GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai
This year’s edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held alongside EXPO Dubai from 22 to 27 November.
Organised under the theme, ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, the event will connect leaders from the global manufacturing community to consider the transformational impact of digitalisation.
Co-chaired by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (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. Hosting #GMIS2021 at Expo Dubai will position industrialisation at the centre of the global dialogue, reinforcing the sector’s important role in driving economic growth and global prosperity.
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. 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.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, comments: “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.
“The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will convene leaders and industry experts to discuss and debate the best ways to prepare for the post-Covid-19 recovery and determine the role of the industrial sector to accelerate this recovery. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has contributed to the rapid development of the industrial sector in a short period of time. It is essential to discuss the role of technology in shaping the future of industries and how to take advantage of the opportunities and solutions it presents to address various challenges.
Li Yong, Director General of The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) which has participated in a virtual meeting to discuss key strategic priorities for the Summit, adds: “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 organizations.
“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.”
The schedule for the event which will behald at EXPO Dubai Exhibition Centre, includes discussions on 22 and 23 November that will include keynote addresses, panel debates, fireside chats, and interviews with some of industry’s most prominent leaders; followed by working groups, interactive workshops, youth sessions, and activities related to the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit legacy initiatives – including The Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity. Throughout the week, #GMIS2021 will also run the UAE’s first technology-driven manufacturing exhibition where the latest innovations and solutions in the field of technology and industry will be showcased.
The agenda focuses on how adoption of core technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and the fifth generation of wireless network technology (5G) is central to transforming the future of manufacturing, and will explore the many possibilities that unfold with the seamless integration of machines and humans as well as the benefits of enhanced mobility across people, processes, and the industrial value chain and how this can contribute to a digitally inclusive, interconnected, and sustainable future.
Visit https://gmisummit.com for additional information.