THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT

#GMIS2019 Agenda

  • 09.30-11.00 Arrival and refreshments

  • 11.00-11.05 GMIS OFFICIAL OPENING TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY

  • 11.05-11.10 WELCOME FROM THE MC

    Nadira Tudor, Correspondent, RT International, Russian Federation

  • 11.10-11.20 WELCOME ADDRESS: Welcome to GMIS, Welcome to the Future of Manufacturing

    Badr Al Olama, Head of Organising Committee, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, United Arab Emirates

  • OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT 2019 THE FORUM

  • 11.20-11.25 H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

  • 11.25-11.30 Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and GMIS Co-Chair, Austria

  • 11.30-11.35 Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade and GMIS Co-Host, Russian Federation

  • 11.35-12.15 OFFICIAL OPENING PANEL: The New Era of Manufacturing Part II: Manufacturing, Nature-Inspired Technology and Their Role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Following on from the official opening speeches, this panel will discuss key points raised therein through the lens of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the role and function of green technologies and nature-inspired production.

    Moderator:

    John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, United States of America

    Panellists:

    H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

    Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

    Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation

  • 12.20-12.25 SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • 12.25-12.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH: Natural-Inspired Technologies as the Foundation for a New Industrial Revolution

    Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre

  • 12.45-13.15 IN CONVERSATION: The Changing Face of Global Trade and Investment

    How are global trade patterns shifting, and what is the outlook for manufacturing-led development now? In the past, manufacturing created jobs and increased productivity. Shifts in technology and industrial automation require increasing adaptation. But how? And how can we mobilise investment and better channel it to improve adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, drive improved industrialisation and create innovative business models that reconcile economic success and sustainable objectives?

    Moderator:

    John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, United States of America

    Speaker:

    H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Investment Company, United Arab Emirates

  • 13.45 Close of #GMIS2019 Official Opening Ceremony

  • 13.45-15.00 Lunch

  • 15.00-16.00 IN CONVERSATION: Manufacturing FDI to Accelerate Industrialisation and Boost Economic Growth

    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and industrial sector performance can form am important bidirectional relationship that has a positive impact on economic growth. How important is the source of funding? What role do private-public partnerships play? Apart from creating unique long-term relationships, what are the key factors such as employment and services to FDI inflows that are impacted by the changing manufacturing landscape?

    Moderator: Ryan Chilcote, Special Correspondent, PBS Newshour, United States of America

    Panellists:

    Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO, Senaat, United Arab Emirates

    Marie-Anne Popp, CFO, GE GGO, Russian Federation

  • 16.00-17.00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Industrial Policy and Development in the Advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, being ‘organic’ in nature, was not the result of a conscious strategy or industrial policy, allowing the private sector to move ahead with little or no government involvement. With a changing and increasingly diverse landscape, this has shifted to greater government involvement, both in already industrialised economies, but also in developing nations, where adoption is still in its infancy. This panel will discuss the role of industrial policy in the advent of 4IR and role of new green technologies, with special emphasis given to developing countries and looking at how the intelligent crafting of industrial policy is becoming a crucial activity for governments.
    Moderator:
    Nadira Tudor, Correspondent, RT International, Russian Federation

    Panellists:

    Professor Luciano Galvão Coutinho, IE-UNICAMP, Brazil
    Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Chief, Innovation and Partnership (IP) Department, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland

    Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

    H.E. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicrafts, Cambodia

  • 17.00-17.15 NEW PERSPECTIVES: A Technology Trap? Capital, Labour and Power in the Age of Automation

    How can the history of technological revolutions help us understand economic and political polarisation in the age of automation?

    Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, Co-Director, Programme on Technology & Employment, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University, United Kingdom

  • 17.15-17.30 FLASH OF INSIGHT: The Man-Machine Interface – Augmenting Human Senses through Digitalisation and Nature-Inspired Technology

    For centuries, humans have relied on machines to automate and accelerate previously labour-intensive, and even otherwise impossible, processes. As we start to embrace a 4IR revolution characterised by connectivity and IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence, the line between humans and machines is set to become even more blurred. How can technologies be iterated and developed to start with the end, circular structures in mind from the outset? Not only can machines now augment our physical and mental capabilities, they can further our senses too. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from an industry visionary exploring some of the most exciting industrial solutions being advanced today – solutions that, thanks to advancements in data, computing power, and connectivity pipes, can take human senses to previously unimaginable levels and drive unparalleled industrial performance improvements as a result.

    Norm Gilsdorf, President, High Growth Regions, Middle East, Russia and Customs Union, Honeywell, United States of America

  • 15.00-16.00 BREAKOUT 1.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Circular Economy for Manufacturing: At a Crossroads

    Global resource scarcity has moved beyond being a concern just for environmentalists to becoming a key agenda item for businesses and governments. Creating a viable circular economy, inspired by living systems and designed to recover and reuse products and materials, developing product design with future material recovery in mind puts manufacturing at a new threshold – and requires a new mind-set. This panel will look at how moving from ‘take, make, dispose’ to ‘make, remake, reuse’ can, and is moving from theory to practice. Despite the seemingly straightforward logic, the challenge remains significant to rethink and implement circular design in the manufacturing process. Opinion will also be given on legislation and certification and the viability of new quality standards.

    Moderator:

    Nikki Aaron, International News Presenter and Correspondent, RT International, Russian Federation

    Panellists:

    Filippo Bettini, Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer, Pirelli, Italy

    Petar Ostojic, CEO, Centro de Innovacion y Economia Circular-CIEC/Neptuno Pumps, Chile

    Stephan Sicars, Director, Department of Environment, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

    Further panellists to be announced

  • 16.00-17.00 BREAKOUT 1.2 PANEL DISCUSSION: Future Cities - The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the Road to Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

    This future-gazing session will look to the future of smart cities. Discover how smart cities might transform supply chain design and how smart cities can link into the 4IR what the future of connectivity holds and how smarter cities can create effective, demand-oriented and higher productivity manufacturing enterprises as well as contribute to sustainable development. Plus, what will industrial smart cities look like?

    Moderator:

    Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Dr. Fadel Digham, Executive Director, Research and Development, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt

    Yaw Owusu, Managing Director, Ghana Cyber City | Gateway Innovations, Ghana

    Dr. Daniel Zhang, Executive Director, BROAD Group, President, Broad Core Building, China

  • 15.00-16.00 BREAKOUT 2.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Manufacturing Low Carbon Futures and Creating Global Sustainability

    The energy industry has experienced rapid change in the last 20 years. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industrial Internet of Things present new opportunities to unlock process innovations and develop sustainable, environmentally friendly materials – and to do more with less. The realisation that we are in an interconnected, global matrix of energy production and consumption is further shifting approaches to energy towards new thinking around energy infrastructure, sourcing and distribution.
    Moderator:

    Oxana Derevyanko, Head of New Business Communication, News Hub and the Special Correspondent of Rossia 24 Channel, Czech Republic

    Panellists:

    Jian Ouyang, MD & President, Hunan Golden Furnace Science & Technology, China

  • 15.00-16.30 BREAKOUT 3.1 SPECIAL MULTI-PLATFORM SESSION: Best Available Technologies and Digitalisation: Best Practice Cases of Environmental and Economic Efficiency Increase

    Digital Transformation and Green Technologies are advancing rapidly in the productive sector, allowing progress towards achieving the SDGs. Digitization helps optimising processes in a way that improves productivity, competitiveness and innovation. In addition, green technologies offer a great potential for industrial environmental protection, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental pollution and the conservation of non-renewable resources. At the core of the optimsation lays access to real-time information of industrial processes anywhere and anytime. There are various digitisation measures that can reduce the negative environmental impact of industrial activities. Some examples of measures that are frequently implemented by companies are predictive maintenance of machines, monitoring of operating conditions, continuous data integration and measures for support and assistance of workers.

    The discussion covers digitisation measures and green technologies which are frequently used by industries worldwide and their technological applicability, advantage and economic feasibility are widely proven. It helps companies to assess the potential of different measures at an early stage in their digitisation process, so that it can be trapped most cost-effectively.

    Moderator:

    Laura Buckwell, Journalist and News Anchor, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Dr. Viktoria Erfurt, Union of Cement Manufacturers (VDZ), Germany

    Sergey Korotkov, Director, UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation, Russian Federation

    Dr. Martin Wedig, Managing Director, German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Activities (VRB), Germany

  • 10.00-10.15 WELCOME FROM THE MC

    Moderator: Declan Curry, Journalist and News Presenter, United Kingdom

  • 10.15-10.30 DAY 2 OFFICIAL OPENING REMARKS

  • 10.30-11.30 MINISTERIAL PANEL: Adapting Industrial Policies to a Digital World for Economic Diversification and National Structural Transformation

    The unabated spread of digital technologies is reshaping production processes – and business models, with important implications for both national transformation programmes and economic diversifications. Whilst digital technologies may contribute to labour productivity and increased international trade they also require forward thinking on inclusiveness around development, planning around increased automation and how industrialisation is used to contribute to economic acceleration. What must be done around national policy – and regulatory level? Where does human capital fit in and need to be supported around the development of skills, educational systems and national labour forces to make sure we are supporting jobs of tomorrow and the future of work?

    Moderator:
    Declan Curry, Journalist and News Presenter, United Kingdom

    Hon. Fetlework Gebre-Egziabher, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ethiopia

    Further panellists to be announced

  • 11.00-11.15 FIRESIDE CHAT: Economic Diversification Strategy and Manufacturing

    Ryan Chilcote, Special Correspondent, PBS Newshour, United States of America

  • 12.45-13.30 OFFICIAL PRIZEGIVING: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Winners Announcement

    The Initiative for Global Prosperity unites the world’s leading manufacturers, start-ups and entrepreneurs, governments, UN agencies and philanthropists, academia and researchers, to form a community dedicated to spreading global prosperity through the art of ‘making’. The initiative specifically seeks to recognise noble and novel achievements that have positively contributed to the wellbeing of our world while fostering the values of resilience, community, harmony, and dignity. Exclusive to GMIS 2019, the Global Makers Challenge Award Winners will be announced.

  • 11.30-12.30 BREAKOUT 1.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Industry Needs Women: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment in the Context of Digitalisation

    Digitalisation and 4IR will have a profound impact on the content and nature of jobs and, as a result, the skills required to perform them. There is a growing necessity to face multifaceted policy challenges on the path to women’s full inclusion in digital economy and new technological environment. What should be done to make sure that Digitalisation and 4IR lead to efficient women’s participation in the workforce? What are the opportunities for women in entrepreneurship in the area of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How can the private sector, governments and civil society pave the way for women to participate in global networking platforms and knowledge hubs providing access to international markets, investments and modern high-tech industries?

    Moderator:

    Selma Prodanovic, Founder and CEO, 1 Million Start-Ups, Austria

    Panellists:

    Gulnaz Kadyrova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation

    Dr. Maya Morsy, President, The National Council for Women (NCW), Egypt
    Salma Nims, Secretary General, Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), Jordan

    Fatou Haidara, Managing Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch

  • 15.00-16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Manufacturing the Future in the Era of 4.0: Industry Viewpoints

    Multiple industries are looking for novel approaches around their manufacturing strategies, from highly automated production lines to large-scale implementation of technological solutions, all designed to deliver improvements in productivity, cost, quality and reliability. Increasingly, discussions are being shaped around the role business plays in shaping manufacturing transformation, the skills and investment needed to shape future workforces and the economics of production. How do industry leaders view the link between investments in technology, people and subsequent outcomes around positive, sustainable manufacturing? And how do industry leaders view the link between sustainable and inclusive industrial development and a successful and sustainable economic strategy?

  • 16.00-17.00 GMIS WORKING GROUP SHOWCASE AND PANEL DISCUSSION: Safety, Security and Cyber Considerations in Industrial Automation: Emerging Trends and Considerations

    As new manufacturing techniques become increasingly adopted and automated, where control systems are autonomous, where complex networks and the IoT enable rapid wireless connections, the things we make and the people that make them are increasingly exposed to risk elevating unanswered questions on the safety standards of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This special session will showcase latest thinking on standards, safety and link to productivity, environmental impact and how new technologies and global standards can drive safe manufacturing environments.
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) brings new operational risk for smart manufacturers and digital supply networks: cyber. Creating cybersecurity strategies that are secure, vigilant and resilient as well as fully integrated into both organisational strategies and national infrastructure strategies are a growing priority. From constant enabling due to progressive adoption of technologies such as BYOD, quantum computing, 5G, distributed ledge technology, VR/AR and advances in big data, mobile computing, the IoT and of course 4IR, the parallel quest for operational protection that keeps pace is paramount. What can manufacturers do to manage this phenomenon and what can be refined? What and holistic security strategies combining people, process and technology can be utilised?

    Moderator:

    Laura Buckwell, Journalist and News Anchor, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Sergio Emidio Bini, Regional Minister, Productive Activities and Tourism, Friuli Venezia Region, Italy

    Dr. David Leal-Ayala, Senior Policy Analyst, Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Philip Rice, Managing Director, Consultancy, Middle East and Africa, Lloyd’s Register, United Kingdom

    Xuesong Wang, VP, Wuhan Huazhong Numerical Control Co. (HNC), China

  • 15.00-16.00 BREAKOUT 1.1: PANEL DISCUSSION: Anything at Your Fingertips: The Evolution of 3D Printing Beyond the Hype

    As 3D printing becomes increasingly accessible and moves beyond the hobbyist maker movement, there is increasing focus on how 3D printing can create far reaching positive impact and contribute to the democratization of manufacturing. Designed to showcase key trends, market predictions, uses and steps to accelerate the 3D printing journey, this session will also showcase new industrial uses.

    Panellists:

    Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO, Strata, United Arab Emirates

    Xiang Dong, SVP of R&D, Beijing Natong Technology Group, China

    Douglas Ramsey, COO, Hackrod, United States of America

  • 16.00-17.00 BREAKOUT 1.2 PANEL DISCUSSION: Visions for the Future of Aerospace and Aerospace Manufacturing

    The global aerospace business landscape is undergoing significant disruption driven by a keen focus on innovation and digital transformation. This industry focus session will focus on new trends including around propulsion, autonomous systems, additive manufactured parts, MRO emerging business models and technological transformation as well as other key issues.

    Moderator:

    Ryan Chilcote, Special Correspondent, PBS Newshour, United States of America

    Panellists:

    Francois Chopard, Founder & CEO, Starburst Ventures, United States of America

    Mansoor Janahi, CEO, Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), United Arab Emirates

  • 15.00-16.00 BREAKOUT 2.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving Diversified Development and Defining the Future of Eurasia’s Manufacturing Competitiveness

    With a high focus on natural resources as key contributors to national economies, challenges around competitive pressures from global markets and relatively concentrated export profiles, Eurasia is seen as a prime region needing to meet the challenge of economic diversification. Increasingly, industrial policies are shifting towards a desire for more investment-led and innovation-led growth and growing focus on industrial policy creating the conditions to facilitate drive innovation and facilitate manufacturing variety as well as achieving new industrial and integration structures. Acting as a key bridging base between Europe and Asia is the Russian Federation, drawing on its diverse manufacturing base and leading the way around new thinking on digitalisation, innovation and the development of integrative manufacturing policies.

    Moderator:

    Oxana Derevyanko, Head of New Business Communication, News Hub and the Special Correspondent of Rossia 24 Channel, Czech Republic

    Panellists:

    Shyam Upadhyaya, Chief Statistician, Department of Policy Research and Statistics, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

  • 16.00-17.00 BREAKOUT 2.2 PANEL DISCUSSION: Made in Asia – What Now, What Next?

    The Asian region, diverse and home to a huge population, in fact over 40% of the world’s population in South and Eastern Asia alone has rapidly become a world-class manufacturing hub, characterised by significant government support for the sector. At the same time, each regional economy faces its own challenges based on what sort of manufacturing nation it wants to be, the pace of embracing 4IR and creating future-proofed industrial policy strategies. As the Asian economies move to embracing 4IR and shaping their future-proofed industrial strategies. What next for Asia’s manufacturing regions?

    Moderator:
    Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Kim Sanghoon, Adviser, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, South Korea
    Jianguo Shan, VP, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., China

    Xiao Sun, Director General, Department of Multilateral Cooperation, China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), China

    Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

  • 15.00-16.30 BREAKOUT 3.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Nature-Inspired Technologies as an Answer to Global Challenges and the Foundation for a New Industrial Revolution

    Humanity is on the verge of another industrial revolution that looks to bring about fundamental changes to people’s everyday lives. The global community as a whole, including political and scientific circles, will have to seek resolutions to new challenges. Under the conditions of globalisation, more and more countries and regions are being drawn into technological development, which intensifies resource use, leads to deterioration of the environment and an increase in social inequality. The reason for the predicted energy crisis is antagonism between nature and the technosphere created by humans.

    Science will help lead us out of this technological stalemate; it is already making it possible to create fundamentally new energy generation and consumption technologies modelled on nature: nature-inspired technologies that reproduce natural systems and processes in the form of technical systems and technological processes integrated into the natural movement of resources. A defining characteristic of the new industrial revolution is the merging of technologies and the blurring of boundaries between the digital, industrial, and biological spheres. One way to facilitate the merger is the development of natural and convergent technologies that will contribute to the achievement of global sustainable industrial development goals. This session will bring together a range of experts to discuss how industry can better engage

    Moderator:

    Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre

    Panellists:

    Richard MacCowan, Founder and Managing Director, Biomimicry UK, United Kingdom

    Dejian Yu, President, MGI Tech, Executive President, BGI Group, China

    Further panellists to be announced

  • 13.30-14.30 BREAKOUT 4.1 OPEN ITPO ROUNDTABLE: Regional Perspectives of 4IR Implementation: Country Approaches and SDG Achievements

    Achieving transformation towards sustainable and resilient manufacturing societies: comparative regional trends from the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs).

    Moderator:

    Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, Bolivia

    Panellists:

    Dr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, Japan

    Dr. Hashim Suleiman Hussein Mohamed, Head of UNIDO ITPO, Bahrain

  • 15.00-17.00 Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Challenge Design Workshop

  • 10.00-10.15 DAY THREE OFFICIAL OPENING REMARKS

  • 10.15-11.15 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing Sector: The Future of Work, Industry 5.0, Learning and Human-Centric Automation

    Global connectivity, smart machines and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work and what it constitutes – and how we learn and develop the skills to work in the future. Just as manufacturing saw huge benefits from lean, automation and advanced IT, AI promises to offer huge breakthroughs in automation, productivity improvement and more. A positive outlook for the future, perhaps, but uncertainty still exists. Bottom line, AI raises a lot of questions – what are the ones we should be asking? How will disruption affect business operations and strategy? What are the benefits AI offers now? What are the organisational and human complexities thrown up by AI? What does the future of education look like? How can the manufacturing sector anticipate and prepare for changes to attract the right talent and skills? How can students be prepared for their world?

    Moderator:

    Moderator: Ryan Chilcote, Special Correspondent, PBS Newshour, United States of America

    Panellists:

    Dr. Adam Nagy, State Secretary, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

    Further panellists to be announced

  • 11.15-11.30 FLASH OF INSIGHT: How New Age Companies are Using Connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) to Gain Competitive Edge

    We live in a networked world. Everything is interconnected and the interconnection itself is a competitive advantage. Learn how Uber is using this interconnectedness as their driver and how much power connectivity and IoT has on modern societies.

    Rajul Vijay, Global Head of Connectivity, Uber, United States of America

  • 11.30-12.30 IN CONVERSATION: Man with Machine not Man vs Machine: Robotics

    Moderator:

    Declan Curry, Journalist and News Presenter, United Kingdom

    Panellists:

    Dr. Susanne Bieller, General Secretary, IFR International Federation of Robotics, Germany

    Qiuliang Chen, President, Hefei UP Robot Group and VP, HIT Robot Group, China

    Chris Moehle, Managing Director, The Robotics Hub
    Amin Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information, United States of America

  • 10.15-11.15 BREAKOUT 1.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Agriculture: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Food Security Challenge

    With multiple challenges including the demands for increased productivity while driving sustainability standards and decreasing environmental impact, the agri sector is looking for new innovations to transfer technologies and increase the use of robotics. This session will focus on the use and growth of artificial intelligence and robotics in agriculture. This session will also interweave the theme of food security and the SDGs relating to this area, including new thinking on how the natural agricultural cycle can act as an inspiration for agricultural technology.

    Moderator:

    Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Agritecture, United States of America

    Brett Rierson, Special Advisor, USAID Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab, Uganda
    Sam Schatz, Head of Global Farm Development, Aerofarms, United States of America

    Riccardo Savigliano, Chief of Agro-Industries Technologies, Department of Agriculture, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

  • 11.15-12.15 BREAKOUT 1.2 PANEL DISCUSSION: Advanced Manufacturing Strategies in the Biopharma Industry

    The past decade has seen a significant shift in the nature of products being sold by the biopharma industry and increasing scrutiny of its production and manufacturing methods. This special session will cover the new era of biopharma manufacturing including the rise of bespoke and limited production runs and genotype-specific products.

    Moderator:

    Laura Buckwell, Journalist and News Anchor, United Arab Emirates

    Panellists:

    Xiaofei Yao, Founder and CEO, Rogrand, China

  • 12.15-12.30 RETURN TO THE FORUM FOR OFFICIAL CLOSING REMARKS

  • 10.15-11.15 BREAKOUT 2.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Responsible Business in the New Age of Industry: What it Looks Like and What it Can Do

    Building a greener and more sustainable economy means changing the way we consume and the way we produce but also more transparency and corporate responsibility. Discover how corporate frameworks and company practices can advance the SDGs and drive transformational change, not just to achieve the SDGs but to strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world. This session will cover the business perspective on using responsible business practices to drive change and promote economic diversification.

    Moderator:

    Oxana Derevyanko, Head of New Business Communication, News Hub and the Special Correspondent of Rossia 24 Channel, Czech Republic

    Panellists:

    Melissa Powell, Chief of Staff, UN Global Compact, United States of America

    Further panellists to be announced

  • 11.15-12.15 BREAKOUT 3.1 PANEL DISCUSSION: Africa and Industrialisation: Who’s Winning and What’s at Stake?

    The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its associated digitisation of manufacturing, driven by computing power, connectivity and new forms of human-machine interaction is anticipated to be wide and profound. What does it mean for Africa and African manufacturing? For African countries, some of the biggest challenges include connectivity and accessibility constraints. Against this backdrop, African leaders are laying out their own vision for a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development, with a uniquely African spin. The particular context of Africa also requires new thinking on policy and the creation of a structural transformation roadmap that shifts productive resources from agriculture and mining to manufacturing – which has helped many countries achieve greater prosperity. What sort of manufacturing renaissance should Africa look to achieve? What are the key industries and countries to watch? What can help strengthen the manufacturing base and reduce dependence on natural resource exports? How can Agenda 2030 assist these processes?

    Moderator:

    Ryan Chilcote, Special Correspondent, PBS Newshour, United States of America

    Panellists:

    Junior Davis, Chief, Africa Section, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD, Switzerland

    Helen Hai, UN Goodwill Ambassador, CEO, Made in Africa, China

    Hon. Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Zimbabwe

  • 12.15-12.30 RETURN TO THE FORUM FOR OFFICIAL CLOSING REMARKS

  • 12.30-13.00 OFFICIAL CLOSING REMARKS AND INTENTIONS AROUND THE BIGGER JOURNEY: GMIS

    As the second Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit draws to a close, this session will reflect on key takeaways, the GMIS Declaration and look ahead to GMIS2019. The official host of the 2019 will also make an official statement and ceremonial handover to the GMIS2020 host country.

    Moderator:

    Nadira Tudor, Correspondent, RT International, Russian Federation

    Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria

    Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation

    Badr Al Olama, Head of Organising Committee, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, United Arab Emirates

  • 13.00 CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT 2019

© GMOL. Please note that this is a working draft programme and sessions, topics, dates and timings are all subject to change.

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