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



Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners. www.thalesgroup.com



BOEING is the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. The company provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and continues to expand its portfolio to meet emerging customer needs. With the United Arab Emirates, Boeing shares a long-standing relationship.From air transport and aviation support services to defense and satellite systems, Boeing has worked closely with UAE civil and defense authorities to achieve the country’s objectives and ambitions. Existing partnerships with Mubadala Aerospace, Tawazun and their subsidiaries are advancing aerospace capabilities in the region and supporting the UAE’s goal of establishing a global aerospace hub in the country. Boeing also leadsacademic initiatives and skills development through active partnerships with the UAE’s leading universities and youth development organizations. http://www.boeing.com



Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

As an integral partner in the communities we serve across Africa and Middle East, Airbus sees a region united in its quest to embrace innovation and build future prosperity for generations ahead.

For more than four decades, Airbus has invested in the regional industrial footprint through numerous commercial agreements and partnerships in several countries such as UAE, Tunisia and Morocco directly by Airbus or Airbus suppliers. Airbus partners in these countries include local organisations from both public and private sectors and international institutions. Not only does this contribute to the Airbus global supply chain efficiency but it brings numerous and high-end skilled jobs which makes significant contributions to the local economies.


Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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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