Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, is a major space and defense contractor specializing in missile and space propulsion, and defense and armaments. Since the company was founded in 1942, it has led the way in the development of crucial technology and products that have kept America strong and furthered human’s exploration of space.
AIG Property Casualty
AIG Property Casualty is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 45 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, AIG Property Casualty enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, founded by Robert S. Strauss and Richard A. Gump in 1945, is one of the world’s largest firms. Its growth has come by understanding client problems – and solving them with a strategic combination of legal, practical and political skills. As we proceed in a new millennium marked by dramatic advances in technology and the expansion of international business into new markets, the firm is well-positioned to provide legal services that meet the changing needs of our clients on a 24/7 basis. The company’s vision is to address the array of legal challenges that clients may encounter in achieving their business goals. This vision has brought the firm depth, diversity and experience. And, it is still a first-generation firm. Those who built the firm continue to serve the clients that have grown with it.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, security, and sporting company made-up of employees in 24 states, Puerto Rico and internationally who take pride in delivering affordable, innovative products to customers around the world. We are focused on building a culture of success with empowered employees who operate in an environment of teamwork and trust. Our people are our most important asset because our customers’ lives depend on the products we make. We strive for execution excellence in all that we do and we conduct our business with the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and responsible behavior.
Since 1840, Baker Botts lawyers have delivered legal solutions, guidance and support for clients throughout the world. Combining the talents of approximately 750 lawyers in 13 offices worldwide, Baker Botts offers clients a vast pool of experience to serve specific needs and interests. The Firm’s experience in providing legal advice to clients in the Middle East predates the opening of their first office in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2001. In Riyadh, Baker Botts work in association with the Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed. The Firm expanded our Middle East presence in 2005 with the opening of an office in Dubai and enhanced their ability to assist clients by opening an office in Abu Dhabi in 2009. They are committed to this region and continue to expand their team, the breadth of its coverage, the depth of its skills and their geographic footprint.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides professional services primarily to US government agencies in the defense, intelligence, and civil sectors, as well as to corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, engineering and operations, technology, and analytics—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.
Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and has annual revenues of over $5 billion.
The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with more than $97.7 billion under management. With 76 funds across four investment disciplines (buyouts, credit alternatives, growth capital and real estate), Carlyle combines global vision with local insight, relying on a top-flight team of 400+ investment professionals operating out of offices in 19 countries to uncover superior opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America.
Established in 1947, CDM Smith is an engineering and construction company that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, CDM Smith delivers exceptional client service, quality results, and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffee. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.
The Cohen Group
The Cohen Group provides global business consulting services and advice on tactical and strategic opportunities in virtually every market. The firm has the unique ability to provide its clients with comprehensive tools for understanding and shaping their business, political, legal, regulatory, and media environments.
The company’s principals leverage centuries of combined decision-making and deal-making experience at the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, and in Congress. The firm provides strategic intelligence and analysis to maximize its clients’ competitive advantage throughout government and industry.
The Cohen Group’s reach extends internationally where its principals have developed expertise and relationships with key political, economic and business leaders and have acquired valuable experience with the individuals and institutions that affect its clients’ success abroad.
Dentons is a client-focused international legal practice delivering quality and value. We serve clients in key business and financial centers from 60 locations in 43 countries, through offices, associate firms, and special alliances across the U.S., the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Asia Pacific, and Africa; making us a top 25 legal services provider by lawyers and professionals worldwide.
Dentons offers business, government, and institutional clients premier service and a disciplined focus to meet evolving needs in eight key industry sectors:
• Energy. Transport, and Infrastructure
• Financial institutions and Funds
• Health and Life Sciences
• Real Estate, Retail, and Hotels
• Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
du opened for business in 2006. The company offers mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes, and businesses. du also provides carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters.
As a rapidly-growing enterprise, du has over 2,000 people from over 60 countries working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings.
Eli Lilly & Company
Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers—through medicines and information—for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs.
First Solar is the world’s largest provider of utility-scale engineering, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance services for solar power plants, the largest solar company by market capitalization, and the largest thin-film solar module manufacturer. First Solar is also a global provider of photovoltaic solar systems using its own advanced thin-film modules. First Solar has constructed the world’s three largest PV power plants and currently has 3.4GW (AC) of solar plants constructed or under development.
Flir Systems, Inc.
FLIR Systems, Inc. is the global leader in Infrared cameras, FMCW Radars, Integrated Solution Surveillance packages along with night vision and thermal imaging systems. The company’s products play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial and government activities in more than 60 countries. Pioneers in the commercial infrared camera industry, the Company has been supplying thermography and night vision equipment to science, industry, law enforcement and the military for over 30 years. From predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, non-destructive testing, R&D, medical science, temperature measurement and thermal testing to Military ISR(T) along with law enforcement, surveillance for CNIA, security and manufacturing process control, FLIR offers the widest selection of infrared cameras for users throughout the globe.
FTR International Inc. is a highly innovative and competitively driven general contracting, engineering, and construction management firm that has successively proven its exceptional ethic and comprehensive range in over $1 billion worth of total construction costs since its initiation in 1984. The Irvine, California based corporation has prided itself in maintaining a diverse portfolio of public works and private projects relating to state-of-the-art science laboratories, health centers, educational institutions, art and theatre facilities, ultra-modern mass transit stations, port security services, complex water reclamations, environmental sewage treatment facilities, and electrical power distribution centers.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. is a full-service international law firm with more than 900 attorneys in sixteen locations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Fulbright’s Middle East practice includes transactions and disputes relating to: Aviation, Defense and Security; Energy; Engineering and Construction; Corporate, Commercial and Capital Markets; Health Care; Real Estate; Hospitality and Tourism; Intellectual Property; Regulatory and Compliance; and U.S. Trade Controls.
Fulbright maintains offices in Dubai and Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm). Fulbright attorneys in the Middle East have decades of resident experience in the region.
Founded originally in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics (“GA”) and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
For over 50 years, GA and its affiliates have been qualified by U.S. Government organizations, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, as a government contractor and facilities operator. GA and affiliates’ facilities contain over three million square feet of engineering, laboratory and manufacturing installations in the San Diego area. GA and its affiliates also have operations in Berlin, Dresden, Moscow, Tokyo, Adelaide, Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Alamos, Oklahoma City, Tupelo and Ogden.
Grosvenor Capital Management
Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. is a leader in the alternative investments industry. Since its inception in 1971, Grosvenor has sought to provide its clients with attractive risk-adjusted returns and exemplary client service.
Grosvenor employs over 200 people in Chicago, Tokyo and London. The Firm invests in excess of USD 20 billion on behalf of its global client base across a broad range of absolute return and other investment strategies.
Grosvenor utilizes its experience and capability in striving to set the industry standard in all aspects of managing an alternative investments business.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the privately held Guardian group of companies employs 18,000 people worldwide (that’s more than 25 countries on five continents) and we value them above all else.
The Harbour Group
The Harbour Group is a boutique public relations firm based in Washington, D.C. The Harbour Group focuses on three practice areas: issues management, public relations, and crisis communications, and has quickly built a reputation for smart, strategic thinking and flawless execution. The Harbour Group provides the broad expertise and strategic thinking that clients expect, complemented by the personalized approach and attention that clients seek. Focusing first on the goals of its clients, our firm’s experts design innovative communications strategies to protect and promote the client’s business objectives. The Harbour Group’s remarkable expertise – combined with unprecedented energy and drive – ensures that it delivers results.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.
For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.
Hewlett-Packard Company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com .
One of America’s premier heavy civil contractors, The Lane Construction Corporation is the preferred partner to connect and improve the communities and world in which we live. Founded by railroad engineer John S. Lane in 1890, Lane constructs quality highways, bridges, locks, dams, and mass transit and airport systems in 20 states.
Lane and its 11 affiliates also produce bituminous and precast concrete, and mine aggregates at 70 plants and 12 quarries throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Southeast and South Central United States.
Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a full-service international law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in 30 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm’s dramatic growth into one of the world’s premier business law firms servicing clients across a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, litigation and regulatory areas. Staffed with more than 50 lawyers, our four Middle East offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Riyadh have been advising some of the most active strategic and financial dealmakers in the region for more than 15 years. Our Middle East practice combines regional knowledge and experience with the firm’s international network to provide comprehensive service to clients with interests in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, South Asia and beyond.
Lightbridge Corporation is a nuclear energy pioneer and the leading developer of proliferation resistant fuel technology and integrated advisory services for existing and emerging nuclear programs. By leveraging a comprehensive suite of non-proliferative technical solutions and integrated advisory services, Lightbridge Corporation addresses the critical needs of the global nuclear industry and implements safe, economical and more responsible nuclear power. The Company is uniquely positioned to address the evolving needs of preexisting nuclear programs while attending to the multiple concerns of fast-growing, new nuclear programs and international nuclear vendors.
From its humble beginnings in the Tacoma, Washington kitchen of Frank Mars, Mars, Incorporated has grown into a company of global scope with six business segments including Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience, generating annual revenues of more than $28 billion. As a family-owned company for nearly a century, we are guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. We continually strive to put our Principles in Action in everything we do: making a difference to people and the planet through performance.
Merrick & Company
Merrick & Company (Merrick) is a growing architectural & engineering firm, based in Denver, Colorado. Merrick maintains 10 offices in the U.S., two in Mexico (Mexico City & Guadalajara), Ottawa, Canada and the United Kingdom. They perform work in six specialty engineering areas (nuclear technology, life sciences, energy, infrastructure, geospatial surveying and national defense).
Merrick specializes in bringing advanced engineering capability and technology into both established and growing markets. We seek out partnerships with local governments, academia and industry and leverage our engineering expertise for the advancement of our local customers.
Mesirow Financial recently entered into a joint venture with Mubadala Development Company. The firm is an independent diversified financial services company headquartered in Chicago.
With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. The firm’s 3,000 professionals help clients optimize their businesses, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities.
Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world’s toughest specialty trucks and truck bodies and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.
We make it our business to understand the rigors of our customers’ jobs, and deliver vehicles to them that out-perform anything else on the market. We then back those vehicles with a 24/7 global service network. And because our company is broadly diversified, we can leverage our proprietary technologies to create powerful competitive advantages across many different markets.
This philosophy has earned Oshkosh a leadership position in every truck market in which we compete, including defense, fire and emergency, concrete placement and refuse hauling.
For more than 30 years, Patton Boggs has provided legal advice in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East. Over many years of visiting and working in the Emirates, our lawyers have earned Patton Boggs a reputation for integrity and confidentiality, a high standard of ethics, and a creative and sophisticated approach to legal and business issues. In the process, the firm has built deep and long-standing relationships with clients in Abu Dhabi and the other emirates, including major government-owned enterprises and local and foreign businesses. In addition to a team of lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Patton Boggs has attorneys resident in Dubai and is licensed in the Dubai International Financial Centre and by the Dubai Ruler’s Court.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a focus on the energy and natural resources, financial services, real estate and construction, and technology sectors. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. Pillsbury is opening a new law office in Abu Dhabi to better serve its clients’ interests in the Middle East and expand the firm’s global reach and capabilities in areas such as energy, infrastructure development, finance and international arbitration and dispute resolution.
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone
Established in 2000, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority (RAK FTZ) is one of the fastest growing and most cost-effective free trade zones in the UAE. Strategically located 45 minutes from Dubai, RAK FTZ is a world-class business hub and home to some 4,000+ active companies from 106 countries around the globe.
With our reputation for affordability, flexibility and broad geographical reach, we are rapidly emerging as the preferred business hub in the region, from which investors, of all origins and industries, can easily access and branch into the emerging markets.
Our commitment to simple and customer-friendly procedures is recognised throughout the region. Our clients enjoy the widest range of facilities and value added services, and benefit from key advantages such as: 100% tax exemption, 100% foreign ownership, transparent laws and regulations, no restrictions on capital and profit repatriation, strategic location with proximity to Dubai, state-of-the art communication facilities, and easy access to Ras Al Khaimah’s airport and sea ports.
The free zone provides cutting-edge technology and keen customer focus, while offering custom-built support services to investors in a cost-effective, customer-friendly environment. RAK FTZ also offers investors a range of unique services, including legal, human resources and marketing assistance.
RAK FTZ has four parks in Ras Al Khaimah – Business Park, Industrial Park, Technology Park and Academy Zone – that offer specific advantages and benefits to investors. RAK FTZ is the first free zone to offer business centre and innovation and promotion centre facilities in four locations in the U.A.E., as well as representative offices in Turkey, India, Germany, USA and China.
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA)
Our mission is to offer complete solutions to the needs of every investor and provide value and customer satisfaction, ensure minimum transaction & conversion cost, enable businesses to flourish in the quickest possible time and to make investment in Ras Al Khaimah simple, easy and a pleasant experience.
Under the direction of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, we are pursuing the goal of making Ras Al Khaimah a regional hub for industrial manufacturing, trade and commerce. The GDP of RAK has grown significantly over the past few years. The growth is driven by increased focus on manufacturing, services, real estate, construction and tourism.
The mandate of RAKIA is to develop and manage the industrial parks which includes the free zones and industrial zones in the Al Hamra and Al Ghail areas of Ras Al Khaimah. Across this region free trade zones have traditionally been viewed as real estate ventures, primarily issuing licenses, however, RAKIA went the extra mile not only being a facility provider but also offering investment advisory services and equity participation on selected projects. This has resulted in an atmosphere of trust among investors and generated a solid network of opportunities. As a result of that within a span of 3 to 4 years of its inception, RAKIA has been instrumental and attracted over US$2.5 billion in industrial investments alone, powering an unprecedented economic surge that has made Ras Al Khaimah as one of the fastest growing emirates in the UAE and the region.
Sikorksy Aircraft Corporation
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters; spare parts, maintenance, repair and overhaul services; and civil helicopter operations.
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes the following businesses: AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya is a leading international mobile satellite services operator that provides world-class satellite communication solutions in more than 140 countries and worldwide services on terrestrial networks.
Thuraya’s robust satellite network coverage spans across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia covering two-thirds of the world’s population enabling them to communicate clearly and effectively in areas underserved by terrestrial networks.
Thuraya’s portfolio covers data, voice and maritime products and services that support dual GSM and satellite mode, and advanced applications, to provide people and businesses with constant connectivity when they need it most. Thuraya specifically designs successful satellite communication solutions for vertical sectors such as energy, media, government, NGOs and maritime.
Unison Agency (Unison) designs traditional and interactive communications that deliver marketing, brand and public relations messages. Unison focuses on message creativity and consistency (both visual and verbal) across all media, improving communication effectiveness in a way that shows demonstrable return on investment.
The company collaborates and partners with forward-thinking organizations to help them maximize the potential of the Web, to build strong, cohesive brand identities across multiple mediums, and to develop integrated communication and public relations strategies. Unison’s expertise runs the gamut from engaging identity systems to web sites, print and other media that capture imaginations, helping companies to form consistent communications programs that foster brand relationships with their audiences.
United Airlines operates approximately 3,300 flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, along with nonstop flights to Dubai and Kuwait, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 916 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. United’s 48,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site.
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs.
Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in New York, Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey.