Corporate, government and defence strategies to be marked out at Global Aerospace Summit 2018

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  • Aerospace leaders to return to UAE capital to tackle industry challenges
  • Future of aerospace to be assessed at time of international unpredictability

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 1,000 of the world’s aerospace, space and defence industry leaders will define the future of their sectors when they return to Abu Dhabi for the fourth edition of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018.  Corporate, government and military strategies will be marked out at the Summit, which will address some of the key challenges facing the aerospace industry and discuss future trends at a time of international uncertainty.

A range of important issues will be assessed, such as the future of aircraft and new technologies that will revolutionise manufacturing, as well as the threats posed to incumbent businesses  by a distributed, digital world. The event will analyse sources of game changing tech platforms and disruptive business models, in addition to focusing on their wider implications for the industry and related sectors.

Oisin Commane, Managing Director, SMG Aerospace, the organizers of the summit, commented:  “The 2018 Summit will focus on what the aerospace industry means for people – how aerospace helps advance mankind and how we can build the human capital we need to develop our industry. We will look at what Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), airlines and policy makers need to do to enable people to thrive in a data driven, connected planet. Space, cyber security and national workforce development will all be high on the agenda.”

Hosted by Mubadala, the premier thought leadership forum will be held from 27 to 28 February 2018 at St. Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island.

For international aerospace speakers interested in speaking at the event, please contact us via: aerospacesummit.com/contact/

The Global Aerospace Summit 2018

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 2018 edition, the fourth in this biennial series, will take place 26, 27 February in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Summit, which is hosted by Mubadala Development Company, will debate and analyse key issues and solutions that face the aviation, aerospace, defence and space sectors across the globe under the over-arching theme of ‘future of aerospace.’

The Global Aerospace Summit is organised by Streamline Marketing Group.

Mubadala Investment Company

Mubadala is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Our work includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining and renewable energy, utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. We build on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum, and enhance the UAE’s growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defense services. Our investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.

SMG Aerospace

SMG Aerospace is a division of Streamline Marketing Group (SMG). SMG is an events consultancy specialising in creating innovative events with a global profile and reach. Our success lies in the fact that we think differently about events – a strategy that has won us several international awards and nominations. We look at format and content as well as staging and marketing to create exceptional events that are of real value to our clients and audiences.

SMG also focuses on working closely with government entities and commercial partners to deliver content led, world-class events. Over the years we have worked with some of the world’s leading brands, government agencies and industry leaders including: The Emirates Group; Mubadala Development Company; Etihad Airways, Dubai Municipality; Dubai Exports; The General Civil Aviation Authority; Ministry of Economy, UAE and more.