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Mansour bin Zayed tours third 'Make It in the Emirates' Forum

Mansour bin Zayed tours third 'Make It in the Emirates' Forum
27 May 2024 21:00


His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, visited the third edition of the Make It in the Emirates Forum, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre on May 27-28.

Organised by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Forum brings together the largest industrial companies and enablers from across the UAE to share their procurement plans, significant investment opportunities and how these translate into local manufacturing investment opportunities. These companies prioritise local products made in the UAE and are looking to engage with top-ranked local and international businesses keen to invest in UAE-based manufacturing and production.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour toured a select of exhibitor pavilions at the Forum's accompanying exhibition, which features 300 UAE-made products from national and international companies, alongside leading local institutions. The exhibitors are presenting cutting-edge solutions designed to propel the industrial sector forward, solidify its position, bolster food security, and propel the national economy to even greater heights.

During their participation, 44 major companies are presenting industrial opportunities and locally manufactured products, in addition to their innovations and various solutions at the industrial and technological levels, as well as their visions for the development of national industries.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour said that the industrial sector is one of the main pillars of the national economy's progress and diversification, and a key contributor to the Emiratisation drive and the empowerment of Emirati competencies to work in modern manufacturing and advanced technology fields.

“Our nation's skilled workforce and companies are now vying for success on both regional and global stages. This is a testament to the capabilities of our people and the high quality of our products. Furthermore, the initiatives, encompassing legislation, support structures, financial benefits, and cutting-edge infrastructure provided by the State, coupled with a welcoming business environment, are all instrumental in attracting investments and talented individuals from around the world.”

His Highness added that the Make it in the Emirates Forum is a platform to shed light on national successes and the level of development achieved in the fields of industry and advanced technology, pointing out that the UAE seeks to upgrade priority industries, enhance self-sufficiency levels of vital products, raise levels of innovation and adopt artificial intelligence applications to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of our products.

“Empowered by our nation's exceptional talent and capabilities, we are confident in our ability to achieve the national goals, fulfilling the vision set forth by our wise leadership,” Sheikh Mansour concluded.

The organisation of the Make it in the Emirates Forum aims to support the UAE’s industrial strategy, named ‘Operation 300bn’ in alignment with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology to promote national economic diversification and raise the industrial sector’s contribution to the GDP to AED300 billion by 2031.

In addition to showcasing new investment and local procurement opportunities under the national In-Country Value (ICV) programme, the Forum explores trends in innovation and AI.

Building on the momentum of the first two successful editions, the third Make it in the Emirate brings together a global audience of investors, manufacturers, industry experts, and innovators, from both the UAE and abroad.

A key focus of the forum is exploring how artificial intelligence can be integrated throughout the manufacturing process. Additionally, attendees can participate in insightful dialogue sessions, panel discussions, and learn about exciting new initiatives, benefits, and advancements designed to empower the industrial sector and solidify its contribution to the national economy.

Source: WAM
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