Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2017

6-7 November 2017
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Dubai, UAE


Dubai Exports Extends Support to the Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2017

Posted On August 7, 2017

With the support of Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of Dubai Economy, the Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit will be held on 6-7 November 2017 at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai.

The two-day summit is in line with the Dubai Industrial Strategy to transform the Emirate into a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses. Earlier called the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit, the event presents a unique platform to discuss future trends in manufacturing excellence and key strategies to boost trade and economic development.

Across two days, over 40 international and regional industry experts will deliver keynote sessions, participate in panel discussions and present case studies on topics shaping the future of manufacturing and trade industry in the region. The current trend that is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry is Industry 4.0 or Industrial IoT.

“A competitive manufacturing industry complete with robust infrastructure and innovative technologies is integral to Dubai, and the UAE in general, achieving its full potential as an exports and re-exports hub. The Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2017 is hence well-aligned to Dubai’s growth strategy and the UAE’s ongoing preparations to be part of the fourth industrial revolution,” commented Engineer Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports.

At the summit, the topic Industry 4.0 - Delivering Excellence in Manufacturing through IoT will be delivered by Dr. Michaela Colla, Director of Industry 4.0, Volkswagen, Germany, who commented: “The fourth industrial revolution - or Industry 4.0 - describes the real-time and intelligent connection of people, objects, systems and platforms. It opens up new possibilities in all areas of life. Our approach is the Cross-Functional Industry 4.0. The primary focus here is not the implementation of standalone solutions. The goal is rather to transform the entire value chain of the company and to achieve integrated as well as globally networked processes.

For this purpose, a cross-functional and cross-brand platform is designed for our partners in the value network, which facilitates data exchange and data analysis and opens up new possibilities. This will create a data-driven value-added network, which will act more efficiently, flexible and autonomously.”

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organisers of the Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2017, added: “We are honoured to have the support of Dubai Exports for the upcoming edition of the summit. The UAE is at the cusp of change; a renewed focus on the manufacturing and trade sectors will significantly contribute to the economic growth of this country. We are grateful to Dubai Exports for their continued support and valuable guidance in shaping the event program.”

Dassault Systèmes, Lighthouse, Taiprora, ABB and Fanuc are few of the repeat sponsors who have confirmed their early participation at the upcoming edition of the event in addition to Bosch and Daifuku who joined the 2017 sponsor list. Over 500 manufacturers from across the Middle East region will attend the summit.

More information on the Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit is available at http://www.manufacturingtrade.com/. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #FMTS2017.

About Dubai Exports
Dubai Exports, an agency of Dubai Economy - Government of Dubai, commenced operations in 2007.  As part of the Economic Development Department of Dubai, its mandate is to facilitate trade from Dubai and establish itself as a world-class export development and promotion body by creating an enabling environment for Dubai’s exporters. Dubai Exports has developed a range of value-added trade support services to UAE-based firms exporting through Dubai, for accelerated and profitable expansion of their businesses in foreign markets.

For further information, please contact: Faisal Shamsudheen, Dubai Economy, email: faisal.pathiasseri@dubaided.gov.ae

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers
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