18th edition of Dubai Airshow to take place from Nov 13 at DWC

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The 18th edition of the Dubai Airshow will take place from 13 to 17 November 2023 at Dubai World Central (DWC).

The Dubai Airshow will be themed around space exploration as a key component of growth for individual countries and the aerospace industry.

According to the statement, Dubai Airshow and the UAE Space Agency are working together to increase this year’s offerings by enhancing the event’s focus on space, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties.

Mr. Ibrahim Al Qasim, Deputy Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, and Mr. Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director-General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), will assume duties as part of the Dubai Airshow Advisory Board.

Mr. Al Qasim stated that, “The UAE has made great strides in building national capabilities in earth observation, training astronauts, sending missions to the moon and soon to the asteroid belt. The most critical component in the next five to ten years will be building major private sector capabilities.”

The 18th edition of the event will also offer a host of networking opportunities through its Exclusive Ministerial and Space Delegation programs, connecting industry players with government officials, academia, and decision-makers.

Dr. Gustavo Dos Santos, Chief Researcher, Propulsion and Space Research Centre (PSRC) at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), commented that, “The airshow is a unique forum that brings together the world’s leading stakeholders in the aerospace and space sectors. With a complete section dedicated to space in the upcoming edition, we hope to add value through our participation in conferences that discuss the correlation between aerospace and climate change.”

The airshow will host a dedicated two-day conference program, gathering high-profile leaders, government officials, and change-makers who will bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and visionary insights to push the boundaries of possibilities in space.

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