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Program

14th February – 16th February 2019

EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Cultural Awareness Day
08:30-09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00-09:15

Opening Ceremony

09:15-09:30

Keynote:
Economic Diversification in 4IR Era
H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri – Minister of Economy – UAE

09:30-09:50

IDC Talk: Future World in Light of 4IR
Michio Kaku – Theoretical Physicist Futurist City College of New York – USA

09:50-10:35

Panel Discussion:
Leveraging on Offset as a Catalyst/Enabler for Economy Diversification
Dr. Andreas Schwer –
Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) – SAUDI ARABIA
H.E. Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani – CEO of Tawazun Economic Council – UAE
Mitch Butta – Corporate Director, Global Industrial Positioning,
Northrop Grumman, Corporation – USA
Professor Ron Matthews – Professor of Defence Economics, UK Defence Academy
Moderator: Saeed Al Gergawi – Director at Dubai Future Academy

10:35-10:55

Tea/Coffee Break

10:55-11:40

Panel Discussion:
Security and Stability Panel: Security and Stability in a 4IR Future
Air Marshal Jitendra Kumar – Director General Systems Indian Air Force – INDIA
Howard Bromberg – Vice President, Strategy and Business Development,
Air and Missile Defence Lockheed Martin – USA
Marko Erman – Global Chief Technical Officer, Thales – FRANCE
Martin Sion – CEO, Electronics & Defense, Safran – FRANCE
Moderator: Hadley Gamble – Anchor and Reporter, CNBC

11:40-12:00

IDC Talk – Artificial Intelligence & Innovation
H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama – Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence – UAE

12:00-12:45

Panel Discussion:
Innovation: Optimizing Innovation Efforts, Aligning Innovation Priorities,
Peter Bergen – Professor of Practice at Arizona State University – USA
Professor Uday Desai – Director, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad – INDIA
Badr Al-Olama – Director of Aerospace & Defence, Mubadala Investment Company – UAE
Sean McGurk – Vice President Cyber Services Darkmatter – UAE
Moderator: Naoufer Ramoul – TV Anchor & Producer – Dubai Media

12:45-12:50

Closing Remarks: Dr. Yehya Mohamed Al Marzouqi
Executive Director Strategy – Tawazun Economic Council – UAE

12:50-13:10

Appreciation Ceremony and Group Photo.

13:10-14:10

Lunch

14:10

New Policy Launch – Tawazun Economic Programme at Emirates Pearl – Grand Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

CULTURAL DAY

You are cordially invited to attend a day long excursion called "Cultural Awareness Day" which will take place on the 15th of February. The tour departs from Emirates Palace at 10.00 hrs and will return to same location at 18.30 hrs.

Due to a limited capacity of seats available you are requested to confirm your participation at the earlist by contacting Mr. Malcolm Ferrao on the below mentioned details.

Mobile: +971504537277
Email: Malcolm.Ferrao@adnec.ae
Note: Only for Registered IDC Delegates

Cultural Awareness Day
10:00am 11:00am

The name Wahat Al Karama literally translates to “oasis of dignity.” The site is a permanent tribute and war memorial to honor UAE’s martyred soldiers and other Emiratis who sacrificed their lives for the service of the nation. Wahat Al Karama is a place where HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s President of UAE vision to immortalize the memories of the heroes of the country, comes to life. The massive expanse of the 46,000sqm wide monument is symbolically located between the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces, using 31 massive aluminium-clad tablets each leaning on the other, signifying the unity, solidarity and mutual support that bind together the leadership, the citizens and the servicemen and women who protect them.

11:00am – 11:15am

Transfer to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

11:15am – 12:15pm

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques, and the only one that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures. Sheikh Zayed’s vision for the Grand Mosque was to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilizations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly diverse and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, and design inspiration was borrowed from parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, and Egypt among other Islamic countries, revealing a glistening architectural marvel with an astonishing capacity of 40,000 worshippers and visitors.

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Transfer to the Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi for lunch

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch at Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi main restaurant.

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Transfer back to Emirates Palace

5:30pm – 6:30pm

This permanent exhibition at the Qasr al Hosn Centre tells the story of Abu Dhabi and its people through the city’s oldest building. Fascinating oral testimonies and historic photographs bring this important monument to life. Contemporary Emirati voices reflect on Abu Dhabi’s history and transformation and Qasr al Hosn’s key role as a vibrant symbol of Emirati heritage, culture and tradition.

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Transfer to Qasr Al Hosn

4:00pm – 5:00pm

The unique cultural attraction celebrates the life, legacy, and values of Sheikh Zayed and offers a unique opportunity to immerse in the history and culture of the UAE. The visitor experiences within the Sheikh Zayed Memorial are designed to reveal aspects of the country’s broader social, cultural and environmental heritage, including art, stories, and exhibitions. Spread over 3.3 hectares of beautifully landscaped public space with indigenous flora, the memorial features a Sanctuary Garden including seating areas and a traditional “falaj” water channel, a Heritage Garden rich with medicinal desert plants, and an elevated walkway offering captivating views of The Constellation, the Arabian Gulf, and the city’s dazzling skyline.

The centerpiece of the retrospective is The Constellation, a monumental three-dimensional portrait of Sheikh Zayed designed by public artist Ralph Helmick that features 1,327 geometric shapes suspended on more than 1,000 cables.  The installation can be experienced differently from multiple vantage points and at night, the shapes shine like stars, evoking the timelessness of the founder’s vision as a guiding light. Set in a 30m-high Pavilion, the artwork is one of the largest art installations of its kind, and unique in its use of abstract portraiture on this scale.

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Transfer To The Founder’s Memorial

2:00pm – 3:30pm

The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab World that translates the spirit of openness of cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District, the art-lovers dream displays the works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi encompasses 9,200 sq. m of galleries including the Permanent Gallery and a Temporary Gallery that is enriched by loans from many notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Transfer to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

CULTURAL DAY

You are cordially invited to attend a day long excursion called "Cultural Awareness Day" which will take place on the 15th of February. The tour departs from Emirates Palace at 10.00 hrs and will return to same location at 18.30 hrs.

Due to a limited capacity of seats available you are requested to confirm your participation at the earlist by contacting Mr. Malcolm Ferrao on the below mentioned details.

Mobile: +971504537277
Email: Malcolm.Ferrao@adnec.ae
Note: Only for Registered IDC Delegates

Cultural Awareness Day
08:30-09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00-09:15

Opening Ceremony

09:15-09:30

Keynote:
Security and Stability in 4IR Era
H.E. Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi – Minister of State for Defence Affairs – UAE

09:30-09:50

IDC Talk – Science, Technology & Innovation in light of 4IR
H.E. Sarah bint Yousuf Al Amiri – Minister of State for Advanced Sciences – UAE

09:50-10:35

Panel Discussion:
Economy in 4IR Future
H.E. David Johnston – Defence Force Export Advocate – AUSTRALIA
Michio Kaku – Theoretical Physicist Futurist City College of New York – USA
Dr. Faisal Obaid Al Ayyan – Vice Persident of Rabdan Academy – UAE
Dr. Andrew Jackson – CEO of Pegasus – Group42 company – UAE
Moderator: Mohannad Al Khatib – Anchor & Reporter Skynews Arabia

10:35-10:55

Tea/Coffee Break

10:55-11:40

Panel Discussion:
Security and Stability: Next Generation Stabilization and Reconstruction Mission
H.E. Dr. Mohamad Maliki bin Osman – Senior Minister of State – Singapore
H.E. Joseph Votel – General Central Command Commander – USA
Lt. Gen Steven Shepro – Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee – USA
Moderator: Tate Nurkin – Founder / CEO – OTH Intelligence Group – USA

11:40-12:00

IDC Talk – Creating Industrial SMEs Eco System for Economy Impact
H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei – Minister of Energy & Industry – UAE

12:00-12:45

Panel Discussion:
Innovation: Understanding the age of Cognitive Warfare
Hervé Guillou – Chairman and CEO – Naval Group – FRANCE
José Luis Flórez – Global Director Chief AI Officer at Indra
Micael Johansson – Deputy CEO, Sr. Executive Vice President SAAB – SWEDEN
Emmanuel Chiva – Director, French Defense Innovation Agency – FRANCE
Moderator: Mohammad Hamad Alkuwaiti – Executive Director, Signals Intelligence Agency

12:45-12:50

Closing Remarks: Dr. Yehya Mohamed Al Marzouqi
Executive Director Strategy – Tawazun Economic Council – UAE

12:50-13:10

Appreciation Ceremony and Group Photo

13:10-14:10

Lunch

CULTURAL DAY

You are cordially invited to attend a day long excursion called "Cultural Awareness Day" which will take place on the 15th of February. The tour departs from Emirates Palace at 10.00 hrs and will return to same location at 18.30 hrs.

Due to a limited capacity of seats available you are requested to confirm your participation at the earlist by contacting Mr. Malcolm Ferrao on the below mentioned details.

Mobile: +971504537277
Email: Malcolm.Ferrao@adnec.ae
Note: Only for Registered IDC Delegates