GMIS has gone Digital – the new format will host a sequence of weekly Digital Series in the lead up to the full-day Virtual Summit
#GMIS2020 is set to virtually gather, for the very first time, a cross-section of thought-leaders from public and private sectors, academia, and NGOs, developing and developed countries, to discuss, debate, and shape the future of manufacturing.
Building on the theme of #GMIS2020 – Glocalisation: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains – which was originally scheduled to take place alongside Hannover Messe in April 2020, we have formulated a fresh, forward-looking agenda for the #GMIS2020 Virtual Summit that will frame discussions within the context of the current landscape, exploring the longer-term implications on the manufacturing sector in light of the disruption caused to the global economy, while shedding light on possible technological solutions driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Central to discussions at #GMIS2020 will be the exploration of how the disruption will lead to the transformation of global value chains (GVCs), a phenomenon that will have lasting implications on the manufacturing and production ecosystem.
In the lead up to the Virtual Summit, GMIS will host a sequence of Digital Series made up of webinars focused on exploring a new era of ‘digital restoration’ – one where Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies can be utilised as a force to restore many parts of daily life, present solutions to jumpstart economies, rebuild global value chains and revive the manufacturing sector while maintaining the discipline of social distancing.
Glocalisation: localising production and capacity building for survival and success
June 30 2020 | 45 minutes
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we will undoubtedly see countries shift towards more domestic production and capacity building programmes for the local workforce.Read More
Back to the future: digital restoration
July 7 2020 | 45 minutes
Innovation, during times of struggle, remains the driving force behind the advancement of humanity and the acceleration of global good.Read More
The Virtual Summit will be held on September 4-5, 2020, and will bring together high-profile thought-leaders and business pioneers from around the world, for the very first time, to shape the future of manufacturing. Building on its original theme of “Glocalisation: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains”, #GMIS2020 has been reformulated with a fresh, forward-looking agenda that will frame discussions within the context of a global crisis and will cover the following topics:
Virtually meet with manufacturers, government, technologists, NGOs and academics from across the worldREGISTER
A two day virtual summit taking place September 4-5, 2020, that is free for all to attend and participate.VIEW AGENDA
Meet leading technology innovators at their virtual booth. See their solutions and ask the questions that challenge your businessREGISTER
“I look forward to virtually connecting with my international colleagues to discuss the exciting potential of 4IR on the global manufacturing sector. The automotive industry is well positioned to help guide other industries in defining a new paradigm for the benefit of all.”
“It’s clear that telecommunications will play a more crucial role in the world of tomorrow, and this is certainly the case in the manufacturing sector where connectivity is the key to unlocking the potential of the IoT and smart factories. I look forward to taking this discussion forward at GMIS.”
“The digital transformation and automation of industry will result in cleaner, smarter and more efficient methods of manufacturing and produce solutions and innovations that are of tremendous benefit to society and the world, making it more inclusive. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit offers an ideal platform to advance this agenda.”
"The economic opportunity created by technology of the 4IR has major implications for the world of work. It will require a fundamental shift in how we prepare the workforce and equip them with the skills and curiosity to navigate this promising new world. I am eager to discuss this topic in greater depth with my counterparts at GMIS.” Guillermo Miranda, Global Head of IBM Corporate Responsibility
“Policymakers must play a key role in advancing the Fourth Industrial Revolution which will help to bridge the gap between developing and developed nations. It’s essential that we listen to all stakeholders and most importantly foster engagement with citizens. GMIS offers a perfect forum to do just that.”
12 May 2020
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4 May 2020
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