GIMS will be staged from November 22 to 27.

Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will host its fourth edition from November 22 to 27 alongside Expo Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai.

This will be the second time the UAE hosts the summit, after holding the inaugural edition in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

Co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido), GMIS brings together leaders from the global manufacturing and technology communities to discuss, debate, and shape the future of manufacturing.

The summit aims to place manufacturing at the heart of economic regeneration and government policymaking, and utilise technology as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration. 

Inspired by Expo 2020’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the #GMIS2021 theme ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’ will explore how the fourth industrial revolution can be utilised to enhance productivity across the manufacturing ecosystem and create shared value for organisations and society.

Dr Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, said: “We are pleased to host the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in the UAE, especially at Expo Dubai, as this step comes in line with the UAE leadership’s vision to strengthen international cooperation and support initiatives that drive industrial progress.

The #GMIS2021 agenda will dive into how the adoption of core technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the fifth generation of wireless network technology (5G) are central to transforming the future of manufacturing, and will explore the many possibilities that unfold with the seamless integration of machines and humans as well as the benefits of enhanced mobility across people, processes, and the industrial value chain and how this can contribute to a digitally inclusive, interconnected, and sustainable future.