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Future Fires Africa Conference

2 February, 2015 - 4 February, 2015, Accra, Ghana

Joint and Indirect Fires - Artillery, Mortars, C4ISR

Expeditionary, peacekeeping and border challenges in Africa are increasingly making better use of artillery and joint fires assets whilst ensuring greater situational awareness. Coupled with this is a need to increase fires accuracy with surveillance and reconnaissance and to avoid collateral damage whilst providing much needed support to increasingly complicated operations.

In the last five years alone, there has been an increase in defence expenditure to secure borders, defend natural resources and aid in peacekeeping missions.

African forces are creating new Artillery and ISTAR divisions and are looking to secure new artillery, mortar and C4ISR assets to counter ever deadly asymmetric threats from terrorism, for border security and on peacekeeping missions before it becomes necessary to commit to a costly full deployment. Solution providers and those with direct experience are invited to solve these challenges at the Future Fires Summit for Africa this October.

Future Fires Africa focuses on Ghanaian, Nigerian, Kenyan, South African, Angolan, Egyptian and Algerian (to name a few) challenges and near-term procurements plus recent experience from anti-terrorist operations.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn about artillery and mortar system requirements from key decision makers in both the Ghana Army and regional forces
  • Ensure your solution remains front of mind at a time of 18% increased defence spending across the board
  • Demonstrate to regional forces that you take their challenges and requirements seriously enough to attend or support this event in order to learn more at the time to get involved
  • Explore the resurgent market of West Africa at a time of a great internationalisation and increase in procurements and spot purchases

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Who should attend?

From Industry:

  • Heads of Department for Artillery, Mortars and Ammunition
  • Heads of Department for C4ISR Systems Integration
  • Directors from Tracked and Wheeled Artillery Platform Manufacturers
  • Programme Manager Precision Weapons
  • VPs for Defence Systems
  • Heads of Campaign for ISTAR
  • Directors of Training and Support Systems (incl. Simulation)
  • Technical and Commercial Directors
  • West Africa Business Development Directors
  • Middle East and Africa Business Development Directors
  • MENA Business Development Directors

From Military:

  • Force Commanders
  • Commandants
  • Artillery Corps Commanders
  • Capability Managers
  • Signals Commanders
  • Directors of C4ISR
  • Directors of Policy and Plans
  • Artillery Division Commanders
  • Directors of Procurement
  • Artillery Commanders
  • Infantry Commanders
  • UAV ISR Programme Managers
  • So1/So2 ISTAR
  • So1/So2 Support Systems

Venue & Accommodation

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre
Cantonments, Accra,
PMB CT 210 , Ghana

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The agenda is available under downloads at the right side of the page.

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Conference Speakers

  • Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei, Chief of Army Staff, Ghana Army
  • Major General Kaidi Mohamed, Commander Operations, Algerian People's National Army
  • Major General Clement Namangale, Chief of Staff, Malawi Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant General Paul Mihova, Commander, Zambian Army
  • Brigadier General Sonhadji Sip, M. M., Commander Artillery, Indonesian Army
  • Colonel (R) Dr Earl William (Bill) Powers, United States Marines Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps
  • Colonel Vit Duchacek, Divisional Director Development and Planning Capabilities, Czech Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Aaron Shields, Simulations Projects Analyst and Integrator, Army Modeling and Simulations Office, Center for Army Analysis, US Army
  • Colonel Christopher ‘Caveman’ De Long, Director Aviation Plans and Policy, United States Marine Corps HQ
  • Colonel Richard Y. Affram, Commander Army Operations, Ghana Army
  • Colonel Richard A. Gyane, Director Land Equipment, Ghana Army
  • Colonel Atogebakoga Alobawone, Director Communications, Ghana Armed Forces

Organising Committee

  • Brigadier General M. Whajah, President, Future Fires Africa Summit Organising Committee, Ghana Army
  • Colonel J.W.K. Asabre, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Colonel J.K. Akou-Adjei, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Colonel R.Y. Affram, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Colonel E.T. Darquah, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel B. Amoah-Boakye, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Major F.K. Ampobi, Committee Member, Ghana Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel C. Agyemang-Prempeh, Committee Secretary, Ghana Army

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
2 February, 2015
4 February, 2015
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre


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