The Summit

The inaugural Summit offered a voice and a venue for leaders with a vision to shape the future of manufacturing with a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates expected to attend, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies.

The Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) is a world first and was hosted in Abu Dhabi by the UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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What is the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit?

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The Event


Paris-Sorbonne University
Abu Dhabi
27-30 March 2017

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Register Interest

The inaugural Summit is designed to encourage greater investment in manufacturing capabilities, foster innovation and investment, and promote skills development globally. Register your interest in the initiative and start receiving updates today.


Delegate attendance at the Summit is strictly by invitation. If you would like to be considered, please register and submit your details. Invitations will only be sent out to candidates once they have been shortlisted.

The Exhibition

Capitalising on the huge presence of the global manufacturing community under a single meeting venue, the GMIS event offers exhibition space to corporations that are interested in showcasing their products, services and latest innovations.

The Manufacturing Expo 2017 showcased a combination of exclusive booths and dedicated pavilions. The pavilions and booths were designed with ample space for interaction with business prospects and the freedom of casual gatherings among peers and partners. The Expo, which was dedicated to showcasing UAE and GCC manufacturing capabilities as well as technologies that have been introduced by global organisations that have revolutionised the manufacturing sector, will encourage partnerships and raise awareness of industrial achievements and investment opportunities in different industrial sectors.

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