Youth Engagement Key Component of Global Aerospace Summit 2018

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  • The Summit in April will highlight the work of students from six major UAE Universities
  • Young Space Leaders Forum to take place on final day of the Summit
Youth Space Forum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Students from six major UAE Universities will participate in the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, taking place at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi between the 30th of April and the 2nd of May.

The students from Abu Dhabi University (AD University), American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), Khalifa University (KU), University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), and New York University – Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will showcase a number of aerospace projects under development at their respective institutions.

The growing importance of space science, exploration and technology will be on display as students from AURAK, KU, University of Sharjah and NYUAD will showcase five different types of CubeSat or CanSat satellite projects under development at their respective universities.

Meanwhile on the aerospace front, the students from AD University and UAEU will highlight a variety of projects related to commercial drones, hybrid rockets, aerospace engineering, aircraft simulation for modern flight management systems, and the fabrication of heavy lift aircraft.

Along with showcasing their work, participating students and local youth will also be taking part in the Young Space Leaders Forum. The signature event of the final day of the Summit, the Forum brings together inspirational role models from the international space sector and young Emirati space pioneers for a day dedicated to the development of young professionals and students advancing their career ambitions in space and aerospace.

The Forum will open with a keynote from Shaesta Waiz, the youngest women to fly solo around the globe in a single-engine plane. Following Waiz’s story of overcoming challenges and pursuing her dreams, participants will attend a series of panel discussion on themes such as: How can you contribute to improving life on Earth by joining the space industry; is the space industry the new entrepreneurial haven; the not so obvious choice – why work in space; understanding what it means to be involved in a space exploration mission; and what are the next generation space technologies.

Miglena Zhekova, Project Manager at SMG Aerospace, which is organising the Global Aerospace Summit, said: “We are proud to have students and Emirati youth play a key role in the Global Aerospace Summit 2018. Inspiring young minds to take up STEM education, develop new aerospace technologies, or found a space start-up is essential for the long-term growth and development of the international aerospace and space sectors. We believe that the Summit and the Young Space Leaders Forum are ideal platforms for the exchange of knowledge and expertise necessary for the growth and success of our industry.”

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 on 30th April to 2nd May at the St. Regis hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

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 on 30th April to 2nd May in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Summit, which is hosted by Mubadala Investment 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.