Dubai [UAE]February 10 (ANI/WAM): The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will host the annual Industry and Advanced Technology Forum at the World Government Summit (WGS) 2024.
In line with WGS’s goal of shaping a better future for humanity and the 2024 themes of ‘Reimagining Development’, ‘Future Economies’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘New Global Changes’, the forum will focus in promoting sustainable industrial development.
The platform will bring together industry leaders and technology innovators to shape industrial pathways. It aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships and technology foresight to increase the industrial sector’s contribution to decarbonisation in line with the UAE’s Net Zero strategic initiative by 2050.
The Forum supports the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300 billion, which aims to increase the growth and competitiveness of the industrial sector, stimulate innovation, promote the adoption of advanced technology in industry and cement the position of the UAE Arab as a global hub for future industries.
By hosting the forum, the ministry seeks to accelerate the adoption of sustainability practices in industrial processes in accordance with Objective No. 9 of Sustainable Development, which requires building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. The initiative is in line with the plans of the United Arab Emirates for achieving a sustainable economic development and the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Interior to support the national industrial sector through the adoption of advanced technological solutions, promoting the growth and sustainability of the sector, increasing competitiveness of the UAE and promoting it as a regional region and global hub for future industries.
The Advanced Industry and Technology Forum brings together decision makers and policy makers, as well as local, regional and international government and private sector officials to discuss advanced industries, explore the impact of technologies across sectors and strengthen international partnerships.
During the forum, the MIA will host three panel discussions. The first, entitled “Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap after COP28”, will focus on the key role of international cooperation in accelerating the decarbonisation of industry and supply chains, in line with global climate change efforts and achieving sustainable economic development . The session will also discuss financing to support low-carbon sectors.
The session will be held with the participation of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ahmed Samir Saleh, Minister of Industry and Trade of Egypt, Mehmet Fatih Kacir, Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey, and Riad Mazour. Minister of Industry and Trade of Morocco.
The second session, titled “Technology Transfer and the Role of International Relations,” will assess the local and international movement of technologies. It will focus on the importance of international cooperation in promoting innovation to develop technological solutions and improve their transfer and exchange, as well as promoting equal access globally.
The session will be held with the participation of Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Omran Sharaf, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Science and Advanced Technology in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Keith Azzopardi Tanti, Parliamentarian of Malta. Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation.
The third session, titled “Quality Infrastructure”, will focus on the importance of robust quality infrastructure in achieving sustainable industrial development, promoting sustainability and trade facilitation.
The session will be held with the participation of Dr. Farah Ali Al Zarooni, Assistant Undersecretary for Standards and Regulations Sector at MIA, Jo Cops, President of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Ciyong Zou, Deputy Director General and Managing Director at UNIDO, and Ramy Zaki, CEO of the Multinational Business Group .