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Dubai will host the first GCC Manufacturing Excellence & Technology Summit in November 2016

Significant expansion of the GCC region’s industrial base in terms of the number of factories and size of investments over the last five years is a clear indicator of manufacturing becoming the key sector contributing significantly to the region’s economy. Data from industry reports indicate that across the GCC, 3257 factories were set up and functioning within a five year period. United Arab Emirates is at the forefront of this growth with the country aiming to contribute 25% to its overall GDP by the year 2025.

Taking advantage of this robust growth, manufacturers are adopting lean manufacturing practices to improve productivity, streamline processes, reduce waste and be cost effective. Against this backdrop, global conference producers, Expotrade have designed the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit 2016 that will be held on 14-15 November 2016 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.

Under the theme ‘Achieve Manufacturing Operational Excellence’, the summit will address major developments, cover success stories and focus on key topics such as IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), matured lean processes, process excellence & quality management, advanced industrial robots, mobile technologies for smart factories and improve environmental performance with green manufacturing.

Strategies to improve operational capabilities to achieve excellence in manufacturing will be shared through keynote presentations, panel discussions and case study presentations by experts and top executives from the leading manufacturers in the world. Ashraf Zaki, Manufacturing Director, Colgate Palmolive; Kunal Sharma, National Head – Operational Excellence & Centre of Excellence, Coca-Cola; Mario Naldini, Director of Manufacturing, Pirelli; Jagdish Ramaswamy, President – Corporate Business Excellence, Aditya Birla Group; Sathish Narayanan, Productivity Lead- Lean Six Sigma – Middle East & Africa, Pepsico and Souraj Salah, Business Process Improvement Manager, Juma Al Majid Group, amongst others have confirmed to speak at the summit.

Commenting on the new event for this region, Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “The GCC region’s emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse is imminent. Keeping this in mind, the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit has been designed. As the only event of its kind in this region, the summit will bring together the who’s who of industry heads to network, ideate, engage in cross-sector knowledge sharing and learn techniques that will help your organization assess its capabilities and attain global competitiveness.”

At the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit, learn from industry experts from across the globe on the techniques and nuances to help manufacturers’ achieve improvement and attain excellence in manufacturing operations. The summit will attract over 300 senior department heads representing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Process Innovation, Process Development, Plant Production, Process Management, Quality Assurance and Control, Six Sigma, Supply Chain, IT & Cyber Security, R&D, Designing and Health and Safety.

More information on the GCC Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Summit is available at http://www.gccmanufacturing.com/. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #GMETS2016.

About Expotrade

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

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