Trade wars, pandemic, supply chain disruptions - global manufacturing has seen it all in recent years. But the emphasis will be on future forward at an industry summit scheduled for Dubai later this year. (Image used for illustrative purposes.) Image Credit: AP

Dubai: Dubai will host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2021) from November 22 to 27. This is the second time the event is returning to the UAE – Abu Dhabi hosted the 2017 summit.

“We are confident that hosting the Summit alongside Expo Dubai will give impetus to this important event that promotes cross-border collaboration to shape the future of industries,” said Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology.

The summit - co-chaired by the Ministry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - aims to place manufacturing at the heart of economic regeneration and government policymaking, and utilise technology as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration.

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution has contributed to the rapid development of the industrial sector in a short period of time," the Minister added in his statement. "It is essential to discuss the role of technology in shaping the future of industries and how to take advantage of the opportunities and solutions it presents to address various challenges.”