ASEC2023 Testimonials
ASEC2022 Testimonials
““ASEC2024 provides a cultural platform for high-level discussions and fostering public-private partnerships. CISSA has greatly benefitted from the Symposium and the solutions exhibited."Dr. Zainab Ali Kotoko, CISSA - AUC's Committee of Intelligence & Security Services of Africa
"My participation at ASEC2024 was incredible. The topics were exceptional, I really enjoyed the discussion of topical issues. The level of delegations was excellent, resulting in meaningful discussions.” Michelle Nxumalo - DCD Protected Mobility.
"“The private sector matchmaking opened my mind, where we can find equipment for my organisation.” Brig. Gen. Thacien Nivyinyeretse - Burundi National Police
12th Africa Security Symposium (ASEC2025)
An opportunity like no other!

The Africa Security Symposium (ASEC) is a truly pan-African event that has grown in prominence over the years and has enjoyed the continued support of the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations, regional Governments inc. Interior, Defence, and Police, leading NGOs, INTERPOL, U.S. military and many more among our esteemed delegation.
The event is exclusively attended by Government Ministers, investors, industry suppliers, senior police, military, and NGO stakeholders - all with the common goal of improving the security and stability of the continent. To maximise networking opportunities and create long-term partnerships, ASEC has created a unique platform facilitating personable 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings with participants of your choosing.
The 12th Africa Security Symposium (ASEC2025) will take place on 21-22 May 2025 at the Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hosting more than 300 delegates and exhibitors, you will participate in high-level plenary sessions, dedicated networking/social functions, a Cultural Dinner, and of course pre-scheduled 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings (using our bespoke ‘meeting scheduling software’)!

Through this targeted approach, ASEC actively tackles some of the most pressing issues on the continent, with thematic panel discussions designed to encourage audience participation to progress ideas of change - a departure from traditional ‘talk shop’ events. The overwhelmingly positive feedback has shown that this is the preferred deal-making platform for discovering new opportunities, products and services in Africa.

There is no such thing as an African problem. In an increasingly globalised world, issues in all regions have an impact on wider society. The challenges that Africa face vary throughout the region, but all require a united effort to overcome: from terrorism to policing to peace operations, it is necessary for the public and private sector to collaborate to strengthen security across the region. At ASEC2025 you can expect to meet and collaborate with government officials, security experts, and private sector suppliers in a safe, intimate setting to strategize solutions to the region’s most challenging issues.

Each year the event has grown and become a staple feature in the security calendar. ASEC has facilitated many partnerships and highlighted the opportunities for both the public-private sector, to the benefit of the continent.
To find out more and to discuss your participation in this important event, please call +44 20 3817 5348 or email
We look forward to welcoming you in Ethiopia next May.