Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa summit

Protecting sea routes and enhancing Africa's maritime security

Lagos, Nigeria

We are excited to announce the 4th edition of Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa summit, taking place from 25-26 June 2019 in Lagos Nigeria.

Africa's most senior naval leaders will once again gather to discuss the future of maritime security in Africa and find solutions to their operational requirements. Delegations from Benin, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Togo are among those who will seek to explore ways to combat rising incidents of piracy, armed robbery at sea, oil theft and other nefarious activities affecting African nations.

Co-Located with: West Africa National Security and Armoured Vehicles 2019

Why Attend

  • Find out about Africa's future plans on improving maritime security
  • Learn to better utilise ISR technologies to provide with better maritime domain and coastal awareness
  • Discover cutting-edge naval patrolling and law enforcement tactics and equipment
  • Get briefed on the latest procurement plans from regional security forces
  • Receive operational feedback from the use of Offshore Patrol Vessels against pirates and other criminal groups
  • Be part of the decision making groups that are planning for a safe Gulf of Guinea

Meet the Speakers

  • General Oumarou Sadou, Chief of Defence Staff, Burkina Faso Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant General Obed Akwa, Chief of Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces
  • Major General Sekou Toure, Chief of Defence Staff, Ivory Coast Armed Forces
  • Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konate, Commander, Ivory Coast Navy
  • Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu, Advisor to the CNS and former Chief of Naval Transformation, Nigerian Navy
  • Rear Admiral (ret'd) Obioma C. Medani, Advisor to the CNS and former Chief of Operations, Nigerian Navy
  • Commodore Stelios Kostalas, Commander, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • Brigadier General NK Kporku, Director General of Joint Operations, Ghana Armed Forces
  • Captain Gerard Kerebel, Naval Advisor, French Navy
  • Captain (ret'd) Phillip Heyl, former Director of Staff, Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4), US AFRICOM
  • Captain Mohamed Yusuf, Head of Maritime Operation Centre Berbera Port, Somaliland Coast Guard
  • Captain Edward H. Lundquist, Member of the Executive Committee, Surface Navy Association
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ali Tibeag Nasir, Chief N5/N7 Maritime Planning Cell, East African Standby Force
  • Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, Director, East African Standby Force
  • Dr Nikolaos Tsamopoulos, Medical Advisor and Healthcare SME, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • Mabo Olugbenga, Director of Operations and General Investigation, National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency
  • Seraphin Dedi Nadje, Secretary General, Fisheries Committee Gulf of Guinea
  • Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu, Calabar Port Manager, Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Dennis A. Osanwuta, Survey Manager, Nigerian National Inland Waterways Authority
  • Per Erik Bergh, Stop Illegal Fishing Coordinatior, West Africa Task Force
  • Senior Representative, Executive Management Team, Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Senior Representative, Chief of Naval Staff Office, Egyptian Navy


Four Points Sheraton Hotel
Plot 9/10 Block
2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 1 448 9444

Hotel and travel costs are not included in the registration fee.  For assistance in your travel and accommodation requirements, please refer to details below:

Room Reservations
Special / corporate rate for room accommodation is available in the hotel. You may contact the hotel directly as per the details above quoting IQPC Middle East or the name of the conference

Please note:
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