Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and hosted by the UAE Air Force and Air Defense, the Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference (DIAC) is one of the largest and most important gatherings of air force leaders and industry counterparts anywhere in the world.
The conference represents a unique opportunity for the regional and international community of air force and air defense decision-makers to gather and discuss the latest emerging developments in strategy, operations, tactics, and technology.
The Dubai International Air Chiefs’ Conference (DIAC-2019) will take place at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 16. The DIAC-2019 prestigious traditional dinner gala will be held at Al Meydan hotel, a Dubai landmark venue.
Confirmed Speakers at DIAC 2019 include:
- Major General Rashed Al Shamsi, Deputy Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense, United Arab Emirates
- General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, United States
- Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston CBE ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, United Kingdom
- Major General Ibrahim Naser Al Alawi, Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense, United Arab Emirates
- General Philippe Lavigne, Chief of Staff, French Air Force, France
- Lieutenant General Joseph T. Guastella Jr., Commander, US Air Forces Central Command, United States
- Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith AM/ DSM, Deputy Chief, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia
- Rear Admiral Rodney P. DeWalt, Deputy Commander, Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), United States
- Lieutenant General Alexander Donald Meinzinger, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada
- Lieutenant General J.D. Luyt, Commander, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Netherlands
- Lieutenant General Aurelio Colagrande, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Italy