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 2020
Venue: Sheraton Addis Hotel


Presented as a gift to Ethiopia, the Sheraton Addis is situated on a hilltop overlooking the city and opposite the National Palace, formerly known as the Jubilee Palace, built to mark Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in 1955. About 7 km (11 miles) away from Bole International Airport, the hotel’s central location provides easy access to the city’s commercial districts and many of Ethiopia’s most renowned attractions are within easy reach.

Guests can relax in exceptional comfort in one of the spacious, contemporary rooms overlooking the beautiful city or get a little work done at the hotel's Business Center that offers a full range of executive services, including secretarial and office support before enjoying the complimentary access to the heated outdoor pools, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Negotiated discounted rates will be available for all ASEC2020 participants when staying at the Sheraton Addis Hotel, where the Symposium will take place. Nightly room rates, inclusive of breakfast and Internet access will be available soon. Please check back again soon where an online booking link will be shared by March 2020. 
Additionally, we will be suggesting alternative hotel accommodation options for those looking for an alternative to the Sheraton Addis Hotel. 

If you encounter any issues, please email Antoinette on aorr@grvglobal.com who will be happy to assist and ensure the highest level of care is met. We strongly advise that when booking your room, please ensure you are paying the preferential rate (plus taxes) because once payment is made, GRV Global will not be able to assist with amendments.

All visitors to Ethiopia must obtain an entry visa (tourist visa sufficient for conference). Whilst most nationalities may obtain their visa upon arrival ($50 cash ONLY) some must gain their visa before departing their country of origin! We strongly recommend that you use the Ethiopian Government's eVisa portal to obtain your visa ahead of your trip WWW.EVISA.GOV.ET. If you are in any doubt, please contact your local Ethiopian Embassy or High Commission as soon as possible.

*please note, we will be updating this logistics page often, as soon as information becomes available. Please check back again soon!