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


Nexter is a KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) company and its mission is to meet the needs of armies all around the world, through the design, development and production of high-end defense systems, artillery guns and armored vehicles to land forces. Its expertise also covers the supply of systems and ammunition to air forces and navies.

As a land defense systems integrator and the heir to more than 250 years of expertise, Nexter is the manufacturer of a long line of vehicles including the LECLERC Main Battle Tank, the VBCI armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the multi-role TITUS® 6x6 vehicle and the CAESAR® self-propelled howitzer. Nexter covers the entire life-cycle of its products and offers a wide range of support services to its customers, from design to maintenance in operational condition.

Website adress: www.nexter-group.com

Abu Dhabi Ship Building, a UAE Public Joint Stock Company, was established in 1996 and operates the most modern naval shipyard in the Arabian Gulf. ADSB is the only shipyard in the region with the capability to build, refit, repair and upgrade complex naval warships.

The company is successfully providing products and related services to Navies, Coast Guards and other military, Para-Military and commercial vessel operators throughout the GCC region.

ADSB is listed in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and its current shareholding is 40% by Mubadala Development Company, 10% by the Abu Dhabi Government and 50% by several thousand individual UAE National shareholders. ADSB employs more than 1200 people. For more information about ADSB, please go to: www.adsb.ae

Products and Services

Abu Dhabi Ship Building serves four separate market segments:

  • Naval / Military Ship Construction (10m RHIB Assault Boats to 72m Corvettes)
  • Naval Ship Repairs, Refits & Upgrades (basic platform repairs to highly complex combat system upgrades)
  • Commercial Ship Construction (15m Landing Craft to 50m Crew Boats)
  • Commercial Ship Repairs (basic painting and blasting to replacing of major equipments)

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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