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Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced that it will be the official airline partner of CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2018. 

The unique cultural event brings together global leaders from the fields of arts, media, public policy and technology to discuss the role of culture in building bridges and promoting positive change in society.  It will be held in Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat from April 8 – 12.

CultureSummit Abu Dhabi Steering Committee member HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), said: "As the world’s first high-level summit of leaders across the arts, technology and policy, convening figures from every corner of the world is no small feat. It wouldn’t be possible without the support and global reach of Etihad Airways, which in this case truly lives up to its mission of 'Bringing the World Together.'"

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, Etihad Airways, said: “With the recent opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi, in addition to a number of major events held throughout the year, Abu Dhabi is quickly establishing itself as a vibrant hub for the arts and culture. The CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2018, which is set to welcome approximately 500 participants from 80 countries, is a unique opportunity to showcase Abu Dhabi to the world, and Etihad Airways is honoured to play a role in bringing the world together for this inspiring event.”

The theme for the CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2018 is “Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose.” The programme will consist of workshops, presentations, and performances by leading industry and culture figures from the UAE and across the globe.

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