“I’ve found the event really useful, the location we’ve had here in the African Union has been fantastic – I’ve met so many different Ministers and senior officials from across Africa, and progressed business very well.” Andrew Priestley - Rockwell Collins
“Fantastic event, GRV Global nailed it – really good networking event, met some really interesting people so we take some good positive things away from here.”
Grant Giles - The Development Initiative Ltd

“It’s been a great opportunity to see friends and colleagues but to network with new people from the security and tech perspective in Africa. It’s gone beyond my expectations in terms of meeting not only regional stakeholders but also Ministers and other Government stakeholders.”
Travis Heneveld - Motorola Solutions

“There’s been a lot of discussion about issues in Somalia; overall I’ve found it very good and very informative – the speakers were excellent. I’ve been to many events, this was a very good event and exceeded my expectations.”
Christopher Reynolds - EUCAP Nestor Somalia

“I’ve found the symposium to be very helpful to me because it’s given me access to senior leadership of some of the missions I routinely call on but I don’t necessarily get to meet the high-ranking officers.”
John Robins - Codan Radio

“Thank you all for a job well done; I hope to join you in other conferences.”
Mostafa Sharaf  - Lockheed Martin
“The quality of the speakers is outstanding. The conference, well-coordinated. Quality presentations relevant to the defence industry and current challenges the continent is faced with; this gives us the opportunity to go back and package a complete solution.”
Idah Mabaso - DCD Protected Mobility
Africa Security Symposium 2017
Venue & Accommodation
A convenient base for your business trip in Kenya, the new Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Upper Hill stands in the heart of a fast-growing business district. The hotel is just a 20-minute drive from both the airport and Nairobi National Park - a well known wildlife preserve with herds of zebras, wildebeests and giraffes.

Its 271 rooms and suites offer thoughtful amenities like free high-speed, wireless Internet, 24-hour room service, in-room safe, and a mini bar along with lovely city or park views. Dine on international classics and Kenyan dishes anytime in the Larder, or savor an African-inspired meal beside the open kitchen at the Chop House. You can also enjoy a meal and glass of wine at the Alfresco Pool Bar & Grill, then stop by the sophisticated cigar lounge. Additionally, the fitness center helps you stay in shape, while the swimming pool lets you bask in the warm African sun or cool off with a refreshing dip!
Address and Contact Details
Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi
Elgon Road, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya 
+254 (0) 709 810 000
Africa Security Symposium participants may benefit from flexible, preferential accommodation rates when staying at the Radisson Blu Nairobi between 17-24 June. In respect of booking of rooms, can you please email Susan Waringa from the Nairobi Radisson Blu susan.waringa@radissonblu.com She will be able to assist you, please can you keep GRV in copy of all emails so that I can ensure the highest service levels are met; the standard room rate is $145 per night* (plus taxes), which includes daily Internet access and breakfast. Be sure to reference the Africa Security Symposium at all times when communicating with the Hotel..
* preferential rates will expire one week before the event or once the reserved room block has sold-out, which ever comes first... rates will then revert back to the Hotel's standard rack rate. 
All visitors to Kenya must obtain an entry visa. Most nationalities may obtain their visa upon arrival ($50 cash ONLY) but others must gain their visa before departing their country of origin! It is now possible to arrange an eVisa ahead of your trip (LINK); but if you are in any doubt, please contact your local Kenya Embassy or High Commission as soon as possible.
* please note, we will be updating this logistics page often, as soon as information becomes available. Please check back again soon!