About IDEC

The inaugural International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) hosted by Ghana’s Armed Forces in Accra will build upon the endeavours of Africa’s Armed Forces to enhance combined capabilities to counter the continent’s leading security challenges. This unprecedented event will showcase the importance of integrating strategies and solutions across land, sea and air to solve challenges such as extremism, cross-border crime and maritime security in this region. The overarching objective is to improve regional development and security by promoting civil/ defence partnership, both regionally and internationally. Through a series of unique platforms, the two-day event aims to assemble Africa’s Defence Chiefs of Staff and senior officers and executives from security agencies and global partners and advanced solution providers to improve combined combat operations and regional development initiatives.

The Chiefs of Ghana Armed Forces look
forward to welcoming you to ACCRA, Ghana

Summary of events at IDEC

VIP Welcome Dinner

Opening Ceremony

International Conference

International Exhibition

Cocktail Reception

One to one Meeting

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Air Force
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Defence Staff
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Ministers &
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VIP
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Attendees
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Represented
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Marketing
Impressions
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Media
Partners

Organising Committee

Head of the committee

Air Vice-Marshal Mike Kwame Appiah-Agyekum

Deputy Chief Of Staff (Administration) General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces

 

Capt (GN) Ramsey Bamba

Director Naval Administration, Navy HQ, Ghana Navy

 

Col Noble Carl Doe Dei- Alorse

Chief G7, Army HQ, Ghana Army

 

Wng Cdr Patrick Necku

Officer Commanding School of Trade Training, Air Force Base Accra, Ghana Air Force

 

IDEC Secretary

Lt (GN) Prince Osei-Owusu

Assistant Naval Secretary, Ghana Navy

 

VIP Speakers

Rear Admiral Oumar
Wade

Chief of the Naval Staff,
Senegal

Rear Admiral Ahlgren

Commander Operations,
Royal Navy,
United Kingdom

Rear Admiral Istifanus Mu’azu ALBARA

Director of CRESMAO,
Cote d’Ivoire

Brigadier General Melingui Nouma Donatien

Chief of Defence Staff Representative,
Cameroon

Captain Jean Bruno NGOUNO

Deputy Chief of Congolese Naval Staff,
Congo Brazzaville

Captain Armindo
Graça

Next Coast Guard Commandant,
Cape Verde

Brigadier Lawrence Gituma

Deputy Commander,
Kenya Navy

Brigadier General Musonda Nthenga

Defence Attache,
Zambian Embassy,
Ethiopia

Dr. Alberta Ama
Sagoe

Director,
Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute

Ali Boğaç
Cicioğlu

Export Manager,
Otokar

ATTENDEE PROFILE

Land
Forces

Naval
Forces

Air
Forces

Special
Forces

Ministries
Of
Defense

Ministries
Of
Interior

Law Enforcement
And National
Security
Agencies

Aviation
Authorities

Defense &
Security
Contractors

Land
Forces

2022 IDEC Conference Agenda

Event Theme – Strengthening International Collaboration to Combat Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crimes

Monday October 10, 2022
Tuesday October 11, 2022
Wednesday October 12, 2022
Time Event
19:00-21:00 IDEC 2022 VIP Gala Dinner
Time Agenda
08:00 Registration and morning refreshments
09:00 Event opening ceremony:
  • Arrival of Guest of Honor
  • Ghana National Anthem
  • Event opening video act
  • Ghana Chief of defence staff welcome remarks
  • Guest of honor keynote speech
09:30 Special guest speaker
09:45 Exhibition opening ceremony:
  • Ribbon cutting
  • VVIP exhibition tour
  • Networking and refreshments
10:45 Expert presentation on terrorism in Africa
11:00 Panel Discussion: Terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies
11:45 Industry session
  • This session will highlight the latest technologies in counter-terrorism. The session consists of three 10-minute presentations from 3 experts in the industry who will provide insights and case-studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.
Insight 1: Major developments and achievements in land systems
  • Ali Boğaç Cicioğlu, Export Manager, Otokar
12:15 Expert Presentation on Transnational Organized Crime
13:00 Panel Discussion: Understanding the nexus between transnational organized crime and  security
Moderator:
  • Dr. Alberta Ama Sagoe, Director, Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute
13:45 Industry session
  • This session will highlight the latest technologies in transnational organized crime management and maritime security. The session consists of three 10-minute presentations from 3 experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.
Presentation 1:
  • Captain Armindo Graça, Next Coast Guard Commandant, Cape Verde
14:15 Networking Lunch Break
15:00 Raffle draws and entertainment in exhibition hall
15:15 Presentation on the security situation in West Africa and the Sahel
15:30 Panel discussion on Accra initiative: Prospects and challenges
16:15 Industry session This session will highlight the latest technologies in detecting and managing cybercrime. The session consists of three 10-minute presentations from 3 experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.
16:45 Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day 1
17:00 Exhibition tour
19:00 Day 1 Afterparty cocktail reception
  • Cocktails and Canapes
  • Local Entertainment
Time Agenda
08:00 Registration and morning refreshments
09:00 Presentation by CDS Ghana on Ghana’s military efforts at curbing terrorism
09:30 UK Support to countering terrorism and organised crime in Sub-Saharan Africa
10:00 The current state of the G5 Sahel joint force
10:30 Open discussion on the initiatives to counter-terrorism and transnational organised crime
11:00 Chiefs of Navy offsite session: During this session, the Chiefs of Navy will be hosted by Ghana Chief of Navy to a strategic gathering at an offsite location. Chiefs of Army offsite session: During this session, the Chiefs of Army will be hosted by Ghana Chief of Army to a strategic gathering at an offsite location. Chiefs of Airforce offsite session: During this session, the Chiefs of Air Force will be hosted by Ghana Chief of Airforce to a strategic gathering at an offsite location.
14:00 Networking lunch break
15:00 Raffle draws and entertainment in exhibition hall
15:30 IDEC 2022 Closing remarks and ceremony
16:00 End of IDEC 2022

REGION-WISE DEFENCE SPENDING BUDGET IN 2022

(in million U.S. dollars)

IDEC Conference

Some of the main themes the two-day conference include: