About Global Aerospace Summit

The Global Aerospace Summit is a platform to build relationships. We bring our partners and sponsors unrivalled access to senior decision makers and influencers from four critical UAE investment sectors – aerospace, defence, aviation and space.


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The Summit is an exclusive, strategic gathering of 1,000 global aerospace industry leaders and is a fertile environment to facilitate successful global trade and analyse the future of the industry. Delegates attend for dialogue and access, connecting organisations and individuals who can have a direct, positive impact on business performance across the aerospace, defence, aviation and space industries.

It is a gathering place for thought-leaders, technology innovators and adjacent industry experts who discuss where investments must be made now to drive renewal in the aerospace sectors and how to capitalise on the opportunities that arise from the fundamentally reshaped business ecosystem.

Why Attend?

The Global Aerospace Summit offers an extensive programme of strategic content sessions, with interactive problem-solving content. The one-to-one networking opportunities will enable you to build relationships and enhance your reputation in the aerospace industry.

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With ongoing investments in the development of a knowledge-based economy and a sophisticated industrial base, the UAE is growing its capabilities as a major supplier to Tier One OEMs. Organisations are looking for partners who can make their operations even more efficient and drive production levels.                                                                          


Military aviation is continuing to be an important focus in the Middle East, resulting in increased spending from government and state-owned organisations. The Global Aerospace Summit will bring together the latest and most innovative military technologies, platforms, and systems solution providers.


As demand for flights grows through to 2022, opportunities for MRO businesses will rapidly increase to ensure aircraft are ready to fly at short notice. Hosting some of the most sophisticated facilities in the world, the UAE is the ideal destination for
airlines to meet with MRO suppliers with the expertise to fulfil any requirements, and the Global Aerospace Summit is where the leaders of the MRO sector will gather.


Commercial Aviation

The UAE is a key international aviation hub and gateway between Asia, Africa, and Europe. As the commercial airline sector recovers from the pandemic, analysts are confident that the Middle East’s airlines will bounce into growth a lot quicker. For suppliers in the commercial aviation sector the Middle East will be an early market growth opportunity.


The UAE’s investment in space technologies has already exceeded US$5.4 billion and is steadily growing as local companies expand their global footprint in the industry. The Global Aerospace Summit is the ideal showcase for the latest developments in this rapidly growing market.


The Global Aerospace Summit will showcase how cutting-edge technologies are making manufacturing more efficient and responsive, bolstering the recovery of the aviation, aerospace and defence industries.