MoIAT Unveils Third 'Make it in the Emirates Forum' Agenda

MoIAT Unveils Third 'Make it in the Emirates Forum' Agenda 

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has announced the agenda for the third edition of the Make it in the Emirates Forum, taking place at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre on May 27-28 under the theme “Invest. Innovate. Grow.”

The forum is organised by the ministry in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC Group. It will bring together prominent local and international decision-makers, government officials, private companies, investors, experts, entrepreneurs, innovators and financing institutions. It also continues to support the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology to promote social and economic growth, ensure business sustainability and supply chain flexibility, as well as drive self-sufficiency in vital products. The event contributes to shaping the future of industry by promoting partnerships, investments, knowledge exchange and competitiveness.

Under the umbrella of the Make it in the Emirates initiative, the National In-Country Value (ICV) Program and the Technology Transformation Program (TTP), the forum will witness the announcement of agreements to enhance enablers, incentives, procurement opportunities, and the competitiveness of local products, as well as foster innovation, and technological transformation. The winners of the Make it in the Emirates Awards will also be announced, while an accompanying exhibition will showcase key industrial opportunities and locally manufactured products, with the participation of 44 major companies.

Last year, the UAE's industrial sector continued its growth, contributing AED101 billion to Abu Dhabi’s GDP, representing 16.5% of non-oil economy and 8.8% of the Emirate’s total GDP, which exceeded AED1.141 trillion. Meanwhile, the value of local procurement agreements increased by more than AED10 billion to reach AED120 billion through more than 1,400 products for local manufacturing, supporting business growth, as well as the flexibility and sustainability of local supply chains.


The first day of the 2024 forum will include panel discussions on the UAE's industrial vision titled ‘Realising the UAE's industrial vision: Operation 300bn and charting future growth,’ ‘Advancing the AI revolution: Implementing new computing paradigms in real-world industrial settings,’ and ‘Future-oriented ICV and alignment with offtake agreements and competitiveness: Leveraging ICV to drive innovation; collaborative approaches for strengthening industrialisation.’

It will also feature the Make it in the Emirates Awards ceremony to honor industrial companies and individuals who have contributed to innovation and sustainable industrial growth.

Sessions on the second day of the forum will discuss the UAE's efforts to attract investments in aerospace, explore green technology opportunities in the industrial sector, as well as the growth of sustainable manufacturing and achieving global leadership in key sectors, in addition to multi-OEM collaboration in smart mobility. A youth panel titled ‘Inspiring Youth Participation in Industry: A session to inspire Emirati
youth involvement in the industry,’ organised by the ministry’s Youth Council, will engage a new generation of entrepreneurs and talents to excel in the sector, in parallel with breakout sessions.

The Make it in the Emirates Forum is an incubator for industrial growth as well as local and global investment in the UAE, providing investment opportunities that enhance the resilience and self-sufficiency of the sector.

The forum is in line with MoIAT’s commitment to empowering and motivating national and international technology and industry companies to further their contribution to achieving the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology. The event also helps young Emirati entrepreneurs and startups to launch their projects and introduces them to investment opportunities by providing them with a platform share their success stories.

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