The summit will conclude on 27 November.
Egypt is taking part in the GMIS, with Minister of Information and Communication Technology Amr Talaat attending on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The GMIS is bringing together leaders from the global manufacturing and technology communities to discuss and shape the future of manufacturing, especially amid the ongoing coronavirus challenges.
The 70-session event is gathering over 45 UAE policymakers and industry leaders, more than 250 international speakers, and 500 participants.
The GMIS is co-chaired by the UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
This is the second time the UAE hosts the summit. The inaugural edition was organised in Abu Dhabi in 2017. The GMIS is held under the patronage of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The summit aims to place manufacturing at the heart of economic regeneration and government policymaking and utilise technology as a tool for global cooperation.