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Offshore Patrol Vessels Africa Conference 2014
Delivering Integrated Maritime Security to Africa

26 August, 2014 - 28 August, 2014, Abuja, Nigeria

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Ensuring commercial activities are protected and sovereign laws upheld in the maritime domains of Africa

In 2013 the inaugural OPV Africa was launched in partnership with the Nigerian Navy. The delivery was without parallel as over 400 senior members of the international maritime community, including over 180 naval officers of which there were 60 flag officers and 6 services chiefs, attended the event to discuss solutions to maritime security in Africa, as well as to inspect an exhibition of almost 30 stands showcasing services and products to help facilitate this.

In 2014 the event just got bigger and better! Look what's new:

  • More African navies represented through the support of ECOWAS
  • Moved to Abuja to be closer to the Nigerian government
  • Bigger focus on protecting oil and gas offshore assets
  • Revealed by ECOWAS: the impacts and benefits of their newly written Integrated Maritime Strategy

6 reasons to attend OPV Africa 2014:

  • Be at the centre of the most important maritime policy release affecting nations in the ECOWAS region: the ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy (EIMS)
  • Meet with Chiefs of Naval Staff and senior flag officers from all over Africa looking for solutions and acquisitions to improve their operational performance
  • Be a part of the biggest gathering of senior decision makers in both oil and gas offshore security and naval operations every year in Africa
  • Greatly enhance and reinforce your naval and government contacts through face to face meetings and networking with over 100 senior officers
  • Find many of the world’s best technologies for special forces and navies all under one roof and save time and travel in sourcing them throughout the year
  • Participate in the huge media buzz to help promote the good work of your organisation to the international maritime and defence community

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Venue & Accommodation

Abuja International Conference Centre
Central Area, Area 11
900 Herbert Macaulay Way
Abuja 900001

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.

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

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Early-confirmed speakers:

  • Distinguished Senator Chris ND Anyanwu, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Navy, Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy
  • Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Cissokho, Chief of Naval Staff, Senegalese Navy
  • Mr Alain Michel Luvambano, Secretary General, Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA)
  • Her Excellency Ambassador Véronique Roger-Lacan, Special Representative for Anti-Maritime Piracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
  • Rear Admiral Jürgen Ehle, Chairman of the EU Military Committee Working Group, European Union
  • Ms Patricia Davies, European External Action Service, African Directorate, European Union
  • Commodore Steve Kweku Darbo, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Ghana Navy
  • Captain François d'Assise Gonsallo, Chief of Naval Staff, Benin Navy
  • Colonel Abdurahmane Dieng, Peace Department Head, ECOWAS
  • Mrs Ifeyinwa Anazonwu-Akerele, Director General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping
  • Mr Areogun Kunle, Managing Director, Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
  • Engineer Tammy Fiberesima, Inland Waterways Development Manager, National Inland Waterways Authority
  • Professor Guy Thomas, Chairman, Global Maritime Awareness Institute for Safety, Security and Stewardship, Taksha University
  • Dr George Wiafe, Director, ECOWAS Centre for Fisheries Management, University of Ghana
  • Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
  • Commander Loic Moudouma, Maritime Expert at ECCAS, Gabon Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Cyrille Atonfack, Officer In-Charge of CIC Implementation, Cameroon Navy

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
26 August, 2014
28 August, 2014
Abuja International Conference Centre


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