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DAY TWO – 29 March 2017

Morning Plenaries Day 2—Technology and Human Capital

09:55: Chair’s opening remarks

Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, EIU, The Economist Group

10:00: Keynote Address – Transportation of the future


H.E. Mattar Mohamed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

10:20: Keynote Interview


Moderator: John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor, CNN

Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and Co-Founder, Careem

10:40: Opening CEO Keynote Address: Shifting economies and the trends of tomorrow

    • Established manufacturing powerhouses are under increasing pressure to redefine their competitive advantage, in a world transformed by globalisation. The speed of progress now varies between economies, and there is a growing digital and industrial disparity.
    • In this ever-shifting landscape, where do the opportunities lie? How is technology breaking down borders and creating greater global power parity? How are governments seeking not only to boost trade, employment and economic growth, but also to achieve inclusive and sustainable development?


Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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11:00: Keynote Address: The transformative implications of dark
data for manufacturing and society

    • With the advent of the Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, and Cognitive Systems, all manner of complex physical and social endeavors can be rigorously optimized when these capabilities are invoked. The manufacturing sector, critical to the creation of hard assets upon which we all rely, is particularly impacted by these emergent capabilities. Key to achieving the maximum benefit from the coming digital transformation of manufacturing is the recognition that the manufacturing sector is at the core of an entire ecosystem spanning from the supply chain to product end of life. Turning currently held “dark data” into knowledge that then enables the end-to-end optimization of this ecosystem will be discussed, with numerous examples of outcomes from such endeavours.


Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM

11:20: Keynote Panel Discussion: On the edge of technological
convergence

    • The digitisation of manufacturing means that once discrete areas of industrial activity are now converging. In the future, technologies, processes and skills will have a much wider range of applications, and will span diverse sectors and geographies.
    • How will shifting global manufacturing trends and geographies affect production processes? Which technologies e.g. augmented reality, 3D printing, integrated MES, etc. do you believe will have a breakthrough in adoption on the manufacturing shop floor in the coming years? Which technologies provide the maximum economic benefits? How can industry and policymakers work together to prepare for technological convergence and the next wave of industrialisation? How can increased technological convergence be an engine for change, and for economic growth?


Moderator: Reinhard Geissbauer, Partner and Industry Lead, Industry 4.0, strategy&

Panelists:
Gilles Babinet, Entrepreneur, Digital Champion of France and Adviser, European Commission

Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager, Additive Integration, GE Additive

Dr. Chunyuan Gu, Senior Vice President, ABB Group; Chairman and President, ABB (China)

Assem Khalaili, Executive Vice President, Industry Customer Services MEA, Siemens Middle East

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12:00: Keynote Interview: Finding Transformational ideas in the
age of Disruption

    • An inspirational look at how disruptive thinking as the power to spark transformational change in businesses, industries and economies and how leaders can create a culture that fosters innovation


Moderator: John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor, CNN

Scott Fancher, Senior Vice President, Program Management, Integration & Development Programs
The Boeing Company

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12:20: The Great Debate: Skills 4.0

    • The role of manufacturing workers is in flux. As manufacturers utilise ‘smart’ technologies and ‘big data’ to streamline operations, some roles have been made obsolete, paving the way for new jobs in data analytics. The quick-fix has been to ‘up skill’ existing employees. Yet the radically changing nature of manufacturing is also transforming the way in which education programmes are structured, particularly in engineering, manufacturing and design.
    • Will technology replace tomorrow’s workers? Or does it present an opportunity to shift towards new roles, industries and employment models?

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Moderator: Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford

David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer, WorldSkills International

John Fleming, Former Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company

Dr. Tod A. Laursen, President, Khalifa University
 


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13:00:Lunch and networking

14:00 Afternoon breakout sessions

Auditorium:Country and Regional Spotlight Sessions
Breakout Room A: Industry Sector Spotlight Sessions

 

14:00: Auditorium: Focus on Africa

      • Is Africa the sleeping giant of manufacturing? The continent’s industrial sector was hit hard by the Asian manufacturing boom in the 90s, leaving domestic production, particularly in the garments sector, unable to compete with cheap imports. However, the IMF forecasts that the region will be the second fastest in terms of growth globally in 2016-20. Despite this, Africa faces significant macroeconomic, political and social stability challenges, and infrastructure is lagging.
      • How can African economies scale up their infrastructure investments in a sustainable manner to drive growth in the manufacturing sector? What measures can policymakers implement to curb corruption and red tape issues, which have traditionally plagued many African markets, in order to attract much-needed FDI and international businesses to the continent? How can Africa position itself and be ready to capitalise on opportunities presented by rapid technological change in manufacturing?


Moderator: Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, EIU, The Economist

Panellists:
Dr. Carlos Lopes, Professor of Economics; University of Cape Town; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford; Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Kalilou Traore, Commissioner of Industry and Private Sector Promotion, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Senator Joshua P. Setipa, Minister of Trade & Industry, Lesotho
 

14:00: Breakout Room A: Focus on the Aerospace Industry

    • With increasing passenger travel demand, low oil prices, new technologies and security issues driving aircraft production, the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is growing solidly. The United States has historically dominated the A&D manufacturing industry, however significant new players are emerging that will challenge traditional business patterns.
    • How are global aerospace supply chains evolving? Where are new market entrants emerging? When will the next upturn take place, and what will the order book landscape look like? What will the impact of low oil prices be on the next order upturn, and what will that look like?


Moderator: Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Jan Pie, Secretary General, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)
Chairman Elect, International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA)

Michel Peters, CEO, NLR (Netherlands Aerospace Centre)

Robert S. Harward, Vice Admiral USN (Ret) SEAL and Chief Executive – UAE, Lockheed Martin International

Tetsuro Hisano, Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Airplane Programs Management Office, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
 


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15:00: Auditorium: Focus on South Asia

    • Narendra Modi’s Make in India programme has put the region’s manufacturing sector on the map. With low cost bases around the Indian sub-continent leading to an increase in production, manufacturing has had a transformative effect. The region is also investing substantially into infrastructure to support industrial and economic growth. However, despite the significant efforts by policymakers to create attractive conditions for FDI, manufacturing in the region has been beset by claims of social injustices.
    • How can policymakers collaborate with the industry to ensure that international standards are met, while developing a sustainable, diversified industrial strategy? How can infrastructure investment support industrial growth? And how can manufacturing ensure international best practice in social and environmental practices?

Moderator: Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, EIU, The Economist
Panelists:
Mike Singh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TC Group

H.E. Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi, Minister of Industries and Production, Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan

Shaffi Mather, Managing Director, Eram Group
 


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15:00: Breakout Room A : Focus on the Textiles and Garments Industry

    • Emerging economies dominate in the textile manufacturing industry, fuelled by lower structural costs; China leads the global market for textile production, accounting for over 54% of total production, and India comes in second, with 23%. However, changes are afoot, with greater technological advancements transforming the structure of the industry. Pressures to improve working conditions, employee rights and environmental policy continue to plague developing countries and, increasingly, responsible consumerism is affecting supply chains.
    • How can emerging economies develop more sophisticated and effective social and environmental policies without compromising global competitiveness? And how can developed economies take advantage of shifting global dynamics to improve market share in future?


Moderator: Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist

Panelists:
Georg Dieners, Chief Executive Officer, OEKO-TEX

Le Tien Truong, CEO, Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group

Iwan Setiawan Lukminto, President Director,PT. Sri Rejeki Isman, TBK

H.E. Mr. Amir Hossain Amu, Minister for Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
 


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16:00: Auditorium: Focus on Latin America

    • Manufacturing in Latin America has witnessed a decline in recent years, prompted by recession in the automobile industry. Mexico, Brazil and Argentina—Latin America’s three largest economies—still dominate the industrial landscape, but political instability, rising inflation, volatility in commodities prices and continued recession paint a challenging future for the region’s manufacturing sector.
    • What measures can policymakers take to drive industrial growth? How can governments impose more stringent environmental policies without stifling industrial development? How can businesses go above and beyond legislative requirements to support sustainable, inclusive, responsible practices in the new era of industrialisation?


Moderator: Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, EIU, The Economist

Panelists:
Humberto Lopez, Country Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Professor João Carlos Ferraz, Professor, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Merlin Alejandrina Barrera López, Vice Minister of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy El Salvador

Sebastián Rovira, Economic Affairs Officer, Industrial and Technological Unit, Production, Productivity and Management Unit, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
 


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16:00: Breakout Room A: Focus on the Electronics Industry

    • Electronics is one of the fastest evolving manufacturing industries, and also one of the most competitive; the race to be the first to market with new technologies is fierce, but these can often become obsolete before R&D is even complete. The saturation of electronics manufacturing in Asian markets over the past two decades has resulted in higher cost bases, which means that traditional industrial markets such as the United States are seeing resurgence in this sector.
    • How will rising costs in Asia disturb global supply chains? What new trends and subsectors will drive future growth? How will intellectual property regulations affect the sector?


Moderator: Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist

Panelists:
Chen Rengui, Senior Vice President, BOE Technology

Matthew Putman, CEO, Nanotronics

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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17:00: End of summit day two

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