The third edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) will take place alongside Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest industrial technology trade fairs, in 2020. The announcement was made at Hannover Messe 2019, in the presence of H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Energy & Industry, LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dr. Jochen Koeckler, Chairman of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG.
Staging the 2020 edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in Germany, one of the world’s most advanced industrial economies, contributes to promoting sustainable industrial development through innovation and the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies on a global scale.
Europe’s largest economy and one of the world’s-largest exporters is renowned as a world leader in manufacturing and is known for the superior quality of its products across a number of major industrial sectors, such as automotive, aviation, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, energy and environmental technologies, among many other sectors.
Germany is also at the forefront of digital innovation, having launched an initiative to establish its leadership as a provider of Fourth Industrial Revolution technology. The “Industrie Strategie 4.0” is one of 10 future initiatives launched by the German Government under the “Advanced Technology Strategy 2020”.
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2020 in Germany will focus on industrial standards for the applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and will work to adopt uniform global standards for these applications to enable them to contribute to sustainable industrial development.
"The year 2020 will mark a new era of cooperation between the UAE and Germany as part of our shared vision for positioning the industrial sector as a key driver for economic prosperity, and in employing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to further enhance economic cooperation and to connect innovators, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large industrial conglomerates beyond geographical and physical barriers, thereby establishing cross-border digital partnerships.”
“The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has a well-established relationship with Germany, where the two parties support efforts to achieve SDG 9 which aims to ‘build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation’. Hosting the third edition of GMIS in Germany, a leading force in the industrial sector, is a defining moment in the Summit’s journey. It will enable us to intensify our efforts and build on our shared vision to reshape the future of the industrial sector.”
"The German industrial sector is one of the cornerstones of the German economy and it has a leading position on the global stage. With our clear leadership in developing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and the development of effective strategies for its adoption in all aspects of life, Germany is proud to host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in 2020 and to welcome the world to a global gathering that will contribute to shaping a comprehensive and sustainable course for the manufacturing sector to achieve economic and social prosperity across the world.”
"Germany's desire to host GMIS in 2020 reinforces the Summit's mission by one of the world’s most important industrial powers, recognising it as a unique platform that promotes global cooperation and cross-industrial partnerships in employing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. We are proud and privileged to have Germany, a country that is a benchmark for technical excellence and digitilisation, as a partner to lead the transformation of the manufacturing sector towards a better future for all of society.”
“Manufacturing is a big part of the global economy, not only as a generator of capital, but also as an important source of jobs and taxes. Digitalization and globalization, however, are challenging manufacturers to adapt at an increasingly rapid pace. We are pleased to welcome GMIS to HANNOVER MESSE in 2020, because it addresses exactly these topics.”