|20 January, 2020

Advanced technology group EDGE joins Mubadala as host partner of Global Aerospace Summit 2020

EDGE will showcase its extensive expertise, technology leadership and R&D capabilities

Advanced technology group EDGE joins Mubadala as host partner of Global Aerospace Summit 2020

Abu Dhabi: EDGE, the newly established advanced technology group for defence and beyond, has joined Mubadala Investment Company as the host partner of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 – one of the world’s leading thought leadership platforms for the aviation, aerospace, defence and space industries.  

As part of its role in the event, EDGE will showcase its extensive expertise, technology leadership and R&D capabilities within the defence sector. The Summit will offer a platform for the UAE to highlight its strategy of building national technological capabilities and leveraging cutting-edge solutions to achieve its ambitious vision for the future.

Inaugurated in November 2019, EDGE is set to position the UAE as a prominent global player in advanced technology. The company has consolidated more than 25 entities comprising a total of 12,000 employees, including subsidiaries of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Emirates Advanced Investments Group (EAIG) and Tawazun Holding, as well as other independent organisations.

His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, CEO and Managing Director of EDGE, said: “We live in an era of data, connectivity and unprecedented opportunity. Working towards a secure future, EDGE is a catalyst for change, developing agile, bold and disruptive solutions for the defence, aviation and aerospace sectors. The Global Aerospace Summit will allow us to engage in dialogue with industry-leading partners and explore the ever-changing dynamics shaping future trends. We look forward to hosting the world’s aerospace leaders in Abu Dhabi.”

Nicholas Webb, Managing Director of Streamline Marketing Group (SMG), the organiser of the event, said: “We are proud to welcome EDGE as a new joint partner with Mubadala for the Summit, an event that will truly showcase the impact of new technology on the aerospace, aviation, space and defence sectors. The 2020 edition of the Summit will particularly focus on digitalisation and data analytics, and the role of these technologies is a central theme of the event. Therefore, the expertise of entities such as EDGE and Mubadala will be crucial to communicating the advances in the industry, both regionally and globally.”

The Global Aerospace Summit 2020 will return to Abu Dhabi for the fifth time from 17 to 19 March, 2020.

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The Global Aerospace Summit 2020

The Global Aerospace Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved with the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The 2020 edition, the fifth in this biennial series, will take place 17 to 19 March in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Summit, which is hosted by Mubadala Investment Company, will debate and analyse key issues and solutions that face the aviation, aerospace, defence and space sectors across the globe.

For more information, please visit - http://www.aerospacesummit.com

About Mubadala Investment Company

Mubadala Investment Company actively manages a worldwide portfolio supporting the vision of a globally integrated and diversified economy, through sustainable returns to its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. In March 2018, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) joined the Group.

Mubadala’s AED 841 billion (US $229 billion) portfolio spans five continents with interests in aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, pharmaceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings. Mubadala now has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York and San Francisco.

Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to ethics and world-class standards.

For more information about Mubadala, please visit: www.mubadala.com 

About EDGE

EDGE is an advanced technology group that develops disruptive solutions for defence and beyond. Solving real world challenges, it is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and services to market with greater speed and efficiency.

Consolidating over 25 entities and employing more than 12,000 brilliant minds, EDGE offers expertise in five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Cyber Defence, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence and Mission Support.

Today, EDGE is reimagining capabilities through technology leadership with research and development at its core.

For more information, visit www.edgegroup.ae 

About Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East

Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East is one of the most influential names in the aerospace industry's events sector, and which launched the very first Dubai Airshow in 1989, in conjunction with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces. Covering all aerospace-related events in the Tarsus portfolio, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East has a long-standing relationship with the global aerospace industry, an in-depth knowledge of the market and a hard-earned reputation for delivering event excellence. Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East maintains offices in Dubai and London.

Events organised by Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East include Dubai Airshow www.dubaiairshow.aero , Aircraft Interiors Middle East www.aime.aero , Airport Solutions Global Series www.airportsolutions.com , Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) www.gatm.aero , Cargo Connect www.cargoconnect.aero , MRO Middle East www.mromiddleeast.aviationweek.com , MEBAA Show Morocco www.mebaamorocco.aero , and MEBAA Show www.mebaa.aero

SMG Aerospace

SMG Aerospace is a division of Streamline Marketing Group (SMG). SMG is an events consultancy specialising in creating innovative events with a global profile and reach. Our success lies in the fact that we think differently about events – a strategy that has won us several international awards and nominations. We look at format and content as well as staging and marketing to create exceptional events that are of real value to our clients and audiences.

SMG also focuses on working closely with government entities and commercial partners to deliver content led, world-class events. Over the years we have worked with some of the world’s leading brands, government agencies and industry leaders including: The Emirates Group; Mubadala Development Company; Etihad Airways, Dubai Municipality; Dubai Exports; The General Civil Aviation Authority; Ministry of Economy, UAE and more. Please visit www.smg-online.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Mohaned Lafi
Associate director - Four Communications Group
+971 (0)55 985 3379
gas@fourcommunications.com 

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