GCC Manufacturing Summit 2016

14-15 November 2016
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.


The only manufacturing excellence summit in the region - GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit, supported by the Department of Economic Development will be held on 14th and 15th November 2016, at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. The summit has been designed keeping in mind that the GCC region has witnessed an accelerated growth in industrial activities which have played an integral role in shaping the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing industry has become a key economic growth driver for the UAE. According to the Dubai Statistics Center, a 6.5 percent year-on-year growth has been predicted for manufacturing in the Emirate.
To stay competitive and increase your responsiveness to dynamic market changes, the need for organizations to be agile, flexible and sustainable is paramount. Focusing on the various aspects within the manufacturing domain, the summit will lay emphasis on innovative tactics and effective ways to manage the challenges arising in achieving operational efficiency and excellence. Attracting over 300 delegates, the summit will explore the technological developments, address key issues and showcase innovative manufacturing strategies within all disciplines.



Featured Speakers

H.E. Sami Al Qamzi
H.E. Sami Al Qamzi

Director General Department of Economic Development (DED)

Mr. Saed Mohamed Alawadi
Mr. Saed Mohamed Alawadi

CEO Dubai Exports

H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli
H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli

Secretary General Dubai Economic Council (DEC)

Chris Sandford |
Chris Sandford

Regional Director - Cyber Security GE - Middle East & Africa

Dr. Robin (Rab) Scott |
Dr. Robin (Rab) Scott

Head of Virtual Reality and Modelling Group Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing

Stefano Pietroni
Stefano Pietroni

Global Network Design, Planning & Sourcing Vice President Barilla

Kunal Sharma
Kunal Sharma

National Head - Operational Excellence & Centre of Excellence Coca-Cola

Sathish Narayanan
Sathish Narayanan

Productivity Lead- Lean Six Sigma - Middle East & Africa Pepsico

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Topics Overview

Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions, case study presentations and Q&A sessions, the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit will address the following trends in the manufacturing technology domain

Presentations Q & A Success Stories Latest Innovations Industry Trends Panel Discussions

  • Role of Manufacturing in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Evolution of Collaborative Robots to Enable Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital Transformation throughout the Manufacturing Cycle
  • How IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) will Support Future Agile Supply Chains?
  • Enabling Manufacturing Excellence – How Small Changes Translate to Big Impacts!
  • Roadmap to a Quality & Efficiency Focussed Factory
  • Smart Asset Management & Financing
  • Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) - How to Maximise the Power of Big Data for Smart Manufacturing
  • Adapting Lean Philosophies to Apply in Your Manufacturing Plant & How to Setup a Middle Eastern Centre for Competitiveness
  • Going Green? How to Improve Environmental Performance with Green Manufacturing

Industry Insights

of Dubai's non-oil trade generated from manufacturing sector

UAE's manufacturing sector's contribution to overall GDP by 2025

manufacturing sector's contribution to UAE's total non-oil exports

manufacturing factories in the GCC as of 2014

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Benefits of Attending

This summit is the only comprehensive event of its kind in the region for senior manufacturing professionals to learn about operational processes, methodologies, implementation techniques within the different industries in the manufacturing domain. Meet the who’s who of manufacturing and amass a wealth of knowledge on improving visibility across the value chain and achieving operational excellence for business growth. From renowned regional and international industry experts, learn best practices and real-time solutions to solve complex problems and optimize business performance. Do make sure you attend the two-day summit to

of new trends and latest developments shaping this industry

innovative manufacturing products and solutions

industry peers and expand your business network

with industry experts to gain insights

The Summit will Offer


Hours of Networking


Industry Relevant Topics


Industry Expert Speakers from Around the World


Top Companies


Senior Delegates

Attendee Profiles

The GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit will host over 300 senior professionals including VP’s, Directors, and Department Heads representing the following departments from across the GCC region:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance Management
  • Process Innovation
  • Process Development
  • Plant Production
  • Process Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain
  • IT & Cyber Security
  • R&D
  • Designing
  • Health and Safety

Industry Profiles

According to a recent industry report, the Department of Economic Development (DED) identifies the major sub-sectors as the main drivers of the manufacturing economy that include processed food and beverages, plastics, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, minerals, base metals and pearls and precious stones.

Heavy Industries
Eg: steel, oil-refining, chemicals, engineering, ship-building, aerospace, plastics and paper etc

Light (consumer) Industries
Eg: Electrical goods, clothing, food-processing, furniture and toys etc

High-tech Industries
Eg: microprocessors, semiconductors and fiber optics etc

The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people's creativity. People don't go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to 'think'.


Taiichi Ohno
Father of the Toyota Production System

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14-15 November 2016

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

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