16-17 June 2020 | Abuja, Nigeria

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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

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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, Nigerian Armed Forces
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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, Nigerian Ports Authority
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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

Brigadier General NK Kporku - Director General of Joint Operations, Ghana Armed Forces
  • 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
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Brigadier General NK Kporku

Director General of Joint Operations
Ghana Armed Forces

9:40 am - 10:00 am Topic TBD

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  • 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

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Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Jomo Osahor

Director General, Defence Research and Development Bureau
Nigerian Armed Forces

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Lieutenant General Obed Akwa

Chief of Defence Staff
Ghana Armed Forces

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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

Garba Umar - Head of INTERPOL Nigeria, Nigerian Police
  • 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
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Garba Umar

Head of INTERPOL Nigeria
Nigerian Police


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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.
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Captain (ret’d) Phillip Heyl

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

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Garba Umar

Head of INTERPOL Nigeria
Nigerian Police

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Lanre Bank

Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
Nigerian Police

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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

Michael Neufingerl - International Sales Manager, Diamond Aircraft
  • 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 - ., Senegal Ministry of Defence
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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

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.
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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, BMC
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Görkem Bilgi

International Business Development Director
BMC

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

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

Commanding Officer
Ghana Prisons Service

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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