UAE reaffirms commitment to key industrial sectors at Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit
A high-level delegation of government officials and industry leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been confirmed to participate at the second edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) being held in the Russian City of Yekaterinburg from July 9 to 11. The move reaffirms the UAE’s commitment to the deployment of new technologies and advancing its industrial sector.
The UAE delegation will include H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry in United Arab Emirates; H.E. Eng. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates; H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company; H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development; Ahmed Al Balooshi, Executive Director at Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (ADDED), Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT; Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel; Murshed Al Redaini, Group Chief Executive Officer, YAS Holding, Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata; Mansoor Janahi, CEO of Sanad Aerotech; and, Dr Yehya Al-Marzouqi, Executive Director, Strategy at Tawazun Economic Council.
H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates, in his capacity as co-chair of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, will give a keynote address on the first day of the Summit. Minister Al Mazrouei will also participate in a keynote panel discussion alongside LI Yong, Director General at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and co-chair of GMIS, H. E. Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation, and H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company.
At the Summit, the UAE delegates will engage in panel discussions around topics such as manufacturing foreign direct investment (FDI) to accelerate industrialisation; Abu Dhabi’s strategy for continued growth in the manufacturing sector and diversification in the global economy; manufacturing low carbon futures to achieve global sustainability; adapting industrial policies to a digital world for economic diversification and national structural transformation; and women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in the context of digitalisation.
Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO, SENAAT, said: “SENAAT is fully committed to strategically developing the UAE into a global industrial player, under the visionary leadership of the UAE. We actively explore potential opportunities in active manufacturing sectors, where we have significant and successful track record in developing businesses through large-scale greenfield projects, immense expertise, access to key markets and supporting infrastructure and resources. GMIS provides a forum not only to do this on a national level but to align ourselves with international partners. The UAE has made tremendous progress in socioeconomic development within a short span of time and today, it is well placed to drive the next generation of growth in the global manufacturing sector. I am looking forward to exchanging views on this subject with other industry thought leaders at GMIS.”
Thought leaders from across government, industry, and academia will gather over three days in Yekaterinburg to engage in debates across more than 40 sessions focusing on critical topics related to the manufacturing sector, including sustainability in manufacturing, circular economy, food security, future-cities, cybersecurity, the evolution of 3D printing, the future of work, and industrial policy and their role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Yehya Al-Marzouqi, Executive Director, Strategy at Tawazun Economic Council said “Manufacturing continues to grow and play an important role in the development of the UAE’s economy. Abu Dhabi offers ideal conditions for companies who wish to partner with us to develop our local supply chain. I am looking forward to attending GMIS 2019 which I believe is a great platform to discuss opportunities with potential partners and bring the latest innovations and best practices to the UAE.”
Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and CEO of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Courts and William Reichert, Partner and Head of Corporate Practice Middle East at Charles Russell Speechlys law firm will speaking on a panel on responsible business in the new age of industry.
A joint initiative of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is the world’s first cross-industry and cross-functional platform that unites manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), technologists, and investors to build a roadmap towards investing in capabilities, fostering innovation and developing the skills needed to position the manufacturing sector at the forefront of global economic growth and a key driver to advance the 17 SDGs.
Badr Al-Olama, Head of the Organising Committee for the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), said: “We are very proud to host the second edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in Russia with a strong line-up of attendees and a high-level delegation from the UAE. The agenda brings together experts from the manufacturing sector to share best practices on applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that support social and economic development.”
Driving a dialogue around the role that manufacturers must play to support and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is top of the Summit’s agenda, with special sessions dedicated to exploring ways in which industrial development can help tackle issues such as world poverty and hunger, while safeguarding the environment and ensuring social inclusion.