The 23rd UNWTO General Assembly

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) is a joint initiative by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates. The 1st Summit was held in March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Over 3000 delegates from more than 40 countries participated in this event and discussed prospectives of harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformation of manufacturing to the strengthening and ensuring the sustainable development of industry, community, business and national economics. The 2nd Summit extended program will include discussions on such issues as importance of nature-centered technologies, their impact on industries, benefits for local communities and their role in achieving the objectives of the UN sustainable development.