Experts to discuss aviation issues at Abu Dhabi summit
London, March 16, 2014
Leaders from aviation, aerospace, defense and space industries will meet in Abu Dhabi to debate the most crucial issues faced by their sectors.
The invitation only Global Aerospace Summit will take place on April 7 and 8 at the St. Regis Hotel on Saadiyat Island.
More than 1,000 C-level executive from across the world are expected to attend the forum which is to be hosted by Mubadala Development Company and organised by Streamline Marketing Group.
The forum will focus on the challenges of driving industrialisation and growth which adapting to global socio-economic change.
Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO of Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala, said: “We look forward to hosting our peers and partners in Abu Dhabi and sharing with them the continuing story of our progress towards becoming a global industrial hub for aviation, aerospace, defense and space.
“Since its inaugural edition in 2012, the Global Aerospace Summit has become one of the world’s leading gatherings for senior executives from across the spectrum of these industries. This year’s summit will also have larger representation from emerging markets.”
The summit’s key themes will focus on workforce development and industrialisation, he said.
It will include sector-specific strategy seminars on defense industry closed door briefings, an Abu Dhabi supplier’s forum and a military, satellite and communications session. It will bring industry experts together to answer the challenges faced by the sector and shape future growth strategies.
Leaders from companies in both established and emerging markets will share their experiences of supporting industrialisation, improving supply chain standards and creating value-added jobs for highly skilled individuals.
“To maintain competitive and sustainable aerospace and engineering services sectors, we understand the need for a highly skilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Our Emiratisation programme is not only focused on supporting the development of the next generation of national scientists, engineers and technicians but also on creating jobs across a range of professions,” said Al Shemmari.
The summit will also see an initiative designed to inspire the next generation of industry leadership, with the launch of the ‘Global Aerospace Ambassadors’ programme.
The programme is designed to support education professionals in the delivery of a successful curriculum in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It aims both to inspire students and to provide parents with sufficient information to guide informed educational choices. - TradeArabia News Service