H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Minister of Economy for United Arab Emirates
H.E. Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed
Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications of Kingdom of Bahrain
H.E. Didier Dogley
Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine of Republic of Seychelles
H.E. Dr. Blade Nzimande
Minister of Transport of Republic of South Africa
H.E. Sirika Hadi
Minister of State on Aviation of Federal Republic of Nigeria
H. E. Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi
Keynote Speaker, Director General, General Civil Aviation Authority
H.E. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu
President of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
H. E. Volodymyr Omelyan
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
H.E. Dr. Nabeel Mohammed Al-Amudi
Minister of Transportation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Monica Azuba Ntege
Minister of Work and Transport, Republic of Uganda
H.E. Abdulhakim bin Muhammad Al Tamimi
President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Ricardo Fenelon Junior
Director General Civil Aviation, Federal Republic of Brazil
H.E Sheikh Salman AlSabah
President Directorate General of Civil Aviation, State of Kuwait
H.E. Tomás Insausti
Head of the National Administration of Civil Aviation (NACA)
H.E. Steffen Bilger
Parliamentary State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
H.E. Yap Ong Heng
Senior Advisor of Ministry of Transport of Republic of Singapore
H.E. Joseph Kofi Adda
Minister of Aviation of Ghana
H.E. Capt. Sameh Elhefny
President- Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority
H.E. Capt Aysha ALhameli
UAE Representative to ICAO Council
H.E. James Macharia
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya
H.E. Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni
Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports




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Aviation Industry is one of the most important economic sectors globally, the demand for air transport will increase by an average of 4.3% per annum over the next 20 years. This implies that demand for air travel will increase by a factor of two and a half over the period.


UAE is ranked number 1 in the Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure Index by the World Economic Forum. The first edition of GIAS will soar an investment platform focused in gathering the international finance and operational players, highlighting and showcasing global aviation investment projects, where participants will access a unique environment to network in a leading investors ecosystem, an opportunity to acquire essential formation and resourcing, essential to improve the prospects of all participating countries, organizations and business corporations in raising capital, discovering amazing regional investment or finding new costumers globally.

200+ Global Investors

200+ Aviation Senior Level Attendees

40+ Participating Attendees

20+ Aviation Ambassadors


  • Position your organization/ country to get maximum exposure and promote your projects and investment opportunities to a targeted audience.
  • Have direct access to investors when they are actively seeking opportunities.
  • Apprise yourself of the latest location developments and get updates on new business and investment opportunities.
  • Understand the policies and regulations aimed at making countries attractive to investors.
  • For professional development and advancement to pitch your project ideas to investors.
  • Strengthen the competitiveness of national firms and facilitate your access to foreign markets, resources, technology and know-how.
  • Maximize your organization’s exposure by attending all the sessions and various features of the event.
  • To be exposed to new ideas, contacts and resources.
  • To get insights into best practices and what is being planned and done by others to mitigate or eliminate downtime risks and failure mode.


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