2nd Int’l Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC)
The 2nd International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference
IMDEC) that will address maritime security issues, will take place in
Accra, Ghana from July 6-7, 2021.
Maritime security has become a more important issue in West African
region in recent times where attacks on ships and crew jumped at an
alarming level last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic – which will
be addressed by the 15 Chiefs of Navies and Air Forces along with 300
senior officials attending the 2nd International Maritime Defence
Exhibition and Conference that takes place from 6-8 July, 2020 at
Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) is the
largest maritime security exhibition and conference in West Africa. Held
in partnership with Ghana Navy and Ghana Air Force, the IMDEC will be
graced by the participation of key government leaders including H.E.
Vice President of Ghana Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Gulf of Guinea is a vast and diverse region stretching from Senegal
to Angola, covering 6,000 kilometres of coastline. It is an important
shipping zone transporting oil and gas, as well as goods to and from
central and southern Africa. Around 1,500 fishing vessels, tankers, and
cargo ships navigate its waters at any given day. Piracy, armed robbery
at sea, kidnapping of seafarers, illegal fishing, smuggling and
trafficking, and transnational organised crime pose a major threat to
maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and ultimately to the economic
development of the entire region.