Adding to its longstanding relationship with the Ghanaian Navy, Paramount Group confirmed a Platinum Sponsorship for the Ghanaian Navy’s 60th anniversary celebration taking place at this year’s International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC 2019 –https://imdecafrica.com/) in Ghana from July 24-25.
“We have a very strong and lasting relationship with the Ghanaian Navy and it is a great privilege to support this momentous occasion of its 60th Anniversary,” said Senior Vice President of Paramount Group, Mr. Eric Ichikowitz. “It is through partnerships like this that governments can unlock the vast benefits of the Blue Ocean economy by creating indigenous and regional naval capabilities that will bolster local manufacturing, skills development and technology transfer.”
The global aerospace and technology company will also participate as one of many delegates at the conference among more than 15 Chiefs of Naval Staff and a multitude of Africa’s public and private sector maritime stakeholders.
“This Conference affords Paramount Group and our stakeholders in the African security and defense space with a timely opportunity to present strategic, localized, and cost-efficient methodologies and solutions necessary to secure some of Africa’s most important assets: its waterways,” added Ichikowitz.
“We are looking forward to deliberate upon lasting solutions for addressing the socio-economical threats of piracy, human and drug trafficking, illegal fishing, bunkering and armed robberies that impact the present security and future potential of Africa’s maritime and coastal waters.”
Ichikowitz will be leading delegations as a key speaker during the event appropriately themed, “60 Years of Naval Excellence: Securing the Maritime Domain for National Development.” Event attendees have the opportunity to participate in-depth panel discussions, breakout sessions, as well as VIP exhibition tours of elite military facilities including the Sekondi Naval Base.
In addition to its offering of multi-role naval vessels from interceptor light strike vessels, to off-shore patrol vessels, Paramount Group adds more value to its partnership with African navies through its systems installation, integration programmes, and implementing equipment upgrades installation combined with high-skills training. These efforts are combined to ultimately create operations aligned with economic and sustainable efficiencies among shore facilities.
“We are excited to join the Ghanaian Navy at IMDEC 2019, an event we anticipate will foster newfound dialogue and best practice in collaboration and innovation for securitizing the Gulf of Guinea. The ECOWAS is home to one of Africa’s foremost oil and gas enclaves that unfortunately today has grown increasingly volatile, costing the region billions of dollars in economic activity. We look forward to continuing to play a role in safeguarding these coastal waters in tandem with our partners across the region,” Ichikowitz concluded.