Africa Airforce Forum

Hosted By

Brigadier General Papa Souleymane Sarr,
Chief of Air Force Staff, Senegal

Aligning Air Force capabilities for better regional commitment and security

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About 2023 Edition

Following the huge success of the first edition, 2nd Africa Air Force Forum returns on the 25 – 26 October 2023 in Dakar – Senegal, hosted by the Senegal Air Force.

The forum serves as a regional platform for advancing air force capabilities that will help build pillars of bilateral partnerships. The gathering will help countries with the opportunities needed to promote stability in their respective sub regions and to shape the development of air forces on the continent more broadly. With the key motive of accelerating air force superiority, the forum will host discussions on the prospects of air power in Africa, impact on internal security operations, importance of air force in counter-terror operations along with the key technology capabilities required to take advantage on every mission.

Join us at the forum, which will bring together Africa’s key Air Force Chiefs and top leadership from the region, industry experts and government officials to discuss challenges faced and the progress made by the air force communities today and for the future.

Why Senegal?

Senegal’s Air Force is currently enhancing their fleet capabilities to support regional counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations. In addition to the transnational conflicts, Senegal will begin oil exploration in 2023 and will require extensive air support to safeguard the new offshore oil and gas assets. Due to this, the Air Force Africa Forum will reveal the Air Forces commitment to regional security through shortlisting of suppliers and providing an essential platform for Africa’s aerospace community to convene to progress coordination.

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2022 VIP Speakers


2-day International Conference
A high-level international forum that addresses all pressing challenges in the sector through keynote speeches, technical presentations, panel discussions and more
2-day International Exhibition
Showcasing the latest materials, equipment and most advanced systems and technologies in the sector
Product Demos
Live interactive demonstrations in the exhibition area showcasing the latest systems and technologies related to the aerospace and defence sector
Media & Live Broadcast Area
To coordinate media interviews between international, regional and local channels, VIPs, speakers, sponsors and attendees at the event
VIP Pre-event Dinner
High-level pre-event meeting dedicated for Air Force and Aviation leadership and their delegations to discuss strategic plans



Air operations for counterterrorism and counterinsurgency


Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities


Maintenance, repair, and overhaul for regional Air Forces


Training and retention of personnel

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Ministries of Defense
Ministries of Interior
Defence & Security Contractors


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The sponsorship opportunities available at Africa Air Force Forum will increase your company and brand exposure in front of many key players in the government and military industry attending across Africa and surrounding regions. For more details about the sponsorship opportunities available, Click here


Africa Air Force Forum will attract a regional air force leadership alongside key representatives from governments and air forces. Strong representation across African countries makes Africa Air Force Forum the prime platform to position your company to be one of the top leaders in providing defence technologies and solutions. For more information about the exhibition and to reserve your space at the Africa Air Force Forum email


the key requirements of Africa’s Air Forces to support evolving operations
to upskill and retain the future generation of Air Force personnel
the full value chain of Africa’s defence and security aviation sector, to develop key solutions to transnational threats.
to the coordination and growth of regional aerospace and defence capabilities


We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email or call +971 4 568 7800

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