The China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE) has announced its newly forged partnership with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be co-organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi from 27 to 30 March 2017.
As China’s largest federation of industrial associations, the CFIE promotes the key topics that GMIS is committed to pursuing, including the progression of manufacturing in light of the next industrial revolution, exploring governance in the digital age of industry and social responsibility.
Established in 1988, CFIE now has 413 members, including 178 national industrial association members, and covers an extensive range of industrial sectors, including iron and steel, textiles, light industry, machinery, electronics, petrochemical, electricity, building materials, aviation and aerospace, energy and transportation.
Commenting on the announcement, XIONG Meng, Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of CFIE, said: “Manufacturing has long been the backbone of China’s economy, and we have remained competitive globally through increasing industrial activities and by adopting progressive policies and technologies.
The GMIS will provide us with an opportunity to share our own experiences with our peers in the industry, while exchanging knowledge with the world’s leaders in this sector, so that we can implement and develop the best practices that will facilitate the sustainable growth of China’s manufacturing and industrial sector as we enter the Industry 4.0 era.”
Badr Al-Olama, CEO of Strata and Head of the Organising Committee, said: “As the world’s largest manufacturer and a leading trade partner for numerous economies across the globe, China is exemplary in many ways and we are privileged to establish a strategic partnership with CFIE to promote industry-wide reforms across the world.
Given the prestigious standing of CFIE, and the vast contribution of its members, we believe the upcoming GMIS will witness the drive and ambition that the manufacturing sector aims to achieve in restoring global economic prosperity.”
As the world’s first ever cross-industry forum, the Summit is designed to create universal consensus by unifying governments, businesses and civil society to take a transformational approach towards shaping the future of manufacturing.