ASEC Virtual Format
Africa Security Symposium 2020 
27-28 October 'Hybrid Event'
We are delighted to advise that the 7th edition of the Africa Security Symposium (ASEC) will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa 27th & 28th October 2021.  ASEC will proceed in its traditional format for face-to-face meetings and networking.  
 Rt Hon. Ali Mohamed Gedi, Former Prime Minister of Somalia
 Hon. Col. Charles Okella-Engola, Minister of State for Defence of Uganda
Virtual access including live streaming will be made available for stakeholders who are unable to travel to Ethiopia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Africa Security Symposium (ASEC) continues to be the leading forum for business relations and we will welcome senior government (defence, interior, police, army), U.S. and UN officials, NGOs, prime and subcontractors, buyers and suppliers from across the globe, all focussed on collaboration for the good of Africa's long-term peace and stability.

ASEC has grown to become one of the most significant events held on the continent itself, and its importance continues to be reflected by the number of high-profile attendees we welcome year after year to Addis – the diplomatic capital of Africa.

Since our inaugural conference in 2014, ASEC has become a MUST ATTEND for those planning to further their operations in Africa and has showcased fantastic stories of success due to our unique program of pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings, high-level discussion panels with Q&A, exhibition hall, networking zone, and drinks reception and Gala Dinner. 

We are strengthening our health protocol to welcome you during our event in complete safety. The hygiene rules have been adapted, the existing procedures and protocols have been enriched with ministerial recommendations.