3rd Africa Airforce Forum

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AT 60: LEVERAGING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN AEROSPACE INNOVATIONS FOR REGIONAL SECURITY

Air Marshal HB Abubakar

Chief of the Air Staff
Nigerian Air Force

WELCOME MESSAGE

To all Participants,

I, on behalf of officers, airmen/airwomen and civilian staff of Nigerian Air Force, have the honour to warmly welcome you to the Third Edition of the African Air Forces Forum. This year’s edition coincides with the momentous Sixtieth Anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Air Force. These historic events will attract several Chiefs of Air Staff and many aerospace industry leaders from across the world. The Conference and Exhibition of the Third Air Forces Forum will hold in Abuja, Nigeria from 23 to 24 May 2024 while the Ceremonial Parade and Air Show will take place in Kaduna, Nigeria on 25 May 2024. To you our dear guests, we are highly delighted to host you.

The theme, “Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security” was carefully selected to afford us the opportunity to collaborate and tap into the innovation potentials of the ever-evolving aerospace industry for enhanced national and regional security. The Third Edition of the African Air Force Forum will feature conference, discussions and international exhibition that will showcase the latest equipment and solutions that will contribute to enhanced security in the continent. The event will also feature multidisciplinary discussions and aviation demonstrations, which makes it one of the foremost gatherings of air forces, aviation authorities and key solution providers in Africa.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to this all important event.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Following the huge success of the first two editions, 3rd Africa Air Force Forum returns on the 23 – 25 May 2024 in Nigeria, hosted by the Nigerian Air Force. This edition of the Forum coincides with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 60th anniversary celebrations and will honor its history and accomplishments. This milestone stands as a tribute to the commitment of the air force in safeguarding Nigeria’s sovereignty, ensuring national security, and contributing to peacekeeping missions both regionally and globally. The forum will be marked by a series of events, including a conference and exhibition, parades, air shows and ceremonial fly-pasts.

This edition of the forum is hosted under the theme Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security; and shall highlight the continuous advancement of air force capabilities, technological innovations, and strategic developments that contribute to enhancing Africa’s aerial defense and peacekeeping capabilities. The forum will emphasize on the importance of unity and collaboration among African nations in leveraging airpower capabilities to promote stability and to shape the development of air forces on the continent more broadly.
The forum serves as a regional platform for advancing air force capabilities and building pillars of bilateral partnerships. With the key motive of accelerating air force superiority, we bring to you a variety of discussions on the prospects of air power in Africa, its impact on internal security operations, importance of air force in counter-terror operations, along with a showcase of key technology capabilities required to optimize every mission.

Join us at the forum alongside Africa’s key Air Force Chiefs and top leadership, international and regional industry experts and government officials to explore avenues for strengthening airpower capacities, fostering cooperation, and addressing common security challenges for the betterment of the entire African region.

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2024

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WHO WILL ATTEND?

INDUSTRIES:
Air Forces | Aviation Authorities | Law Enforcement | Ministries of Defense | Ministries of Interior
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Air Forces
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Aviation Authorities
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Law Enforcement
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Ministries of Defense
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Ministries of Interior
JOB PROFILES:
Chief of Air Staff, Deputy Chief of Air Staff | Director of Armament and Procurement | Director of Policy and Plans |
Director of Training | Director General | Director of Logistics | Director of Air Operations
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Chief of Air Staff, Deputy Chief of Air Staff
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Director of Armament and Procurement
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Director of Policy and Plans
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Director of Training
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Director General
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Director of Logistics
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Director of Air Operations

WHO WILL ATTEND?

INDUSTRIES:
Air Forces
Aviation Authorities
Law Enforcement
Ministries of Defense
Ministries of Interior
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KEY FORUM ELEMENTS

A high-level international forum that addresses all pressing challenges in the sector through keynote speeches, technical presentations, panel discussions and more
Showcasing the latest materials, equipment and most advanced systems and technologies in the sector

Live interactive demonstrations in the exhibition area showcasing the latest systems and technologies related to the aerospace and defence sector

Get ready to witness the skies come alive with an unforgettable display of precision, skill and aviation excellence to create a memorable and immersive experiences for our attendees.
Exclusive Networking Cocktail Reception – an evening designed to foster connections, exchange ideas and create lasting memories.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with live music and local entertainment, adding a touch of sophistication and charm to the occasion.
High-level pre-event dinner dedicated for Air Force and Aviation leadership and their delegations to discuss strategic plans
Area To coordinate media interviews between international, regional and local channels, VIPs, speakers, sponsors and attendees at the event

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT

We are looking for suppliers that can contribute to the Air Forces requirements across Africa. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae or call + 971 (0) 568 7800

TOP REASONS TO ATTEND

ENHANCE

the full value chain of Africa’s defence and security aviation sector, to develop key solutions to transnational threats

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the key requirements of Africa’s Air Forces to support evolving operations

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to upskill and retain the future generation of Air Force personnel

IDENTIFY

the key requirements of Africa’s Air Forces to support evolving operations

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

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Registration

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