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

Staff Colonel Engineer Khalifa Ali Mohammed Alkaabi

Director of Defense Industry Directorate, UAE MoD

Staff Colonel Engineer Khalifa Ali Mohammed Alkaabi is the Director of Defense Industry Directorate at the UAE MoD. He is in charge of directing the structure and development of the National Defense Industry sector in the UAE, contributing to the development of defense industrial capacity and the preparation of policies and strategies of the UAE’s National Defense Industry.

Before joining UAE MoD, Col. Alkaabi, served with the UAE Air Force & Air Defense, in the areas of military aviation, maintenance, logistics procurement and projects.

Col. Alkaabi has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in Aeronautics from Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt. He also holds a Master of Strategic and Security Studies from National Defense College, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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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