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Emirates News Agency – AD Ports Group showcases future-proof innovations that reimagine trade


ABU DHABI, 24th February, 2023 (WAM) — AD Ports Group has expanded this year’s ‘Innovation Week’ for both internal staff and the public. Innovation Week is an annual festival to promote breakthrough creativity and advanced technological capabilities, in line with the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy and part of the Group’s ongoing efforts to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a global innovation hub.

Launching on 20 February 2023, AD Ports Group’s ‘Innovation Agenda’ offers exciting virtual virtual world events, the latest cutting-edge technology under the themes of ‘Environmental Sustainability’, ‘Internationalization’ and ‘Operational Excellence’ and an inspiring series of presentations from top experts in the event industry.

Innovation Week 2023 kicked off with a fireside chat, featuring experts from AD Ports Group and Microsoft Corporation on “The Future of Work – Artificial Intelligence Agents.” Viewers gained valuable insight into the opportunities and challenges that artificial intelligence (AI) will bring to all global organizations and their employees. Conversations help to further understanding of key issues in the rapidly changing world of artificial intelligence.

For the second year in a row, AD Ports Group’s Innovation Week hosts an Innovation Hackathon, encouraging employees to collaborate creatively to design solutions to current and future business challenges, culminating in recommendations to the Group’s key decision makers.

A key highlight of Innovation Week was the launch of the first-of-its-kind AI modeling tool. Powered by AD Ports Innovation, the app enables architects, designers and facility management professionals to adopt more sustainable energy management methods in the construction and maintenance of buildings and warehouses. The state-of-the-art application, available online to all global stakeholders, is designed with an easy-to-use interface and will calculate estimated energy savings from the use of advanced climate coatings.

Throughout the innovation week, AI innovation experts provided the group’s engineers and technicians with hands-on self-driving truck training to equip them with theoretical and practical knowledge on the topic. These activities are in line with AD Ports Group’s innovation strategy, which aims to maximize automation in port operations by increasing the adoption of self-driving technology.

Eiman Al Khalaqi, Vice President Innovation, AD Ports Group, explained: “AD Ports Group is proud to be at the forefront of innovation and the technological revolution. We understand the importance of continuously promoting a culture of innovation by demonstrating our unique capabilities, through a wide range of Events and initiatives as we celebrate ‘UAE Innovate 2023’.

She added: “We have consistently leveraged our multi-faceted portfolio of projects and expertise to shape a more sustainable future at the direction of our wise leadership and have pioneered the development and implementation of innovations that will contribute to the sustainable nature of our business. growth and “expansion into an increasingly competitive global market. By mastering the art of innovation, AD Ports Group will continue to set the standard for the industry and lead the lasting transformation of future trade. “

Concluding February 28, the seven-day calendar concluded with an awards ceremony honoring creatives who received ideas through AD Ports Group’s IBTIKAR creative management platform. Since its inception, the Ideas and Innovation Program has seen over 12,800 inspiring ideas generated by innovators from AD Ports Group staff and stakeholders, and many innovators have been recognized and rewarded for their contributions.

In recent years, AD Ports Group has made great strides in advancing sustainable development strategies in the maritime and logistics industry. From research and development to the successful implementation of projects, focus on improving efficiency and using renewable energy to reduce emissions.

As the UAE commemorates the Year of Sustainable Development, the group’s efforts are critical to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, while working to ensure that these efforts are not only continued but expanded in the future.
In addition, with the UAE hosting the United Nations climate conference “COP 28”, the Group continues to work towards its sustainable development goals.


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