InterContinental Dubai - Festival City
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Event Date Sun Jan 27 +04 - Tue Jan 29 +04 (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sat Jan 26 11:00pm - Tue Jan 29 8:00am
Location InterContinental Dubai - Festival City
Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Region EMEA

Aviation Industry is one of the most important economic sectors globally, the demand for air transport will increase by an average of 4.3% per annum over the next 20 years. This implies that demand for air travel will increase by a factor of two and a half over the period.

UAE is ranked number 1 in the Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure Index by the World Economic Forum. The second edition of GIAS will soar an investment platform focused in gathering the international finance and operational players, highlighting and showcasing global aviation investment projects, where participants will access a unique environment to network in a leading investors ecosystem, an opportunity to acquire essential formation and resourcing, essential to improve the prospects of all participating countries, organizations and business corporations in raising capital, discovering amazing regional investment or finding new costumers globally.

• Position your organization/ country to get maximum exposure and promote your projects and investment opportunities to a targeted audience.
• Have direct access to investors when they are actively seeking opportunities.
• Apprise yourself of the latest location developments and get updates on new business and investment opportunities.
• Understand the policies and regulations aimed at making countries attractive to investors.
• For professional development and advancement to pitch your project ideas to investors.
• Strengthen the competitiveness of national firms and facilitate your access to foreign markets, resources, technology and know-how.
• Maximize your organization’s exposure by attending all the sessions and various features of the event.
• To be exposed to new ideas, contacts and resources.
• To get insights into best practices and what is being planned and done by others to mitigate or eliminate downtime risks and failure mode.


2019 Speakers

Ashish Kumar
Founder at Zunum Aero

Engr. Alaa Samman
Head of GACA’s Privatization & Investments

H.E. Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni
Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports

Andrea Petti
Managing Director of PTV Group

Andreas Raptopoulos
Founder & CEO of Matternet Inc.

Capt Martin F Mahoney
Senior Vice President Flight Training- Emirates Airlines

Hugo Espirito Santo
Partner in the Lisbon office of McKinsey & Company

Dr. Mark J. Pierotti
Director of Commercial International, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA)

Hussein Dabbas
General Manager of Embraer- Special Projects Middle East & Africa

Lorenzo Di Loreto
Vice President Sales and Marketing at Munich Airport International

Michael Wette
Partner in Transportation and Services practice

Paul Dunne
Director of ARUP Multidisciplinary Engineering Team

Pierre Hugues
Chief Commercial Officer at Vinci Airports

Rob Watts
CEO & VP, Financial Solutions of Aerotask

Peter Fuhrman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, China First Capital

Rolando Corradini
Sales Director of Embraer

Seyed Mohseni
CEO, Samad Aerospace Limited

Kjeld Binger
CEO, Airport International Group

Jacques Khoriaty
Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director, EGIS

Mike Mancini
Chief Financial Officer, AERION

Vasgen Edwards
Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & Southeast Asia, Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC)

Dan Wong
Deputy Head of Department - Transport Studies at Modern College of Business and Science, Sultanate of Oman

Pedro Neves
Leader of the United Nations Task Force for Public-Private Partnerships, United Nations

Dr. Mirjam Wiedemann, PhD
Managing Director, WiedemannConsultants GmbH

Tiago Lopes
Senior Engineer Aviation Infrastructures Transactions, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Holger Ostheimer
Managing Director, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

Peter Morris
Chief Economist, Flight Ascend Consultancy

Sascha Neusser
Manager Flight Schools and Universities EMEA, Jeppesen, a Boeing Company

Paul Jebely
Managing Partner (HK) & Co-Chair of Asset Finance Managing Partner (HK) & Co-Chair of Asset Finance, Pillsbury Winthrop Hong Kong

Luciano Belviso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blackshape

Ziad Hayek
Secretary General of Republic of Lebanon, High Council for Privatization and PPP

Ziad Faisal Al Hazmi
CEO of Lufthansa Technik Middle East

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• Abu dhabi global market
• Dubai south
• Ministry of economy

• Emirates aviation university
• Fujairah aviation academy

• British aviation group
• Embraer
• UAE international investors council
• Aerotask
• Future aviation lounge
• Wiedemann consultants
• Flight ascend consultancy
• CEO clubs network
• Etihad
• U.S.-U.A.E. business council