ADIPEC 2021 to Host Groundbreaking Smart Manufacturing Conference

As the fourth industrial era gathers pace, the future of manufacturing is changing, and the impact of smart technologies is being felt across the complete manufacturing ecosystem.

The application of today’s emerging technologies and the evolution of post-pandemic government industrial strategies, along with the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, will fast-track the development of new industrial hubs and redefine the future of manufacturing.

In response to the myriad of opportunities waiting to be captured as governments embrace smart industrial hubs, this year’s edition of ADIPEC, taking place from 15-18 November, will host a dedicated Smart Manufacturing Exhibition Zone and Conference. The conference will act as a bridge between energy, manufacturing and the high-tech sector and provide a unique platform for the manufacturing industry to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities for manufacturing in the drive for a net-zero carbon economy.

A new addition to ADIPEC, the ADIPEC Smart Manufacturing Conference is supported by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology. It will bring leading local, regional and international manufacturers together with energy industry decision makers to focus on developing smart manufacturing ecosystems to build resilience, drive profitability, empower people, identify future growth opportunities and meet net-zero carbon targets.

During the ADIPEC Smart Manufacturing Conference, Ministers, policy makers, energy and manufacturing industry leaders, will address the future of manufacturing; the application of digital strategies; the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy; the evolution of post pandemic government industrial strategies; and the impact of smart technologies on the development of future industrial hubs.

Among the topics to be discussed will be the policies, frameworks and strategies being developed to spearhead change and industrial growth; the interdependencies between manufacturing and energy; Operation 300bn, which seeks to establish the UAE as a global hub for future industries; how the IIoT can support the development of logistics and circular supply chains and the manufacturing skills gap.

Meanwhile, a Smart Manufacturing Zone has been added to ADIPEC 2021’s exhibition. The zone will host a broad spectrum of digital technologies and solutions that are profoundly changing industrial production, ranging from the industrial internet of things to computer-aided manufacturing, artificial intelligence and big data to cloud computing and cyber security, nanotechnology to industrial automation, robotics and lasers and advanced composites to responsive smart materials.

Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC said: “With the addition of the ADIPEC Smart Manufacturing Conference, ADIPEC continues to strengthen its position as a critical convening point for companies interested in engaging in partnership and investment opportunities with the UAE and Middle East’s energy industry as it adapts to the changing market dynamics.

“The ADIPEC Smart Manufacturing Conference and exhibition zone will accelerate access to today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing strategies, operations and technologies that will enable companies to optimise their operations, enhance performance and find new market opportunities.”

Realising the need to build local capabilities, stimulate sustainable economic growth and diversify economies away from oil and gas sectors, Middle East governments are adopting specific initiatives to transform the region into a leading manufacturing power.

Leading the way is the UAE, whose Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology has launched a ten-year strategy to raise the manufacturing sector’s contribution to AED 300 billion ($81.68 billion) from the existing AED133 billion. The strategy seeks to increase the in-country value of its resources and products and drive inclusive and sustainable industrial development by focusing mainly on industries that implement advanced technology and 4IR solutions and applications.

ADIPEC 2021 will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. It will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi Chamber and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi.


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