The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) granded Russia with the right to host its second edition in 2019 in the city of Yekaterinburg.
The announcement was made by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, during his plenary session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), alongside the President of France Emmanuel Macron, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. In his opening statement, Putin said the focus will be on the use of advanced, promising technologies in the economy, industry and other spheres. He invited the world leaders and SPIEF guests to come to the GMIS in Yekaterinburg next year.
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, a pioneering cross-industry forum aiming to unify the world in shaping the future of manufacturing, was founded by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The forum bridges the gap between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformation of manufacturing.
The first summit was held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2017. The second edition will look at nature-like technologies, otherwise known as biomimetic design and biomimicry. The science of mapping design challenges to the natural world to find innovative solutions has led to some of the world’s most important inventions. By using nature to inspire manufacturing innovations, GMIS2019 will promote strategies and designs to deliver solutions that achieve sustainable industrial development.
The Summit will be staged in conjunction with International Industrial Fair (INNOPROM) that will be held for the tenth time in Yekaterinburg in July 2019.