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Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airports back Global Aerospace Summit 2016

1,000 World Experts To Gather In UAE Capital To Explore Aviation, Aerospace, Defence & Space Innovation

7 December, 2015 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Abu Dhabi Airports have both signed up to officially support next year’s Global Aerospace Summit, which will bring an international delegation of 1,000 aviation, aerospace, defence and space experts to the country’s capital to explore innovation within their sectors.

The Summit, which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 7 and 8 March, has ‘Innovation’ as its overall theme and next year’s edition of the biannual gathering will also feature, for the first time, dedicated sessions on the expanding aviation sectors of Saudi Arabia and Africa.

Abu Dhabi Airports has signed up to be a summit partner. Chairman, H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansoori said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is proud to be a partner for the Global Aerospace Summit 2016 and is committed to strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a global aviation leader. We are privileged to be a part of this one of a kind think-tank platform and look forward to demonstrating the excellent progress we have made in developing the aviation sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”

Etihad Airways, meanwhile, is on board as the Summit’s official airline. Its President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said: “Etihad Airways is proud of the role it has played in Abu Dhabi’s growing aviation and aerospace sector. Innovation is a significant part of our business and we are very pleased that it is the central theme of the Summit. We are happy to lend our support to the Summit”

The 1,000 C-suite executives who will attend the Summit by invitation only will share their experiences of supporting industrialisation, improving supply chain standards, forging cross-border partnerships and creating value-added jobs for highly skilled individuals.

They will also hear a keynote address by one of the Forbes’ world’s most powerful women - Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin.

Hosted by Mubadala Development Company and organised by Streamline Marketing Group (SMG), the Summit, is part of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, which is held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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