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GMIS2021 to be Hosted at Expo Dubai
Mar 04, 2021

UAE to once again host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

The fourth edition of the Summit will be held at EXPO Dubai on November 22 & 23

Manufacturing exhibition will be held in parallel from November 22-27

GMIS Co-chairs, the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and UNIDO, held a virtual meeting to align on key priorities of collaboration

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) set to closely collaborate with GMIS in convening leaders from India in the UAE

Under the theme, ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, #GMIS2021 will connect leaders from the global manufacturing community to accelerate digitalisation and connectivity across the industry

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will host its fourth edition from November 22-27 alongside EXPO Dubai. This will be the second time the UAE hosts the Summit, after holding the inaugural edition in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

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.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will closely collaborate with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to convene manufacturers, governments, technologists, and investors from India in the UAE, further supporting the country’s participation in EXPO Dubai. Under the theme ‘Future is in India', the India Pavilion will span across 4,800 square-metre of space and will present India’s potential to become a global power through its ‘Five Ts’ – Talent, Trade, Tradition, Tourism, and Technology to the 25 million expected visitors.

Inspired by EXPO Dubai’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, 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.”

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber added: “Under the theme ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, 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.”

(Continued in Part 2) 

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