‘Future Manufacturing & Trade Summit’ to Feature Technologies and Trend-Setters of Industry 4.0

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Published October 7th, 2018 - 05:38 GMT
Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit
Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit

The third edition of the ‘Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit,’ hosted by Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, and Expotrade Global, under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy & Industry, will be held 8-9 October 2018 at Atlantis The Palm Dubai.

The Summit will bring together over 800 professionals from the Middle East to identify the latest trends and technologies transforming manufacturing in the region. Held in line with the objectives of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 to make Dubai an international hub for knowledge-based, innovation and sustainable Industrial activities, the event will shed light on the future of the industry, notably the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), and service innovations that will support future manufacturing.  

Members of the Dubai Industrial Strategy committees and representatives of the Dubai Executive Council as well as local and global technology innovators at the local and global levels, will deliberate on key topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the use of robots in manufacturing at the Summit.

Overall, the Summit provides a platform for knowledge sharing on the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector, which plays an instrumental role in driving the economy of the region, as well as the challenges and opportunities brought forward by the transformation.

Representatives of more than 40 of the Fortune 500 companies from across the globe will address delegates at the Summit. The speakers include Uew Hinsen, Vice President 4.0 Manufacturing), BASF; Richard Allbert, Head of Digital Innovation, Pirelli Deutschland; Ahmad Alhaddad, COO, Jafza, DP World; Himanshu Palsule, Chief Technology Officer, Epicor; Alexander van 't Riet, Chief Operating Officer, Mai Dubai; Andrey Kras, Account Manager, Daifuku and Francesco Alfieri, Founder and CEO, Taiprora, among others.

The first day of the conference will have subject matter experts participate in panel discussions on topics including Logistics 4.0, Delivering Digital Transformation to a Physical World, Investing in Operational Excellence and Reimaging the industry.

Over 20 companies such as DP World, Epicor, Lighthouse Systems, Daifuku Taiprora, Infor, PTC along with many others are participating at the event as sponsors. More information on the Summit is available now at http://www.manufacturingtrade.com. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #FMTS2018.

Background Information

Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. The DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth.

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