MARILLYN HEWSON CONFIRMED AS GLOBAL AEROSPACE SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKER
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…Dubai, UAE, Nov. 08, 2015 : Marillyn Hewson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin and ranked by Forbes as among the world’s Top 20 most powerful women, will deliver a keynote address at next year’s Global Aerospace Summit, which will run March 7-8 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Hosted by Mubadala Development Company and organised by Streamline Marketing Group (SMG), the biannual Summit, now approaching its third edition, is an exclusive, invitation-only global event for C-level executives across the aerospace aviation, space and defence industries. Next March 1,000 heavyweight will debate the future of their sectors under an overarching theme of innovation. Hewson’s first day keynote address will focus on Abu Dhabi’s growing status as a global aerospace and aviation industry powerhouse.
“Lockheed Martin has exceptionally strong links with government entities in the UAE so its President will be able to share critical insights into cross-border corporation success strategies,” said Nick Webb, SMG’s Managing Partner.
“Successful partnerships will also be a focus stream at the Summit and with Lockheed Martin operating more than 300 partnerships in 70 countries, its experience is driving co-operation for the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services will hugely benefit the programme.”
Within the UAE, Lockheed Martin has partnership programmes with Mubadala Development Company, Masdar, Khalifa University, UAE University and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic to innovate for industrialisation and skills development to support economic growth.
Since taking the helm at Lockheed Martin in 2013, Marillyn Hewson has overseen record profits and helped its stock price more than double. To combat declining U.S. defence spending, the company’s first female CEO has cut costs and branched out into growing industries, including cybersecurity and alternative energy with the company spending nearly US $1 billion on acquisitions last year. Lockheed Martin is also ramping up production of its F-35 fighter jet, which pulled in nearly a fifth of the company’s revenue last year and is expected to fuel additional sales.
Leaders from companies in both established and emerging markets will share their experiences of supporting industrialisation, improving supply chain standards and creating value-added jobs for highly skilled individuals under an overarching theme of innovation. The Global Aerospace Summit is part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The Global Aerospace Summit
The Global Aerospace Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved with the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The 2014 edition of the Summit saw over 1,250 world industry leaders gather in Abu Dhabi’s St. Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island to forge the future of these sectors. The wide ranging themes covered by the Summit included new events for CEOs, dedicated, sector-specific strategy seminars, Defence Industry Closed Door Briefings and a Military, Satellite and Communications session. It brought industry experts together to answer the challenges faced by the sectors and shape future growth strategies. The Global Aerospace Summit is organised by Streamline Marketing Group.For more information, please visit – http://www.aerospacesummit.com.
About Mubadala Development Company
Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company’s strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and that contributes to the growth and diversification of its economy.
Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include aerospace, semiconductors, metals & mining, oil & gas, renewables, information & communications technology, healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, and services. For more information about Mubadala please visit www.mubadala.com.