A joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit bridges the gap between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformation of manufacturing, to enable the regeneration of the global economy. Uniting key stakeholders – including world leaders, industry CEOs, and specialist researchers and academics – the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit has placed manufacturing at the core of economic transformation and government policy-making, promoting it as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration, and is committed to ensuring the sector supports the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
In May 2018, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, announced that Russia has secured the rights to host its second edition in 2019 in the Ural region in the city of Yekaterinburg.
The Summit will continue to build on the momentum created by its successful first edition. It will focus on how, in a world of disruptive change, the role of manufacturing has evolved into a global cornerstone of economic and social prosperity that can be maximised by channeling and capitalising on the transformative, regenerative opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents. It will also aim to help steer the future of science, catalyse technological change, promote partnerships, and energise young people around the world to contribute to building stronger and more sustainable societies, communities, businesses, and economies.