Partner Event Announcement: Global Manufacturing & Industrialization Summit – March 27-30



The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is pleased to partner with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be held at the Paris Sorbonne University on Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. This Exhibition, which will run from 27-30 March 2017, is the world’s first global gathering of manufacturers. GMIS brings together over 1,200 delegates including visionary world leaders, expert industry CEO’s and specialist researchers and academics to provide long-term innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the manufacturing Industry.


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.

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As the world’s first cross-industry forum, the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) is designed to create global consensus by unifying governments, businesses and civil society to take a transformational approach towards shaping the future of manufacturing. GMIS aims to promote a roadmap for future development to echo the evolution in international trade and global best practices. For more information, click here.

ministry_evonomyThe UAE Ministry of Economy, which is co-hosting GMIS, was established in accordance with Federal Law No (1) of 1972. The Ministry set out an ambitious growth vision aiming to achieve an internationally competitive and diversified economy driven by efficient and knowledgeable UAE nationals. This vision is aligned to the goals outlined in the UAE Vision 2021.


unidoThe United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which is also co-hosting GMIS, is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability. UNIDO’s mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.




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