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Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to be hosted at Expo Dubai

By JT - Oct 11,2021 - Last updated at Oct 11,2021

AMMAN — Under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will host its fourth edition on November 22-23 alongside Expo  Dubai. 

This will be the second time the UAE hosts the summit, after holding the inaugural edition in Abu Dhabi in 2017, said a statement from the organisers.

Co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) brings together leaders from the global manufacturing and technology communities to discuss, debate and shape the future of manufacturing.

The summit aims to place manufacturing at the heart of economic regeneration and government policymaking and utilise technology as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration, the statement said.

Inspired by EXPO 2020’s theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the #GMIS2021 theme “Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity” will explore how the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be utilised to enhance productivity across the manufacturing ecosystem and create shared value for organisations and society, the statement said. 

As the world recovers from the unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID-19, the emphasis on digitalisation of industries, and the need to create an ecosystem that can seamlessly connect and operate across platforms and geographies, has become critical for survival, the statement said.

UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Al Jaber said: “We are pleased to host the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in the UAE, especially at Expo Dubai, as this step comes in line with the UAE leadership’s vision to strengthen international cooperation and support initiatives that drive industrial progress. 

“We are confident that hosting the summit alongside Expo Dubai will give impetus to this important event that promotes cross-border collaboration to shape the future of industries and contribute to global economic growth. Furthermore, it highlights the distinguished position of the UAE and the pioneering role the country plays in supporting initiatives that serve the interests of humanity.”

Kicking off preparations for #GMIS2021, Jaber and UNIDO General Director Li Yong held a virtual meeting on the key strategic priorities for the fourth edition of the summit.

Li Yong said: “UNIDO is pleased to receive the support and be in a strong partnership with the United Arab Emirates in our endeavour to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development. This GMIS partnership with Dubai EXPO enables us to reach a global audience of policymakers, private sector companies, research partners and civil society organisations.

“The future of manufacturing must be inclusive, one that leaves no one behind.  A future that creates feasible mechanisms, allowing women, young people, SMEs and developing countries to claim a fair stake in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. GMIS 2021 will be a catalyst for transformative ideas and actions.”

Activities at the fourth edition of #GMIS2021 will be held at Expo Dubai Exhibition Centre for an entire week from November 22-27.


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