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

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi

Executive Vice President, Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi is currently serving in Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research as the Executive Vice President.

Dr. Arif is the chairman of the board of trustees of Emirates College of Advanced Education, a trustee at UAE water aid foundation and a board member and chair of the technology committee at Strata (Mubadala’s composite aerostructures manufacturing facility).

He is also the chair of the steering committee of the UAE graduate research conference (UAE_GRC), chairman of the executive committee of the UAE advanced network for research and education (ANKABUT), the chairman of Gulf Nuclear Infrastructure Institute, the founding chair of the UAE Mobile Application Contest (UAE_MAC), Member of the Academic Committee at Zayed University and the founding chair of the UAE ICT Research Forum (UAE_ICTRF). Also he is a member of The Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management and the Minister of Interior’s Award for Scientific Research.

Dr. Arif is a holder of a PhD Degree in Telecommunications which he obtained from the Queen Mary, University of London (2000 and a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Honors from Etisalat University College-UAE (1994).

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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