Dubai Airshow

Speaker Line-Up Announced for Dubai Air Show Training Event

 - November 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
Speakers at the GATE (Gulf Aviation Training Event) 2015 Conference.

The Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE), which will be held on the second day of the 2017 Dubai Air Show (Monday, November 13), will start with a keynote address from Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia.

The first panel will investigate training developments “with a view to identifying how the Middle East is keeping ahead of the curve.” The panel will be moderated by Alan Peaford, editor-in-chief of Arabian Aerospace magazine, while the other panelists will include Victor Brandao, general manager of Alpha Aviation Academy; Pierre Wannaz, senior advisor of French flight-visualization software provider CEFA; Osama Al Sayed, head of business development, GAA; and Fatima Al Marzouqi, head of education and training–aerospace, renewables and ICT at Mubadala.

Capt. Torbjorn Wisher, global leader of training strategy at CAE, will present “How to better train a pilot”; while Greg Darrow, v-p of sales and marketing at customized computer-based training provider CPaT, will address “What else is needed to move with the speed of technology in aviation training?”

Professor Julie Lydon OBE, vice chancellor of the University of South Wales, and Alberto Bernabeo, senior lecturer in aviation at Abu Dhabi University, will lead a panel discussion on engineering training, with a particular focus on state-of-the-art new facilities to improve and expand training and higher education in the UAE.

Michele van Akelijen, managing director of GATE organizer, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, said, “We are proud to bring such a high level of speakers to the fourth edition of GATE. Each will draw on their individual experiences to ensure a detailed and informative discussion that will add value to the attendees, helping them to drive aviation training forward in the region.”

The GATE conference includes a dedicated pavilion within the show where various aviation training companies are exhibiting. For more information visit