ABU DHABI, 16th August, 2022 (WAM) — The highly anticipated events, Middle East Design & Build Week (MEDBW) and Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo (MEMT) are gearing up to bring the construction, design, manufacturing, and technology industries together in September.
Jointly organised by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and CONNECT, the events aim to accelerate technological advancements in the construction, design, and manufacturing industry through a showcase of innovative solutions between 12th and 14th September, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The events have garnered support from government bodies and leading industry associations, such as the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), Ministry of Economy, UAE Chambers, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), British Contract Furnishing Association, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and Etihad Airways.
With participation from leading global manufacturers and their dealers catering to the entire construction, manufacturing and technology sectors, the exhibitions will feature products and solutions from Airtron LLC, Al Mahbara Digital Audio-Visual Systems Trading LLC, Al Masaood LLC, AVEVA Select Gulf, Solid World Middle East DMCC, Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority, Advanced Products of Sand LLC, Emirates Steel Arkan, Global Gypsum Co. L.L.C, Salalah, INECO INC., Memaar Building Systems, Plan Radar Software Trading LLC and many other companies.
As part of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy to strengthen the emirate’s position as the region’s most competitive industrial hub, the Abu Dhabi government has announced an investment of AED10 billion (US$2.72 billion) across six industrial programmes. This move is expected to raise the size of the manufacturing sector to AED172bn by 2031. The strategy’s initiatives focus on key manufacturing sectors, namely, chemicals, machinery, electrical power, electrical equipment, transportation, agri-foods, and pharmaceuticals.
To spur growth and innovation in the manufacturing sector, the government plans to invest in Industry 4.0 programme by adopting new technologies and processes, a digital geographic information system (GIS) mapping programme, a home-grown supply chain programme, value chain development programme to drive local infrastructure development, circular economy programme, and talent development programme.
Emphasising the role of MEDBW and MEMT in developing the construction and manufacturing industry, Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director-General, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, “Today Abu Dhabi stands at the helm of an economic transformation driven by technological reforms in manufacturing and industrial growth. To advance Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is excited to present a range of opportunities for leveraging innovative technologies and solutions. The Middle East Design & Build Week and Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo are set to augment the national strategies by presenting a trade platform for the construction, design, manufacturing, and industrialisation sectors to convene over three days to develop business, collaborate, network, and learn.”
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), the Strategy Partner of the events, plays an instrumental role in driving economic growth and diversity across various sectors that advance the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Some of their initiatives include supporting Industry 4.0, facilitating ease of doing business to MSMEs, accelerating the pace of technological transformation in the industrial sector and sharing best practices for designing and launching incentive packages to advance the shift towards applications of Industry 4.0, the “Abu Dhabi Innovates” framework to enhance innovation framework in the emirate.
Over three days of the events, a series of thought-provoking discussions and informative workshops will unite industry leaders to discuss strategies and initiatives for the growth of the construction, design, and manufacturing sectors. Experts from the Ministry of Economy, AESG, American University in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, RIBA, Simone de gale Architects, Schueco Middle East, and VOX will shed light on topics such as construction market outlook, trends shaping the construction industry, the future of technology in architecture, innovation in design, smart space for smart living in the Construction Talks forum. In addition, an exclusive Construction Workshop will cover the BIM + digital technologies to create a smart sustainable future.
Distinguished industry influencers, C-suite executives and leaders from Emirates Steel, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood LLC, and many other firms will impart valuable insights in the Design Talks session on building a safer future for construction, 3D print collaboration for construction, sustainable architecture, sustainable construction, and accessibility in design.
The Manufacturing Talks session will stage eminent leaders from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Emirates Development Bank, and other prominent corporations to emphasise the Make it in The Emirates strategy, manufacturing market outlook, development of SME manufacturers, manufacturing workforce, and financing manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Workshop will present lean management techniques for reducing costs, and increasing quality control and functionality.
With an aim to highlight the growing technological advancements, both events will welcome the entire value chain of the construction and manufacturing industry. By single registration, attendees will be able to visit both the events and benefit from wide opportunities to present, learn, and explore cutting-edge solutions in the construction, design, industrialisation, manufacturing, and technology sectors.