:10 am - 9:15 am Keynote address and Goodwill Message on behalf of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority

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

B. Olufunmilayo Olotu

Calabar Port Manager
Nigerian Ports Authority

9:20 am - 9:40 am Countering violent extremism and criminal organisations from a joint perspective

  • Uncovering the breeding grounds of indoctrination
  • Determining the effective soft and hard power approaches to isolate threats
  • Increasing the capabilities of joint operations to eradicate insurgencies
Brigadier General NK Kporku, Director General of Joint Operations at Ghana Armed Forces

Brigadier General NK Kporku

Director General of Joint Operations
Ghana Armed Forces

9:40 am - 10:00 am Topic TBD


Senior Representative

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Leonardo

  • Facilitating reliable communication channels inter and intra-state
  • Coordinating joint command and control on joint operations
  • Intelligence sharing and timely threat detection and reporting

Ali Bogac Cicioglu

Export Manager
Otokar

Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Jomo Osahor, Director General, Defence Research and Development Bureau at Nigerian Armed Forces

Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Jomo Osahor

Director General, Defence Research and Development Bureau
Nigerian Armed Forces

Lieutenant General Obed Akwa, Chief of Defence Staff at Ghana Armed Forces

Lieutenant General Obed Akwa

Chief of Defence Staff
Ghana Armed Forces

Major General Sekou Touré, Chief of Defence Staff at Ivory Coast Armed Forces

Major General Sekou Touré

Chief of Defence Staff
Ivory Coast Armed Forces

Aleksey Yermolayev

Business Development Manager
Inkas Vehicles

10:50 am - 12:30 pm Ribbon-cutting ceremony by senior official followed by exhibition tour & networking coffee break



11:50 am - 12:10 pm Future plans to limit illegal border crossing

  • The importance of surveillance into tracking and deterring insurgents
  • Future procurement plans to maximize the agency’s capabilities
  • Feedback from operations and best practice on facing operational challenges
Garba Umar, Head of INTERPOL Nigeria at Nigerian Police

Garba Umar

Head of INTERPOL Nigeria
Nigerian Police


Adrian Martin, Airborne ISR Marketing Manager at Airbus Defence & Space

Adrian Martin

Airborne ISR Marketing Manager
Airbus Defence & Space

  • How to turn crossing borders into a disadvantage for terrorists
  • Experience sharing on guerilla war in harsh territories
  • Maritime borders and how to secure sea trade routes and critical infrastructure.
Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl, former Director of Staff, Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4) US AFRICOM at US Armed Forces

Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl

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

Garba Umar, Head of INTERPOL Nigeria at Nigerian Police

Garba Umar

Head of INTERPOL Nigeria
Nigerian Police

Lanre Bank, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department at Nigerian Police

Lanre Bank

Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
Nigerian Police

Mr. Fortunet Alain Nouatin, Minister at Benin Ministry of National Defence

Mr. Fortunet Alain Nouatin

Minister
Benin Ministry of National Defence

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Executive Lunch and networking break



2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Special Mission Aircraft “Turn-Key Solution” to counter illegal fishing and smuggling

  • State of the Art technology & most cost effective “Aircraft Turn-Key Solution”  
  • Versatilely aircraft in regards to different sensors and operations
  • Well known on the African market and fully proven in tropical environment
  • Best suited aircraft solution to counter illegal fishing & smuggling

Michael Neufingerl

International Sales Manager
Diamond Aircraft

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm SPECIAL SESSION Building legal capacity to counter transnational threats in West Africa: Requirements and potential

Senior Representative, . at Senegal Ministry of Defence

Senior Representative

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Senegal Ministry of Defence

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Networking coffee break




3:00 pm - 3:20 pm The Israeli case – Border protection solutions and “game changer” technologies

Lior Frumkes

Marketing and Sales Director for Africa
IAI

Armoured vehicles have been the backbone of operations for the country’s Armed and Police Forces during recent years. Now, entering a new era of constant demand for capability upgrades Nigeria is exploring the possibility of taking ownership of the production of such platforms.
Major General James Olubunmi Akomolafe, Commander of Armoured Corps at Nigerian Armed Forces

Major General James Olubunmi Akomolafe

Commander of Armoured Corps
Nigerian Armed Forces

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Kirpi MRAP: How Turkey responded contemporary mine and IED threats

Görkem Bilgi, International Business Development Director at BMC

Görkem Bilgi

International Business Development Director
BMC

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Ghana Prisons Service procurement plans in 2019 for its operational requirements

  • Officers conveyance, security and utility vehicles
  • Prisons as correctional facilities; reforming criminals into useful members for the society
Francis Omane-Addo, Commanding Officer at Ghana Prisons Service

Francis Omane-Addo

Commanding Officer
Ghana Prisons Service

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

Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl

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

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm End of Day 1 and networking function