Wednesday 30 November 2022 - 1:33:43 am

International experts to convene in Pittsburgh to discuss global industrial sector reforms


PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, 15th September, 2022 (WAM) -- During the inaugural edition of GMIS America, the City of Pittsburgh will host over 60 international experts from governments and private sectors to discuss and debate reforms around the global industrial sector to help advance a net zero future.

Hosted by Thomas Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America, a roadshow, will be held from 28th–30th September, 2022, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Centre in the city of Pittsburgh.

Under the theme ‘advancing global industrialisation and net zero’, GMIS America will feature keynotes, fireside chats, and panel sessions to accelerate the simultaneous advancement of the green and digital agendas. GMIS America will offer policymakers, businesses, and international bodies an opportunity to design integrated policies, frameworks, applications and business models for a net zero, circular future.

The programme agenda will discuss the application of 4IR technologies such as AI, edge computing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and nanotechnology towards advancing the global energy transition and industrialisation.

Ministers and government officials confirmed to participate at GMIS America include Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Gerd Müller, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO); Diane Farrell, US Deputy Under-Secretary for International Trade; Mohamed Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development; Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh; Richard Fitzgerald, Alleghany County Executive; Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.

GMIS America will also welcome Chief Executives and Presidents from leading US and UAE organisations, including Daniel Crowley, CEO of Triumph Group; Dr. Haakan Jonsson, Chairman and President of Covestro USA LLC; Bryan Salesky, Founder and CEO of Argo AI; Ian Walsh, President and CEO of Kaman; Petra Mitchell, President and CEO of Catalyst Connection; Eng. Omar Al Mahmoud, CEO of ICT Fund; Mansoor Janahi, Group CEO of Sanad; Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata; Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City; and Massimo Falcioni, CEO of The UAE Federal Export Agency Etihad Credit Insurance.

Namir Hourani, Managing Director of the GMIS Organising Committee, said, "GMIS America will connect influential leaders from government, business, and civil society to debate the future of manufacturing and how the global energy transition will advance sustainable manufacturing practices. Through the exchange of knowledge and expertise, GMIS America will also offer a platform for cross-sector collaboration to address the industry’s challenges and explore new opportunities that can lead to an ultimate boost in commercial partnerships and economic growth around the world."

As co-chair of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology will host a special delegation from the country to promote cross-border opportunities between the UAE and the US for the benefit of both nations. Senior industry leaders from the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Federation of UAE Chambers, ICT Fund, Etihad Rail, Emirates Steel, Dubai Industrial City, The UAE Federal Export Agency Etihad Credit Insurance, Sanad, Strata, Ducab Metals, and other leading Emirati organisations are joining the delegation.

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