Emirates News Agency – Concept, construction, manufacturing and technology, a week at ADNEC

ABU DHABI, 12th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Middle East Concept and Build Week (MEDBW) and Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo (MEMT) kicked off today at the Center Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates.

The events support national goals to reform the UAE’s industrial sector to achieve economic growth and strengthen the country’s footprint in the global manufacturing landscape.

The events were launched in the presence of the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, members of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the Managing Director of the Chamber of Abu Dhabi Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, as well as a number of prominent officials from various ministries, high-level delegates and industry leaders.

Organized by ADCCI and CONNECT, MEDBW and MEMT provide an innovative three-day platform to demonstrate technological advancements in the construction, concept, manufacturing and industrial sectors in the United Arab Emirates. The events are organized with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) as Supporting Partner, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) as Strategic Partner, Department of Culture and Abu Dhabi Tourism (ADDCT) as Destination Partner, ADNEC as Venue Partner, Etihad Airways as Airline Partner and key government bodies and trade associations.

Speaking about the event, ADCCI’s Managing Director said: “Abu Dhabi’s industrial strategy is focused on strengthening the emirate’s position as the most competitive industrial and manufacturing hub. of the region. The strategy is expected to accelerate industrialization in the UAE and facilitate activities in the construction, manufacturing and technology verticals. The Middle East Concept and Build Week and the Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo are both aligned with government initiatives to facilitate industry. We invite industry stakeholders to come together to support the country’s industrial revolution and help establish the UAE’s position as a powerhouse in manufacturing and construction.”

National In-Country Value (ICV) initiatives such as ‘Operation 300 Billion’, ‘Make it in the Emirates’ and ‘Made in Abu Dhabi’ aim to stimulate private sector participation in the country’s economic development by locating critical parts of the production supply chain and catalyze initiatives aimed at the development of the sector.

Emirates Development Bank Managing Director Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi said, “Advanced technology manufacturing and development is at the forefront of the economic growth agenda set by the UAE government. As the development bank of the United Arab Emirates, the EDB is proud to play a vital role as a key financial engine for the economic development and industrial advancement of the country. MEMT brings together key leaders and decision makers in the UAE’s manufacturing sector, united by the common goal of supporting the industrialization and economic diversification of the UAE.

We look forward to discussions that will highlight the immense opportunities for progress towards the development of the UAE’s non-oil sector economy and its positioning as a high-tech manufacturing hub in the region.”

“Our participation in Middle East Design and Build Week underscores our dedication to manufacturing high quality steel products and building materials, in addition to being an industry leader through our commitments to sustainability and safety,” said Emirates Steel Arkan Group CEO Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi. “The Middle East Design and Build Week allows us to share with our current and future customers in the construction and building sectors our wide range of high quality products, developed specifically for these sectors. Additionally, the event provides us with the opportunity to forge new strategic partnerships to support our future growth and development,” he added.

Translated by: Mervat Mahmoud.

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