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Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to provide key insights for future decision-making, says HE Khalifa Al Mansouri

HE Khalifa Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, delivers welcome note on day one of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit


Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit held at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi from March 27-30, 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 28, 2017

HE Khalifa bin Salem Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), said that the launch of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi comes at a time when the leadership of the UAE is focused on innovation to build a diversified and sustainable economy. The Summit, he said, provides greater opportunities for international companies in the local industry.

HE Al Mansouri delivered the welcome note at the beginning of day one of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, being held at the Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He stated that the event provides an effective and valuable platform, not only to prepare future plans for global industry, but also to drive the transformation required for global industry to meet the needs of future generations.

“Abu Dhabi is an example of the ability to build a diversified industrial base in record time using the latest technologies, and has recently been able to contribute effectively to the value chain of the world’s advanced industries such as aircraft, renewable energy and defence industries,” said Al Mansouri. “Abu Dhabi is moving to the second level of industrialisation, by finding strategies that contribute to the existence of a diverse, dynamic, self-directed industrial ecosystem that is led by the private sector. This will be achieved through the development of policies aimed at reducing the role of government as a business leader, and the adoption of policies that stimulate private sector organisations to participate in the national diversification program. On behalf of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, we wish all participants a successful Summit. We expect GMIS to produce results and recommendations that will become an important source of reliable data for future decision-making in the UAE and abroad.”

The government of Abu Dhabi considers manufacturing to be a strategically important sector that can contribute significantly to the development of a diversified economy, ensuring stable economic growth.

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is being held at the Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, UAE, until March 30, 2017. The Summit is the world’s first global gathering for the manufacturing community, bringing together 1,200 delegates including decision-making leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organisations to shape a vision for the sector’s future.

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The Summit, is a global platform for participating attendees to learn from best practices from across the world. This unprecedented global gathering will spark new ideas and set the stage for debate and action – addressing ways in which manufacturing can shape and reshape the world, integrating activities between developed and emerging markets, and delivering on social responsibility towards future generations. Leaders from the public and private sectors, along with representatives from civil society organisations, will gather to discuss global challenges within the manufacturing sector, looking specifically at six themes: technology and innovation; global value chains; skills, employment and education; sustainability and environment; infrastructure; standards, and stakeholder alignment.

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About the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 
As the world’s first cross-industry forum, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is a global gathering for manufacturing minds. It is a voice and a venue for global manufacturing transformation. More than 1,200 delegates will attend, including world leaders, industry CEOs, policy-makers, specialist researchers and academics. The Global Manufacturing and Industralisation Summit will deliver (i) a voice for transformational ideas, (ii) a venue for the generation of new networks and cross-industry partnerships, (iii) a showcase for pilot projects arising from cross-industry research,

Global Agenda on the Future of Manufacturing 
The conference will focus on the role of manufacturing in reconstructing the global economy and restoring global prosperity. Leaders from the public and private sectors, along with civil society representatives, will gather together to discuss global challenges facing the manufacturing sector. The discussions will focus around six themes: technology and innovation; global value chains; skills, employment and education; sustainability and environment; infrastructure; standards and stakeholder alignment. The participants will form working groups to identify concrete action plans and recommendations that outline potential solutions to global issues, as well as showcase best practices and case studies from across the world. To highlight an example of global issues, the inaugural conference will focus on the issue of economic migration, with the aim of establishing a manufacturing platform that will bring together countries facing emigration or immigration challenges with regional countries that seek to support economic reconstruction. These countries will work together with manufacturers and the wider United Nations network on restoring global prosperity

The Manufacturing Expo 
Capitalising on the huge presence of the global manufacturing community under a single meeting venue, the Manufacturing Exhibition will offer space to corporations looking to showcase their products, services and latest innovations or technologies that can further contribute to promoting global economic development. The Manufacturing Expo consists of four components: an exhibition showcasing the manufacturing capabilities of the host country; international pavilions showcasing the manufacturing capabilities and economic incentives of each participating country; an innovation exhibition that demonstrates the latest fourth industrial revolution technologies; and an event for SMEs to present their products and solutions to potential customers.

The Global Value Chain Market 
The Global Value Chain Market (GVCM) is a business matchmaking platform dedicated to increasing regional and international partnerships and opportunities. The platform will provide networking and sourcing opportunities both online and onsite via pre-scheduled meetings with the vision of forging investment opportunities, commercial partnerships, and encouraging technological transfer and knowhow. The platform will enable countries to identify and meet global manufacturers to promote industrial development, and familiarise global manufacturers with targeted industrial activities in various countries. The GVCM will become a source of valuable information for global investments, providing insights on legislation and regulations, sovereign risk, political stability, and physical and logistical infrastructure.

For additional enquiries contact:
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller 
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Mohammad Shaban
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