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, the Global Aerospace Summit takes place from 16-17 April 2012.
Presented by Mubadala Aerospace and supported by Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Yahsat, Etihad and Tawazun, the Summit will host an unprecedented gathering of aviation, aerospace, space and air defense leaders from around the world at the magnificent St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi.
Amongst the over 350 VIPs already confirmed are Tony Tyler, Director General, IATA; Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation; David P. Hess, President, Pratt & Whitney; Marwan Lahoud, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, EADS; James F. Albaugh, CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Giuseppe Orsi, CEO, Finmeccanica; Neil Mills, CEO, SpiceJet; Marion C. Blakey, Chairman, Aerospace Industries Association; August Henningsen, Chairman, Lufthansa Technik AG; Aengus Kelly, CEO, Aercap; Francois Auque, CEO, EADS Astrium; Reynald Seznec, CEO, Thales Alenia Space; Stephen O’Neill, President, Boeing Satellite Services; Bill Fitzgerald, VP and GM, GE Aviation; Tom Williams, EVP Programs, Airbus; Chet Fuller, Senior Vice President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft; Jean-Pierre Cojan, Executive Vice President Strategy, Safran; Giuseppe Giordo, CEO, Alenia Aermacchi; Tom Shelly, President, Space Adventures; Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman & CEO, Arianespace; Sir Glenn Torpy, Senior Military Advisor, BAE Systems; Richard Nuttall, CEO, Bahrain Air; Nasser Al Salmi, COO, Gulf Air; Jorge Ramos de Oliveira, Vice President of Technology Development, Embraer; Ahmad Talebzadeh, Director-General, Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation; Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines; Gilles Duqueine, President, Duqueine Group; Alberto Galassi, CEO, Piaggio Aero; Thierry Despres, CEO, Zodiac Aerospace Europe; Klaus Muller, CEO, MTU Aero Engines GmbH; P.S. Nair, CEO, Delhi International Airport Ltd.; Sanjay Agarwal, CEO, Kingfisher Airlines; Samer Kareem Abed Kubah, Deputy Director General, Iraq Civil Aviation Authority; Khaled Taynaz, CEO, Libyan Airlines; Kieran Graham, Chief Technical Officer, Qatar Airways; Aleksey I. Fedorov, CEO, IRKUT Corporation; Nicolas Villen, CEO, Ferrovial Aeropuertos; Niall Olver, CEO, ExecuJet Aviation Group; Muharrem Dortkasli, CEO, Turkish Aerospace Industries; John Rishton, CEO, Rolls-Royce; Steven Sullivan, CEO, Delos Aerospace; Ian Aitken, President and CEO, International Aero Engines; Henri Courpron, CEO, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC); Alan Metzger, Vice President, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA.
Global Aerospace Summit will feature interactive panel discussions with Q&A sessions and live voting - complemented by closed-door sessions, a private procurement meeting program, exclusive site visits to the region’s aerospace facilities and an industry-focused careers program targeting vocational and professional development in aerospace, aviation and space.
The Summit will also be attended by key industry leaders from the UAE who will share their vision for the region’s aviation development and discuss opportunities for greater public-private sector collaboration.
Global Aerospace Summit is sponsored by the top international brands in Aerospace, Aviation and Space manufacturing - EADS, GE, Hamilton Sundstrand, Boeing, Engine Alliance, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, Dassault, Arianespace, International Aero Engines, Northrop Grumman, Alenia Aermacchi, BAE Systems, Finmeccanica, Thales, Piaggio, Bombardier and SAAB.