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
The third edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020) will be held virtually, commencing with a sequence of Digital Series on June 30, 2020, and leading up to the Virtual Summit that will be held on September 4-5, 2020.
At the top of the virtual edition agenda will be the digital restoration – how 4IR technologies are helping to restore the global economy and overcome unprecedented challenges. Under the theme – Glocalisation: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains, #GMIS2020 will virtually, for the very first time, bring together high-profile thought-leaders and business pioneers from around the world to shape the future of manufacturing, discuss the impact of pandemics on global value chains, and highlight the role of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in restoring economic and social activities.
Topics that will be discussed by experts at the #GMIS2020 Digital Series include managing health and safety in the workplace during a global crisis; addressing cybersecurity concerns as a result of increased online activity; harnessing AI to support decision making in factories and encourage the shift towards robotics to protect the workforce from exposure to health risks; and the integration of the Internet of Things with Big Data to monitor and control the spread of any potential pandemic.
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 #GMIS2020 Virtual Summit in September will address how the disruption of global value chains (GVCs) is forcing a fundamental rethink by manufacturers to become more resilient in the future. Digitalisation is transforming GVCs by creating a new digital thread that allows for advanced systems of traceability and improved logistics and planning. The sessions will explore how the adoption of 4IR technologies, localising production capabilities and capacity building, and spreading inclusive and sustainable development will all be critical to the future of GVCs.
A virtual platform that offers opportunities to meet and network with other participantsREGISTER
A free to attend Virtual Summit taking place on September 4-5, 2020VIEW AGENDA
A virtual exhibition allows companies to showcase industry innovations and solutions through presentations, videos and brochuresREGISTER
“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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