Industry veterans attending a session at the previous Summit

Industry veterans attending a session at the previous Summit

Future manufacturing practices under focus

August 2018

More than 800 manufacturers and government representatives will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the manufacturing and trade sector at the upcoming Future Manufacturing and Trade Summit in Dubai, UAE.

Hosted by Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), and organised in collaboration with Expotrade Global, the event will be held on October 3 and 4 at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

The summit will focus on the technologies and trends that are shaping the region’s industry and trade as well as provide insights on potential areas of future manufacturing practices that can be adopted and aligned with the Dubai Industrial Strategy (DIS) 2030. The event will also showcase, in a side exhibition, innovation and technology related services providers that support future manufacturing practices.

Engineer Saed Al Awadi, CEO, Dubai Exports, said: “As a key contributor to DIS 2030 and in line with Dubai’s to become a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovative industries, Dubai Exports is delighted to again host this Summit with the active participation of the DIS Committees and global technology innovators who will discuss topics like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Factories of the Future, Digital twinning, and Use of Robotics, among others.”

Over 40 subject matter experts, many from the Fortune 500 Companies across USA, France, and Germany will participate in the event as speakers and panellists.

The summit will provide a knowledge sharing platform for all the attendees, and will share real-world examples highlighting the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. The programme agenda covers topics focusing on the role of technology and innovation in the industrial sector, Dubai Industrial Strategy, logistics 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and the rise of robotics, amongst other topics.

Brad Hariharan, regional director at Expotrade Middle East, said: “Driving innovation in the manufacturing sector through cutting-edge technology is one of the primary objectives of the summit. In its third year, the Future Manufacturing and Summit 2018 remains a unique platform to discuss the future trends in manufacturing and fundamental strategies to boost trade and economic development.”

DP World and Jebel Ali Free Zone are supporting the event as the Official Freezone Sponsor, Epicor as Platinum Sponsor, Daifuku and Taiprora as Gold Sponsors, Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis as Silver Sponsor and Shinka Management as Lean Consulting & Training Partner. Joining them are networking sponsors, Omron, SICK, Phoenix Contact, Immensa Technology Labs, Advantech, Acme, and Leuze Electronic.   

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