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DAY THREE – 30 March 2017

Systems, Structures and Environment

10:00: Chair’s opening remarks

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

10:10: Day 3 Welcome Address

    10:20: In Conversation with H.E. Saif Al Hajeri, Chief Executive
    Officer Tawazun Economic Council & Tawazun Holding

    A focus on human capital, innovation, diversification and global safety and security

      This session will provide a rare opportunity to hear from one of the UAE’s driving forces behind industrial growth and economic diversification efforts. A unique look at the contributions the defense industry is making as a developer of human capital capabilities, a key contributor to Abu Dhabi’s industrial strategy, and an enabler and creator of innovation in high tech industries as well as supporting the sustainability of industrial and civil activities through the provision of global safety and security services.

      What are the industry’s contributions to human capital development? What is Tawazun doing to invest in human capital? How does the defense industry support R&D as a basic fundamental of any knowledge based economy and how are these efforts being played out in the UAE and in particular in support of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy and wider economic diversification efforts? How does the defence industry enable innovation, particularly through supporting and enabling other complementary industries such as aerospace, automotive and technology?


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

        H.E. Saif Al Hajeri, Chief Executive Officer Tawazun Economic Council & Tawazun Holding

    10:45: Fireside Chat: Emerging global supply chains

      Modern manufacturing demands modern supply chains. Substantial growth in emerging markets has transformed how business operates, requiring manufacturers to think beyond production planning alone when developing their value chains.

      How are changes in raw material and labour costs interrupting existing business models and creating new networks? When will the realities of additive manufacturing adoption reach a tipping point, and what impact will it really have for businesses and consumers? How will small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) change the dynamics of global supply chains? How will emerging consumer demands influence the global value chains of tomorrow?


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

        Kathryn E. Wengel, Worldwide Vice President and Global Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson

        Sustainable Development Goals:
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    11:10: Panel Discussion: The infrastructure of the future

      How can industry work with government to ensure that the right investments are made to safeguard industrial and economic growth? How can new developments in clean technologies support new manufacturing sectors, providing sustainable, efficient and cost-effective energy infrastructure? What shifts are needed in urban and transport infrastructure to support industrial and economic growth? How are governments developing policies to ensure sustainable infrastructure development not only to drive social and economic growth, but also to minimise the environmental impact?


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

        Panellists:
        H.E. Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Chairman, ZonesCorp

        Hans-Peter Egler, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Basel

        H.E. Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Vice-chair, World Energy Council

        Wang Jun, Vice President, CRRC

        Sustainable Development Goals:
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    12:00: Lunch and networking

      13:00: Head-to-Head Keynote Interview: The next 50 years

          Moderator: Simon Baptist, Group Chief Executive, EIU, The Economist

          H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs

          H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi; Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala

      13:30: Panel Discussion: Financing in the new age of
      technological convergence

        If innovative manufacturers are to be successful, they must be able to access affordable finance. Cheap credit offers the opportunity to invest today for future growth, but sustained low commodity prices are transforming the sources and destinations of investment, creating both uncertainty and opportunities.

        How can the sector engage more productively with lenders? What and where are the new areas for potential investment? How can the principles of sustainability, social responsibility, accountability and transparency be further integrated into financing?


          Moderator: Mustafa Alrawi, Business Editor, The National

          Panellists:
          Baihas Baghdadi, Managing Director and Global Head of Trade and Working Capital, Barclays

          Roberto Mancone, Managing Director and Global Head of Disruptive Technologies and Solutions, Deutsche Bank

          William Shor, Managing Director, Caspian VC Partners

          Srinivasan Sriram, Founder & CEO, Skuchain

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      14:15: Closing Keynote Panel Discussion: Driving change – A new roadmap for sustainable industrialisation


        Industry’s interaction with the environment is shifting dramatically. Effective energy policies and access to affordable clean energy are top priorities for global manufacturing, and better technology should mean greater efficiency. Yet legal frameworks vary dramatically across the globe. Tied into this is the lack of a global set of manufacturing standards, which could help set the course for global sustainable benchmarks, but in reality can be difficult to achieve given varying degrees of national industrial and economic development, resources, climate and technological capabilities.


        How can the manufacturing sector develop sustainably? How can governments and industry work towards environmental targets while maintaining global competitiveness? How is the private sector working to mitigate environmental impact? How would the global adoption of manufacturing standards support or hinder these efforts? How can global markets collaborate to develop and improve standards, and formulate a cohesive, measurable and effective system in the high-tech future of manufacturing and sustainable, inclusive industrialisation? And finally, what would a global regime of standards look like, and how would it work?


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

          Panellists:

          Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (via video recording)

          H.E. Abdulla Al Maeeni, Director General, Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA)

          Jean Bennington Sweeney, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M

          Kevin McKinley, Acting Secretary General, International Standards Organization (ISO)

          Alistair Nolan, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
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      15:15: Official GMIS Closing Remarks

        As the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit draws to a close, this session will reflect on the key take-aways and outcomes from three days of discussion and debate.


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


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      15:30: Close of GMIS 2017

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