Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2017

6-7 November 2017
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Dubai, UAE



6 - 7 NOVEMBER 2017, DUBAI - UAE


Delivering Excellence and Innovation in Manufacturing and Trade

The Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit, hosted by Dubai Exports, will be held on 6th and 7th November 2017 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai. The summit is the only dedicated platform to discuss cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, future trends in manufacturing excellence and strategies to boost this sector’s role in economic development. The manufacturing industry has been identified as one of the key economic drivers for both the country and the region and it plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and trade in the country.

Across two days over 500 delegates from the manufacturing industry will come together for a truly interactive discussion on the technological developments and innovative manufacturing strategies being implemented within multiple disciplines in the region. The Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit is an unmissable event for the manufacturing professionals in the region. The GCC Manufacturing Excellence & Technology Summit is now called the Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit.

تعتزم مؤسسة دبي لتنمية الصادرات عقد "قمة التصنيع والتجارة المستقبلية"، خلال يومي 6 و7 نوفمبر 2017 في أبراج جميرا الإمارات - دبي. وتعد هذه القمة المنصة الحصرية المختصة بمناقشة أحدث تقنيات التصنيع، والتوجهات المستقبلية في التميز في التصنيع واستراتيجيات تعزيز دور هذا القطاع في التنمية الاقتصادية. وقد تم تعريف الصناعة التحويلية باعتبارها واحدة من المحركات الاقتصادية الرئيسية للبلاد والمنطقة، وتلعب دوراً محورياً في تعزيز النمو الاقتصادي والتجاري في الدولة.

سيجتمع أكثر من 500 مختص في مجال التقنية والصناعة التحويلية من داخل الدولة وخارجها على مدى يومين لمناقشة التطورات التكنولوجية، واستراتيجيات التصنيع المبتكرة التي يتم تنفيذها ضمن التخصصات المتعددة في العالم. وتعد قمة التصنيع والتجارة المستقبلية حدثاً في غاية الأهمية للمتخصصين في مجال التقنية والتصنیع

Delivering Excellence and Innovation in Manufacturing and Trade

Sponsors / رعاة قمة

Featured Speakers / المتحدثون المميزون

H.E. Sami Al Qamzi
H.E. Sami Al Qamzi

Director General Dubai Economy

Dr. Abdulaziz Istaitieh |
Dr. Abdulaziz Istaitieh

Senior Economic Advisor, Policy & Strategy - Socioeconomic Development Department The Executive Council of Dubai

Dr. Michaela Colla
Dr. Michaela Colla

Director - Industry 4.0 Volkswagen

Olivier Leteurtre |
Olivier Leteurtre

Managing Director Dassault Systèmes EUROWEST

Delel Chaabouni |
Delel Chaabouni

Chief Information Officer - Middle East & North Africa Pepsico

Mark Heald |
Mark Heald

Head - Supply Chain Al Ghurair Foods

George Paraskevadis |
George Paraskevadis

Logistics Director Johnson & Johnson

Neeraj Verma |
Neeraj Verma

Senior Manager - Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobility & Innovation Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

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Topics Overview / نظرة عامة عن الموضوعات

Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions, case study presentations and Q&A sessions, the Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit will address the following trends in the manufacturing technology domain








  • Role of Manufacturing in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Evolution of Collaborative Robots to Enable Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital Transformation throughout the Manufacturing Cycle
  • How IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) will Support Future Agile Supply Chains?
  • Enabling Manufacturing Excellence – How Small Changes Translate to Big Impacts!
  • Roadmap to a Quality & Efficiency Focussed Factory
  • Smart Asset Management & Financing
  • Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) - How to Maximize the Power of Big Data for Smart Manufacturing
  • Adapting Lean Philosophies to Apply in Your Manufacturing Plant & How to Setup a Middle Eastern Centre for Competitiveness
  • Going Green? How to Improve Environmental Performance with Green Manufacturing

Key Takeaways from the Dubai Industrial Strategy / أهم مخرجات الاستراتيجية الصناعية لدبي

The strategy will have a significant impact on Dubai’s economy towards 2030, as it is expected to lead to-

Creating more than 27,000 specialized jobs for the region
Increase in R&D spend by approximately 70mn Dhs
16bn Dhs forecasted increase in exports
18bn Dhs GDP growth within industrial sector (currently 41bn Dhs)
160bn Dhs forecasted increase in Dubai’s total GDP

Industry Profiles / مباحثات الصناعة

75 strategic initiatives have been identified to support 6 industrial activities:



Pharmaceuticals & Medical Equipment

Aluminium & Fabricated Metals

Fast Moving Consumable Goods (FMCG)

Machinery & Equipment

The Summit will Offer / مباحثات القمة

Hours of Networking
Relevant Industry Topics
Expert Industry Speakers
Senior Delegates

Attendee Profiles / عن سيرة حياة أهم الحضور

Manufacturing MD's, CFO's,
SVP's, VP's, Directors & GM's
Operations & Plant Managers
Lean / CI & OPEX Executives
Government Officials
Supply Chain

The Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit will host over 500 senior professionals including VP’s, Directors, and Department Heads representing the following departments from across the GCC region:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance Management
  • Process Innovation
  • Process Development
  • Plant Production
  • Process Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain
  • IT & Cyber Security
  • R&D
  • Designing
  • Health and Safety

Benefits of Attending / فوائد حضور القمة

As the only summit of its kind in the region for senior manufacturing professionals to learn about operational processes, methodologies, implementation techniques within the different industries in the manufacturing domain, the Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit is a must-attend summit that aims at creating an unrivalled platform for the manufacturing professionals to gain knowledge on innovation-led quality, productivity, safety & sustainability methods of manufacturing.
Across two days, regional and global thought leaders from the industry will engage in insightful idea-sharing and discuss the latest innovations being implemented in manufacturing and how these advancements can help considerably optimize the production process. Be a part of the summit to-

new trends and latest developments shaping this industry
innovative manufacturing products and solutions
industry peers and expand your business network
with industry experts to gain insights

2016 Video Snapshot / لقطات فيديو لقمة 2016

Testimonials / التوصيات

We appreciate the professionalism with which the event was conducted. The team was very supportive and had all the queries and information shared on time. The event had good turnout and visitors showed more interest on our new technologies which had been showcased. We thank the whole team of Expotrade for making this event fruitful for ABB.


Sunil G.K.
Senior Sales Engineer - Robotics, ABB Industries LLC

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6-7 November 2017

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Dubai, UAE

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