UAE commits to lead disruptive growth of key industrial sectors

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The event will also run a six-day manufacturing and advanced technology exhibition to showcase some of the UAE’s most innovative capabilities…reports Asian Lite News

A high-level delegation of ministers and industry leaders from the United Arab Emirates are confirmed to participate at the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021), which will be held from November 22-27 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at EXPO 2020.

UAE commits to lead disruptive growth of key industrial sectors

This aims to reflect country’s commitment of building an advanced manufacturing sector underpinned by advanced technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions.

Co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Industry Advanced Technology and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, #GMIS2021 will convene over 45 UAE policymakers and industry leaders, alongside over 250 international speakers, to engage in 70 sessions.

Under the theme, ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, discussions at the Summit will explore how data and connectivity are becoming the leading factors shaping the future of supply chains, green manufacturing, sustainable energy, climate action, policymaking, and resilient global economies.

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in their capacity as co-chairs of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, will give keynote addresses at the opening ceremony on the first day of the Summit.

Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO of Mubadala, will conduct a one-on-one fireside chat titled ‘Investing in the leading edge of innovation’ moderated by John Defterios, former CNN anchor.

Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, UAE Minister of State for Youth will introduce and open the Global Prosperity Conference, while Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), will deliver a keynote titled ‘Springboard to Prosperity’, and Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency will offer insights on a panel related to Society 5.0.

On November 24, Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, will conduct a fireside chat at the Green Chain conference.

The UAE policymakers will be joined by leading industry leaders and experts who will share their insights and engage in keynote addresses and panel discussions during the Summit, including Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority, and Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy.

With special emphasis on the Summit’s host country, a dedicated session will explore how the UAE’s National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, ‘Operation 300bn’, aims to transform the nation into a diversified, industrial economy over the next 30 years. The National Strategy stems from an integrated vision of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology to develop the UAE industrial sector and establish the UAE as a global hub for future industries. Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel; Abdaullah Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industry Growth Sector at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology; Abdulnasser bin Kalban, CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium; Khaleefa Yousef Al Mheiri, Acting CEO of TA’ZIZ; Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, CEO of Emirates Development Bank; and Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City; will join the discussion on ways to safeguard public health, advance sustainable economic growth, deploy clean energy solutions, drive industrial innovation, and promote responsible consumption and production.

#GMIS2021 is being held during the six-day GMIS Week which will take place from November 22-27 at EXPO’s Dubai Exhibition Centre, featuring over 250 global speakers.

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The GMIS Week will include a Global Prosperity Conference and the Green Chain Conference – an Alternative & Renewable Energy Conference – on November 24 and country-focused conferences in partnership with the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy on November 24 & 25

 The event will also run a six-day manufacturing and advanced technology exhibition to showcase some of the UAE’s most innovative capabilities.