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

Ahmet Lutfi Varoglu

Advisor of CEO, Industrial and Business Development
Tawazun Economic Council


Mr. Varoglu is the advisor to the CEO of Tawazun on industrial and business development. Before he joined Tawazun, Mr. Varoglu worked for Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, defense procurement and industrial development authority of Turkish MOD. In his defense sector career he worked as project engineer, program manager and C4ISR Programs Head. In this role he successfully managed major defense programs and design and development of state of the art defense systems. He also served as International Cooperation Head where he signed many bilateral and multilateral defense agreements, established international liaison offices and supported defense companies for branding, promotion to increase exports. Mr. Varoglu also served as a board member of Middle East Technical UniversityTechnopark,Technopark Istanbul, Defense Exporters Association and defense companies MIKES (electronic warfare), STM (defense consulting services). He is the member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Informatics Society, Project Management Institute. Mr. Varoglu has various publications in international conferences and is graduate of Hacettepe University (B.Sc. EE) and METU (M.Sc. EE), Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management (MBA/MIM) and Harvard University Executive Education Program.

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


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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