THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT

Cairo, Egypt

21

Mar 2019

Cairo, Egypt

The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue، Cairo Governorate 11835

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Industry 4.0: Boosting employment, innovation and competitiveness in
Egyptian manufacturing

UNIDO is currently developing a Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) in Egypt, meant
to support Egypt’s efforts to promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.
Egypt’s PCP will operate within the framework of Egypt’s Vision 2030, the Industrial
Development and Foreign Trade 2016-2020 Strategy as well as the UNPDF 2018-2022.
The design of Egypt’s PCP is based on a robust national consultation process gathering
policymakers, private sector representatives, academia and R&D centers, and civil society
representatives. In this context, GMIS Connect Cairo is the 1st consultation round, that
presents a unique opportunity to hear from a cross-section of key industry stakeholders as
they share their thoughts and experiences on one of the key priority issues of Egypt’s PCP:
Mainstreaming Industry 4.0 in the Egyptian Industries.

Partners: American University in Cairo
Date: 21 March 2019
Venue: Moataz Al Alfy Hall, New Cairo Campus, The American University in Cairo

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  • 8:30 9:00

    Registration and refreshments

  • 9:00 9:10

    Chair’s opening remarks

    Gregg Carlstrom, Middle East Correspondent, The Economist

  • 9:10 9:30

    Welcome Address from GMIS

    Namir Hourani, Managing Director and Member of the Organising Committee, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

  • 9:30 9:40

    Welcome Address from UNIDO

    Giovanna Ceglie, Director and Country Representative, UNIDO

  • 9:40 9:50

    Keynote Address

  • 9:50 10:00

    State of the Market Address: Egypt Country Report

    Tamer Amin, Director, PwC Egypt

  • 10:00 10:45

    Opening Panel: Egypt's Vision 2030: Building a roadmap towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development

    A unique opportunity to hear from a cross-section of key industry stakeholders as they share their thoughts and experiences on:
    Exploring methods and best practices to:
    • Support SMEs digital transformation;
    • Encourage industrial sector absorption of the new technologies;
    • Advise on the issues of new infrastructure, standards and policies that need to be developed and deployed to correspond to the new technologies.
    Outlining developmental programs and policy commendations for:
    • Raising awareness on Industry 4.0 opportunities and challenges;
    • Advising on available tools and methods for innovation management in industry;
    • Encouraging the introduction and application of industry 4.0 forms across the industrial sector;
    • Fostering entrepreneurial businesses and startups in industry 4.0 related services and technologies;
    • Developing labour competencies in relevance to industry 4.0 use and application

    Moderator: Gregg Carlstrom, Middle East Correspondent, The Economist
    Panelists:
    Dr. Ahmed AbdulWahab, Chair, Deans Strategic Advisory Board, AUC School of
    Business; Chair, FAW Industrial Group
    Eng. Emad Ghaly, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Egypt
    Dr. Emad Hegazy, Executive Director, Science and Technology Development Fund
    (STDF)
    Khaled Hashem, President – Egypt & Libya, Honeywell International;
    Adjunct Professor, Strategic Management, The American University in Cairo
    Dr. Sherif El Diwany, Founder & CEO, Solution by Design

  • 10:45 11:00

    Driving innovation and entrepreneurship in Egypt

    A TED-style talk highlighting the importance of entrepreneurs and start-ups as a catalyst for innovation and a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth as also outlined by SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. This will further highlight the benefit of applying Industry 4.0 to agriculture to overcome the challenges and achieve SDG 2 – Zero Hunger. How is Egypt doing in driving and supporting innovation and entrepreneurism?
    Presenter:
    Frank Hartwich, Senior Research and Industrial Policy Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  • 11:00 11:30

    Refreshments and networking

  • 11:30 11:45

    Introducing the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity

    Harnessing the potential of 4IR technologies for social impact, sustainable outcomes and the greater societal good.

    Namir Hourani, Managing Director and Member of the Organising Committee,
    Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

  • 11:45 12:25

    Glimpse into the Future: An Audience with Innovative Technology Start-Ups

    Hear from up-and-coming start-ups on how they are using 4IR technology to reduce waste, improve productivity, harness inclusive urban development, mitigate environmental impact, and drive positive social outcomes in rural and marginalised communities.
    • How are you embracing digitalisation and emerging 4IR technologies in your business?
    • Why, in your view, do start-ups play a valuable role in achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth?
    • What are the biggest challenges you are facing in scaling up your business?
    • How do you feel that start-ups can be best supported to help contribute to economic growth aligned with the UN SDGs?

    Moderator: Lamiaa El Rashidy, Incubation Department Manager, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) (TBC)
    Ahmed Abbas, Founder and CEO, Sun City
    Eman ElKoshairy, Co-Founder and Educational Experience Lead, AlMakinah
    Ehab Usama Mohamed, Mechanical Engineer, Co-Founder and CEO, Chitosan Egypt

  • 12:25 12:30

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Hoda Mostafa, Associate Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, The American University in Cairo

  • 12:30 13:30

    Lunch

  • 13:30 15:30

    GMIS Connect Direct Impact Smartshop

    The direct impact smartshop is a high-end learning experience workshop that uses design thinking principles to solve problems involving people and technology within the world of manufacturing. Built around essential elements of design thinking (empathy, ideation & experimentation), GMIS designed a creative problem-solving process that captures the needs of people, explores technological opportunities and provides a home at our Connect events to demonstrate a bias towards action.

    Workshop Leaders:
    Dr. Kai Bruns, Innovation Manager, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)
    Dr. Hoda Mostafa, Associate Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, The American University in Cairo

  • 15:30

    Close of the GMIS Connect Cairo

    Following the event a summary of proceedings including outputs from the interactive session will be produced and shared with attendees.

For speaking opportunities, please contact:

Ms. Sarah Meredith
Phone : +971558375072
E-mail : sarah@gmisummit.com

For additional information and further inquiries about future roadshows, please contact:

Ms. Olga Mamizheva
Phone : +971552060044
E-mail : olga@gmisummit.com

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