GLOCALISATION: TOWARDS INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
September 4-5, 2020
#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 and shape the future of manufacturing.
GMIS has developed a forward-looking agenda, building on the Summit’s theme – Glocalisation: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains. The agenda is set to drive dynamic discussions and debates around the challenges and opportunities associated with harnessing the power of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, to build resilient global value chains, restore power to the global economy, and promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, amid the crisis that has engulfed the world.
#GMIS2020 will also take a deep dive into how the disruption caused by the pandemic to global value chains (GVCs) is forcing a fundamental rethink of the structure of these chains in order to make them more resilient in future. Digitalisation of GVCs is creating a new digital thread across the chain, allowing for advanced systems of traceability while improving logistics and planning. The adoption of 4IR technologies, localising production capabilities and capacity building, and spreading inclusive and sustainable development will all be critical to the diversification of global value chains to improve resilience.
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