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Latin American MSMEs Webinar Commences GMIS Digital Series 2021

Preparations are advanced ahead of the convening of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) 2021, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 22-27 November. This year’s Summit will focus on the theme of “Rewiring Societies: Reshaping Digitalization for Prosperity”, to be held in parallel to Dubai Expo 2020.

Once again, the Co-Chairs UNIDO and the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates will convene the GMIS Digital Series, in order to gain regionally-specific insights and knowledge ahead of the 2021 Summit. The series will consist of three high-level webinars, focusing on the challenges of digitalization in Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific respectively.

The series will begin with the high-level webinar “Harnessing Policymaking to Bolster Innovation and Digital Transformation of Latin American MSMES, moderated by UNIDO Managing Director, Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, to be broadcast at 15:00 (CEST) on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

The session features some very high level policymakers, private sector leaders and academics, including keynote addresses from Her Excellency Victoria Hernandez Mora, Minister of Economy, Costa Rica; Leonardo Chacón Rodriguez, Vice-Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce, Costa Rica; Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; and UNIDO Director General, LI Yong.

There are also panel interventions from His Excellency Victor Bisono Haza, Minister of Industry, Trade and SMEs, Dominican Republic; Ruben Geneyro, President, INTI Argentina; and Gabriela Dutrenit, President, Latin American Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems.

Watch high-level webinar “Harnessing Policymaking to Bolster Innovation and Digital Transformation of Latin American MSMES” here or via the GMIS YouTube channel.

For further information contact dta [at] unido.org.

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