St Petersburg

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) — a cross-industry forum focusing on the future of manufacturing — announced that Russia has secured the rights to host its second edition in 2019 in the city of Yekaterinburg.

The announcement was made by the President of the Russian Fedration, Vladimir Putin, during his plenary session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), alongside the President of France Emmanuel Macron, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. In his opening statement, Putin said the focus will be on the use of advanced, promising technologies in the economy, industry and other spheres.

A joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit aimed to bridge the gap between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformation of manufacturing.

The second edition of the Summit in Russia will look at the impact of innovation and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies on the global manufacturing sector. The Summit, which will be staged in conjunction with the 10th International Industrial Fair (INNOPROM) that will be held in July 2019, promotes the development of a road map for the future of manufacturing across the world, with economic and social development at its core.