10-11 September 2019
Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

#FMTS
Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2019

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Day 1 - 10th September 2019
07:30 - 08:50

REGISTRATION & VISIT TO FUTURE MANUFACTURING LOUNGE

08:50 - 09:00

MC OPENS

 

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Address


Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Exports

Saed Al Awadi
09:05 - 09:10

Welcome Address


H.E. Eng. Osama Amir Fadhel, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Industrial Affairs, Ministry of Energy & Industry

H.E. Eng. Osama Amir Fadhel
09:10 - 09:25

REWARDING SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING – DUBAI EXPORTS, GREEN INDUSTRIAL AWARDS

09:25 - 09:45

Dubai Industry Performance Based on the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 Plan & its Main KPIs


Mohammed Ali AlKamali, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Exports

Mohammed Ali AlKamali
09:45 - 10:25

Panel Discussion: Dubai by 2030-A Global Platform for Knowledge-Based, Sustainable & Innovative Industries

  • Overview of major contributing factors that will help transform the future of manufacturing in Dubai
  • GROWTH ENGINE: SMEs represent 95% of the economy – strategies to help Dubai benefit
  • INNOVATION BASED: People represent the heart of any business operation – understanding the importance of a high-skilled workforce to enable socially responsible, sustainable & efficient manufacturing
  • HOME FOR GLOBAL BUSINESSES: How can industries capitalize on the Dubai’s strategic location and business-friendly regulations?


Dr. Zain Tahboub, Chief Advisor, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
Muhammad Ibrahim Ishaq, Director, Property & Sales Management, Dubai Maritime City
Saud Abu Alshawareb, Managing Director, Dubai Industrial City

Dr. Zain Tahboub Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi Muhammad Ibrahim Ishaq Saud Abu Alshawareb
10:25 - 10:45

The Dubai Silk Road Strategy: Cementing Dubai’s Status as the Strategic Link to Global Trade

  • Connecting the world – 80+ international shipping ports operated by Dubai, largest international airport connecting 200+ cities, 1 billion+ passengers travelling through the airport in the next 10 years
  • Overview of the 50-Year Charter & boosting sea, air freight while enhancing logistical integration
  • Enriching trade ties between free zones & other emirates
  • Augmenting the strategic & operational connection of logistics services between Dubai’s port terminals, airports and free zones both locally & across the world


Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks & Zones - UAE Region, DP World

Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
10:45 - 11:05

Globalization Roadmap for a UAE Manufacturer

  • The evolution of Strata and its futuristic vision for the aerospace sector in the UAE
  • Building the next generation of leaders in the aerospace sector
  • Strata's investment in R&D technologies to boost the company’s competitiveness in the aerospace sector


Ismail Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing

Ismail Abdulla
11:05 - 11:35

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO MANUFACTURING LOUNGE

11:35 - 12:15

Panel Discussion: Exploring the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Production

  • Digital Twin Technology – overview of use cases & establishing its importance for the future of manufacturing in the region
  • Automated Production – With the evolution of AI, machine learning and robotics, factories are changing the way they operate and perform. What process innovation strategies are best to apply AI successfully?
  • Why are manufacturing industries adopting 3D printing at a faster pace?
  • Connected & intelligent smart factories – how does it impact productivity, profitability & predictability?


Bernhard Randerath, Vice President Design, Engineering and Innovation, Etihad Airways Engineering
Dr. Majida Al Azazi, Chief Executive Officer, Sandstorm Motorvehicles Manufacturing LLC
Hassan Al-Hazeem, Managing Director, Intercoil International Group
Dr. Magdy Fahmy, Chief Executive Officer, LIFEPharma fze
Mansoor Janahi, Chief Executive Officer, Sanad Aerotech - Mubadala Development Company
Michael Walsh, Global Business Process Manager - Quality, Ball Packaging
Musa Souri, Chief Executive Officer, Union Iron & Steel

Bernhard Randerath Dr. Majida Al Azazi Hassan Al-Hazeem Dr. Magdy Fahmy Mansoor Janahi Michael Walsh Musa Souri
12:15 - 12:35

Cloud ERP – The Enabler to Unlocking the Power of AI and IOT

  • Cloud ERP as the essential foundation of success and growth
  • Demonstration of the very latest in AI for Manufacturing
  • Understanding why industry specific ERP is the best decision your business


Himanshu Palsule, Chief Technology Officer, Epicor

Himanshu Palsule
12:35 - 12:55

Credit Insurers Provide Roadmap to Local Manufacturers in Expanding to the Global Market

  • Understanding the role of credit insurance in the manufacturing sector in accordance with UAE Vision 2021
  • Collaboration is key to supporting local manufacturers potential of expanding into the global arena and help them with international trade fluctuations
  • What are the underlying challenges credit insurers face in supporting global trade and promoting exports in the UAE?


Massimo Falcioni, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Credit Insurance

Massimo Falcioni
12:55 - 13:15

Warehouse Automation and Artificial Intelligence

  • AI seems to be seizing minds of the contemporary business owners
  • However, steps to AI are paved through general production automation
  • Warehouse automation is essential in preparation of the enterprise for the leap in to the future


Andrey Kras, Account Manager, Daifuku

Andrey Kras
13:15 - 13:35

Revolutionizing Your Manufacturing Business with Industry 4.0

  • Does Industry 4.0 represent a great promise or potential peril?
  • Improving stakeholder engagement & customer experience with industry 4.0 – will it work for your business?
  • Implementing Industry 4.0 – can government policies help support implementation?
  • Leading the way to sustainable manufacturing


Mansoor Sarwar, Director Technical Services - Middle East, Sage

Mansoor Sarwar
13:35 - 14:15

Panel Discussion: E-commerce Transforming the Future of Logistics

  • With mobile shopping showing an ever increase in online revenue, E-commerce explosion has led to disruption in the logistics sector. How has the logistics sector embraced this transformation? 
  • Rising consumer expectations and demand for swift delivery is impending in this industry. Is the E-commerce channel revamping logistics business?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for e-commerce logistics in UAE and how it’s affecting trade?


Anish Garg, Head of Operations, Fetchr
Ankit Gupta, Senior Director – Supply Chain Management - GCC, Adidas
Bobby Clark, Head of Logistics, Home Centre - Landmark Group
Hatem Tantawy, Business Development Manager, Honeywell
Krishna Moorthy, Head of Logistics, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings
Marcus Berg, Director Product Development - Logistics District, Dubai South
Marouane Rihoum, Group Head of Logistics, Chalhoub Group

Anish Garg Ankit Gupta Bobby Clark Hatem Tantawy Krishna Moorthy Marcus Berg Marouane Rihoum
14:15 - 14:25

Digital Transformation to Smart Factory

  • Journey through Digital Transformation
  • Introducing production performance monitoring to collect accurate real time data
  • Choosing your next options: from production planning to energy optimization, quality control to maintenance
  • Achieving the holy grail of increased efficiency and delivering rapid ROI


Andrzej Jarosz, Chief Executive Officer, ANT Sp. z o.o.

Andrzej Jarosz
14:25 - 14:35

MC CLOSES

14:35 - 15:35

NETWORKING LUNCH

Day 2 - 11th September 2019
08:00 - 09:00

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:00 - 09:10

MC OPENS

09:10 - 09:30

Bringing the Automotive Industry to the Middle East

  • Smart factories playing a central role in manufacturing – what does the future hold?
  • Exposing youth to R&D and smart manufacturing to pique interest in this sector


Ralph Debbas, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, W Motors

Ralph Debbas
09:30 - 09:50

Ball Corporation - Continuous Improvement with Digital Transformation

  • Lean Manufacturing and MES
  • The benefits – What has been achieved
  • The future – Ongoing initiatives


Michael Walsh, Global Business Process Manager - Quality, Ball Packaging

Michael Walsh
09:50 - 10:10

Digital Transformation: The Two Citadels of Manufacturing Metamorphosis at Mahindra Auto

  • How digital transformation is enabling manufacturers to reduce new product development cycle time
  • Exploring how digital transformation is enabling delightful product delivery from sales planning through supply chain and manufacturing to the end consumer


Namrita Mahindro, Senior General Manager - Digital Transformation & Innovation, Mahindra Group

Namrita Mahindro
10:10 - 10:50

Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Operational Excellence & Lean Strategies

  • Exploring the adoption of OpEx & lean strategies – do they make sense for all manufacturing facilities?
  • Is operational excellence essential to business transformation?
  • Can technology help with re-engineering existing business processes to maximize efficiency?
  • Driving business excellence with the alignment of people, process & technology at your manufacturing facility


Walaa Maher, General Manager – Supply Chain, RAK Ceramics
Amitava Giri, Head - Group Quality & Business Excellence, Emirates National Oil Company
Dr. Hanaa Gomaa, Head of Supply Chain (CSL) of Gulf, MENA Growth Markets and Pakistan, Mondelez International
Jelena Agbaba, Head of Quality Assurance & Product Development, Al Rawabi Dairy Company
Silvana Zaki, Head - Supply Chain, Operations & Quality MEA, Johnson & Johnson
Wael Nehme, Vice President of Supply Chain & Projects, Dubai Refreshments

Walaa Maher Amitava Giri Dr. Hanaa Gomaa Jelena Agbaba Silvana Zaki Wael Nehme
10:50 - 11:10

Establishing an Aero-structure Production Industry in the Middle East


Dr. Andreas Schwer, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Arabian Military Industries

Dr. Andreas Schwer
11:10 - 11:40

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO MANUFACTURING LOUNGE

11:40 - 12:00

Blockchain and IIoT Delivering Business Value for the Manufacturing Sector

  • How innovative network technologies enable IIoT application for productivity gains and cost reduction and breakthrough manufacturing performance?
  • How blockchain enables faster, more efficient work flows from order to delivery and beyond?
  • Unique opportunities and new business models arising from the combination of blockchain and real world data via integration of IIoT sensors
  • Outlook and current barriers for application of blockchain and IIoT technology


Jens Schmidt, Global Technology Director, The Dow Chemical Company - Germany

Jens Schmidt
12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion: The Relative Impact of Credit & Trade Finance on the Manufacturing Sector

  • Helping manufacturers expand their market outreach & enhancing the product mix – exploring the role that Trade Financing plays
  • Understanding the impact that Finance and Credit will have on SMEs?
  • Are there special financing solutions / programs for SME companies in the region to support their Trading & Manufacturing activities?
  • Quantifying the financing gap in the regional manufacturing sector – how to go about addressing them?
  • Supporting the Manufacturing Sector and the integration in Global Value Chains - what role for Islamic Finance Solutions?


Arif Mohamed Al Alawi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cultiv8
Basel Al Hussein, Branch Manager – Dubai, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
Gavin Basma-Kwas, Investment Director, Beehive
Majed Julfar, Director - Trade Credit Insurance & Export Financing, Etihad Credit Insurance

Arif Mohamed Al Alawi Basel Al Hussein Gavin Basma-Kwas Majed Julfar
12:40 - 13:00

Achieving Operational Excellence Together with World Class Suppliers

  • Achieving a competitive edge through supplier engagement in the product design and development
  • Facilitating a business transformation, by developing an integrated management system
  • Minimize the Risk and the Total cost of ownership, through advanced product quality planning
  • Aiming for business excellence, supported by an employee-centric and customer-centric culture


Thomas Tengström, Quality Director, NIMR Automotive

Thomas Tengström
13:00 - 13:20

Augmented Intelligence in Manufacturing: the New Approach for Innovation

  • Effective use of big data to make informed and real time decisions inside production facilities
  • Implementation of AI in creating smart machines and evolving to be crucial in production and cost reduction
  • How to use machine learning algorithms to improve manufacturing performances?
13:20 - 14:00

Panel Discussion: The Future Manufacturing Workforce - Nurturing & Engaging Local Talent

  • Youth development & skill building – is manufacturing & engineering being given the significance it deserves in our schools?
  • Bridging the immediate skill gap – can creative recruiting help?
  • Is there a workforce management strategy in place? Placing emphasis on succession planning for business continuity
  • From ‘gloomy factory floors’ to bright & automated production facilities – how changing regional stereotypes is crucial to development of the industry


Anissa Gmir, Senior Human Resources Business Partner - EMEA, Mars
Bader Dagher, HR Business Partner, Nestlé
Prof. Christopher Abraham, CEO & Head - Dubai Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management
Euan Hosie, HR Country Head - GCC, GSK
Ghada Ezzeldin, HR Director, Product Supply - India & MEA, Procter & Gamble
Samir Mardini, Chief Human Resources Officer, Julphar - Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries

Anissa Gmir Bader Dagher Prof. Christopher Abraham Euan Hosie Ghada Ezzeldin Samir Mardini
14:00 - 14:10

MC CLOSES

14:10 - 15:10

NETWORKING LUNCH

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