Consolidating the gains made in the Gulf of Guinea: The Role of Stakeholders in Sustaining a Safe and Secure Maritime Domain

Following the grand success of the first two editions, the 3rd International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) is scheduled to take place on 29-30 August 2023, Accra, Ghana. IMDEC will feature the largest gathering of Africa’s maritime industry, as we host regional and international Chiefs of Naval Staff to address the principal issues facing maritime security on the continent.

This biennial gathering will feature a notable two-day conference and exhibition in which the gathered regional Naval Forces and relevant stakeholders will deliberate the increasingly volatile maritime threats facing Africa’s territorial waters and its blue economy. IMDEC 2023 will showcase the latest technologies in maritime security and strong resolutions and recommendations to surmount the daunting maritime challenges confronting Africa’s blue economy.

Hosted at the Burma Hall in Ghana Armed Forces Headquarters, the international expo at IMDEC 2023 will showcase solutions from across the globe to help maritime and naval industries find appropriate solutions to their challenges and threats and discover the new technologies to better fight against and curb illicit activities at sea.



The evening of IMDEC’s first day of the conference will feature a cocktail reception for all attendees of IMDEC to further facilitate networking amongst the event’s prominent stakeholders.


Showcasing the latest and most innovative maritime security technologies and solutions, IMDEC’s Expo bring world’s leading defence suppliers to Accra.

Meet leading technology providers for communication technologies, radars, satellite imagery solutions and vessels among other key solutions vital for further strengthening maritime defence capabilities of African navies.

Join the 3rd IMDEC to explore latest in defence technologies and solutions, taking place on the side lines of the IMDEC Conference in Burma Hall.


Held as the pre-conference day, the golf day features an afternoon of golf with the Chiefs of Naval Staff from the various African countries.

The event offers an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to network with 12+ Chiefs of Naval Staff, Commanders of Coast Guards and their counterparts from international countries.

Join an exclusive evening of networking with Chiefs of Navy and senior officials from Africa’s and international maritime industry.

Who should join: Leading defense suppliers with a focus on the African maritime industry.