The World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing (the Summit), a joint initiative between the UAE and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has announced the transformation of its third session into a series of virtual dialogues. The summit invited leading intellectuals and leaders of the industrial sector from different parts of the world to communicate for the first time in the history of the sector through virtual dialogues and contribute to reshaping the future of the global industrial sector.
The third session of the World Summit on Industry and Manufacturing was scheduled to be held in April of this year in the German city of Hanover, along with the Hannover Messe exhibition 2020, under the slogan “Germany is the link for the global industrial sector”, drawing its topics from the German experience. The leader in connecting the global industry sector community with its digital solutions and advanced technologies.
The Summit announced the transformation of its 2020 session to a series of virtual dialogues after assessing the logistical and economic risks associated with the outbreak of the new Corona virus, and in coordination with its chairmen, Suhail Muhammad Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Lee Young, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), And Deutsche Messe AG, the organizer of the Hannover Messe exhibition, which is the largest industrial exhibition in the world.
In a step that emphasizes the role of the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution in integrating the physical and digital worlds, the series of virtual dialogues of the World Summit on Industry and Industry 2020 will host a global virtual dialogue that brings together senior leaders of the industrial sector and from various sectors to discuss the most important issues facing the global industrial sector linked to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Badr Salim Sultan Al-Ulama, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing said: “We have provided a practical and safe means that enables us to bring together all parties interested in participating in the summit’s activities on top of our priorities, while maintaining the vision and mission of the World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing. The series of virtual dialogs came to provide an innovative solution that would ensure that the summit takes place in a safe and appropriate environment for the holding of dialogues aimed at reshaping the future of the industrial sector. With the spread of the epidemic that affected the movement of daily life around the world, the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides unprecedented opportunities to restore our economic and social life. The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution thus become a hope for a new era of growth rather than a factor in spreading turmoil in global markets. ”
Adverse effects of technologies
While the last stage witnessed a focus on the possible negative effects of the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the number of jobs, the livelihood of human societies, the sustainability of commercial activities and the prosperity of countries, the summit affirmed that the global crisis we are witnessing today due to the epidemic contributed to highlighting many positive aspects of these technologies, and directed the world’s focus To how to use the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a tool to restore economic activities, sustain communication, and reformulate supply chains to overcome the challenges resulting from crises.
The scientists added: «Throughout the ages, innovation has proven its ability to overcome the greatest challenges the world has faced, as it has contributed to the development and progress of human societies and achieving global prosperity. In a world where there are many discussions about the negative repercussions of the techniques of the fourth industrial revolution, decision-makers should adopt policies and laws that allow the application of innovative technologies, such as vehicle self-driving technology, to restore our daily lives and overcome the challenges we are witnessing in our world today.
For his part, Dr. Jochen Kockler, Chairman of Deutsche Messe AG said: “Deutsche Messe, the strategic partner of the World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing, supports the summit’s decision to transform its third session into a series of virtual dialogues to play its role in collecting valuable opinions for sector experts. Industrial and contribute to the development of techniques of the fourth industrial revolution. To reaffirm the slogan “Germany is the link for the global industrial sector”, we look forward to working with the summit to host a prominent global virtual dialogue on the future of the global industry sector.