Global Aerospace Summit – 7 & 8 March 2016, Abu Dhabi

The Global Aerospace Summit is part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week which is held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Summit is an exclusive, invitation only cross-industry forum for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The upcoming edition will be held on 07 - 08 March 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

The Summit provides platform that allows international peers to engage in forward looking, strategic debate and address the key challenges facing the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. It is an industry led event with the themes, content and outcomes driven by a high level advisory board. The theme for 2016 is one that concerns the whole industry - Innovation.

Innovation is of course at the heart of the Summit's industry sectors. In these cost conscious times participants will discuss how to deliver more for less, as well as looking at what will be the major breakthroughs of tomorrow. But the Summit won't just be examining how aircraft, launch systems and satellites will evolve. It will examine new ways of building them, innovative business strategies and financing, disruptive technologies, using new materials and the new applications for which they will be used. In these cost conscious times participants will discuss how to deliver more for less, as well as looking at what will be the major breakthroughs of tomorrow.

In order to maintain the exclusivity of this high-level Summit, the 2016 event will be strictly limited to 1,000 attendees. This is achieved via a careful vetting process whereby all attendee applicants are screened for their seniority and relevance. We encourage you to register your interest early to secure your place amongst these 1,000 thought leaders in the industry. You can register your interest here


  Global Aerospace Summit 2016 Programme  
What will be discussed?
  Beyond risk sharing, innovative ways to fund the next generation of aircraft and enhancing access to capital
  Future air transportation systems: what technologies will allow us to avoid chaos in the sky?
  Can unmanned aerial systems transform our economies?
  How to develop a national R&D ecosystem to drive technological advancement
  How can the airline industry adapt to and adopt new consumer technologies in a more networked world?
  Examining the evolution of commercial space business and opportunities for new players: how new technologies are driving down costs and what can the rest of the industry learn?
  Effective government policy and how it can encourage industrial innovation
  How will modern manufacturing techniques impact how the Aerospace supply chain is organised?
  Developing workforce equipped for the next generation of Aerospace manufacturing
  Looking and learning from other industries – what are the next disruptive technologies and what do they mean for aerospace?
  Biofuels - a look into the future: where is this technology going in terms of development, availability and cost?
  Practical applications of collaboration on research and development in offset – which market powers are driving innovation?
  New, innovative satellite applications that will drive economic development
  Reducing the burden of defence spending: the new technologies that give government “more bang for their buck”
  For more information on how you can be involved in the 2016 Global Aerospace Summit please email  
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