Etihad Airways: A Middle Eastern View of Global Aviation

International Roundtable

April 15, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Etihad Airways and its fellow Arabian Gulf carriers have in many respects overtaken the industry’s legacy carriers and have successfully carried out their strategy of making the Gulf region the crossroads between East and West.


Gleacher Center
Room 608
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois


Event Details

In the process, Etihad has played a key role in the emergence of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as a leading global center of excellence for finance, tourism, academia, and culture. Plan to attend this important session and learn why Etihad has entered the Chicago market and intends to be the leading connection between the Middle East and America’s Midwest.


No Charge


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NOTE ON PARKING: 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only. To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee. Detailed Directions: Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater. a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street. b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Deadline: 4/15/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Robin Middleton (Speaker)
Regional General Manager the Americas, Etihad Airways

Robin Middleton, a 40-year veteran of the airline industry, is head of all US and Canadian operations of Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad currently operates non-stop daily to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, and to O’Hare in Chicago, and three times a week to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, from its hub in Abu Dhabi.


Karl Buschmann, `85 
Chairman, International Roundtable

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