The Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) 2019

is a high-level Maritime Security Conference hosted by Nigeria

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Managing and Securing our waters

A must-attend global maritime security conference

Conference theme – Managing and Securing Our Waters.

Conference objectives

Maritime insecurity has economic, social, political and environmental implications globally, the conference therefore hopes to achieve the following objectives:

  • Define the precise nature and scope of coordinated regional responses to maritime insecurity vis-à-vis intervention supports from external actors/partners.
  • Evaluate the relevance and impacts of the various interventions initiated already to tackle maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea with a view to revising and adapting them to address the current challenges.
  • Decisively move towards policy harmonization and effective implementation through regional integration and cooperation as principal method for delivering effective and efficient security in the region.
  • In addition to tackling threats to maritime security, strategize alternative approach to prevent cyber security attack and other forms of emerging maritime security threats.
  • Advocate for deeper global commitment to deployment of resources for ending maritime insecurity within the region timeously.

Concept Note

In most recent times, maritime security issue features prominently on the agenda of international and national discourse on sustainable development, particularly the use of oceans and seas.

Thematic Sessions

Intensive and interactive sessions designed to expand, address and deliver a workable framework that tackles key issues around the safety and of our waterways.

Below are the following topics:

Maritime Governance, Security, and the Blue Economy

Maritime Governance, Security, and the Blue Economy

Maritime Security, Legal Framework and Regulatory Issues in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Security, Legal Framework and Regulatory Issues in the Gulf of Guinea


The Conference will be held at the prestigious International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria from the 7th – 9th of October 2019.

Who should attend?

  • Relevant Government Ministries And Agencies
  • Navy and Coast Guards
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Maritime Lawyers and Professionals
  • Insurance firms
  • Banks and Finance Sector
  • Oil and Gas sector
  • High Level Industry Practitioners
  • Ship Owners and Charteres
  • National Ship Owners / Charteres and Oil Companies
  • Chief Executives and Trade Executives
  • Classification Societies
  • Industry stakeholders and professionals
  • Consultancy and Industry Experts
  • International Continental And Regional Bodies
  • Shipping logistics
  • Ship Brokery Ship Managers and Agents
  • Support services
  • Marine Support Services
  • Foreign Missions and Diplomats
  • Policy Makers and Researchers
  • Institutions and Nongovernmental Organisations
  • Others


General Information For Participants

The information contained in this document is for the benefit of participants (speakers and panelists) planning to attend the Global Maritime Security Conference to be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, Nigeria from 7th-9th October, 2019.

Get involved

You can get involved in the Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) 2019 as:

  • Sponsor
  • Speaker
  • Panelist
  • Organiser of the Side Event
  • Participant
  • Sponsor of Session or Sub-Session
  • Advertiser in Conference Brochure

More Information

We look forward to welcoming you at the Global Maritime Security Conference 2019.

+234 803 670 1435, +234 705 579 2985,

For Global Maritime Security Conference 2019

Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside Director General / CEO

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)