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GMIS signs pact to put manufacturing at heart of future

GMIS, Poland sign pact to strengthen manufacturing links

ABU DHABI, November 8, 2016

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has signed a pact with the Polish Chamber of Commerce to strengthen manufacturing links between Poland and the global community.  

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has underscored its role as a facilitator and global promoter of manufacturing activities by signing a pact with the Polish Chamber of Commerce to strengthen manufacturing links between Poland and the global community.  

GMIS, which will be held in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, in March 2017, is the world’s inaugural global gathering for the manufacturing community, bringing together leaders in business, government and civil society to shape a vision for the sector’s future through the confluence of technology and innovation, said a statement.   

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed in the Polish capital, Warsaw, will harness the power of new technology to open up opportunities for Poland with trade, investment and subcontracting, using GMIS as a gateway to global value chains, knowledge and influence in the global manufacturing sector.

Robert Grey, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, said: “Manufacturing in the future will definitely be different from today. Some countries are rapidly adapting their industrial infrastructures to exploit the opportunities available in the globalised world, as manufacturing becomes faster and more responsive to changing markets.”

“Successful countries will be the ones with a wider skill base and qualified policy makers who are able to cope with the new technological, economic, social and environmental trends. Constant adaptability will be necessary for all aspects of manufacturing: from research and development, through to production and marketing,” he said.

“Those with a business as usual approach will not survive, and conscious manufacturing will power growth in both emerging and developed economies,” he added.
 
“GMIS will provide the platform for better policy making for manufacturing and will trigger new concepts and ideas for bilateral cooperation globally,” Grey concluded.

Speaking in Warsaw, Badr Al-Olama, CEO of Strata and member of the GMIS Organising Committee, welcomed the signing of the partnership, saying it demonstrated GMIS’ international reach and represented the first step towards promoting nations to adopt greater emphasis on manufacturing activities globally.

Al-Olama said: “By signing this pact with the Polish Chamber of Commerce, we are creating a gateway for manufacturers in Poland to promote their products and capabilities to an international audience.”

“As an example, Poland has managed to triple its trade with the UAE over the past five years, and that has been mainly due to their open and collaborative approach to its trading partners. As GMIS is focused on transformation, regionally and globally, we believe that manufacturers in Poland can make an even bigger difference in the global economy, with new opportunities for both social and economic value creation,” he added.

Andrzej Arendarski, president of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, described the partnership with GMIS as an important step in the country’s progress with reindustrialisation and global manufacturing.  

He said: “We want to transform Poland from being Europe’s leading manufacturing hub into a global manufacturing powerhouse, driven by innovation, technology and high-skilled manufacturing activity,” he said.

The MoU signed by GMIS with the Polish Chamber of Commerce should help manufacturing companies link with their counterparts in Poland, and enhance opportunities for collaboration and partnership in manufacturing and industrial activities.

Poland is targeting innovation as a key growth enabler. Its government is targeting areas such as biotechnology, new materials, food and energy, moving Poland away from low-skilled, capital-intensive manufacturing towards a future powered by knowledge, innovation and technological development. Between now and 2020, the Polish Government will invest more than €10 billion ($11.05 billion) in innovation as the country seeks to turn new ideas into companies and become more competitive.

The signing ceremony, held in the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, was attended by senior government representatives including Slawomir Debski, director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, as well as academics, policy analysts and industry leaders, it said.

They discussed critical drivers of business growth, and how the global technological disruption will affect international trade and investment in the coming years, it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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