"A note to thank the entire GRV team and the support staff in Nairobi for a superb venue. The speed-dating concept is genius, so keep it up!" Troy Smith, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies
“Of all the events we attend, we found the matchmaking sessions the most rewarding as we had the opportunity to meet, network and exchange more than just business cards, it was very well organised. GRV staff were exceptionally professional and helpful to get us connected to more people” Gerald Mohrmann, Sat-Com (Pty) Ltd
“The event was very well organised in terms of topics, presentations and sessions as well as having the exhibition within the main hall. I have also to commend the organisers on the arrangement of the matchmaking meetings  which facilitated the interaction among participantsTarek Awaad, African Union Commission (AUC); Committee of Intelligence & Security Service of Africa (CISSA)
Thanks for the message and the opportunity you and your colleagues at GRV Global gave to COMESA to participate in the second Annual Security Symposium. COMESA benefitted immensely from the interaction with the various delegates and presentations made as well as ideas shared. On behalf of COMESA, we will follow up on some of the agreed collaborative ventures with a number of delegates during the match-making sessions. Raymond Kitevu Conflict Early Warning Expert - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat  
 
Africa Security Symposium IV
5-6 June 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
 
In its forth installment, GRV Global are proud to present the Africa Security Symposium; a two day high-level event being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi on 5-6 June 2018. An opportunity like no other!
 
A unique platform welcoming senior government and agency officials, NGOs, prime and subcontractors, buyers, suppliers and key decision-makers, for presentations and bilateral discussions, an exhibition, social networking, and pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings... the focus is on personable engagement ‘bringing you closer’.
 
 
 Rt Hon. Ali Mohamed Gedi, Former Prime Minister of Somalia
 
 
 Hon. Col. Charles Okella-Engola, Minister of State for Defence of Uganda
 
 
 MG Salihu Zaway Uba, UNMIL Force Commander
Building on the successes seen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016) and Nairobi, Kenya (2017), the Africa Security Symposium will once again welcome Police Forces and Ministers of Defence & Interior from across the continent alongside the likes of the African Union Commission's (AUC) Peace & Security Dept., U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), NATO HQ, USAID, the U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, INTERPOL, EUNAVFOR, the AUC's Committee of Intelligence & Security Service of Africa (CISSA), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), COMESA Secretariat, EASF Secretariat, IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP), United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS) and many more.
 
Furthermore, African homeland security spending is expected to reach $345 billion by 2022, up from $178 billion in 2010, with significant growth in the sectors of aviation, defence, communication, data, cyber security, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping & stability, and logistics.
 
Format
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have long been considered the driving force for growth across the developing world but in particular, Africa. The emphasis of the Africa Security Symposium's format is on direct engagement! 
 
  •  Formal addresses & discussion panels; new-to-market programme details, announcing large-scale opportunities, defence and security strategy discussion
  •  Varied topics; capacity building, resilience, support operations, reconstruction, infrastructure and communications, border management, advanced technologies, counter-terrorism, and post-operational challenges such as food security, disaster management, displaced citizens, health and in particular logistics solutions
  •  Global audience of security experts, peace agencies, and local, regional & international operators
  •  A solutions exhibition; present your expertise and technology in-person
  •  Networking and social functions; mingle, discuss and create lasting relationships
  •  Pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings; one-to-one time with the event’s delegation of officials
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    Equally, Nairobi, Kenya is perfectly placed and regarded as the epicentre of security activity on the continent, certainly East and the Horn of Africa.
     
    Attending the Africa Security Symposium not only gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from the continent’s leading intelligence and peace support officials but, you are able to engage participants personally – matchmaking meetings, displays and demonstrations, and ample time for networking with like-minded peers and colleagues.
     
    To find out more and to discuss your participation in this important event, please call +44 20 3817 5348 or email info@grvglobal.com.
     
    We look forward to welcoming you in Kenya next June.