Testimonials - 2019
 
"The symposium is absolutely interesting and informative. An excellent platform for discussing and addressing security challenges in Africa, and imperatively provided the participants the opportunity to network and collaborate in our efforts to combat transnational crimes, terrorism, etc. an excellent display of equipment, services required in such undertakings." Sambujang Fatty – United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
“This was my first GRV Global event. It was highly recommended and I was not disappointed. It was extremely well ran, full of good speakers and the tables were excellent opportunities to speak to the people who count. Thank you.” Nick Weller - Pearson Engineering 
"Great opportunity to meet organisations involved in the same regional issues. Great diversity of topic and participants." Mark Connelly – United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) 
 
Africa Security Symposium 
24-25 June 2020, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
GRV Global are proud to present the Africa Security Symposium (ASEC2020); a two day high-level event being held In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24-25 June 2020. 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 previous successes seen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016 & 2019), Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire (2017), Senegal, Dakar (2018), and Nairobi, Kenya (2017 & 2018), 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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    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 Ethiopia next June.