Confirmed & Invited Speakers

Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al Athel, Secretary General, General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) – INVITED

Australia:  Roger Grose, Counsellor International Defence Materiel, Embassy of Australia – “Panel discussion on how Australian government is pursuing cooperation initiatives with foreign A&D company’s global supply chains to deliver substantive and sustainable economic benefits to Australian industry” – CONFIRMED

Brazil:  Andrea Murta, Director of Operations for North America, JOTA – “Brazil’s update on recent political and economic developments and the corresponding opportunities that are on the horizon” – CONFIRMED

Malaysia:  Dato’ Zailani Bin Safari, Chief Executive Officer, TDA – “Recent developments and focus on the industrial cooperation programs in Malaysia” – CONFIRMED

Oman:  Dr. Dhafir Awadh Al-Shanfari, CEO of Oman Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) – “The release of the 2019 PFD regulations, the launch of the online management system, its current projects, and its vision for 2019 and beyond” – CONFIRMED

Peru:  Fernando Raúl Cerdán Ruiz, Commander-in-Chief of the Peruvian Navy – “Peru's vision on industrial partnership and how it will be implemented” –CONFIRMED

South Korea:  Lt. Col. Nan Kim, Legal Affairs Officer, Office of Defense Logistics Attache, Korean Embassy – “Addressing DAPA’s most recent guideline changes” –CONFIRMED

South Africa: Ramona Asodhi Muthan, South Africa Department of Trade and Industry – “Developments in RSA in industrial partnerships for both defense and civil sectors” – INVITED

Switzerland:  Pr. Dr. Thomas Friedli – “Offsets in Switzerland and beyond - Insights from a new study” –CONFIRMED

UAE:  Matar Ali Al Romaithi, Chief Officer Industrial Development Unit Tawazun Economic Program – “An introduction on the new changes on the TEC guidelines” INVITED

Other Speaker Presentations

Global Geopolitical Update:  The Honorable Mark Lippert, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Boeing and former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea – CONFIRMED

Fireside Chat with Herve De MuratHead of Industrial Partnership, Safran – “Insights from three decades of leadership and accomplishment in industrial partnership” – INVITED

Guy Anderson, Associate Director, A&D Industry and Markets, IHS Markit  “An update and overview of global developments in the industrial partnership arena” – CONFIRMED

Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata Manufacturing – “Aerospace composite manufacturing: challenges and opportunities of advanced manufacturing in Abu Dhabi for the global supply chain” – CONFIRMED

Jerry Sigfeldt, Vice President, Offset & Industrial Cooperation Middle East, Saab Group – A showcase of the SAAB UAE partnership program” – CONFIRMED

Keith Webster, President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce – “U.S. defense and aerospace export head winds” – CONFIRMED

David Claridge, Director, Corporate Offset and Industrial Participation, Leonardo  – CONFIRMED
John Black, Director, Offsets and Industrial Participation, BAE Systems – CONFIRMED

“The evolution of offsets to industrialization and the corresponding impacts on offset organizations, etc.”

John Swain, President, Survival Systems Training International – “A showcase of successfully leveraging industrial partnership programs to deliver critical survival systems training for the aerospace sector”  INVITED

Pierre Chao, Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors  CONFIRMED
Michael Formosa, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors – CONFIRMED
“An update on key developments in the A&D sector and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead”

Paul Lambert, Assistant Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University – CONFIRMED
Nafiz Karabudak, Lockheed Martin  CONFIRMED
Dr. Yehya Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Executive Director,
Strategic Learning and Development Tawazun Holding
Tariq Farwana, Founder and Managing Director, 
“Panel Discussion: How and why universities are pursuing industrial partnership collaborations to support their global growth and further develop their global science and technology partnerships”

Tariq Farwana, Founder and Managing Director, Stratesphere and Inder Thukral, Founder and CEO, Kognetics – CONFIRMED 
"Strategic decision making for industrial partnerships using artificial intelligence.  Using AI to provide comprehensive mapping of global and local ecosystems for targeted industrial partnerships resulting in significant economic development opportunities for host nation"

Technology and AI:  Dr. Christophe Guettier, Innovation Program Manager and Expert Emeritus in AI, Complex Systems and Robotics, Safran Electronics & Defense, SAFRAN – “Artificial Intelligence and industrial development: potential impacts on offset technologies – CONFIRMED

Representing Arab Gulf States:  Thomas Pickering, Former U.S. Ambassador – CONFIRMED
Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba – CONFIRMED
“Current dynamics of the Arab States and Iran, and the military and political implications of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria”

Howard Weissman, Counsel, Baker McKenzie – CONFIRMED   
David Zaslowsky, Counsel, Baker McKenzie – CONFIRMED
Greg Golden, Counsel, Northrop Grumman – CONFIRMED
“Avoiding problems in offset programs in foreign markets - planning for effective dispute resolution before the unpredictable and unexpected problems occur”