2018 Sponsors Main Sponsor About QNB Group: Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) was established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, with an ownership structure split between the Qatar Investment Authority (50%) and (50%) held by members of the public. QNB Group has steadily grown to be the biggest bank in Qatar and the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa region. The Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies now extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees more than 27,800 operating through more than 1,250 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines. QNB Group has maintained its position as one of the highest rated regional banks from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor’s (A), Moody’s (Aa3), Fitch (AA-), and Capital Intelligence (AA-). The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications. Based on the Group’s consistent strong financial performance and its expanding international presence, QNB is currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in The Middle East and Africa, according to Brand Finance Magazine. QNB Group has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events Visit www.qnb.com for more information. Diamond Sponsor Fincantieri is one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, as well as the first producer by diversification and presence in all high value-added sectors, with almost 19,400 employees and 20 shipyards in 4 continents. In the naval field Fincantieri is the reference partner of the Italian Navy and serves numerous foreign customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, offering a wide range of products, such as surface ships, submarines, special ships, and services for both the platform and the combat system, from industrial maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversions to those related to the life cycle management, both through the supply of integrated logistic support services and of in service support activities. Platinum Sponsor Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, C4ISR, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace innovation. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family, creating advanced technology solutions for military customers and integrating aircraft, defense systems and warfighters through network-enabled solutions. Gold Sponsor MBDA is a world leading missile systems company with a comprehensive product range designed to meet the land, naval and airborne guided weapon system requirements of each of the armed forces. MBDA is jointly owned by AIRBUS GROUP (37.5%), BAE SYSTEMS (37.5%), and FINMECCANICA by LEONARDO (25%). Address:1, Avenue ReaumurLe Plessis RobinsonPO Box 92350France T: +33171541000W: www.mbda-systems.comE: email@example.com Silver Sponsor Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Silver Sponsor Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.