8-9 October 2018
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2018

Sponsors and Partners

DP World, UAE Region is part of DP World – the leading enabler of global trade. The DP World, UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, Mina Al Hamriya in Dubai city and three Zones: Jebel Ali Free Zone “Jafza”, National industries Park “NIP” and Dubai Auto Zone “DAZ”, Dubai trade & World Security.

DP World, UAE Region operates Jebel Ali Port – our poly-functional flagship facility. Jebel Ali Port is the largest seaport in the Middle East and a premier gateway for over 90 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide. Jebel Ali port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years and is ranked amongst the largest container ports worldwide. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour.

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world’s leading free trade zones, home to over 7,500 multinational companies. Jafza accounts for almost 32% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow ‎into the country and it sustains the employment of more than 150,000 people in the United Arab Emirates.  In 2017, Jafza generated trade worth USD 83.1 billion.

Jebel Ali Port & Freezone are strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 2.5 billion people. As an integrated multi-modal hub it offers sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities. ‎Jebel Ali Port & free zone contributes 21% of Dubai’s GDP on a yearly basis.

DP World, UAE Region plays a vital role in the economy of Dubai and the UAE. We aim to be essential to the bright future of regional trade, by setting the standard for technological and logistical capabilities.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions for our customers.
Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software designed around the needs of manufacturing, distribution, and services organizations. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements is built into every solution―in the cloud, hosted, or on premises.
Today, over 20,000 customers in 150 countries around the world rely on our expertise and solutions to improve performance and profitability.
Epicor products are working today on a global scale, delivering impressive benefits to companies just like yours. With a deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions promote growth while managing complexity and increasing efficiency. The result is powerful solutions that free your resources so you can grow your business.

Smart Manufacturing is changing the way manufacturing oganisations are striving to lift their operations to world-class standards. A key benefit of Smart Manufacturing is the ability to respond in real-time to conditions in the factory, the supply chain and customer demands. At the core of Smart Manufacturing is the availability of real-time critical data.

Lighthouse Systems, a global vendor of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software, enables Smart Manufacturing through the digitisation of manufacturing processes and operations. With functionalities across production, quality, inventory/logistics and maintenance, Lighthouse’ MES Shopfloor-Online removes traditional organisational siloes to enforce business processes. Creating an uninterrupted thread of real-time critical data throughout manufacturing operations, the MES empowers organisations, from plant operatives to executives, to drive improvement in efficiency, output, compliance and customer satisfaction.

Shopfloor-Online is modular with out-of-the-box functionalities giving organisations the flexibility of a step-by-step approach to digitisation. Web-based, the MES is particularly suited to multi-site rollout and is available in a range of hosting options: on premise, in the corporate data centre or in the cloud.


Industries served:aerospace, automotive (OEM and Tier 1 –Tier 2), building and construction, electronics, food and beverage, sustainable energy, packaging, pharma / life science.


TAIPRORA Srl is a company leader in Industry 4.0, produces integrated systems of automation engineering and mechatronics, providing comprehensive support, from transverse technical expertise, to technology leadership, to tailoring made consulting, to speed of execution, to assistance H24.

Our Mission is: to support the competitiveness and enduring success of companies through the implementation of the model Industry 4.0, combining research, engineering and creative innovation, encouraging the development of smart factories in worldwide level.

TAIPRORA services and solutions include: Robot & Motion Control, Industrial software, AGV / LGV, Automatic Material Handling, Vision Systems, Special Machines, BIG DATA, Design 4.0; with over 20 years of experience in the following industries: Automotive - Pharmaceutical, Health-Hospital, Food & Beverages – Consumer Goods – Aluminum. TAIPRORA manufacturing plant is located in Italy, others plants are located in India and Kazakhstan. We invite you to explore our solutions and give you the innovation “box”.

Infor Manufacturing Solutions provide visibility across your global supply chain and are purpose built, comprehensive and designed to support multiple manufacturing strategies (ETO, MTO, CTO), and are trusted by over 25,000 manufacturers worldwide.

Infor recognises that a one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to software for manufacturers. You need solutions tailored to your distinct processes. Infor provides vertical solutions with specialized functionality built in, so you won’t have to make modifications.

About Infor:
Infor build complete industry suites in the cloud and deploy software that puts the user experience first, leverages data science, and integrates easily with your existing systems. Over 90,000 organizations worldwide rely on Infor to help overcome market disruptions and achieve business-wide digital transformation.
PTC helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service products in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC, manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation.

Daifuku is the world’s leading materials handling equipment manufacturer and system provider. Based on its cutting-edge technologies, Daifuku has managed to secure the leading position in the industry by helping streamline intra-logistics in the manufacturing, distribution, and service related businesses.

Capitalizing on the wealth of technologies and knowledge accumulated through our global development, we aim to become a Value Innovator that provides customers with optimal and best solutions to enhance their competitive advantage. Daifuku now has operations throughout the world, with production sites in 20 countries and regions. In the Middle East Daifuku has delivered several large-scale material-handling systems and is always on the lookout for new opportunities.

Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis (“ASIO”), a project by Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, is one of the groundbreaking and ambitious initiatives that follows the development plans of the Government of Sharjah.

The Government seeks to launch several growth projects to develop the industrial, mixed use and retail sectors; ASIO aims to address the growing needs of these investors and residents in the emirate, to serve their demand for real estate investment and respond to the strong demand from local, regional and international markets.

Strategically located on Emirates Road (E611), in close proximity to Sharjah International Airport and Al Hamriya Port, ASIO stretches over an area of 14 million square feet and comprises 353 plots.
ASIO offers world class standard infrastructure, plots are available for sale to UAE Nationals, GCC and Arab residents as freehold investments. All other investors can benefit from 100-year Leasehold.
Dubai South – Your global gateway for logistics and distribution by land, sea and air
Dubai South is an integrated airport city that spans across 145 sq.km. It has been built around Al Maktoum International Airport, which will be the world’s largest airport when completed. Launched as strategic project of Dubai government in 2006, it will host 1 million people, creating 500,000 jobs.
The Logistics District offers access to an unparalleled cross-continental distribution network that reaches the growing Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Supported by the growing network of international airlines, Europe and Africa can be serviced efficiently with the speed-to-market that meets your business needs.
We offer single user, multi-tenant and shared warehousing facilities, designed for faster and efficient cycle business.
Shinka Management is a lean consulting firm specializing in the transfer of Japanese management know-how to the world. In addition to lean manufacturing consulting services and immersive kaizen training experiences, Shinka Management runs lean manufacturing study tours to Japan several times annually. These kaizen training programs comprise expert seminars, factory visits and hands-on practical training.
The Shinka Management team is comprised of Japanese veteran factory managers from Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan-trained senior consultants. Shinka Management supports clients in 48 countries, including industry-leading companies and organizations in UAE and neighbouring regions.
Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE’s second largest industrial free zone is spread across approx. 26 million square meters. Established in November 12, 1995 by Emiri Decree No. 6 of 1995, it is home to over 6,500 businesses from 163 countries. In addition to world-class facilities including offices, warehouses, factories and executive office suites, Hamriyah Free Zone also has over 15 on-site key business services, like banking and auditing firms, currency exchanges, conference rooms, staff accommodation, and more.

At Hamriyah Free Zone, you can open your business in less than 60 minutes as well as other advantages such as full foreign ownership, repatriation of capital & profits, exemption from corporate, income, import or export taxes, special VAT advantages for manufacturing and trading in goods, variety of licenses, low cost energy, onsite customs facilities and single window convenience for all administrative services.

Omron Corporation is a leading industrial automation company that leverages its core sensing & control technologies to expand into businesses, such as control components, electronic components, automotive electronic components, social infrastructure, healthcare, and the environment. Omron was established in 1933, and has around 36,000 global employees, offering products and services in over 110 nations and regions. In the industrial automation business, Omron is contributing to making an affluent society by offering automation technologies which drive innovation in manufacturing as well as products and customer support.

SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for factory automation and logistics automation applications as well as gas flow and analyser solutions for Process Automation. Whether automating factories or optimizing distribution centers, or monitoring emissions from a stack, SICK provides cost-effective sensor solutions. Our company has pioneered a long line of industry firsts – such as the first safety light curtain, the first colour sensor, the first flue gas monitor and many more. These innovations provide solutions to virtually every industry application across the globe. SICK FZE, based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is responsible for sales and technical support across the Middle East region where we have a wide network of competent distributors, system integrators, technology partners and re-sellers. SICK FZE commenced operations as a regional branch office in Dubai on 06/12/2007 and on 27/10/2013 and was converted into a wholly-owned subsidiary of parent company SICK AG of Waldkirch, Germany

''Phoenix Contact, a global market leader and innovator in the field of electrical engineering, is headquartered in Germany. Phoenix Contact has five production sites in Germany and eleven abroad, with more than 50 sales subsidiaries and 40 representations. Its mission is to provide the best possible solution for your electrical engineering tasks. Phoenix Contact Middle East in the United Arab Emirates is an independent subsidiary with local management, sales, training, support and logistics operations. Their reliable presence in the region brings Phoenix Contact’s products and expertise into closer proximity to their clients and partners in the Middle East and Northeast Africa.''

Immensa Technology Labs is at the forefront of applying additive manufacturing (3D Printing) services on a mechanical and industrial level in the region and one of a few companies globally that is offering full ‘Inventory Digitisation’ and ‘Virtual Warehousing’ services to companies in addition to product development and R&D. The company’s 8,300 sqft Additive Manufacturing facility was established in 2016 and is the only ISO9001 certified 3D printing provider in the region.

Through Immensa’s ‘Inventory Digitisation’ solution, parts and components that were traditionally stored in numerous physical warehouses will be converted into a digital format and stored in ‘Virtual Warehouses’. Parts will only be produced when required using 3D printing and other propriety processes that reduce the need for companies to carry inventories.


Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart city & IoT Solutions.


ACME is a Dubai based industrial and intralogistics system integrator. We are a ‘one stop shop’ for all logistic issues. ACME listens, designs, delivers, integrates its projects, from manual to highly automated systems.

  • Proven project methodology
  • Total project responsibility
  • In-house Warehouse Control Systems
  • Early involvement
  • 24/7 service & support
  • Single point of contact
  • Solution independent
  • Experienced inhouse installation and commissioning team

 ACME specializes in – Manual Handling Systems, Pick and Place automation, AS/RS, Conveyors, Sorters, Automated Pick to Cart, Pick to Light systems as well as Goods to Man solutions and Robotic handling systems. ACME delivers complete logistic and manufacturing automation systems that provide high performance at an affordable price. We help our customers realize reduced costs while increasing capacity, productivity, utilization rate, customer service and quality.

More than 50 years of experience made Leuze electronic a real expert in innovative and efficient sensor solutions for industrial automation. With 18 subsidiaries wordwide, sales partners in more than 40 countries and a team of more than 1200 employees, Leuze electronic is acting in several industry areas. Automotive Industry, Packaging technologies, Conveyor and Storage systems and Machine Tools Industry are some of the focus business sectors of Leuze electronic. With a wide sales- and service-network, competent consulting and reliable customer service, Leuze electronic is always close to their customers worldwide. As sensors are the basis for all automation and Industry 4.0 or IIoT, Leuze electronic is permanently working on future- oriented technologies, in order to make data and information available worldwide.
Founded in 1993, Slimstock has become one of the world's leading inventory optimization specialists. With 25 years of experience, we offer our customer’s the complete solution to optimize the way they manage their inventory.

Slim4 is an integral solution for forecasting, demand planning and inventory control, and is designed and built to help you get the right inventory to the right place at the right time.

Inventory optimization is at the heart of everything that we do; the passion and knowledge that we bring to our relationships have resulted in Slim4 being trusted by over 750 companies in more than 40 countries around the world.
ELGi is a leading air compressor manufacturer with innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has earned worldwide distinction for designing sustainable compressed air solutions that help companies achieve their productivity goals and keep the cost of ownership low. Our manufacturing facilities are in India, Italy & US.
ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors, to dryers, filters and downstream accessories.

The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across industries. Whether it is a discrete manufacturing or a continuous manufacturing industry, ELGi products have been used either in their production, maintenance or process usage.

ELGi has been serving the Middle East & Africa market through its wholly-owned subsidiary ELGI GULF FZE for over two decades and our compressors are powering over 4000+ customers in the region.
Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) is a multilateral Development Financial Institution owned by 18 Arab countries. Its operations cover the entire Sub-Saharan African region.  As of December 2017, BADEA’s total assets amounted to US$ 4.9 billion.  BADEA has two main windows of operations namely; Public Sector and Private Sector & Trade Finance.Through its Public Sector window, BADEA provides loans for development projects and technical assistance grants.  

BADEA’s Private Sector & Trade Finance Operations are dedicated for supporting private sector and commercially-oriented public sector entities by way of short, medium and long-term funding. These funding facilities can be availed directly or through intermediary financial institutions. The medium and long term funding can be utilized to finance capital expenditure requirements whilst the short term facilities are provided for financing working capital as well as import transactions which involve goods and commodities sourced from Arab countries.
For 73 years, Pepperl+Fuchs is one of the world’s leading providers of Industrial Sensors and Explosion Protection. For the landmark topic Industrie 4.0 (IIoT) we develop innovative technologies that pave the way to the digital networked production and to data transfer across all hierarchy levels - even beyond companies’ boundaries. Sensorik4.0® provides sensor technology that enable sensors to communicate horizontally within the production process and to exchange data vertically - even into higher-level information systems such as MES or ERP.
Industrial sensors and Process Interfaces: focus on the market
Market-specific solutions dominate an extensive portfolio of industrial sensors that covers all applications the market requires from today’s automation technology. From Inductive, Photoelectric, precise Ultrasonic sensors, Identification systems and many more in a broad variety.
Ex-Protection4.0 brings digital networked Industries 4.0-production structures to process industries. Like Ethernet for Process Automation integrated communication throughout all levels. We serve. IS Barriers, Isolators, Remote I/O, Fieldbus Systems, HMIs and many more.
Eliminating bottlenecks, digitizing manual operations and monitoring productivity in real time is a challenge many companies face today.  Atollogy makes it easy for companies to elevate their businesses operations to the next level by leveraging next generation AI.  This is done by installing non-invasive imaging and blue tooth technology to quickly and painlessly deliver operational insights and increased productivity via real-time alerting and dashboard reporting.   Situational analytics enable our customers to manage in the moment, improve their processes and increase profits.
We make operational excellence easy and accessible for manufacturers of all shapes and sizes. Our proprietary algorithms and capabilities are revolutionizing how companies manage operations by integrating the physical world with artificial intelligence.  All it takes is about an hour for you to install our stand-alone solution - no retrofits, cabling or interfaces. Manage your operations like never before with the speed and ease of Atollogy.

Princess Media Production and Advertising LLC was established to offer complete and specialized services in advertising and marketing.

Our company focuses on the following areas: 

  • Branding, printing & publishing – catalogues, brochures, logo design etc.
  • VVIP gift boxes, corporate and promotional giveaways
  • Graphics and web design, web and mobile applications development
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from the Middle East, Africa and Asia to the Americas. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on many of the world’s fastest growing markets, OBG has offices in London, Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul, and a network of local bureaus across the countries in which we operate.

 Through its range of products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, tourism, energy, transport, industry and ICT. OBG provides business intelligence to its subscribers through multiple platforms: Economic News and Views, OBG Business Barometer - CEO Survey, Roundtables and conferences, Global Platform - exclusive video interviews, The Report publications and its Consultancy division.

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