“I’ve found the event really useful, the location we’ve had here in the African Union has been fantastic – I’ve met so many different Ministers and senior officials from across Africa, and progressed business very well.” Andrew Priestley - Rockwell Collins
“Fantastic event, GRV Global nailed it – really good networking event, met some really interesting people so we take some good positive things away from here.”
Grant Giles - The Development Initiative Ltd

“It’s been a great opportunity to see friends and colleagues but to network with new people from the security and tech perspective in Africa. It’s gone beyond my expectations in terms of meeting not only regional stakeholders but also Ministers and other Government stakeholders.”
Travis Heneveld - Motorola Solutions

“There’s been a lot of discussion about issues in Somalia; overall I’ve found it very good and very informative – the speakers were excellent. I’ve been to many events, this was a very good event and exceeded my expectations.”
Christopher Reynolds - EUCAP Nestor Somalia

“I’ve found the symposium to be very helpful to me because it’s given me access to senior leadership of some of the missions I routinely call on but I don’t necessarily get to meet the high-ranking officers.”
John Robins - Codan Radio

“Thank you all for a job well done; I hope to join you in other conferences.”
Mostafa Sharaf  - Lockheed Martin
“The quality of the speakers is outstanding. The conference, well-coordinated. Quality presentations relevant to the defence industry and current challenges the continent is faced with; this gives us the opportunity to go back and package a complete solution.”
Idah Mabaso - DCD Protected Mobility
Africa Security Symposium 2017
20-21 June, Nairobi, Kenya
In its second year, GRV Global are proud to present the Africa Security Symposium; a two day high-level event being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Kenya on 20-21 June 2017. An opportunity like no other!
A unique platform welcoming senior government and agency officials, NGOs, prime and subcontractors, buyers, suppliers and key decision-makers, for presentations and bilateral discussions, an exhibition, social networking, and pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings... the focus is on personable engagement ‘bringing you closer’.
Building on the successes seen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016), the Africa Security Symposium will once again welcome Police Forces and Ministers of Defence & Interior from across the continent alongside the likes of the African Union Commission (AUC), U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, INTERPOL, EU Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre (KAIPTC), British Peace Support Team (East Africa), AU's Committee of Intelligence & Security Service of Africa (CISSA), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), COMESA Secretariat, EASF Secretariat, EUCAP Nestor Somalia, IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP), United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS) and many more.
Furthermore, African homeland security spending is expected to reach $345 billion by 2022, up from $178 billion in 2010, with significant growth in the sectors of aviation, defence, communication, data, cyber security, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping & stability, and logistics.
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have long been considered the driving force for growth across the developing world but in particular, Africa. The emphasis of the Africa Security Symposium's format is on direct engagement! 
  •  Formal presentations; new-to-market programme details, announcing large-scale opportunities, defence and security strategy discussion
  •  Varied topics; capacity building, resilience, support operations, reconstruction, infrastructure and communications, border management, advanced technologies, counter-terrorism, and post-operational challenges such as food security, disaster management, displaced citizens, health and in particular logistics solutions
  •  Global audience of security experts, peace agencies, and local, regional & international operators
  •  A solutions exhibition; present your expertise and technology in-person
  •  Networking and social functions; mingle, discuss and create lasting relationships
  •  Pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings; one-to-one time with the event’s delegation of officials
    Equally, Nairobi, Kenya is perfectly placed and regarded as the epicentre of security activity on the continent, certainly East and the Horn of Africa.
    Attending the Africa Security Symposium not only gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from the continent’s leading intelligence and peace support officials but, you are able to engage participants personally – matchmaking meetings, displays and demonstrations, and ample time for networking with like-minded peers and colleagues.
    To find out more and to discuss your participation in this important event, please call +44 20 3817 5348 or email info@grvglobal.com.
    We look forward to welcoming you in Kenya this June...