Deepening access to the UAE’s aerospace and defense sectors, the Global Aerospace Summit has an additional host partner for 2020, EDGE.
Alongside Mubadala, EDGE will showcase its extensive expertise, technology leadership and R&D capabilities within the defense sector at the Summit to be held, for the fifth time, in Abu Dhabi, from 17 to 19 March 2020.
Inaugurated in November 2019, EDGE is set to position the UAE as a prominent global player in advanced technology. The company has consolidated more than 25 entities comprising a total of 12,000 employees, including subsidiaries of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Emirates Advanced Investments Group (EAIG) and Tawazun Holding, as well as other independent organizations.
Faisal Al Bannai (photo), CEO and Managing Director of EDGE, said: “We live in an era of data, connectivity and unprecedented opportunity. Working towards a secure future, EDGE is a catalyst for change, developing agile, bold and disruptive solutions for the defense, aviation and aerospace sectors.”
“The Global Aerospace Summit will allow us to engage in dialogue with industry-leading partners and explore the ever-changing dynamics shaping future trends. We look forward to hosting the world’s aerospace leaders in Abu Dhabi,” he added.
For 2020 the Global Aerospace Summit has a new theme - Insight and Integration. How will data driven insight and digital transformation enable aerospace to identify new opportunities and anticipate challenges? How will this knowledge be harnessed to drive performance, enable smarter innovation and ensure secure, sustainable integrated partnerships?
The Summit is an exclusive, strategic gathering of 1000 global aerospace industry leaders coming together to promote partnerships and cooperative development in the global aerospace sector. At the Summit you will join an exclusive group of established sector leaders with intimate and extensive knowledge in the aerospace, defense, aviation and space industries. You will take an active role in a comprehensive program of thought leadership and strategic vision driven by over 150 industry decision makers who commit to speak at the Summit.
Since the launch of the Summit in 2012, major OEMs and industry players from Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to Collins Aerospace, Leonardo, BAE Systems and Honeywell have supported Mubadala and the UAE in developing a valuable platform to meet global industry leaders and understand how new technologies are changing aerospace and defense.
In 2020 there will be a strong country focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The Summit is an ideal industry platform for global entities to explore partnerships with the UAE and KSA, make announcements and generate new ideas surrounding aviation, aerospace, defense and space - with an extensive program of important media announcements from the most exciting projects and new partnerships in the region.
The Summit features streams dedicated to the core component sectors of the audience. C-level panel discussions focus on the most important business challenges facing aviation, defense, space and technology development. Speakers explore how new technologies will revolutionize the sector and how the aerospace, space and defense industries serve as catalysts for global security, international cooperation, and economic growth.
Nicholas Webb, Managing Director of Streamline Marketing Group (SMG), the organizer of the event, said: “We are proud to welcome EDGE as a new joint partner with Mubadala for the summit, an event that will truly showcase the impact of new technology on the aerospace, aviation, space and defense sectors. The 2020 edition of the Summit will particularly focus on digitalization and data analytics, and the role of these technologies is a central theme of the event. Therefore, the expertise of entities such as EDGE and Mubadala will be crucial to communicating the advances in the industry, both regionally and globally.”