Agenda

Future Factories Summit Mena 2021

DAY 1 | 22 MARCH 2021, MONDAY

 

10:00 – 17:00

 

10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE & OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
  • Nimbhorkar P.S., Chief Operating Officer, Dolphin Manufacturing LLC – UAE

10:05 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE | ACHIEVING ZERO HARM IN SAFETY CRITICAL ORGANISATION THROUGH AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
  • Salman Dawood Abdulla, Executive Vice President, EGA EHSSQ and Business Transformation, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

10:20 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | CEO PANEL: THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR – STEMMING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ECONOMY
  • Digital transformation transitioning to ‘urgent-priority’
  • Identifying opportunities for resilience in a post-pandemic world?
  • Role of Manufacturing sector in National Development plans of the regional governments

 

  • Nimbhorkar P.S., Chief Operating Officer, Dolphin Manufacturing LLC – UAE
  • Steen Hadsbjerg, Chief Executive Officer, The National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) – KSA
  • Rajeev Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Al Maha Ceramics SAOG – OMAN
  • Hassan Al-Hazeem, Chief Executive Officer, Intercoil International – UAE
  • Ismail Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer, Strata – UAE

11:00 AM
DIGITALIZATION OF ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY – BOSCH TOPIC
  • Swati Vats, Regional Manager – Middle East, Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Bosch – UAE

 

 


11:10 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:25 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | MIDDLE EAST: Unlocking the region’s manufacturing potential
  • An end to oil dependency – Can Middle East become a manufacturing hub?
  • Will Saudi Arabia and UAE going to be the world’s next big manufacturing destinations?
  • Building Future Factories: Gearing Up local manufacturers for the new era of Manufacturing

 

  • Khamis Metwaly, Country Logistics and International Trade Manager, Procter & Gamble – EGYPT & NORTH AFRICA
  • Iyad Jaber, Head of Supply Chain, United Foods Company – UAE
  • Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh, SVP Technology & Advanced Materials, Strata – UAE
  • Emmanuel Uppinivalsa, Director / Owner, Paris Perfumes Ind LLC – UAE
  • Martyn Gill, EMEA Business Development Director – EMEA, LightHouse Systems – UK

 

 


11:55 AM
HOW TO BEGIN YOUR DIGITAL JOURNEY – KEY STEPS TO CONSIDER
  • Phil Lewis, Vice President, Solution Consulting EMEA, Infor – UK

 

 


12:05 PM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:20 PM
DECLUTTERING THE CONCEPT OF IIOT / INDUSTRY 4.0 / SMART FACTORY IN 15 DAYS
  • Balaji Nambi, Channel Market Director, PTC Inc. – UAE


12:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION | SHAPING SKILLS AND CULTURE FOR THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE -NURTURING & ENGAGING LOCAL TALENT
  • Youth development & skill building – is manufacturing & engineering being given the significance it deserves in our schools?
  • Importance of necessary skill shift to explore the full potential of digitalization
  • Is there a workforce management strategy in place? Placing emphasis on succession planning for business continuity

 

  • Walaa Maher, General Manager Logistics & Supply Chain, RAK Ceramics – UAE
  • Eng.Naif Aladhyani, Vice President, , Arasco – KSA
  • Mohamed Fayez Monir, Head of Third Party Manufacturing, Boehringer Ingelheim – UAE
  • Dr. Swapan Kumar Jana, Director – R&D and Manufacturing, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. – INDIA

01:10 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

01:20 AM – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS

DAY 2 | 23 MARCH 2021, TUESDAY

 

10:00 – 17:00

 

10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE & OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
  • Chellam Sankar, Head -Manufacturing, Pharmax Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC – UAE

10:05 AM
OPENING SPEAKER – THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE POST COVID-19 PARADIGM
  • Dr. Nancy W. Gleason, Director of the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor of Practice in Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi – UAE

10:20 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | CIO PANEL: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – THE MANUFACTURING METAMORPHOSIS
  • How to Start the Smart-Manufacturing Journey: Creating a Digital Backbone
  • Exploring how digital transformation is helping companies move from mass production to customized production
  • Digital servitization: Crossing the perspectives of digitization and servitization

 

  • Yaser Al Jughaiman, Group Chief Information Officer, Riyadh Cables Group Company – KSA
  • Raahil Burhaani, Chief Information Officer, Essar Oil (UK) Limited – UK
  • Sridhar Rajagopal, Principal Solution Engineer, Epicor – UAE


11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS   

11:15 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | COVID19: THE VALUE OF A SUPPLY CHAIN CONTINGENCY PLAN
  • Identifying business continuity planning strategies
  • Adaptation of a long-term supply chain strategy
  • Reimagining the design of supply chain

 

  • Iyad Jaber, Head of Supply Chain, United Foods Co. – UAE
  • Yasir Jamal, Vice President Supply Chain, Unilever – UAE
  • Dr. Hanna Gomma, Director Middle East and Pakistan Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez – UAE
  • Walaa Maher, General Manager Logistics & Supply Chain, RAK Ceramics – UAE
  • Khamis Metwaly, Country Logistics and International Trade Manager, Procter & Gamble – EGYPT & NORTH AFRICA

11:55 AM
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION
  • Vikram Kumar, General Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa, OnRobot – DENMARK


12:05 PM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:20 PM
WHAT WILL BE THE RISK TO YOUR BUSINESS IF YOU RESIST IN INVESTING IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS
  • Martyn Gill, , EMEA Business Development Director – EMEA, LightHouse Systems – UK

 

 


12:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION | THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL INNOVATION
  • Industry 4.0 and the evolution of operational excellence & lean strategies
  • Driving sustainable innovation and operational excellence: the benefits of integrating core improvement programs into the company culture
  • Implementing the Manufacturing Operational Excellence Plan with the alignment of people, process & technology

 

  • Chellam Sankar, Head – Manufacturing, Pharmax Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC – INDIA
  • Nimbhorkar P. S., Chief Operating Officer, Dolphin Manufacturing LLC – UAE
  • Luc Roesems, Vice President Manufacturing, Samsonite Europe NV – BELGIUM
  • N.C. Chakrabarti, Vice President & Head- Smart Manufacturing, Reliance Industries Limited – INDIA

01:00 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

01:10 AM – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS