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The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

What is the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)?

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) was established in 2015 to build bridges between manufacturers, governments, multilateral organizations, technologists, the research community and investors, in order to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformative potential for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A joint initiative between UNIDO and the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates, GMIS is a platform which helps us create new partnerships, initiatives and actions connected to digital manufacturing.

Previous Summits have been held in Abu Dhabi, Yekaterinburg and at Hannover Messe (virtually) respectively. The fourth edition of GMIS will be convened in parallel to Dubai Expo 2020, under the theme of “rewiring societies: repurposing digitalization for prosperity” from 22 to 27 November 2021.

In addition to the plenary session, which will feature high level speakers from the worlds of policymaking, governance, the business sector and research community, GMIS 2021 will feature a number of additional elements, aiming to transition the Fourth Industrial Revolution from dialogue to action. Several thematic GMIS Working Groups have been established, addressing spillover issues, such as the Global Initiative on Future Industrial Safety(GIFIS); the creation of an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Performance Index (ISIP); the green chain initiative on decarbonization; and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

GMIS 2021 will also see advanced industrial exhibitions, side events and open days for the general public.

To learn more about the 2021 agenda and to register, click here.

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What is the GMIS Digital Series?

The GMIS Digital Series is a high-level promotional webinar series, bringing together thought leaders from a multi-stakeholder perspective to address regional level concerns about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The GMIS Digital Series 2021 will address digital manufacturing challenges in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

To see the first episode in this series, addressing Latin American Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, click on the video below.

The remaining sessions will be broadcast in October 2021 via the GMIS Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUupdONb4HHmL7dnne8vFKQ/videos

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The 2020 Summit took place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, under the auspices of Hannover Messe. GMIS 2020 addressed “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains” and featured distinguished participants, including United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres; 5 Heads of State; 4 representatives of Heads of State; 13 government ministers; and over 10,000 online participants.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

15 November 2018 Trieste, Italy
1 October 2018 Geneva, Switzerland
25 September 2018 New York, United States
11 September 2018 Sao Paulo, Brazil
9 July 2018 Yekaterinburg, Russia
28 June 2018 Nice, France
11 May 2018 Toronto, Canada
25 April 2018 Hannover, Germany
28 August 2017 Beijing, China
12 October 2017 London, United Kingdom
9 October 2017 Vienna, Austria
6 October 2017 Dresden, Germany
1 March 2017 Madrid, Spain

Latest News from GMIS

  • GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders
    GMIS 2020 Virtual Summit breaks new ground, hosts country and multilateral leaders

    VIENNA, 7 September - Policymakers, private sector leaders, and representatives of the research community and civil society participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMIS) 2020 Virtual Summit from 4-5 September, to reflect on “glocalization: towards inclusive and sustainable value chains”.

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  • GMIS discusses the future of manufacturing in the SADC Region
    GMIS discusses the future of manufacturing in the SADC Region

    PRETORIA, 11 December - Around 200 participants attended Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect Southern Africa, a regional discussion forum with the theme: “Advancing industrialization in Southern Africa: think globally, act locally- the impact of digital industrial transformation in Southern Africa”.

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  • UNIDO and GMIS promote strategic approaches for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Mexico
    UNIDO and GMIS promote strategic approaches for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Mexico

    GUANAJUATO, 11 October 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and GMIS Connect Mexico organized a series of thematic panels on best practices associated with strategic approaches for circular economy, innovation and quality infrastructure to access market and inte

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  • High-Level GMIS Panel debates the role of standards in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    High-Level GMIS Panel debates the role of standards in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    NEW YORK, 25 September 2019 – The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) convened a high-level panel on “Standards for digitalization of inclusive and sustainable value chains”, which was attended by over 130 public and private sector representatives as well as academia. Stressing

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  • GMIS 2019 achieves tangible outcomes and fosters new partnerships
    GMIS 2019 achieves tangible outcomes and fosters new partnerships

    Yekaterinburg, 11 July 2019 - The second Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a joint initiative of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – concluded its deliberations today with a call for more partnerships and inclusive an

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  • UNIDO addresses the need for enhanced women's inclusion in Industry 4.0
    UNIDO addresses the need for enhanced women's inclusion in Industry 4.0

    Yekaterinburg, 10 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a panel discussion on ‘Industry needs Women: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment in the Context of Digitalization’ during the second Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Sum

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  • Second GMIS Focuses on Nature-Inspired Technologies
    Second GMIS Focuses on Nature-Inspired Technologies

    YEKATERINBURG, 9 July 2019 – In its second edition, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – was inaugurated toda

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  • UNIDO at Hannover Messe 2019
    UNIDO at Hannover Messe 2019

    HANNOVER, 2 April 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) maintained high visibility at Hannover Messe - the world’s largest industrial and technology fair. Advancing economic competitiveness and strengthening knowledge and institutions are two of the four pillars of UNIDO, and Hannover Messe serves as an ideal venue for achieving and promoting these objectives: it covers the entire industrial value chain from research and development to complete manufacturing solutions; it is a platform where technology demands, including those of developing countries, meet technology supply.

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  • GMIS Connect roadshow stops in Shenzhen
    GMIS Connect roadshow stops in Shenzhen

    SHENZHEN, 26 March 2019 - More than 150 participants took part in GMIS Connect Shenzhen today to gather insights, experiences and knowledge regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution landscape in China. GMIS Connect Shenzhen featured two expert discussion panels, the first addressing industrial policy, innovation and Industry 4.0, while the latter reflected upon Industry 4.0 as an enabler for achieving the circular economy.

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  • Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect in Cairo
    Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect in Cairo

    CAIRO, 21 March 2019 - More than 100 private sector leaders, national and international policymakers and academics have participated in the latest Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect event.

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  • The GMIS Roadshow stops in Trieste
    The GMIS Roadshow stops in Trieste

    TRIESTE, 15 November 2018 – Representatives of Italy’s private sector, academia and the regional government have gathered to discuss innovation, competitiveness and Industry 4.0 under the aegis of GMIS.

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Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Managing Director, Directorate of Digitilization, Technology and Agribusiness and Director, Department of Digitilization, Technology and Innovation, UNIDO.

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