THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIALISATION SUMMIT

NEWS

Core Focus of Newly-Launched Global Value Chain Market Platform

5 Feb 2017
  • ZonesCorp, the largest operator of purpose built industrial zones in the UAE, announced as the strategic partner for the Global Value Chain Market platform
  • Global Value Chain Market sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
  • Global manufacturing opens up new opportunities for businesses across numerous sectors
  • Global Value Chain Market to be held alongside the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi, in March 2017

Supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), GVCM is a business matchmaking platform dedicated to increasing regional and international partnerships and opportunities. The platform will provide networking and sourcing opportunities both online and onsite via pre-scheduled meetings with the vision of forging investment opportunities, commercial partnerships, and encouraging technological transfer and know-how. Additionally, GVCM will enable countries to identify and meet with global manufacturers to promote industrial development, and familiarize global manufacturers with targeted industrial activities in various countries, as well as becoming a source of valuable information for global investments, providing insights on legislation and regulations, sovereign risk, political stability, and physical and logistical infrastructure.

HE Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp commented: “The summit’s mission is well aligned with our own and we are pleased to be the strategic partner for the GVCM. ZonesCorp operates a unique ecosystem of companies that are organised into vertically-integrated clusters that bring upstream and downstream companies together. As such, we have a unique understanding of the value chain and efficiency benefits that can be gained from an integrated and collaborative approach. Using this highly successful model we continue to diversify and encourage new areas of manufacturing growth on our acreage, such as biotech, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food and beverage and SMEs.”

Ludovica Alcorta, director of the development policy, statistics and research branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), an organiser of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, said: “Platforms that encourage and support open investment and opportunities, such as the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit and the Global Value Chain Market, are invaluable to the development of the manufacturing sector. They enable companies to successfully navigate the increasingly complex global market thereby enabling technology transfer and cross-collaboration, and routing new investments to different parts of the world. UNIDO has developed two distinct entities to aid businesses along this path – the Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange, and the Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network.”

Abdul Aziz Al Aqeel, Secretary General to the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consultation (GOIC), said: “There is a pressing need for a platform such as the Global Value Chain Market. The Middle East is ripe with opportunity for the manufacturing and industrialisation sector, and connecting key players in this crucial economic period that seeks diversification is imperative. In the GCC market, young businesses are pioneering new technologies alongside established powerhouses. Communication between old and new industries and across geographies will become key to growth over the next decade.”

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is being held at the Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi from March 27-30, 2017. The Summit will bring together leaders from the manufacturing industry across business, government and civil society to help shape the future of manufacturing, focusing on the transformational role of technology and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

About GMIS

As the world’s first cross-industry forum, GMIS is a global gathering for manufacturing minds. It is a voice and a venue for global manufacturing transformation. More than 1,200 delegates will attend, including world leaders, industry CEOs, policy-makers, specialist researchers and academics. GMIS will deliver (i) a voice for transformational ideas, (ii) a venue for the generation of new networks and cross-industry partnerships, (iii) a showcase for pilot projects arising from cross-industry research, and (iv) a post-event report with recommendations for action to be submitted to global stakeholders. It is planned that GMIS will be held in leading global cities every other year, with the inaugural GMIS in Abu Dhabi in March 2017. See www.gmisummit.com.

Global Agenda on the Future of Manufacturing:

The conference will focus on the role of manufacturing in reconstructing the global economy and restoring global prosperity. Leaders from the public and private sectors, along with civil society representatives, will gather together to discuss global challenges facing the manufacturing sector. The discussions will focus around six themes: technology and innovation; global value chains; skills, employment and education; sustainability and environment; infrastructure; standards and stakeholder alignment. The participants will form working groups to identify concrete action plans and recommendations that outline potential solutions to global issues, as well as showcase best practices and case studies from across the world. To highlight an example of global issues, the inaugural conference will focus on the issue of economic migration with the aim of establishing a manufacturing platform that will bring together countries facing emigration or immigration challenges, with regional countries that seek to support economic reconstruction.  These countries will work together with manufacturers and the wider United Nations network on restoring global prosperity.

The Manufacturing Expo:

Capitalising on the huge presence of the global manufacturing community under a single meeting venue, the Manufacturing Exhibition will offer space to corporations looking to showcase their products, services and latest innovations or technologies that can further contribute to promoting global economic development. The Manufacturing Expo consists of four components: An exhibition showcasing the manufacturing capabilities of the host country; International pavilions showcasing the manufacturing capabilities and economic incentives of each participating country; An innovation exhibition that demonstrates the latest fourth industrial revolution technologies; and an event for SMEs to present their products and solutions to potential customers.

The Global Value Chain Market:

The Global Value Chain Market (GVCM) is a business matchmaking platform dedicated to increasing regional and international partnerships and opportunities. The platform will provide networking and sourcing opportunities both online and onsite via pre-scheduled meetings with the vision of forging investment opportunities, commercial partnerships, and encouraging technological transfer and know-how. The platform will also enable countries to identify and meet with global manufacturers to promote industrial development, and familiarize global manufacturers with targeted industrial activities in various countries. The GVCM will also become a source of valuable information for global investments, providing insights on legislation and regulations, sovereign risk, political stability, and physical and logistical infrastructure.

For additional enquiries contact:

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
gmis@bm.com

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