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MoIAT signs agreements with 16 strategic partners and sponsors of MIITE Forum 2024

by Madaline Dunn

Ahead of the third Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Forum, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, and His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), witnessed the signing of 16 sponsorship agreements.

Organised by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in cooperation with ADDED and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the event is to take place from 27-28 May at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre under the theme ‘Investment, Sustainability, Growth.’

The Forum’s sponsorship categories comprise: the Diamond Category, which includes Dubai Industrial City, Emirates Development Bank (EDB) and Mubadala; the Gold Category, which includes PureHealth, Tawazun Economic Council, Emirates Steel Arkan, AD Ports Group, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB); and the Silver and Bronze Categories, which include TAQA, EDGE, Dubai Investments, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and UAE Space Agency.

The third MIITE Forum will focus on the industrial sector’s progress and its role in growing and developing advanced industries, clean energy solutions, enhancing food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, attracting industrial investments, and supporting technological transformation.

Further, during the MIITE Forum, MoIAT will host the second edition of the MIITE Awards to honour companies that have contributed significantly to industrial and technological development, localisation, sustainability and innovation.

Commenting on the aims of the Forum, His Excellency Dr. Al Jaber said: “The MIITE Forum fosters discussions on industrial partnerships and collaboration opportunities between national and global companies. It also showcases opportunities to localize production and help redirect procurement into the national economy. The MIITE Forum leverages local purchasing power to advance the industrial sector in line with our leadership’s directives to foster an enabling environment conducive to growth.

Further, he added that the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology aims to support the growth and competitiveness of the national industrial sector, as well as provide investors with enablers and incentives through the National In-Country (ICV) Program.

The Technology Transformation Program was highlighted as another program that supports digital transformation and enhances the efficiency and sustainability of industrial companies.

His Excellency Al Zaabi said: “We are proud to partner with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology for the Make it in the Emirates Forum 2024 as part of our efforts to contribute to the UAE’s industrial strategy, Operation 300bn, and achieving the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.”

Adding: “The industrial sector plays a key role in achieving the objectives of the next phase of our development. As part of these endeavors, the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy focuses on developing and attracting highly skilled talent, enhancing access to finance for industrial companies, fostering ease of doing business, and attracting local and foreign investment. The strategy’s programs support the local supply chain and expand access to international markets for UAE-manufactured products. We look forward to meeting industry leaders at the Make it in the Emirates Forum to discuss new opportunities and build partnerships.”

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