About IDEC

The second annual of 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. Following the grand success of the inaugural edition this second annual 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.

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

International Conference:

As the only international defence conference in the Sub-Saharan Africa region demonstrating the latest technologies across land, sea and air sectors of defence, offering a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with the regional Armies, Navies and Air Forces. The 2-day Conference will feature case-study presentations, panel discussions and technology demonstrations done by thought leaders, policy makers, international defence experts and military technology futurists, discussing and deliberating future strategies and objectives through and building upon the endeavours of Africa’s Armed Forces to enhance combined capabilities to counter the  continent’s leading  security  challenges and 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. 

International Exhibition:

The international exhibition will showcase the latest developments in the defence sector and highlight the latest in military technology across the Army, Navy and Air Force. The exhibition is designed to facilitate relationships between entities attending the event and major international companies.

Summary of events at IDEC

VIP Welcome Dinner

Opening Ceremony

International Conference

International Exhibition

Cocktail Reception

One to one Meeting

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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

 

Past VIPs and SPEAKERS

Vice Admiral Seth
Amoama

Chief of the Defence Staff,
Ghana Armed Forces

Major General Tawfik Khaled Said Ahmad

Assistant to Minister of Defence for Research and Inspections,
Egypt

Brig Gen Abu Bakarr Conteh

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Training and Doctrine,
Sierra Leone

Rear Admiral Oumar
Wade

Chief of the Naval Staff,
Senegal

Colonel Hermann William AVOCANH

Chief of Staff of the Benin Air Force,
Benin

Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amoa

Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force,
Nigeria

Commander Daniel EHU GNAMIEN

Chief of Staff of the CNS, National Navy,
Côte d’Ivoire

Rear Admiral Istifanus Mu’azu ALBARA

Director of CRESMAO,
Cote d’Ivoire

Brigadier General Melingui Nouma Donatien

Chief of Defence Staff Representative,
Cameroon

Brigadier General Léon Mahoungou

Deputy Chief of Staff, Congolese Army, Republic of Congo

Captain Jean Bruno NGOUNO

Deputy Chief of Congolese Naval Staff,
Republic of Congo

Captain KENFACK DONGMO Emmanuel

Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Cameroon Navy,
Cameroon

Rear Adm Massimiliano Lauretti

Head Of Plans & Maritime Policy Department, Italy

Brigadier Lawrence Gituma

Deputy Commander,
Kenya Navy

Major General Waseem Iftikhar Cheema

Director General Information Operations, Joint Services Headquarters,
Pakistan

Rear Admiral Marcelo Reis Da Silva

Deputy Chief for Personnel, Manpower and Training, of the Naval Operations Command, Brazillian Navy,
Brazil

Major General Mzayifani Buthelezi

Deputy Chief of South African Air Force,
South Africa

Ben Dere

Executive Director,
Accra Initiative Secretariat

Colonel SODOLI
Kokouvi

Chief of the Operations Division, Togolese Air Force Headquarters, Togo

Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye SARR

Commander of the Air Force Commandos,
Senegal

Rear Admiral Samson Jaglaba Bura

Fleet Commander, Western Fleet, Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy,
Nigeria

Brigadier General Musonda Nthenga

Defence Attache,
Zambian Embassy,
Ethiopia

Capt. Derrick Godwill Attachie

Project Coordinator, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Maritime Programme

Ambassador Major-General Francis Adu-Amanfoh (Rtd)

Special Advisor to the President, Accra initiative

Phillip J. Heyl

IMO Consultant, Gulf of Guinea and CEO,
The Heyl Group

Dr. Alberta Ama
Sagoe

Director,
Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute

Ali Boğaç
Cicioğlu

Export Manager,
Otokar

Dr. Emma Birikorang

Deputy Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Naval Captain Michael Larbi

Director Public Relations, Ghana Armed Forces,
Ghana

Uri Naor

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development,
Elbit Systems Land Ltd.

Michael Zormelo

Chief Executive Officer,
OMNICAD

Eric Ichikowitz

Senior Vice President,
Paramount Group

Brigadier Frederick Kiyingi

Air Wing Commander,
Uganda

Brigadier General Mahama Abdulai

Director General, Joint Operations and Planning (JOPS), Ghana Armed Forces

Alexandre
Mano

Independent Security & Terrorism Advisor to African & European Governments

Dr. Angela M.
Lamptey

Faculty Member, University of Ghana/ CEO, Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, Africa

Video Gallery

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
19:00-22:00 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
09:15 Welcome Remarks
  • Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces
09:25 Keynote Speech
  • Guest of Honor
09:45 Exhibition opening ceremony:
  • Ribbon cutting
  • VVIP exhibition tour
  • Networking and refreshments
10:45 Strengthening International Collaboration to Combat Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime
  • Capt. Derrick Godwill Attachie Project Coordinator, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Maritime Programme
11:10 Panel Discussion: Terrorism prevention and counter-terrorism strategies Panelists:
  • Phillip J. Heyl, IMO Consultant, Gulf of Guinea and CEO, The Heyl Group
Panelists:
  • Major General Tawfik Khaled Said Ahmad, Assistant to Minister of Defence for Research and Inspections, Egypt
  • Major General Waseem Iftikhar Cheema, Director General Information Operations, Joint Services Headquarters, Pakistan
  • Colonel Hermann William AVOCANH, Chief of Staff of the Benin Air Force, Benin
  • Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye SARR, Commander of the Air Force Commandos, Senegal
11:50 Major developments and achievements in land systems
  • Ali Boğaç Cicioğlu, Export Manager, Otokar
12:05 Refreshment and networking break
12:40 Informercial by Schiebel
12:45 Panel Discussion: Understanding the nexus between transnational organized crime and security

Moderator:
  • Dr. Angela M. Lamptey, Faculty Member, University of Ghana/ CEO, Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, Africa
Panelists:
  • Rear Admiral Marcelo Reis Da Silva, Deputy Chief for Personnel, Manpower and Training, of the Naval Operations Command, Brazillian Navy, Brazil
  • Dr. Emma Birikorang, Deputy Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
  • Maj Gen Mzayifani Buthelezi, Deputy Chief of South African Air Force, South Africa
  • Colonel SODOLI Kokouvi, Chief of the Operations Division, Togolese Air Force Headquarters
13:20 Cost-effective attack helicopter upgrades
  • Uri Naor, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Elbit Systems Land Ltd.
13:35 Addressing the modern threats facing African armed forces with world-class African designed and manufactured technologies and solutions
  • Eric Ichikowitz, Senior Vice President, Paramount Group
13:50 Networking lunch break
15:00 Panel discussion on Accra initiative: Prospects and challenges Moderator:
  • Ambassador Major-General Francis Adu-Amanfoh (Rtd), Special Advisor to the President, Accra Initiative
Panelists:
  • Ben Dere, Executive Director, Accra Initiative Secretariat
  • Brigadier General Mahama Abdulai, Director General, Joint Operations and Planning (JOPS), Ghana Armed Forces
15:30 Drones: The Future of Military Warfare
  • Michael Zormelo, Chief Executive Officer, OMNICAD
15:45 Leveraging technology to improve security response
  • Phillip J. Heyl, IMO Consultant, Gulf of Guinea and CEO, The Heyl Group
16:10 Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day 1
16:30 Exhibition tour
18:00 Day 1 Afterparty cocktail reception
  • Cocktails and Canapes
  • Local Entertainment
Time Agenda
08:00 Registration and morning refreshments
09:00 Ghana’s military efforts at curbing terrorism
  • Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces
09:30 Addressing the evolving threat, and what new technologies can do for us
  • Alexandre Mano, Independent Security & Terrorism Advisor to African & European Governments
09:45 Italian Navy’s support to maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Rear Admiral Massimiliano Lauretti, Head Of Plans & Maritime Policy Department, Italian Navy
10:15 Open Discussion on the Initiatives to Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime
10:30 Refreshment and networking break
10:45 Combating transnational organized crimes: A specific case of ICGLR response in Eastern DRC
  • Brigadier General Léon Mahoungou, Deputy Chief of Staff, Congolese Army, Republic of Congo
11:15 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.
13:15 Exhibition tour and Raffle draws
14:00 IDEC 2022 Closing remarks and ceremony
14:30 Networking lunch break
15:00 Dedicated exhibition hour
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: