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GMIS 2019 regional organizing committee holds first meeting

23 October 2018
Состоялось первое заседание регионального оргкомитета по подготовке GMIS-2019

Participants in the first meeting of the regional organizing committee in charge of preparations for the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2019) in Yekaterinburg held a meeting on 22 October to discuss the venue’s readiness to host the large-scale international event as well as the transport infrastructure hospitality of the city and region.

Yekaterinburg will host the second GMIS in July 2019. The corresponding memorandum was signed as part of SPIEF 2018 between UNIDO, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Global Manufacturing Organisation Limited (GMOL). The initiative was also supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin at SPIEF 2018.

«It is a great honour for us to host a forum where issues concerning industrial development during the fourth industrial revolution will be discussed at the such well-represented level. The theme of the Global Summit will be nature-like technologies: biometric design and bionics and their effective incorporation into production and economic processes. Scientists in our region who work at the Centre for Fundamental Biotechnology, in particular, are actively developing this segment as well», Sverdlovsk Region Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev said.

Dmitry Mikhailov, the deputy CEO at the Roscongress Foundation, told the organizing committee about the operator’s readiness to host GMIS 2019. Mikhailov said a lot of preparatory work has been carried out so far and a detailed plan on preparations for and hosting the summit will be presented at a meeting of the national organizing committee. «We just visited the congress centre that is under construction, and everything is going according to plan. We have been preparing for the summit since April of this year and we want to thank the regional government for its support», he said.

Special attention will need to be paid to transport infrastructure as part of preparations for the summit. Sverdlovsk Region Minister of Transport and Road Facilities Vasily Starkov said a large amount of work is scheduled to be carried out around the Yekaterinburg-EXPO International Exhibition Centre. Sverdlovsk Railway is ready to receive guests today. However, most of the summit’s guests and participants are expected to arrive through Koltsovo International Airport. Plans are in place to install new screening machines and purchase additional passenger boarding stairs.

The GMIS 2019 will be attended by industry officials and business leadres from 20 countries and will be the first event to be held at the congress centre that is currently under construction at the Yekaterinburg-EXPO IEC. The congress centre, which has total area of 41,600 square metres, is slated to be commissioned in June 2019, and all work is currently on schedule. The summit will feature a demonstration of advanced production capabilities, breakthrough technologies, innovative start-ups, and new business initiatives.