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[March 30, 2014]


(Mid-East.Info Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Global Aerospace Ambassadors Programme aims to inspire aviation leaders of the future Abu Dhabi, UAE: Inspiring the next generation of industry leaders will be a key focus for Abu Dhabi's second Global Aerospace Summit, with the launch of the new Global Aerospace Ambassadors Programme.

The programme will focus on workforce development and how to encourage young Emiratis to choose career paths in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The initiative will welcome UAE Nationals studying engineering in universities in the UAE to learn more about the opportunities that studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects will create for them.

By being exposed to some of the most exciting developments in the aerospace and aviation industries, the participants will be encouraged to excel at scientific subjects, knowing that success in these areas can lead to careers at the cutting edge of the sectors.

The sessions will also provide a platform for the private sector and higher education bodies to discuss and strategise the future of industry and academia workforce and research cooperation.

Homaid Al Shemmari, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace & Engineering Services at Mubadala, commented: "A main challenge we face in our industry is Human Capital Development and this will become more pronounced as the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park grows and emerges as an aviation, manufacturing and maintenance hub. One of our main objectives is getting our youth excited about STEM subjects today in order to fill these future jobs with highly skilled professionals. The Global Aerospace Ambassadors Programme is a direct and strategic initiative that will help us to achieve this objective." Hussein Dabbas, IATA Vice President for Africa-Middle East, said: "The Middle East is the fastest-growing aviation region in the world, and airlines in the region will need over 2,600 new aircraft over the next 20 years. These aircraft will need 50,000 skilled technicians to service this growth. Around 74% of airlines and independent Maintenance, Repair & Operations companies in the region expect to recruit new engineering and technical personnel within the next 5 years.

"For this to happen, students must be encouraged to study STEM subjects so that future engineers have the right skills to take the industry forward," added Hussein.

The Global Aerospace Ambassadors sessions will take place on 7 th and 8 th April 2014 as part of the second Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. A panel on 7 th April will focus on ensuring there is a globally qualified workforce in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. 8 th April will see a panel focusing on universities and R&D- exploring the vital role of academia in the aerospace eco-system. The Global Aerospace Summit will also include strategic sessions focusing on professional development, industry mentoring and nationalisation programmes within the industry.

Hosted by Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, the Global Aerospace Summit is a strategic, invitation only, interactive forum where global industry leaders join to discuss industry issues, identify growth strategies, technological developments and shape the future of aerospace,  aviation, space and defence.

The Global Aerospace Summit: After only one edition, The Global Aerospace Summit has positioned itself as the most significant thought leadership forum in the world for the development of future growth strategies and sustainable initiatives for the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries.

Following a successful inaugural Summit in 2012, where 900 C level executives from 52 countries gathered to discuss the future of the industry and develop initiatives to nurture growth and address challenges, the Global Aerospace Summit is now preparing for its second edition in 2014.

Hosted by Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, the Summit is a strategic, invitation only, interactive forum where global industry leaders join to discuss industry issues, identify growth strategies, technological developments and shape the future of Aerospace,  Aviation,Space and Defence.

Running alongside the main conference during the 2014 Summit will be a CEO Workforce Summit; a defence industry closed door briefing; and a programme for young future leaders focusing on workforce development and inspiring youth development.

The Global Aerospace Summit is organised by Streamline Marketing Group For more information on the summit, please visit About Mubadala Development Company: Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company's strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and that contribute to the growth and diversification of its economy.

Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include aerospace, semiconductors, metals & mining, oil & gas, renewables, information & communications technology, healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, and services.

For more information about Mubadala please visit

Streamline Marketing Group: Founded in 1997 by professionals who saw an opportunity to combine their diverse backgrounds and skills to deliver events with impact and focus on customer service, Streamline initially focused on niche, government-related project exhibitions, and quickly established itself as an innovative, entrepreneurial and proactive new player in the region. Having launched and managed a wide variety of unique B2B events across a broad range of industries since then, we fully recognise and understand the need for B2B events in the Middle East to go beyond the traditional exhibition and conference format and are known for our value-added services such as matchmaking programmes and marketing consultancy that strengthen and enhance our business offering for strategic partners, exhibitors, visitors and delegates.

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