Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group

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Arab Women In Aviation

Monday, 15th May 2017
10:00 am - 10:05 am Introductory  Address - Master of Ceremonies
10:05 am - 10:15 am Welcome Address
10:15 am - 10:30 am Opening Keynote: Arab Women In Aviation - Breaking down the barriers
10:30 am - 11:30 am Panel Discussion 1: Inspirational Stories - The view from the top. Get to hear from some of the most successful and talented women in aviation around the world who have made it to the top of their organisations. How did they choose aviation as a career, what are the challenges they faced and how did they reach to the top.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Panel Discussion 2: Aviation Careers - Planning your future in one of most diverse and dynamic industries. Contrary to what most people think, there are women in just about every occupation across the Middle East aviation industry. This session explores the wide spectrum of roles offering exciting career opportunities for women in aviation, as well as a practical guide on how to excel in these roles for aspiring young professionals.
1:00 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Presentation: Middle East 2020 - Becoming An Equal Rights Employer. This is an exciting time to be in aviation in the Middle East. With almost 1,300 aircraft on order (worth approximately US$345 billion) and over US$100 billion worth of airport expansion under way and planned across the region, the sector is witnessing a breathtaking transformation unlike any in its previous history. In this number crunching session, we look at some of the key developments that will shape the Middle East's future aviation landscape and the economic stimulus these will create for the region.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Panel Discussion 3: Next Generation - Preparing the aviation leaders of tomorrow. The Middle East is the world’s fastest growing aviation market, and in the UAE alone, the sector is expected to provide approximately 750,000 jobs and require more than 55,000 pilots and 62,000 technicians by 2020. The region offers excellent career opportunities in aviation and empowering women in highly skilled roles across the sector is a major initiative of regional governments and an important element of their economic diversification strategy. This session explores these issues in greater detail and provides a roadmap for success.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion 4: Work Life Balance - Managing a successful career and a happy family. In many Middle East countries, there are still cultural reservations to women choosing career paths that require them to spend time far from home - either as a student or in the workplace. However, the aviation industry now offers a wide range of opportunities allowing women to be educated and find jobs close to home, while regional governments are also encouraging more mother-friendly workplaces. In this session, experts share their views on how women in the region can manage a successful and satisfying career without compromising on their family lives.
5:00 pm Closing and Thank you


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