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

Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit 2019

Sponsors and Partners

Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions dramatically improve performance and profitability while easing complexity so you can focus on growth.
Lighthouse Systems is a global vendor of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software. As Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing, Lighthouse Systems assists medium and large organisations with the digitisation of their manufacturing operations, with its MES software Shopfloor-Online, a critical building block for realising the benefits of IIOT.
Shopfloor-Online is a flexible software suite with modules across Production, Quality, Inventory / Warehouse Management and Maintenance operations. Across the factory, the MES creates the uninterrupted thread of real-time data required to plan, pilot, and anticipate conditions in the factory, as well as respond to the fast changing conditions in the supply chain and in customer demands. Intuitive, visual and highly configurable, Shopfloor-Online works across all platforms and devices, providing operators and executives with user-friendly on-screen controls and dashboards that brings Smart Manufacturing to their fingertips. Industries served: aerospace, automotive (OEM and Tier 1 –Tier 2), building and construction, electronics, food and beverage, sustainable energy, packaging, life science.

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.


Sage (FTSE: SGE) is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people – whether they’re a start-up, scale-up or enterprise. We do this through Sage Business Cloud - the one and only business management solution that customers will ever need, comprising accounting, financials, enterprise management, people & payroll and payments & banking.  Our mission is to free business builders from the burden of admin, so they can spend more time doing what they love – and we do that every day for three million customers across 23 countries, through our 13000 colleagues and a network of accountants and partners. We are committed to doing business the right way and giving back to our communities through Sage Foundation.


Etihad Credit Insurance (PJSC) was established by UAE Federal Government and its founders, the governments of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman. The company started its operations in February 2018. ECI plays a catalyst role in supporting the UAE’s non-oil exports, trade, investments and strategic sectors development, in line with UAE Vision 2021 agenda. It is tasked to accelerate and sustain national economic diversification as well as support the export and re-export of UAE goods, works, services, and the foreign investments of the UAE businesses through a range of export credit, financing and investment insurance products.

To provide UAE businesses with solutions that meet their growth objectives locally and internationally, ECI builds a comprehensive platform of strategic partnerships across government, insurers, re-insurers, brokers, banks and lenders, regional and international Export Credit Agencies, governments and trade promotion agencies in addition to world organizations for economic development.

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 office space, single user, multi-tenant and shared warehousing facilities, designed for faster and efficient cycle business.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis (ASIO) & Al Saja’a Industrial Village (ASIV) are projects by Sharjah Asset Management Holding, the investment arm 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. ASIO offers world class standard infrastructure, plots are available for sale to all Arab nationalities as freehold investments. All other investors can benefit from 100-year usufruct. ASIV stretches over an area of 1.2 Million Sf. And contains 100 units consisting of retail, warehouses, and open yards. Strategically ASIO & ASIV are located on Emirates Road (E611), in close proximity to Sharjah International Airport and Al Hamriya Port.

ANT is a high-tech company which boosts productivity in high volume manufacturing companies delivering complex Industry 4.0 solutions. We are the engineers successfully connecting IT with automation and understand the manufacturing business. Thanks to usage of ANT solutions a company can substantially:

  • optimize production process
  • increase productivity and effectiveness
  • improve quality of produced goods
  • minimize production loss
  • optimize energy usage in production plant

Our company operates on market for 13 years and carried out over 500 dedicated industrial solutions across 33 countries on 5 continents. ANT focuses on offering the best-in-class service experience to Customers by ensuring a client-friendly, transparent and professional approach from the time of order initiation, through the implementation, to support. Every implementation is carried out by qualified and experienced team of engineers who are open to challenges and not afraid to think outside the box.

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 55 countries, including industry-leading companies and organizations in UAE and neighbouring regions.
The Department of Economic Development in Ajman is responsible to achieve the sustainable economic development, adoption of policies of transformation to green economy and regulate economic affairs. In addition, enhance the participation of citizens in the economic activity, encourage and develop small and medium enterprises and to prepare appropriate environment and climate to attract direct national and foreign investments in addition to provision of commercial protection and control of establishments.
The department plays a vital role in pushing the wheel of economic growth in a manner that secures the prosperity of residents of the Emirate. Through implementing its strategic plans for the years 2019-2021. The Department is building a sustained, diversified and competitive economy based on knowledge and innovation by the year 2021. It provides 7 main services namely Commercial Licensing, Economic Permits, Clients Care, Anti Commercial Fraud, Inspection and Violations and Consumer Protection. On the other hand, the Department offers 34 sub-services which are available through different channels such as services provision centers, website and smart application.
Ajman chamber provides many services to the industrial sector which are summarized as follows. Providing membership services, certificates of origin, and attestation in addition to support the factories by organize industrial BTB, BTA seminars, forums, and events locally and organizing international exhibitions to industrial members to help them to promote their products and services abroad. Furnish businessman with industrial information by issuing the commercial and industrial manuals, as well as distributing offers and investment opportunities it receives from investment companies and organizations from all parts of the world.

Organize regular visit from the chamber to the local factories to find out about their challenges and the opportunities and raise their feedback to the industry decision makers.
A legacy dating back to 30 years, A vision looking forward into the future.
Ajman Free Zone is located in Ajman, and is one of the first free zones established in United Arab Emirates, boasting a legacy of 30 years. We owe our growth to our strategic location which provides easy accessibility to Sharjah and Dubai international airports as well as four seaports, including Ajman Port. Today, with twelve berths servicing over a thousand ships throughout the year, Ajman Port is an important maritime focal point providing world-class facilities. A multi-million dirhams development plan is in progress, in line with our vision of creating a futuristic hub offering distinct advantages that others don’t. Over one million square meters will be developed within the Free Zone, accommodating one thousand five hundred companies, providing them with a strategic location at the gateway of the Arabian Gulf, offering easy accessibility to both the eastern and western markets.
Established in 1996 in Dubai, UAE, ImageGrafix Software FZCO is one of the leading value-added-distributors, technical support centre and service providers of engineering software packages and solutions addressing energy (oil & gas and power), building & infrastructure and product design & manufacturing (CAD/CAM/CAE) solutions throughout the Middle East, Egypt and India. The core competence of ImageGrafix is automating labour-intensive operations in plant design, plant engineering, BIM and CAD/CAM/CAE systems with a particular focus on energy, AEC and manufacturing industries. The principles on which ImageGrafix base itself are giving technical support a top priority and giving the customers cost savings in terms of higher productivity and reduced man-hour.

The company with its dedicated Software Professional Services Division involves in consultancy services specializing in functional study, implementation, customization/configuration, process optimization, trouble shooting and training of project planning, cost control, cost estimation, production management, document management and construction management solutions.  One point which makes ImageGrafix stand out from the competition is its “commitment and dedication” in solving the customers business problems.
Au2mate - Dairy Automation and Industrial IT
Au2mate develops and supplies automation solutions for the process industry in Denmark and abroad. These solutions are prepared through teamwork and close partnerships with our customers, and they cover the entire range from complete automation projects to consultancy services and advice. We have many years of experience in the field of process automation. We have developed a structured work method, and with efficient knowledge-sharing tools, we can guarantee rapid delivery of top-quality solutions at competitive prices.
Our expertise – your guarantee
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

RAKEZ is a powerhouse business and industrial hub strategically located in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, which offers wide-ranging customisable solutions to global investors. Presently, RAKEZ houses over 14,500 companies from more than 100 countries covering over 50 industries, making it one of the largest economic zones in the region.
The authority uniquely offers free zone and non-free zone entity formations, and provides investors easy access to growing markets in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. Committed to provide ease of doing business, RAKEZ offers simplified business set-up processes, fast-track visa and licence issuance, and first-class services in one-stop shops, as well as a variety of facility choices such as shared workstations, offices, warehouses and land for development across its specialised zones. RAKEZ is dedicated to nurturing investors from all over the globe in its supportive ecosystem where businesses effectively collaborate and grow.

ifm electronic gmbh is a global market leader in automation and process control. Established in October of 1969 in Essen Germany, the company now operates 85 countries worldwide with 7000 employees and total turnover of EUR 935 million in 2018.

With a proficient backend team and world-class support from our product and solution experts available close to our clients, we can ensure our quality is not just in our products, but our service as well.  70% of our products are produced in Germany and rest 30% are manufactured in U.S.A., Singapore, Romania and Poland. In all these countries diverse minds working to bring our clients innovative new products with one single platform of high quality, maintained across all factories. With continuous feedback from clients, extreme stress test on our products and a final check before delivery, we ensure high quality and 5-years warranty on all our catalog products.

DB Schenker is the world's leading global logistics provider, delivering over 140 years of premium performance and transportation solutions. We support industry and international trade through land transport, air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management across 2,000 locations worldwide.

In Middle East & Africa (MEA) we have established our own offices in 12 countries and work in corporation with carefully selected partners across 28 other MEA countries, whose presence give us specialized capabilities and local know-how.

Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.

Interested to learn how we can work together on advancing your supply chains?
Get in touch at wemovemea@dbschenker.com

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.


With approximately 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the sea freight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions

  • Air freight: Time-defined airfreight products for all incoterms to ensure maximum flexibility.
  • Sea freight: With more than 1000 global sailings each week, Kuehne + Nagel is a proven leader in sea freight logistics solutions.
  • Overland: Extensive coverage with an exact transport plan and defined delivery times.
  • Contract Logistics: Transform your logistics operation into a key competitive advantage with Kuehne + Nagel.
  • Value Added Solutions: Intelligent solutions for optimized shipment processes providing end to end visibility and reporting.

For more information on our services and logistics/supply chain solutions please visit our website.

Having established the first office in Kuwait in 2009, FRONTLINE LOGISTICS has grown into an organization, spread across 10 countries with 20 offices with 500 + qualified & skilled professionals delivering world class services for logistics, supply chain management, warehousing & distribution services. We strongly believe and practice in our motto of offering “SERVICES UNLIMITED”.

Dubai Contact: tel: 04 3406525
3i Infotech, with comprehensive IP based software solutions & IT services, has transformed businesses across Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecom, Healthcare.  Headquartered in Mumbai, India it has 5000+ employees across 12 countries, 1200+ customers in 50+ countries in North America, India, APAC, Middle East, Africa, South-East Asia. ORION ERP from 3i Infotech is an integrated, cost-effective and cloud-enabled industry solution for growing and mid-sized enterprises. Built on future-ready technology stack, it empowers organizations to optimize business processes and make informed decisions through anytime access to dashboards and analytics. Backed by robust service support, ORION ERP is a globally trusted partner across multiple verticals with 800+ Customers, 1000+ Installations, 50,000+ Users and 50+ Countries.

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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Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai
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