The event will bring together experts, leaders and stakeholders to shape the future of aerospace.
Dubai Airshow 2023, scheduled for November 13-17, is set to make waves in the aerospace, space and defense sectors with a comprehensive conference program including nine thought leadership tracks over five days.
More than 300 speakers will present over 80 hours of engaging content that will advance the conversation on key industry topics.
CPD accredited conferences at Dubai Airshow 2023 will play a central role in addressing critical industry challenges and driving innovation.
The event will bring together experts, leaders and stakeholders to shape the future of aerospace with a focus on priority topics such as advanced air mobility, sustainability, passenger experience, management of air traffic, diversity and inclusion, space, start-ups and mentoring platform. Vista, student-focused NextGen Leaders, and the Airworthiness and Safety Conference.
Established world leaders who will speak at the conferences include Paul Griffiths, Director General of Dubai Airports, Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairperson of the Emirates Space Agency United Arabs; Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Koweiti, Chairman of the UAE Cybersecurity Council; Tony Douglas, Chairman and CEO of Riyadh Air; Julie Marks, acting executive director of the Office of Environment and Energy; and Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services.
The Aviation Mobility stage will host conferences around essential topics on air traffic management (ATM) and advanced air mobility, while bringing two new axes: passenger experience and diversity and inclusion.
“Finding the right balance between fostering innovation and ensuring safety and security within regulatory frameworks is paramount to the future of VTOL aircraft. We look forward to sharing the global airport perspective on behalf of ACI members at the Dubai Airshow, where we will explore how innovative regulation can enable airports and the industry to reach new heights while preserving the skies and passenger confidence, delivering value for local communities and businesses, while facilitating societal transformation towards sustainability,” commented Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) World.
The Aerospace 2050 Stage will feature a host of talks from leaders in sustainability, space and the next generation. Topics covered will include exploring the future of aviation in the context of environmental sustainability and assessing how airlines, airports and governments can support energy policies and renewable fuels.
This year’s Dubai Airshow, in partnership with the UAE Space Agency, will host a two-day conference focused on space and will address the promotion of innovation, highlighting projects and programs space in partnership with private companies and government agencies.
Sessions will align with the exhibition’s focus on sustainability, highlighting the critical role space plays in shaping sustainable policies and finding solutions to climate change through Earth observation . An interview on Emirates’ mission to the asteroid belt and a discussion on quantum technology in space will offer additional insights.
The VISTA Stage will showcase the conference’s startup theme, with panels on aerospace startup success stories in the UAE and innovation and business models of startup airlines. The Airworthiness and Aviation Safety Conference will be a defense-focused conference and stage hosted by the UAE Ministry of Defense and is open by invitation only.
Conference sponsors of the show include TII, Airbus, Boeing, Lilium, NATS and NERA. The Dubai Airshow 2023 conference agenda is expected to be a comprehensive exploration of the aerospace and defense industry’s most critical and future topics, bringing together experts, leaders and innovators to drive the progress and shape the future of the industry.
The Dubai Airshow has grown immensely in importance and influence over the years, as evidenced by the success of the November 2021 edition, which saw over $74 billion in contracts announced at the mega-event.
It welcomed more than 104,000 participants and recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of professional visitors, which included global senior executives from 148 countries.
Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the event is supported by key players in the aviation industry including Dubai Airports, Dubai Airports Authority Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the United Arab Emirates. Defense, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency.
The latest edition will focus on showcasing sustainability initiatives and technologies from government entities and the wider aerospace industry, reinforcing the UAE’s unwavering commitment to promoting sustainable circularity ahead of the COP28 summit in Dubai.