- H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
- H.E. LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Manufacturing is a vital source of innovation, a significant contributor to research and development, and a key driver of both global trade and productivity growth.
Yet having undergone a tumultuous decade of transformation, business leaders and governments can no longer rely on old patterns of decision-making.
The globalisation of supply chains, changing geopolitical dynamics, technological innovation and the increase of advanced manufacturing capabilities among emerging economies are all helping to drive the modern era of industrialisation.
Manufacturers that can innovate, attract skilled talent and collaborate will prosper in the next decade.
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2017 will gather governments, the private sector and civil society to explore the future of manufacturing, and share information on global trends and insights that will shape the sector.
How can manufacturing help to address social and economic challenges? How can developed and emerging economies with strong or growing manufacturing sectors achieve inclusive and sustainable growth? GMIS 2017 will identify practical steps for progress, setting out a roadmap for development.