WASHINGTON, 12th May, 2016 (WAM)–The UAE Embassy in Washington has, in collaboration with the UAE- US Business Council, hosted a workshop prior to the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) The UAE will host the world’s first GMIS under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The summit will bring together over 1, 200 representatives from global governments, industries, civil society, students and academia to shape the future of manufacturing. The summit will focus on innovation, infrastructure, capital, markets, value chains, policy, society, environment and skills.

More than 50 leaders from government sectors, private sector and civil society in the United States, as well as representatives from UAE companies and members of the Organising Committee of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, attended the workshop.

Yousef Manea Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, said the UAE is honoured to host this global summit in Abu Dhabi. He added, “It reflects the growing role of the United Arab Emirates in the global economy, and highlights our efforts to diversify the economy and build our capabilities in new sectors.”