Roadshow event Austria (Vienna)


The Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) is pleased to invite you to join a day dedicated to “The Future of Global Manufacturing” on October 9th at the Factory of the Future, Seestadt, Vienna.

The event is jointly organised with the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO), the Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, the UAE Embassy in Vienna and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

Please ensure you register in advance for this event: “Register

Unregistered walk-ins will not be accepted.

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

Ms. Jessica Schroeder
phone: +971 55 207 0221


Factory of the Future, Urbanes Feld- Seestadt Aspern, 1220 Vienna


09 October 2017


  • Austrian Economic Chambers – WKO 
  • Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, Vienese Agency for Economic Development
  • UAE Embassy in Vienna 
  • Researchtub

Welcome address and opening remarks by Moderator (UNIDO – tbc)​

02:00 – 02:20 Registration for all workshop attendees
02:20 – 02:40 Introductory  remarks &  Welcomeing

H.E Hamad Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Vienna
Mr. Ernst Nevrivy, Mayor of Seestadt District
Representative of WKO
Mr. Peter Kuen, Head of the Technology Services at the
Wirstchaftsagentur Wiener

02:40 – 02:55 GMIS Presentation GMIS 2017 Outcomes and GMIS Videos

Mr. Badr Al Olama, Head of GMIS and Head of Aerospace Business Unit, Mubadala Investment Company

03:00 – 03:45 GMIS Panel Discussion

Moderator:  Mr. Christian Rupp, RUPP, CMC, Speaker of the Austrian Digital Platform at the Federal Chancellery


  • Mr. Gerhard Schuster, Wien 3420 AG Aspern Development AG
  • Mr. Christoph Pollak, Researchtub/ Factory of the Future
 03:45 – 04:00  Q&A Session
 04:00 – 05:00 Factory of the Future Tour

According to a recent study by PwC1, Austrian industrial companies are expected to invest around 4% of their turnover into Industry 4.0 solutions by 2020. These solutions are expected to be broadly applied among the Austrian companies, particularly those solutions that increase the control of value chains within and across companies, as their introduction could lead to important productivity gains. Yet, digitalisation is also increasing uncertainty. For example, it is less clear how Austrian companies (particularly SMEs) are going to finance digitalisation or whether the effectiveness of the current employees’ qualification and skills for an increasing level of digitalisation.

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