Speakers Include:

Major General G Morake
Major General G Morake
Commander, Ground Forces Command
Botswana Defence Force
Brigadier General Reginald Odoi
Brigadier General Reginald Odoi
Representing Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff
Army of Ghana
Brigadier General F A Njau
Brigadier General F A Njau
Land Forces Operations and Training Officer
Tanzania Peoples Defence Force
Brigadier General Simon Barwabatsile
Brigadier General Simon Barwabatsile
Commander 3 Brigade Group, Ground Forces Command
Botswana Defence Force
Brigadier General Jack Sinyangwe
Brigadier General Jack Sinyangwe
Representing Major General Topply Lubaya Deputy Chief of Staff
Zambia Army
Brigadier General Jean-Marie Obame Eyegue
Brigadier General Jean-Marie Obame Eyegue
Commandant l'Ecole d'Etat-Major de Libreville and Armoured Officer
Armed Forces of Gabon
Brigadier General David J Baburam
Brigadier General David J Baburam
Chief, Peace Support Operations, Peace and Security Department
African Union Commission
Ambassador Tewolde Gebremeskel
Ambassador Tewolde Gebremeskel
Director Peace and Security Division
Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Colonel Antoine Guy Adjaho
Colonel Antoine Guy Adjaho
Armoured Officer and Deputy Chief of Army Staff
Benin Army
Professor Mpho G Molomo
Professor Mpho G Molomo
Director, Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS)
University of Botswana part of the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network(SADSEM)
 Raymond Kitevu
Raymond Kitevu
Conflcit Early Warning Expert
COMESA
 Dwayne D. Hynes
Dwayne D. Hynes
Intelligence Specialist and Policy Analyst, G-2 (DAMI-FIT)
US Army

What is the future of Armoured Vehicles across Africa?

Discover the answer by joining African Army Commanders and Operational leaders at the annual Armoured Vehicles Africa Forum.

It is widely acknowledged that armies across Africa need to possess and operate large numbers of armoured vehicles of different sizes and complexities to maintain their effectiveness in both peace and war time. However, the costs incurred in purchasing and subsequently maintaining the vehicles in a high state of operational combat readiness at the required levels of availability are extremely high. With this in mind the event will debate the critically important operational, procurement and technological solutions to these challenges.

Armoured Vehicles Africa 2015 is the African armoured vehicle community’s premier forum for benchmarking, debate and collaboration around the themes of procurement of new platforms, maintenance and upgrade of existing vehicles, the significance of logistics, operational experience, and technological solutions.

This year we're delighted to welcome Major General G Morake, Commander, Ground Forces Command, Botswana Defence Forces to deliver our keynote address welcoming the community to Gaborone for the first time.

For up-to-date analysis and insight into the African market ahead of the summit in August please visit our resource centre. Africa has been on something of a spending spree in the past few years, upping their stake in the global defence market while addressing urgent security challenges at home. For most states, reinforcing the reputation of a secure and civilised environment is the first step in encouraging foreign investment and commerce.

For our latest research ahead of Armoured Vehicles Africa 2015, Defence IQ has spoken to some of the leading journalists and analysts active in African defence to get a rounded perspective on the progress, challenges, plans and predictions seen across the continent…

Key Event Highlights

  • Premiere engagement opportunity! Unparalleled face-time with decision-making military officers from the most actively investing nations across Africa
  • Interactive Discussions! Strengthen your market knowledge on the African mechanised requirements and programmes valued at up to $20billion over the next decade
  • Exclusive Market Insight! Gain exclusive insight on the latest indigenous armoured vehicles and maximise your supply chain opportunities
  • Esteemed International Speakers! Strengthen strategic relations with our international speaker faculty providing operational feedback and lessons learned on through-life capability and support, force development, and training.

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