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DAY ONE – 28 March 2017

Morning Plenaries Day 1 – Policy

09:00: Registration

    10:00: Chair’s opening remarks and opening keynote addresses

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

    10:05: Welcome Address

      Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi

    10:15: Head-to-Head Keynote Interview: Today versus Tomorrow – Sustainable strategies today to secure a prosperous tomorrow

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

        H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy

        H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

    10:35: Keynote Address

        Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

    10:45: Keynote Address: Faster, Weirder, Better: The future of
    work in the emergent era

        Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE

    11:05: Keynote Interview: Navigating the emerging industrial renaissance

      In a period of lacklustre economic growth, governments around the world are grasping at policy tools available to move the needle. Measures undertaken are diverse, ranging from investment in infrastructure to setting negative interest rates. Is investing in value added manufacturing a viable strategy for economic development, particularly inclusive and sustainable industrialization and GDP growth?

        Moderator: Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist

        David Shark, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

    11:25: Keynote Address: Digitalization – driving innovation, transforming society

      This inspirational address from one of the world’s foremost leaders in innovative technologies will highlight the role of digitalization not only in fundamentally reshaping the industrial landscape, but also in powering positive and transformational social, economic and environmental change.

        Jan Mrosik, CEO Digital Factory Division, Siemens

    11:45: Keynote Address: Rethink manufacturing! We’re in the experience economy

        Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systemes

    12:05: Keynote Address: New Industry Revolution: Enabling
    economic transformation and development

        Zhang Feng, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT)

    12:10: Keynote panel: Harnessing the power of disruption—
    strategic policymaking for the new industrial revolution

      Global trade patterns, employment trends and political dynamics have undergone a seismic shift in recent decades, and the advent of a technological revolution has massive implications not just on the future of manufacturing, but on national economic structures worldwide.
      How will disruptive technologies change global trade patterns? What should policymakers do to prepare? What role will economic and industrial policy play? What can governments do to prepare tomorrow’s workforce for a higher skilled, technological future?

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

        Rogelio Garza Garza, Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce, Mexico

        Jerzy Kwieciński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development, Republic of Poland

        Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany (Former Federal Minister)

        Sustainable Development Goals:
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    13:00: Lunch and networking

      14:00 Afternoon breakout sessions (concurrent)

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

      14:00: Auditorium: Focus on the United States of America

        Manufacturers contribute over $2.17 trillion to the United States economy and employ 9% of the total workforce, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Manufacturing is a major driver both of exports and inbound foreign direct investment (FDI), and the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index forecasts that the United States will overtake China in manufacturing competitiveness by 2020. Yet costs are high, compared with global competitors. Manufacturing employment has long been on a downward trend, with technology fundamentally changing the nature of the industry.

        What can the United States government do to encourage growth in the manufacturing sector? How can American manufacturers focus their resources more effectively to remain innovative and globally competitive? How can the United States educate and train workers to keep up with increasing technological sophistication?

          Moderator: Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist

          Dr. Susan Helper, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University; Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Former Member of the White House Staff

          Danny E. Sebright, President, US-UAE Business Council

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      14:00: Breakout Room A: Focus on the Food and Beverage

        Global food retail sales amount to $4 trillion annually, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, giving food retailers significant upstream influence on supply chains. Food manufacturers must continually innovate to remain competitive. Perhaps an even greater challenge is the food industry’s significance in developing countries, where farming and agriculture remain key sources of employment and income, and food security remains a significant concern.

        What can be done to strengthen international trade, curb price volatility and encourage greater investment into the agricultural sector, particularly in developing countries? Is there a way to balance policies that promote social wellbeing and positive environmental stewardship, without compromising on competitiveness and hurting trade? Which future technology, process and employment innovations will the industry face in the coming years?

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

          Brett Rierson, Head-Global Post-Harvest knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC), World Food Programme

          Joachim Yebouet, Chief Executive Officer, East African Tiger Brands Industries

          Reid Paquin, Industry Solutions Director – F&B CPG, GE Digital

          Günter Hemrich, Deputy Directora.i., Nutrition and Food Systems Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

          Navas Meeran, Past Chairman, CII Southern Region; Chairman, Eastern Condiments

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      15:00: Auditorium: Focus on Asia Pacific Panel Discussion

        In 1990, China produced less than 3% of global manufacturing output by value; its share is now almost a quarter. A recent report by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation estimated that manufacturing value added in Asia and the Pacific grew by $315 billion between 1990 and 2014. Cheap labour and low structural costs may have triggered the region’s ascent, but investment in infrastructure and growing domestic demand will strengthen Asian supply chains further still.

        How would a prolonged period of slower growth in the Chinese economy affect global manufacturing? How will countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia influence the future of global supply chain patterns? How can Asia’s manufacturing industry adjust to demands for more sustainable and inclusive industrialisation?

          Moderator: David Wijeratne, David Wijeratne, Managing Director – Growth Markets Centre Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers

          Anders Karlborg, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, ZTE Corporation

          Professor Daniel M.Cheng, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries

          Arthur Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Micro-Electronics; President and Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Industrial Technology Holdings

          Yan Yunfu, Executive Director and Chief Engineer of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.
          Qu Zhe, Vice President, Harbin Electric Corporation & Vice President, Harbin Electric Company

          Lu Pengqi, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

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      15:00: Breakout Room A: Focus on the Automotive Industry

        The automotive industry turns over $2 trillion annually, employing more than 9 million people. In some countries, such as Japan, this figure is much higher, contributing as much as 8-9% of the total workforce. However, although the industry has enjoyed a period of relatively strong growth, uneven global markets, shifting consumer demand and increasing regulatory requirements are driving uncertainty.

        What challenges do automotive manufacturers face, and what are the most innovative among them doing to address these? What technological trends will drive growth? How can the automotive industry evolve to become a leader in environmental stewardship? How will market changes affect supply chains?

          Moderator: Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist

          Panellists: Paolo Scudieri, CEO, Adler Group

          Yury Vasilyev, CEO, Russian Technological Society

          K. K. M. Kutty, Co-Chairman, CII Gulf Committee; Chairman, South West Group

          Sustainable Development Goals:
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      16:00: Auditorium: Focus on Europe

        At the end of the last century, Europe was the biggest manufacturing region in the world. However, Asia’s rising dominance and an ongoing financial crisis have driven a sustained decline. Relatively expensive labour costs and strict climate change policies undermine European competitiveness, and the impact of Brexit is still unknown. Yet Europe’s manufacturing sector has a lot going for it: innovative R&D, an appetite for technological advancement and a highly skilled workforce.

        How can Europe drive environmental sustainability without compromising on competitiveness? How can it balance industrial policy with innovation? And what will Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union mean for the manufacturing industry?

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

          Benjamin Gallezot, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE), Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, France

          Dr. Roland Sommer, Director General, Association Industry 4.0 Austria

          Stefano Firpo, Director-General for Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and SME’s, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy

          Gleb Nikitin, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation

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

        Improved standards in healthcare and advancements in healthcare technology have revolutionized the healthcare industry and related sectors such as pharmaceuticals. How can healthcare and pharmaceutical companies remain competitive throughout the next wave of industrialisation? How will supply chains evolve? How is technology and big data changing the face of healthcare? How can regulators develop an effective process that promotes a competitive, affordable healthcare and drug market for consumers? What are the opportunities presented by technological advancements and precision medicine?

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

          H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and License Sector, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention

          Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare

          Arun Panchariya, Executive Director, Ajooni Biotech

          Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair and General Manager Rx, Gulf Countries and Yemen, Sanofi

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      17:00: Summit Day 1 Closing Keynote Address: Hyperloop and manufacturing – this changes everything

        With the emergence of the Hyperloop as the first new mode of transportation since the airplane in 1903, the world of manufacturing will never be the same. In the next five years goods will be able to be manufactured on demand and transported over huge distances to be delivered the same day eliminating the need for trucks, warehouses and third party delivery companies. In this keynote address, Nick Earle, SVP of Global Operations at Hyperloop One, will look at the coming disruption enabled by this “once in a 100 years’ opportunity.

          Nick Earle, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Hyperloop One

      17:30: Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

      Day 2