Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President & Prime Minister of U.A.E and Ruler of Dubai
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Speakers Profile

Mr. Tahnoon Saif is Chief Executive Officer of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South. In this role he oversees the development and execution of the Aviation District including development of the business strategy and master plan for this multi-phased aerospace infrastructure development. With more than 24 years of working experience, Saif positioned himself as a professional in the fields of aviation and strategy development. Prior to his existing role, he was Vice-President for Strategy at Dubai South responsible for developing and facilitating the execution of the corporate strategy and ensuring the alignment of business and functional units with corporate strategy. He led the development of Dubai Freezones Council Strategy, Dubai International Airport-Al Maktoum International Airport Transition Strategy, and participated in developing Dubai Industrial Strategy. Tahnoon is a Stanford University-certified Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) and holds a certification in Strategic Airport Management from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He earned his MBA from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

Mr. Talal Al Hammadi, Vice President - Air Traffic Development, DANS - Dubai Air Navigation Services.







Ms. Isabella Abbate is the Executive Director of the European Helicopter Association, representing and promoting the interests of helicopter operators, national associations, manufacturers, service providers, suppliers et al., and being involved in the development of the rotorcraft and VTOL policies in the European and International institutions. Before joining the European Helicopter Association, Isabella was based in Brussels, Belgium where she worked as external consultant in the field of public relations for the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission. An international and multilingual aviation management professional, Isabella has lived in six different countries in the last ten years, which allowed her to broaden skills in multicultural engagement and business outreach.


Dr. Eng. Suaad Alshamsi, Aviation Advisor, Etihad Airways






Colonel Ahmad Atiq Aburuqibah, Head of Emergency , Crisis , and Disaster Management Center, Dubai Police






Lt. Ahmad Aqil Albastaki, Emergency , Crisis , and Disaster Management Center, Dubai Police






Mr. Mike Black, Chief, Office of Defense Partnership, United States Central Command






Mr. Stefan Becker, Head of Corporate Development, Swiss Air-Rescue (Rega)






Ms. Julia-Sanchez, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specialist, EUROCONTROL