UAE Launches Global Dialogue on Sustainable Industrial Development

UAE Launches Global Dialogue on Sustainable Industrial Development

GMIS America will drive discussions on how digital technologies can support the growth of sustainable manufacturing

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), will host its inaugural edition in September, 2022.

Scheduled at in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 28 to 30 September 2022, the event aims to build bridges between manufacturers, governments, multilateral organisations, technologists, the research community and investors from around the world.

Hosted by the Honourable Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the roadshow will convene experts from governments and the private sector 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 US announced new strategies and initiatives to revitalise American manufacturing and increase competitiveness.

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In 2020, manufacturing contributed $2.27 trillion to GDP in the US, according to data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). According to Deloitte’s 2022 Manufacturing Industry Outlook, the GDP contribution of US manufacturing is set to grow by 4.1% in 2022.

GMIS America will drive discussions on how digital technologies can accelerate the global energy transition and support the growth of sustainable manufacturing.

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, and exploring how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is disrupting production models.

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.

Opportunities for sustainable growth

GMIS America will explore new industrial opportunities and technologies that will help enhance sustainable economic growth and drive partnerships between the UAE and the USA.

The roadshow feeds into the UAE MoIAT’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 organisations.

H.E. Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology said: “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.”

“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 for sustainable growth."

H.E. added: “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."

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit offers a voice and venue for global industry leaders to place manufacturing at the heart of economic regeneration and government policymaking as well as utilise technology as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration.

Co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and UNIDO, previous international editions of the Summit have been held in Abu Dhabi (#GMIS2017), Yekaterinburg (#GMIS2019), virtually in Hannover (#GMIS2020) and Dubai (#GMIS2022).

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