Abu Dhabi: His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman Engineer, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and Abu Dhabi Director General, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, attended the Chamber with representatives from various ministries, high-level representatives and industry leaders Along with a number of distinguished officials, the Middle East Design and Build Week (MEDBW) and the Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo (MEMT) kicked off today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), UAE. These activities support the national goal of reforming the UAE’s industrial sector to achieve economic growth and strengthen the country’s influence in the global manufacturing landscape.
Organised jointly by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) and CONNECT, MEDBW and MEMT provided an innovative platform over three days to showcase technological advancements in the UAE’s construction, design, manufacturing and industrial sectors. These activities are supported by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) as a supporting partner, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) as a strategic partner, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (ADDCT) as a destination partner, Abu Dhabi Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as venue partner, Etihad Airways as airline partner and leading government agencies and industry associations.
Speaking about the event, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Said: “The Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy is focused on strengthening the emirate’s position as the most competitive industrial and manufacturing hub in the region. The strategy is expected to accelerate the industrialization of the UAE and boost growth in construction, construction, manufacturing and technology verticals. Development. Middle East Design and Build Week and Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo are both in line with government initiatives to promote industry development. We invite industry stakeholders to join forces to support the country’s Industrial Revolution and contribute to establishing the UAE as a manufacturing and construction powerhouse .”
National Domestic Value (ICV) programmes such as Action 300 Billion, Made in UAE and Made in Abu Dhabi aim to promote private sector participation in national economic development by localising key components. Production supply chain and initiatives to promote the development of the sector.
Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of the UAE Development Bank, said: “The manufacturing and development of advanced technologies is at the forefront of the economic growth agenda set by the UAE government. As the UAE’s development bank, EDB is proud to serve as a leader in the country’s economic development and industrial advancement. A key financial engine plays an integral role. MEMT brings together key UAE manufacturing leaders and policy makers with a common goal of supporting the UAE’s industrialisation and economic diversification. We look forward to discussions that will highlight the UAE’s non-oil sector economic development and its Huge opportunity for positioning as a high-tech manufacturing hub in the region.”
MEDBW and MEMT Expo are focused on transforming manufacturing, construction and industrial applications, in line with the UAE’s Economic Development Industrial Strategy. By infusing internationally recognised practices into local manufacturing, encouraging local businesses to lead innovation in the industry, and highlighting potential investment opportunities, these events aim to drive transformational change in the country.
“Our participation in Middle East Design and Build Week highlights our dedication to manufacturing high-quality steel and building material products, while being an industry leader through our commitment to sustainability and safety,” said Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel Arkan Group. “Middle East Design and Build Week allows us to share our wide range of high-quality products, developed specifically for these industries, with current and future clients in the building and construction industry. In addition, the event provides us with an opportunity to establish new strategic partners relationship opportunities to support our future growth and development.”
The business platforms offered at both events underscore the state’s importance to economic transformation driven by technological reforms in manufacturing and to capitalize on the rapidly developing frontier of industrial modernization. The 3-day exhibition showcases the latest technologies, advanced solutions and innovative services from around the world, offering attendees the opportunity to network, learn and explore cutting-edge solutions in architecture, design, industrialization, manufacturing and technology.
Consistent with the national strategy to develop the UAE’s industrial sector, key decision-making regulators, C-level thought leaders and distinguished speakers engaged in meaningful dialogue in CPD-accredited workshops and panel discussions. Free-to-attend sessions of Architecture Lectures, Design Lectures and Manufacturing Lectures connect local and global stakeholders to foster constructive debate, encouraging participants to exchange ideas with industry experts and like-minded peers to develop new relationships.
With the active participation of local and international companies, as well as senior professionals, industry stakeholders, policy makers, decision-making experts and leaders from the UAE, GCC and other parts of the world, MEDBW and MEMT envision to showcase the UAE as an industry A model of transformation.
The event is free to attend. Through single registration, attendees will be able to visit exhibitions and workshops. Register online https://bit.ly/3cp734e
For more information, visit www.middleeastdesignandbuildweek.com and www.memanufacturingandtechnology.com