The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022.
Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that will shape the future of manufacturing based on pioneering Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology solutions.
With new technologies, supply chain disruptions, and demand growth reshaping the global manufacturing landscape, the White House announced new strategies and initiatives to revitalize American manufacturing and increase competitiveness. In 2020, manufacturing contributed US$ 2.27 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data. Furthermore, as per Deloitte’s 2022 Manufacturing Industry Outlook, the GDP of US manufacturing is set to grow by 4.1 per cent in 2022.
GMIS America will drive discussions on how digital technologies can accelerate the global energy transition and support the growth of sustainable manufacturing. Highlighting the relationship between the future of manufacturing and energy, the agenda will explore critical topics such as advancing the global energy transition, creating the future of the hydrogen sector, decarbonisation, designing circular solutions for industry, scaling additive manufacturing, exploring how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is disrupting production models, and enhancing advanced technology to shape the future of the sector and accelerate digital transformation. Sessions and panel discussions will discuss how the application of digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics, edge computing, IIoT and nanotechnology can advance the adoption of sustainable industrial policies at the global level.
The roadshow will also explore industrial opportunities and technologies that will enhance sustainable economic growth and drive new partnerships between the UAE and the USA. The roadshow feeds well into the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s Operation 300Bn and Make It In The Emirates initiatives to further develop the national industrial sector by showcasing local manufacturing opportunities to international investors, creative and talented individuals, and organizations as well as highlighting local value propositions and priority sectors.
His Excellency Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Co-Chair of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, comments: “In line with the vision of our leadership, the UAE is steadfast in its efforts to grow its industrial capabilities in vital sectors such as energy and advanced technology along with deploying 4IR solutions to achieve growth and global prosperity.”
“We are grateful to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosting the first edition of GMIS America, which underlines the growing prominence of 4IR technologies in global conversations about industrial development.”
“The UAE has made significant leaps in accelerating sustainable industrial growth. Our national industrial strategy focuses on high value sectors as well as on accelerating the application of advanced technologies in all areas of industry and manufacturing, diversifying the economy, achieving sustainable growth, and enhancing industrial competitiveness. The strategy aims to attract international industrial investments in current and future sectors in order to make progress towards achieving the ministry’s objective to double the contribution of the industrial sector to national GDP.
“GMIS America is the ideal platform to showcase the industrial opportunities we recently launched during the Make it in the Emirates Forum, which identified opportunities and incentives to attract industrial investors and manufacturers to the UAE. Through this initiative, we invite our partners from around the world to join us on our journey towards boosting the industrial sector’s development.”
At the closing ceremony of the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) in Dubai, Wolf said: “Pennsylvania has always been home to innovators. Today, we are pioneering the latest technological and manufacturing advances, and we are pursuing smart, creative approaches to community development and workforce training. We share the mission of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, and the belief that only by working together can we truly build the global manufacturing sector. That’s why I am so pleased that the inaugural GMIS America will be hosted in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2022.”
Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Neil Weaver, adds: “As the United States continues to implement new measures to boost manufacturing, Pittsburgh, with its incredible history in traditional manufacturing, continues to gain international prominence and reinvent itself in important sectors such as robotics, additive manufacturing, and sustainability efforts.
“The GMIS America forum will provide us with the opportunity to showcase the Pittsburgh story to the world while serving as a global platform that encourages cross-border collaboration between US manufacturers, the UAE, and international players to shape the future of industries, create new value, and reduce emissions. We look forward to welcoming the global manufacturing and technology communities to the United States of America and to the City of Pittsburgh.”
GMIS America will host multiple activities over three days from September 28 – 30, 2022. The roadshow will comprise high-profile sessions across several formats, including keynote addresses, panel discussions, and fireside chats, as well as a gala dinner, interactive workshops and working groups on September 28 and 29. On September 30, GMIS America will host exclusive site visits to advanced tech centers, industrial facilities, and universities throughout Pittsburgh to showcase the latest innovations and technology solutions available in the city and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and investment opportunities.
Participants can register to attend #GMISAmerica at https://gmisummit.com/summits/2022.