Global Aerospace Leadership To Shape The Future Of The Industry

Hear insights from over 100 aerospace industry leaders, take part in 2 days of unlimited networking opportunities and engage with more than 20 panel discussions addressing the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

The Global Aerospace Summit virtual agenda (28th & 29th September) focuses directly on the topics that will enable the aerospace sector to thrive in the new economic and social environment we are working in. It will look at how the aerospace and aviation sectors can bounce back quickest, where investments must be made now to support that renewal, and what opportunities will arise from a fundamentally reshaped business ecosystem.

You will hear directly from more than 100 leaders across the aerospace, defence, space and aviation sectors as they share their insights on the industry. The Global Aerospace Summit’s esteemed line-up of speakers includes:

Ministerial Keynotes:

  • H.E. Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence, United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and Chairwoman, UAE Space Agency
  • H.E. Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation, Spain

Featured speakers:

  • Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & ICT, Mubadala Investment Company
  • H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, EDGE
  • James D. Taiclet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • H.E. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Mubarak Saeed Al Ahbabi, Director General, UAE Space Agency
  • Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group
  • Badr Al Olama, Executive Director of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company
  • Micael Johannson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saab
  • Tim Cahill, Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin International
  • Khalid Al Breiki, President – Mission Support, EDGE
  • Mohamed Alkhemairi, Chief Executive Officer, GAL
  • Ismail Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing
  • Mansoor Janahi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sanad
  • Robert S. Harward, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Middle East
  • Joseph Rank, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia
  • Mikail Houari, President, Airbus Africa and Middle East
  • Alan Davis, Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates
  • Ziad Al Hazmi, Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Technik Middle East
  • Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group
  • Aaron Maue, Executive Director & General Manager, Defense Sustainment, Collins Aerospace
  • Fahad Al Mheiri, Executive Director of Space Sector, UAE Space Agency
  • Anna-Karin Rosén, Managing Director, Saab
  • Amer Siddiqui, Director of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company
  • Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al-Balushi, Head of the Executive Directorate of Industries and Development of Defence Capabilities, Ministry of Defence
  • Dmitry Loskutov, Director General, Glavkosmos
  • Carmelo Lo Faro, President, Solvay
  • General Michel Friedling, Commander, French Joint Space Command – Commandement Interarmées de l’Espace
  • Alexandre Vallet, Chief, Space Services Department, ITU
  • Ivor Ichikowitz, Group Executive Chairman, Paramount Group
  • Samer Halawi, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat

You can see the full list of confirmed speakers on the event website at

Programme highlights include:

  • Keynote addresses - see how the UAE's cornerstone aerospace, defence, space and aviation businesses are identifying and capitalising on opportunities in the sector with hard hitting keynotes
  • Digital technology in action - hear first-hand implementation case studies from Sanad and Strata on how digital technology is changing the fundamentals of how they operate, driving efficiency and enabling production pivots
  • Future MRO - understand how MRO operators including Etihad Engineering, Lufthansa Technik, GAL, Sanad Aerotech and AAR are reshaping to meet the massive disruption caused to the sector by COVID-19
  • Business resilience - hear from Saab, Mubadala and Lockheed Martin on the lessons learned for business resilience and future planning
  • Connectivity - the COVID-19 experience has demonstrated how critical connectivity is. Hear from technology leaders and satellite operators at the cutting edge of ensuring communications are resilient including Yahsat, Thuraya, Intelsat and Honeywell
  • The UAE Space Story - in-depth coverage of the importance of the UAE's space programme to national development, including how the Emirates Mars Mission hit its launch window in one of the most challenging operational environments ever experienced

The virtual Global Aerospace Summit will ensure you are getting information that will have a direct impact on business performance from your organisation from our line-up of the most influential leaders across aerospace, defence, space and aviation.

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