The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) recently selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural American GMIS summit in autumn 2022.
The American Middle East Institute (AMEI), headquartered in Pittsburgh, partnered with GMIS to bring the conference to the city.
The summit will bring together investors, innovators, industry experts, manufacturers, CEOs, governments, and nongovernmental organizations with the goal of creating transformational solutions that can only be identified through unified effort and endeavor, and encouraging discussions, debates and an exchange of knowledge.
It is a joint initiative led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United Arab Emirates.
“The mission of the GMIS and Pittsburgh’s unique ecosystem align seamlessly, and it’s an exciting honor for the city to be chosen to host next year’s summit,” Dennis Davin, Department of Community and Economic Development secretary, said. “Pittsburgh is a city with incredible history that continues to reinvent itself. The (Gov. Tom) Wolf Administration is committed to fueling its growth and transformation and continuing to bring new opportunities to both western Pennsylvania and the commonwealth as a whole.”
Pittsburgh was selected because of its universities and because of its advanced manufacturing, robotics, and artificial intelligence companies. The city became a contender after Mayor Bill Peduto traveled to Dubai in 2018.