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ISOA Africa Conference

Pre-event: Sunday, September 8

5:30pm-until

No-host Networking Meet-Up

Makuti Bar, Pool Deck, Ground Floor

6:30pm-8:30pm

ISOA President’s Dinner (by invitation only)

Trattoria Restaurant Nairobi

Day 1: Monday, September 9

7:30am-8:30am

Registration, Networking Breakfast, and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

8:30am-8:45am

Day 1 Introduction and opening remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA MEA
Darryle Conway, ISOA Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Howie Lind, ISOA President & Executive Director

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

8:45am-9:30am

Country Focus: Sierra Leone

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Dr. George F. Oliver III
Professor, Joint Military Operations, U.S. Naval War College

Introduced by: Howie Lind
ISOA President & Executive Director

9:30am-10:30am

Guest Speakers

Goods and Services to Support UN Peacekeeping Missions

Herbert Pechek
Supply Chain Management Principal, United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)

Doing Business with the United Nations

Fatumah Mutaasa
Procurement Officer, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

10:30am-11:45am

Business Matchmaking Forum

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Jake Frazer
Co-Founder and President, Precision Talent Solutions & ISOA Middle East & Africa Committee Member

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch

Pool Deck, Ground Floor

12:45pm-2:15pm

Panel 1: Aid & Development: Enhancing Trade and Prosperity by Developing Civil Societies

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Jonty van Zeller
Director, Alamaya

Mark Meassick
Mission Director, Kenya and East Africa, USAID

Richard Kamajugo
Chief Operations Officer, TradeMark East Africa

Justine Rukeba
Chief Strategy Officer, AMS Dubai

Dario Conté
Chief HQ Security & Regional Security Officer, World Food Program

Marcus Luckyn-Malone
Director, Business Development, ATCO Frontec International (Africa)

2:15pm-2:45pm

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

2:45pm-4:15pm

Panel 2: Critical Infrastructure: Creating a Productive and Healthy Workforce

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Helen Versland
Business Development Director Africa, Global Health Services, Iqarus

Maurice Parets
CEO, Pawame

Mwongola Leoni-Mativo
CEO, Eagle Shark Global Consulting

John Steed
Maritime Trafficking Advisor, UNODC Global Maritime

Dylan Evans
Managing Director Kenya & Horn of Africa, Salama Fikira

Chris Manning
Managing Director Kenya, KK Security, A GardaWorld Company

Timothy Were
Deputy Director of ICT, Ministry of ICT Kenya

4:15pm-5:15pm

Keynote

MG Roger L. Cloutier, Jr., U.S. Army, Commanding General, U.S. Army Africa, and COL Phillip E. Smallwood, U.S. Army, Commander, 414th Contracting Support Brigade

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Introduced by: Kenneth Dowd
VP Client Executive, Army and Logistics, PAE
MG (R) U.S. Army

5:15pm-5:30pm

Day 1 closing remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA MEA

5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening reception

Pool Deck, Ground Floor

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

7:30am-8:30am

Registration, Networking Breakfast, and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

8:30am-8:45am

Day 2 opening remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA MEA

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

8:45am-10:15am

Panel 3: Logistics & Prepositioning: The Challenge of Getting the Right Materials to the Right Place at the Right Time

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Jake Frazer
Co-Founder and President, Precision Talent Solutions & ISOA Middle East & Africa Committee Member

CAPT Troy Gronberg
SC, US Navy, Special Assistant to the Director for Logistics, U.S. AFRICOM (ACJ4)

Matthew Cochran
President, MAREX Services Group International Ltd

Wade Green
Regional Information Manager, Intelyse

Lionel Smith
Managing Director, ACI Logistics

Olivier Fricot
VP Africa, BMMI

Brett Hattaway
Vice President & Head of Legal Services, East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DHL Express

10:15am-10:45am

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 4: Training & Peacekeeping: Promoting National Security and Global Stability

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Major General (Ret.) Charles Tai Gituai
Senior Military and Security Analyst, Sahan Research Ltd.

Keith Dotts
Director of Africa Operations, Obera

Thomas R. Shortley
VP International Programs, NELOGIS

Richard Morris
MDA Program Manager, UK Ministry of Defense

DiJon Jones
Senior Director, SOC

Mehreen Farooq
Director, Program Quality & Learning (PQL), and Technical Director, Peace & Security, Counterpart International

12:15pm-1:30pm

Lunch

Pool Deck, Ground Floor

1:30pm-2:30pm

Keynote

Hon. Ukur Yatani Kanacho, Cabinet Secretary, Kenyan Ministry of Labor and Social Protection

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Introduced by: Darryle Conway, ISOA Vice Chairman of the Board

2:30pm-3:00pm

Networking Break

Lobby outside Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

3:00pm-4:30pm

Panel 5: Crisis Response: Mitigating Financial, Organizational, and Reputational Risk

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Moderator: Mehreen Farooq
Director, Program Quality & Learning (PQL), and Technical Director, Peace & Security, Counterpart International

Blake Sawyer
Chief Commercial Officer, Martin UAV

Ernest Aboagye
Senior Procurement & Logistics Manager, Remote Medical International

Melissa Sabin
International Business Development Manager, Clements Worldwide

Dr. Shoba Subramanian
Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical

4:30pm-5:15pm

Guest Speaker: Helix ISR Platform

Craig Munro, Aviation Manager, CADG

Mara South Ballroom, Ground Floor

Introduced by: Melissa Sabin
International Business Development Manager, Clements Worldwide

5:15pm-5:30pm

Day 2 closing remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA MEA
Howie Lind, ISOA President & Executive Director

5:30pm-7:30pm

Closing reception

Pool Deck, Ground Floor

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