GCC Manufacturing Summit 2017

6-7 November 2017
United Arab Emirates

Achieve Manufacturing Operational Excellence

The GCC region’s only manufacturing excellent summit is back for its second year. Set to take place on 6th and 7th November 2017 in Dubai, the  2nd Annual GCC Manufacturing Excellence & Technology Summit is the only dedicated platform to discuss cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, future trends in manufacturing excellence and strategies to boost this sector’s role in economic development.
Last year’s edition of the summit was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, President Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman Dubai Airports and supported by the Department of Economic Development and the Dubai Economic Council.

Achieve Manufacturing Operational Excellence

2016 Sponsors

2016 Featured Speakers

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

Director General Department of Economic Development

Dr. Abdelrazaq Al Faris
Dr. Abdelrazaq Al Faris

Deputy Secretary for Economic Affairs Dubai Economic Council

Dr. Abdulaziz Istaitieh |
Dr. Abdulaziz Istaitieh

Economic Advisor, Policy & Strategy, Socioeconomic Development The Executive Council

Chris Sandford |
Chris Sandford

Regional Director - Cyber Security GE - Middle East & Africa

Syamak Bahmanyar |
Syamak Bahmanyar

Director of Service Delivery, Customer Services Digital Factory Siemens

Dr. Robin Scott |
Dr. Robin Scott

Head - Virtual Reality & Modelling Group Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing

Stefano Pietroni |
Stefano Pietroni

Global Network Design, Planning & Sourcing Vice President Barilla

Narendran Rangarajan |
Narendran Rangarajan

Logistics Leader – ME The Dow Chemical Company

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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








  • 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 Maximize 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

Key Takeaways from the Dubai Industrial Strategy

The strategy will have a significant impact on Dubai’s economy towards 2030, as it is expected to lead to-

Creating more than 27,000 specialized jobs for the region
Increase in R&D spend by approximately 70mn Dhs
16bn Dhs forecasted increase in exports
18bn Dhs GDP growth within industrial sector (currently 41bn Dhs)
160bn Dhs forecasted increase in Dubai’s total GDP

Benefits of Attending

As the only summit 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, the 2nd Annual GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit is a must-attend summit that aims at creating an unrivalled platform for the manufacturing professionals to gain knowledge on innovation-led quality, productivity, safety & sustainability methods of manufacturing.
Across two days, regional and global thought leaders from the industry will engage in insightful idea-sharing and discuss the latest innovations being implemented in manufacturing and how these advancements can help considerably optimize the production process. Be a part of the summit to-

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
Relevant Industry Topics
Expert Industry Speakers
Senior Delegates

Attendee Profiles

MD’s, SVP’s, VP’s, Directors & GM’s of Manufacturing
Operations & Plant Managers
Lean / CI & OPEX Executives
Government Officials
Supply Chain

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

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

2016 Video Snapshot


We appreciate the professionalism with which the event was conducted. The team was very supportive and had all the queries and information shared on time. The event had good turnout and visitors showed more interest on our new technologies which had been showcased. We thank the whole team of Expotrade for making this event fruitful for ABB.


Sunil G.K.
Senior Sales Engineer - Robotics, ABB Industries LLC

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