Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Abu Dhabi Airports commits its support to the Global Aerospace Summit for the second year as an official Summit Partner.
Taking place from the 7th – 8th April 2014 at the St Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, the Summit will bring together over 1000 C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries, making it one of the most important industry forums to attend. The theme of the summit this year is ‘Forging Strategies for the Growth of our Industries.’
Thus far, the development of the aviation industry in Abu Dhabi has been led by Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Airways. Both entities are investing substantially to further develop the aviation industry in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030; Etihad is focusing on product innovation as it continues to expand its operations, while Abu Dhabi Airports provides the necessary support with the provision of world- class airport infrastructure.
Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “We are proud to be involved in this significant industry event for the second year since its inception. Abu Dhabi’s aviation industry is a vital pillar supporting the long-term objectives set out in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. It has constituents of every value stream from aircraft operators to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, making Abu Dhabi the ideal venue for the meeting of top-level decision makers from both established and emerging markets to share ideas and collaborate. We are excited to discuss and learn more about the crucial issues the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries are currently facing.”
Douglas, who joined the company in March 2013, is curently responsible for the enhancement of Abu Dhabi’s international gateway through one of the most ambitious airport expansion schemes in the world. He will give his keynote speech on the opening day of the Summit at 10:40am.
H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General, General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will give the Welcome Address this year followed by a panel discussion on the possibility of partnerships and collaboration leading to an increase in returns across the aerospace and aviation industries.
The Global Aerospace Summit will gather senior decision makers and government officials involved with the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. Running alongside the Summit's main conference is a series of industry specific strategy sessions, closed door meetings, social networking opportunities and site visits.