Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.

ABOUT THE UAE

The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The federation was formally established on 2 December 1971.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) occupies an area of 83,600 sq km along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar lies to the west, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman to the north and east. The capital and the largest city of the federation, Abu Dhabi, is located in the emirate of the same name.

Four-fifths of the UAE is desert, yet it is a country of contrasting landscapes, from awe-inspiring dunes to rich oases, precipitous rocky mountains to fertile plains.

The United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations, has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable holiday, sun, sand, sea, sports, unbeatable shopping, top-class hotels and restaurants, an intriguing traditional culture, and a safe and welcoming environment.

Society & Culture

Head of State: His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Land Area: 83,600 sq. km (square kilometers)
Population: 4,560,000
Capital City: Abu Dhabi
Religion: Islam. Practice of all religious beliefs is allowed
Official Language: Arabic
Time: GMT + 4 hours
Currency: UAE Dirham (UAE Dh) = 100 fils
International Dialing Code: +971
Weekend: Friday and Saturday for government institutions.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the largest of all seven emirates with an area of 67,340 square kilometers, equivalent to 86.7 per cent of the country’s total area, excluding the islands. It has a coastline extending for more than 400 kilometers and is divided for administrative purposes into three major regions. The first region encompasses the city of Abu Dhabi which is both the capital of the Emirate and the federal capital.

Abu Dhabi, where luxury and style are infused with traditional values of hospitality and respect, where sunny weather, tranquil beaches, lush oases, vibrant city life, and a mixture of culture and traditions come together to create an experience like no other. Explore the Emirate’s old souqs, sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on an exhilarating desert safari, or dive into dazzling marine life– there is something for everyone in Abu Dhabi.

Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes, and pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest in Abu Dhabi. An idyllic setting envelops this Emirate, known around the world for its massive oil reserves and majestic mosques with towering minarets. These features, combined with the distinct Arabic hospitality and mystique – and world-class infrastructure – make Abu Dhabi an excellent destination both for the experienced and new traveler.

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE with headquarters of the Emirates’ oil operating companies. International embassies are based here. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi’s oil wealth has been wisely utilized to encourage a healthy trade and commerce atmosphere apart from the oil industry. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers, and events provide all visitors a one-of-a-kind experience year round.

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of

H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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