Inspiring the next generation of industry leaders will be a key focus for Abu Dhabi’s second Global Aerospace Summit, with the launch of the new Global Aerospace Ambassadors Programme.

The programme will focus on workforce development and how to encourage young Emiratis to choose career paths in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The initiative will welcome UAE Nationals studying engineering in universities in the UAE to learn more about the opportunities that studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects will create for them.

By being exposed to some of the most exciting developments in the aerospace and aviation industries, the participants will be encouraged to excel at scientific subjects, knowing that success in these areas can lead to careers at the cutting edge of the sectors.

The Global Aerospace Ambassadors sessions will take place on 7th and 8th April 2014 as part of the second Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. A panel on 7thApril will focus on ensuring there is a globally qualified workforce in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. 8thApril will see a panel focusing on universities and R&D- exploring the vital role of academia in the aerospace eco-system. The Global Aerospace Summit will also include strategic sessions focusing on professional development, industry mentoring and nationalisation programmes within the industry.

Hosted by Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, the Global Aerospace Summit is a strategic, invitation only, interactive forum where global industry leaders join to discuss industry issues, identify growth strategies, technological developments and shape the future of aerospace,  aviation, space and defence.