President Putin to give welcome speech at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

President Putin to give welcome speech at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit
Published: 8 July 2019 - 10 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will speak at the Plenary Session of the second Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), a join initiative by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which will take place from 9 to 11 July 2019 in city of Yekaterinburg, Russia.

President Putin’s speech at the Plenary Session of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is expected to emphasise the role that the manufacturing sector plays in achieving global prosperity. The Opening Ceremony preceding the Plenary Session will be attended by Denis Manturov, minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Suhail Al Mazrouei, minister of energy and industry of the United Arab Emirates, Li Yong, director general of UNIDO and Khaldoon Al Mubarak, group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company, along with several other high-level ministerial delegates and private sector leaders from around the world.

Vladimir Putin will also highlight Russia’s efforts on using Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to develop new disruptive innovations that are inspired by nature and aimed to contribute to the sustainability and wellbeing of global communities for generations to come.

Anton Kobyakov, adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, said: “Participation by key experts in GMIS 2019 will bring the discussion about the future of global industrial development to a new level. The Summit’s agenda includes key issues of global production, including the main topic of nature-like technologies. We look forward to a meaningful dialogue for strengthening international cooperation in industrial production and technological development.”

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, which was successful in bringing over 3,000 leaders from government, business, and civil society at its inaugural edition at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in March 2017, will convene for its second edition (GMIS 2019) in Russia, to advance manufacturing and industrial development globally.

With attendance confirmed from high-level executives of global organisations such as Mubadala Investment Company, GE, Siemens, IBM, Honeywell, Solvay, Rockwell Automation, PwC, as well as major Russian organisations such as SBERBANK, and VostokCoal, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit aims to take a transformational approach in shaping the future of the manufacturing sector.

Al Mazrouei said: "In line with the innovations brought by Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, the UAE is driving the transformation of its manufacturing sector as it actively aims to prepare for a post oil era. Likewise, Russia's determination to develop an advanced manufacturing sector using 4IR technologies, makes it a perfect fit as the host country for GMIS 2019. President Putin’s attendance at the Summit emphasises the importance of this global collaborative platform that drives the adoption of innovation to regenerate global economies.”

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is a multi-stakeholder platform which aims to establish a global consensus on the future of manufacturing by convening leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society. This important global gathering of the manufacturing community aims to forecast the future of science, ignite technological transformation, promote enduring partnerships, and inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators to create a road map towards global prosperity and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Yong said: “GMIS is essential to the discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, given its global scope, its high-level outreach and its expert-led discussions. GMIS helps us in our aim to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development worldwide, and thus to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. Our hosts in the Russian Federation are at the forefront of this emerging area of industrial development, integrating it in their national industrial strategy and convening several important international fora.

GMIS 2019 was officially announced by President Putin in his statement at the opening ceremony of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2018. The summit will be held under the theme of nature-inspired technologies, otherwise known as biomimetic design and biomimicry, and will explore how manufacturing can play a key role in advancing the SDGs by harnessing the transformative opportunities presented by technologies shaping the 4IR.

Badr Al-Olama, head of the organising committee for the GMIS 2019, said: “The fusion of biology and technology is unlocking new opportunities for the manufacturing sector. We are honoured to have the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin inaugurate the second edition of GMIS where leaders jointly map an industrial future inspired by nature, reinforcing sustainability at the core of all manufacturing activities.”

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will be held over the course of three days alongside INNOPROM, an annual Industrial Trade Fair held in Russia since 2010.

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