THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT

GMIS 2017

ABU DHABI, UAE

March 2017

The first edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in March 2017.

The inaugural #GMIS2017 conference was a resounding success, the impacts of which will resonate for years to come. Establishing itself as a truly inclusive platform, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit brought together global influencers including world-renowned CEOs, ministers of economy and industry, leading entrepreneurs, distinguished academics and revolutionary thinkers for three days of dynamic discussion and information exchange with the aim of advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

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    SESSIONS
  • 90+

    SPEAKERS
  • 46

    COUNTRIES

The Youth Initiative

The Youth Initiative is a programme designed to inspire and motivate youth and raise their awareness of the importance of manufacturing globally, presenting them with career opportunities in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

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#GMIS2017 OUTCOME STATEMENT

The inaugural Summit, organised in close collaboration between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), took place in Abu Dhabi 27-30 March 2017. #GMIS2017 set out to identify practical steps towards progress and to draw up a roadmap for development, driven by the collective action of governments, the private sector and civil society. It focused on the role of manufacturing in reconstructing the global economy and restoring global prosperity by debating six themes, namely: technology and innovation; global value chains; skills, employment and education; sustainability and the environment; infrastructure; standards and stakeholder alignment.

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