Innovation the central theme for Global Aerospace Summit in 2016

Advisory Board for 2016 Summit Announced

26 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Advisory Board for the 2016 Global Aerospace Summit, the premier thought leadership forum for the aerospace industry, has been announced. The Summit will be held in Abu Dhabi on 07 - 08 March 2016.

An exclusive, invitation-only event, the Summit will facilitate global debate and strategic discussion on key challenges facing the aerospace, aviation, space and defence industries.

The Advisory Board members include senior executives from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), AAR Corp., Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Aerospace Industries Association, AirArabia, AMMROC, AngelicvM, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Arianespace, BAE Systems, Boeing, China Great Wall Industry Corporation, CANSO, COMAC, Cytec Industries, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Etihad Airways, flydubai, GCAA, Lockheed Martin, Mahindra Group, MEBAA, Mubadala, NADI, Northrop Grumman, Piaggio Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Surrey Satellite, Tawazun, Textron Systems, Thales, Thuraya, UAE Space Agency, Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace and Yahsat.

HE Saif Al Hajeri, CEO, Tawazun commented: “In today’s fast-paced, technologically centric economy, innovation needs to be considered as the engine that powers performance. To achieve sustainable development, we need to consider certain fundamental prerequisites such as promoting a culture of excellence and developing human capabilities. The 2016 Global Aerospace Summit will be a definitive forum where industry leaders and decision-makers come together to highlight what we need to achieve in order to drive industrial innovation and boost economic development across main sectors shaping today’s world.”

Abdul WahabTeffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization said: “It is only befitting to start the second centennial of Commercial Aviation by holding the Global Aerospace Summit in the epitome of business globalisation - Abu Dhabi. AACO will be moving into its second half a century of existence and looks forward to contributing to the innovation required to guide the Aerospace sector to a dynamic future.”

Doug Raaberg, Chief Executive UAE, Northrop Grumman said: "Innovation is the energy that permeates the global aerospace industry, from concept to design to production and support. When nurtured and applied, innovation sparks creativity, encourages excellence, fosters affordable designs and enables the industry to meet future security challenges. I am delighted to represent Northrop Grumman and share our perspectives on innovation at this important conference in Abu Dhabi at a time when the UAE is at the forefront of harnessing innovative technologies to further the development of their growing industries.”

Marion Blakey, President & Chief Executive Officer, AIA added: “The aerospace and defense industry has long served as a source of innovation supporting global security, prosperity, and scientific exploration. We must find new ways of spurring innovation that takes into consideration the budget challenges of the near future as well as the promise of collaboration between existing and new global centers of excellence in the aerospace and defense sector.”

Shane Fleming, Chairman, President & CEO, Cytec said: “I am thrilled to be invited and to participate on the Global Aerospace Summit Advisory Board. Cytec Industries believes that both our future success and that of the aerospace industry is linked to our collective ability to innovate to solve the industry’s leading challenges. One of Cytec’s core values is to create value by partnering with our customers to improve the performance of our products.  I’m looking forward to the opportunity to share our experience from these innovation partnerships and to learn from the experience of other industry leaders.”

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, said: “As the first satellite operator to be founded in the UAE, Thuraya is proud to be a pioneer in UAE’s satellite industry. We have a strong legacy of innovation and are excited to be part of the next chapter of UAE’s bright future in the space and satellite industry. I am honoured to be representing Thuraya as part of the Global Aerospace Summit’s Advisory Board.”

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. Whether the airline industry can adapt to and adopt new consumer technologies in a more networked world will be discussed. The Summit will also examine the evolution of commercial space business and the opportunities for new players.

Editor’s Note:

The Global Aerospace Summit

The Global Aerospace Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved with the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The 2014 edition of the Summit saw over 1,250 world industry leaders gather in Abu Dhabi’s St. Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island to forge the future of these sectors. The wide ranging themes covered by the Summit included new events for CEOs, dedicated, sector-specific strategy seminars, Defence Industry Closed Door Briefings and a Military, Satellite and Communications session. It brought industry experts together to answer the challenges faced by the sectors and shape future growth strategies.

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