The World Summit on Industry and Industrialization announced that His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology in the UAE, will co-chair the Global Summit on Industry and Industrialization along with Lee Young, Director General of UNIDO.
The summit, which is scheduled to take place on September 4-5, 2020, aims to strengthen the role of the industrial sector in achieving economic prosperity, laying down general frameworks for government policies and strengthening global cooperation.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber will deliver a keynote speech on the first day of the World Summit on Industry and Industrialization. His Excellency recently assumed the duties of the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology in the government of the UAE, to supervise the implementation of the vision of the wise leadership that aims to achieve industrial development, enhance local added value, and raise Competitive efficiency of national industries, enhancing the contribution of the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to sustaining economic growth, raising the level of efficiency and competitiveness of the industrial sector in the UAE, and supporting strategic industries that contribute to the advancement of the national economy and the enhancement of the gross domestic product.
The Corona epidemic highlighted the importance of the World Summit on Industry and Industrialization as a platform for global dialogue that brings together all leaders of the industrial sector from the public and private sectors to exchange their experiences and knowledge and develop the industrial sector by employing the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and building global value chains more capable of dealing with crises, where the importance of The role of the summit in promoting international cooperation, forming partnerships, and contributing to building global prosperity in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber said: Through the vision of the wise leadership in the UAE, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology seeks to build bridges of communication and cooperation with the international community in a way that contributes to enhancing the sector’s growth, increasing its contribution to the GDP and achieving sustainable development. We are pleased to join efforts with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization / UNIDO / to ensure appropriate preparation for the World Summit on Industry and Industrialization, which was able in a short period to establish its position as a global platform that is internationally recognized and plays an important role in enhancing the role of the industrial sector in the global economy and encouraging the employment of the technologies of the Industrial Revolution. Fourth … I look forward to working with the Director-General of the Organization / UNIDO / to create a global consensus that brings together all relevant parties to support the industrial sector and enhance its role in achieving comprehensive and sustainable industrial development.
We will explore opportunities to enhance cooperation between government sectors, industry and technology, in order to enhance flexibility and ability to deal with changes, accelerate economic growth and global prosperity.
In his turn, Lee Young, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said: I take this opportunity to welcome His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber as co-chair of the World Summit on Industry and Industrialization .. UNIDO has a long record of cooperation with the United Arab Emirates through their co-chairing of the summit. Global Industry and Manufacturing and other important initiatives such as the Abu Dhabi Declaration, which was adopted at the Eighteenth General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, which was hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi in November of 2019 .. We look forward to strengthening cooperation ties in all fields.
Lee Young added: The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world around us, and it is imperative for all parties related to the industrial sector at the global level to cooperate to formulate a comprehensive and sustainable future for this revolution through partnerships between governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society .. The summit seeks Al-Alamiah for Industry and Manufacturing is to devote these partnerships and to employ our common knowledge and visions to achieve comprehensive and sustainable industrial development. Through the summit, we aim to convert theories into concrete applications and benefit from expert knowledge around the world in building a better future for all.
The World Summit on Industry and Industrialization was launched to form a link between industrial companies, governments, NGOs and investors to harness the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in reformulating the future of the industrial sector to build global economic prosperity in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan .. The first and second sessions of the World Industry Summit were held. And industrialization in both the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in March 2017, and the Russian city of Ekaterinburg in July 2019, where each of the two sessions attracted more than 3000 leaders of governments, companies and civil society from more than 40 countries.
The third session of the World Summit on Industry and Manufacturing was scheduled to take place in April 2020 in the German city of Hanover, in conjunction with the Hannover Messe 2020, the largest global industrial fair, under the slogan “Germany the link for the global industrial sector”, inspired by the topics of the leading German experience in Connecting the industrial sector community with its digital solutions and advanced technologies … and the summit announced earlier this year that its 2020 session will be transformed into a series of virtual dialogues after assessing the health, logistical and economic risks associated with the spread of the Corona epidemic.
In this context, Badr Salim Sultan Al Olama, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Summit on Industry and Industrialization, said: The World Summit on Industry and Industrialization has been based since its inception on solid foundations represented in the solid relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization / UNIDO … and today and after Five years after its launch, the summit receives many hosting requests from various countries of the world looking to support the vision of the summit and contribute to shaping the future of the global industrial sector.
There is no doubt that the vision and continuous support of the two leaders of the summit will enable us to achieve more achievements and enhance our mission of achieving comprehensive and sustainable industrial development.
The third virtual session of the summit will witness the participation of about 100 industrial sector leaders from the public and private sectors, including heads of state, ministers and chief executives of some of the most prominent leading global companies and other prominent thought leaders and business leaders, to discuss the most important issues and challenges facing the sector, and the effects of the crisis. The Corona epidemic affects global value chains and highlights the role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies in restoring economic and social activities.
The summit will hold more than 20 virtual sessions that include keynote speeches by the major participants and discussion sessions covering topics of great importance at the global level, such as the German “Marshall Plan for Africa” and “the future of energy”, and other topics such as global value chains, localizing competencies, enhancing local production, And ways to achieve comprehensive and sustainable industrial development, in addition to 5 working groups dealing with the role of women in the industrial sector, industrial safety and security, and industrial performance indicators that measure the performance of companies and governments based on their commitment to the environment, social responsibility and governance, and transforming industrial activities into activities free of carbon emissions, And future leaders of the industrial sector.
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