Agenda

Future Factories Summit Mena 2021

DAY 1 | 22 MARCH 2021, MONDAY

 

10:00 – 17:00

 

10:00 AM
Welcome Note

10:05 AM
Opening Keynote by Guest of Honor

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

 

  • 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

10:50 AM
CLOUD ERP – KEY TO FAST-TRACK DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • Web based vs On-premises: measuring the performance and ROI of ERP
  • Why are small-scale manufacturers moving to Cloud ERP?
  • Critical sources of value enabled by cloud transformation

10:55 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:10 AM
5G FOR MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
  • How 5G will empower the Smart factories of the future
  • Insights for designing the 5G IoT business strategy
  • Importance of driving futuristic factories with connected devices and interoperable environments

11:15 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

 

  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Jabri, Chief Executive Officer, United Gulf Industrial Consortia for Investment & Consultation (UGICON) – KSA

11:45 AM
THE RISING IMPORTANCE OF NEW-GEN MANUFACTURING ROBOTS & AUTOMATION
  • COBOTS – Forging winning partnerships with man & machine
  • How ‘Robot-ready’ are Manufacturers in the Middle East?
  • Exploring the new concept of ‘lights-out’ – how will advanced automation impact the manufacturing industry?

11:50 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:05 PM
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MANUFACTURING: THE NEW FUEL FOR GROWTH
  • Unlocking the value of manufacturing data in the Industry 4.0 world
  • How predictive AI will power the factory of the future
  • What are the future AI trends and/or developments manufacturers should be aware of?

12:10 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

 

  • Dr. Jarrah Jarrah, Chief Operating Officer, Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd.

12:40 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:40 AM – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS

DAY 2 | 23 MARCH 2021, TUESDAY

 

10:00 – 17:00

 

10:00 AM
Welcome Note

10:05 AM
Opening Keynote – International Guest Speaker

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

10:50 AM
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: CONNECTED, SMART, AND COLLABORATIVE
  • Connected & Intelligent Smart Factories – How Does It Impact Productivity, Profitability & Predictability?
  • Where Do Humans Fit in the Factory of the Future?
  • Deciphering the potential of IoT – The Beacon of Innovation in Manufacturing

10:55 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:10 AM
WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE POST COVID-19 PARADIGM?
  • Is Industry 4.0 relevant anymore?
  • Role of advanced technologies in recovering and building a more resilient and agile business
  • Will the future of successful digital transformation in manufacturing lie in collaboration not technology?

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

 

  • Yasir Jamal, Vice President Supply Chain, Unilever – UAE
  • Dr. Hanna Gomma, Director Middle East and Pakistan Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez – UAE

11:45 AM
INDUSTRIAL IOT: RISE OF DIGITAL TWIN IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR
  • How to lay the cornerstone with the digital twin technology?
  • Is Industry 4.0 Digital twin a must-have for today’s manufacturer?
  • Overview of use cases of industrial IoT application deployments

11:50 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:05 PM
SECURING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE – THE NEED FOR SMART FACTORIES TO BE SECURE, VIGILANT & RESILIENT
  • How to manage digital risk in the age of connected production & its impact on the supply chain?
  • Developing cybersecurity skills – the need for a cyber-compatible workforce at your manufacturing facility
  • Getting manufacturers to be cyber-compliant and raising awareness on building cyber- resilience capabilities

12:10 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

 

  • Nimbhorkar P. S., Chief Operating Officer, Dolphin Manufacturing LLC – UAE
  • Luc Roesems, Vice President Manufacturing, Samsonite Europe NV – BELGIUM

12:40 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:40 AM – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS