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· Stage
Official Welcome
Hamed Alharthi
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Ministerial Keynotes
H.E. Ahmad Al-Ohali H.E. Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi Sarah  AlAmiri
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Keynote Speeches
Faisal  Al Bannai James Taiclet Khaled  Al Qubaisi Tony Douglas
· Stage
Building resilient aerospace businesses
Badr Al Olama Marc Gelle Micael Johansson Tim Cahill
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Digitalisation, integration and the reshaping of the aerospace sector
Jay Little Daniel Dumbacher Amer Siddiqui
· Stage
UAE Champions: Renewal and response - opportunities for the UAE as the world emerges from COVID-19
Mohammed Al Ahbabi Sulaiman Al Ali Kelsey Warner Ismail Abdulla Mansoor Janahi Khalid  Al Breiki
· Stage
Defence offsets and technology transfer
Bernard  Roux Robert Harward Matar  Al Romaithi Anna-Karin Rosen Alan Davis Matthew Cochran
· Sessions
Airports and airlines - what will the new normal of air travel be?
Alan Peaford Alexandre Ziegler Bernard Dunn Robin Kamark
· Sessions
State of the sector - MRO
Rahul Shah Baha Salama Ziad Al Hazmi Scott Camarotti Frederic Dupont Dharmesh Patel
· Networking
Networking Break
· Stage
Future defence investment - where will the money be spent and what technologies are the future?
ivor ichikowitz Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al-Balushi Jon  Gruen Walid Abukhaled Alan Davis Danny Sebright
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Military MRO centres of excellence - industry leading standards of MRO services
Michele Mauri Aaron Maue Joseph Rank James Schaan Mohamed Al Khemairi
· Stage
Strata and Sanad - Advanced technologies implementation case studies
Brain  Moyo Ali Al Olama Bartosz Jurewicz Randy Gadingan Andre Swart Damilola Folorunsho George Kerwood Hind Amin Mariam  Al Jaberi yazan samara Afra Al Mheiri John Ferguson Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh
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Ministerial Address - Space as a tool for capability development
Pedro Duque
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Milestones of the UAE National Space Programme and vision for engagement with the wider aerospace sector
Mohammed Al Ahbabi
· Stage
Arab Space Coordination Group Virtual Session
H.E Mohammed Afifi El-Quosy Ghalib Faour Naser Al Hammadi H.E Dr. Eng. Awni Moh’d Al-Khasawneh H.E. Dr Ahmed  Al Kandri Mohammed Al Ahbabi H.E Dr. Abdulaziz  Al-Sheikh
· Stage
Enabling capacity for the new space economy
Jean-Yves Le Gall
· Networking
Networking Break
· Sessions
Building the new space economy
Adnan AlRais Gregory  Pedersen George Whitesides Talal Al Kaissi Luigi Scatteia Dmitry Loskutov Ben Baseley-Walker
· Stage
Building capacity and enabling the A&D industry skills base
Anu Ojha Obe Fahad Al Mheiri Reda Nidhakou
· Sessions
The future of mobility
Harj Dhaliwal
· Stage
The UAE approach towards accelerating the space economy
Fatima Al Shamsi Naser Al Rashedi Hanan  Khaldi Ali Aal Ghardaqa Fatheya Alsharji Hamda Alhosani
· Sessions
Accelerating the development of highly capable localised defence industry
Gaurav Wadi
· Stage
Airbus Market Focused Interview
Mikail Houari Edward Haines
· Stage
The technology opportunity - pivoting productivity
Will Pomerantz Ismail Abdulla Carmelo Lo Faro Manfred Hader Matthew Cochran
· Sessions
Addressing the technology deficit - as technologically intensive companies enter the A&D sector, how must incumbents ramp up R&D?
Khaled Al Hashmi Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh ELODIE ROBIN Richard Thompson
· Sessions
Inspirational Talk
The inspirational power of science - how can science transform young generations and their perceptions of the world?
Anu Ojha Obe
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How can space empower the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Visions and perspectives from the 6 United Nations regions
Krystal Azelton Fikiswa Majola Davide Petrillo Alejandro Roman Nobu Okada Gabriella Arrigo Hamda Alhosani
· Networking
Networking Break
· Stage
Using space to enhance national security
Gregory  Pedersen Eisa Al Shamsi Tina Ghataore Mesut CICEKER Major General Michel Friedling
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The space enabler - connectivity and communcation
Khalid Al Awadi Jassem Nasser Luigi Scatteia Bulent Altan Samer Halawi
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Attracting and retaining top talent in the aerospace industry
Latifa AlBlooshi Jillianne Pierce Abir  Khater Ana-Mia Louw Sophia Porter
· Sessions
How do you contribute to a more sustainable world?
Hamda Al Shehhi Jose Gonzalez Zihua Zhu Maruska Strah Davide Petrillo
· Stage
UAESA’s Building Capability Opportunities with National Universities
Abdulla Al Marar Heyam  Al Blooshi
· Stage
Aerospace vulnerabilities and space weather
Josh Wolny Gregory  Pedersen Steven Freeland Donna Lawler


Josh Wolny

Project Manager, Secure World Foundation

Fatima Al Shamsi

Space Policies Specialist, UAE Space Agency

Jay Little

Vice President, Collins Aerospace

H.E Mohammed Afifi El-Quosy

Chief Executive Officer, Egypt Space Agency

Mariam Alqubaisi

Head of Sustainability, Etihad Aviation Group

ivor ichikowitz

Group Executive Chairman, Paramount Group

Hamed Alharthi

Senior Assistant Manager, External Communications, Mubadala Investment Company

Mansoor Janahi

Deputy Group CEO, Sanad

Ghalib Faour

Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Lebanon

Bernard Roux

Chief Executive Officer, Thales in the UAE

Gregory Pedersen

Regional Sales Director, Airbus Defence and Space

Alan Peaford

Editor in Chief, Arabian Aerospace

Zihua Zhu

Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Beijing Commsat Technology Development

Tony Douglas

Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group

Jon Gruen

Partner, Gothams

Jose Gonzalez

Research Engineer, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al-Balushi

Head of the Executive Directorate of Industries and Development of Defence Capabilities, Ministry of Defence - UAE

Adnan AlRais

Senior Director Remote Sensing Department, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

Khaled Al Qubaisi

Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & ICT, Mubadala Investment Company

Badr Al Olama

Executive Director of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company

H.E Dr. Eng. Awni Moh’d Al-Khasawneh

Director General, Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia / United Nations in Jordan

Brain Moyo

Research, Development & Innovation Large Engine Overhaul Department, Sanad Aerotech

Anu Ojha Obe

Director of UK National Space Academy and member of Council of STFC, UK National Space Academy

Hamda Al Shehhi

Space Technology Senior Researcher, UAE Space Agency

Naser Al Hammadi

Head of International Relations and Organization Affairs, UAE Space Agency

Naser Al Rashedi

Director of Space Policy & Regulations, UAE Space Agency

Khalid Al Awadi

Director of Space Missions, UAE Space Agency

Latifa AlBlooshi

Recruitment Officer Human Capital, Strata Manufacturing

Jillianne Pierce

Director of Federal Government Relations, Space Florida

Krystal Azelton

Director of Space Applications Programs, Secure World Foundation

Afra Al Mheiri

Junior Engineer, Sanad Aerotech

yazan samara

Research Engineer, Strata Manufacturing

Mariam Al Jaberi

Senior Production Supervisor, Strata Manufacturing

Hind Amin

Junior Engineer, Strata Manufacturing

George Kerwood

Research Specialist, Strata Manufacturing

Damilola Folorunsho

Junior Engineer, Strata Manufacturing

Andre Swart

Senior Development Engineer, Strata Manufacturing

Randy Gadingan

R&D Engineer, Sanad Aerotech

Bartosz Jurewicz

R&D Engineer, Sanad Aerotech

Ali Al Olama

Junior Engineer, Sanad Aerotech

Edward Haines

Group Director Partnerships and Programming, Global Aerospace Summit

Hamda Alhosani

Executive - Space Activities Licenses, UAE Space Agency

Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One

Rami Awadalla

Director of Fleet Engineering, Etihad

H.E. Ahmad Al-Ohali

Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Daniel Dumbacher

Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Sean Newsum

Director of Enviromental Strategy, Boeing

John Ferguson

Research & Development Manager, Technology & Advanced Materials, Strata Manufacturing

H.E. Dr Ahmed Al Kandri

Ministry of defence, Kuwait

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director, MEED

Danny Sebright

President, US-UAE Business Council

Ziad Al Hussami

Director, Mruna

Ben Baseley-Walker

Partner, Andart Global

Heyam Al Blooshi

Design Engineer, UAE Space Agency

Abdulla Al Marar

Head of Space Projects Section, UAE Space Agency

Mohamed Al Khemairi

Chief Executive Officer, GAL

Major General Michel Friedling

Head of the French Space Command – Commandement de l’espace

Dharmesh Patel

Vice President, Information Technology, Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL)


Partner, Gothams

Frederic Dupont

Vice President Technical Sales & Customer Service, Etihad Airways Engineering

James Schaan

Customer Business Director, Honeywell Aerospace Defense & Space - Middle East, Africa and India

Robin Kamark

Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways

Scott Camarotti

Senior Vice President Aerospace and Defense Sales, IFS

Gaurav Wadi

Partner, EY Parthenon

Samer Halawi

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat

Gabriella Arrigo

Head of the International Relations, Italian Space Agency

Dmitry Loskutov

Director General, Glavkosmos

James Taiclet

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Reda Nidhakou

Vice President, Strategic Programmes, EDGE

Tim Cahill

Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin International

Khalid Al Breiki

President - Mission Support, EDGE

Robert Harward

Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Middle East

Matthew Cochran

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Defense Services Marketing Council

Joseph Rank

Vice President & Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia


Director, Lockheed Martin Space

Aaron Maue

Executive Director & General Manager, Defense Sustainment, Collins Aerospace

Ziad Al Hazmi

Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Technik Middle East

Jean-Yves Le Gall

President, Centre National d'etudes Spatiales

Sophia Porter

Test Operations Engineer, Blue Origin

Bernard Dunn

President, Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

Donna Lawler

Principal, Azimuth Advisory

Nobu Okada

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Astroscale

Michele Mauri

Managing Director, AlixPartners

Amer Siddiqui

Director of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company

Tina Ghataore

President, Mynaric USA

Bulent Altan

Chief Executive Officer, Mynaric

Paul Casey

Director of Business Development, Middle East, Northrop Grumman (Abu Dhabi Office)

Alejandro Roman

General Director of Aerospace Development, Paraguayan Space Agency

Luigi Scatteia

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Susanna Mason

Partner and Defence Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East

Alan Davis

Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates

Manfred Hader

Senior Partner, Global Head of Aerospace & Defence, Roland Berger GmbH

Micael Johansson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Saab

Anna-Karin Rosen

Managing Director, Saab

Alexandre Ziegler

Senior Executive Vice President International and Public Affairs, Safran Group

Karsten Benz

Senior Advisor, AlixPartners

Walid Abukhaled

Chief Executive Officer, SAMI

Mikail Houari

President for Africa and Middle East, Airbus Middle East

Baha Salama

Senior Vice President Commercial & Business Development, Sanad Aerotech

Emiliano Kargieman

Chief Executive Officer, Satellogic

H.E Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh

Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Space Commission

Ana-Mia Louw

General Manager, Simera Sense

Carmelo Lo Faro

President, Solvay

Davide Petrillo

Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

Ismail Abdulla

Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing

Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh

SVP Technology & Advanced Materials, Strata Manufacturing

Matar Al Romaithi

Chief Officer, Economic Development Unit, Tawazun Economic Council

Fikiswa Majola

Deputy Director: Space Science and Tech, The Department of Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa

Kelsey Warner

Future Editor, The National

Khaled Al Hashmi

Director, The National Space Science and Technology Center - UAEU

Sulaiman Al Ali

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Thuraya

Jassem Nasser

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Thuraya

Fahad Al Mheiri

Executive Director of Space Sector, UAE Space Agency

Talal Al Kaissi

Vice President - Space Program and special projects, Group 42

Marc Gelle

Senior Managing Director, European Aerospace and Defence Lead, Accenture

Rahul Shah

Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, AAR

Mohammed Al Ahbabi

Director General, UAE Space Agency

Faisal Al Bannai

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, EDGE

Pedro Duque

Minister of Science and Innovation, Spain

Abir Khater

Advisor to UAE Space Agency DG – Academic Affairs, UAE Space Agency

Maitha Al Romaithi

Government Communication Officer, UAE Space Agency

Fatheya Alsharji

Senior Space Legislation Specialist, UAE Space Agency

Ali Aal Ghardaqa

Trainee - Space Policy Regulation Department, UAE Space Agency

Hanan Khaldi

Businesses Development Manager, Krypto Labs, UAE Space Agency

George Whitesides

Chief Space Officer, Virgin Galactic

Will Pomerantz

Vice President of Special Projects, Virgin Orbit

Maruska Strah

Executive Director, World Space Week Association

Eisa Al Shamsi

Deputy General Manager, Yahsat Government Solutions

Steven Freeland

Professor, Western Sydney University

Robert Curbeam

Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Tactical Space Systems Division, Northrop Group

Christopher D. Johnson

Space Law Advisor, Secure World Foundation

Alexandre Vallet

Chief, Space Services Department, ITU

Sarah AlAmiri

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and Chairperson, UAE Space Agency

H.E. Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi

Cabinet Member, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, United Arab Emirates

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