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Connecting the youth

Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has toured the Youth pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

During the visit, Sheikh Khaled praised the young Emirati team behind the design and implementation of the pavilion, which aims to connect youth from around the world.

He toured the pavilion with Shamma Bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and Vice President of the Arab Youth Centre, and Saeed Al Nazari, Director General of the Federal Youth Foundation and Chief Strategy Officer at the Arab Youth Centre.

He was briefed on the pavilion’s experiences, which take visitors on an interactive journey of empowerment.

He also discussed with the team the message of the pavilion, which represents a global platform for youth from around the world, and serves as an incubator for youth activities at Expo 2020.

It also highlights Emirati youth initiatives and their successful efforts to empower young people and engage them fully in contributing to the community.

Sheikh Khaled highlighted the key role of Emirati youth initiatives to engage young people in shaping the future of the UAE as the country prepares to celebrate its 50-year anniversary.

Falconry championships: The UAE Falcons Federation has announced Expo 2020 Dubai’s sponsorship of the upcoming season of Telwah Falconry Championship and Expo 2020 Dubai’s Shield for National Falcon Breeding.

Overseen by the UAE Falcons Federation, in cooperation with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage centre, the Expo 2020 Telwah Falconry Championship will be held from 7-15 December and features three categories, namely: the Sheikhs Category; the Public Category; and another Public Category for owners. Carrying a total prize money of Dhs3.84 million, the Championship will include 15 rounds. The top three winners in all rounds will be crowned during a ceremony that will coincide with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Commenting on the occasion, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE Falcons Federation, expressed his happiness of Expo 2020 Dubai’s sponsorship of the UAE Falcons Federation championships.

Sheikh Ahmed said that the Telwah Falconry Championship seeks to recognise the top winners in the traditional sport, who are playing a key role in preserving culture and heritage of their country and raising awareness of this art among a wider audience.

His Highness also highlighted the importance of the global mega event, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, in showcasing the UAE’s rich heritage, history and cultural identity to people from around the world. Sheikh Ahmed added that the UAE Falcons Federation organises various events and competitions as part of its objectives to preserve and promote excellence in the sport of falconry.

From her part, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai, said that Expo 2020 is delighted to sponsor the championships, noting that the mega event represents a unique opportunity to shed light on Emirati culture and its authentic values as well as the country’s various achievements.

She added: “Expo 2020 provides a platform to introduce the world and millions of visitors to a traditional sport that was practiced by our forefathers as well as showcase the UAE’s various efforts to preserve its heritage and culture.” To be organised on 17 February, 2022, Dubai’s Shield for National Falcon Breeding features two categories which include one for the Sheikhs and another for the Public, with one round each and prizes totaling AED490,000 for the top ten winners. A Dhs50,000 prize each has been allocated for the best bred falcon in the UAE (individuals category) and best bred falcon in the UAE (falcon breeding centre category).

GMIS and SAP  partnership: The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) and SAP announced a partnership to explore the role of smart manufacturing technologies to support the digital transformation of industries and supply chain networks worldwide.

The fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held at Expo’s Dubai Exhibition Centre from November 22-23, followed by side-events and conferences from November 24-27.

As a summit partner to the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021), SAP, the global enterprise software giant, will leverage its experience in advanced technology development and the deployment of Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions to showcase how businesses can benefit from more connected, autonomous, and adaptable industrial ecosystems by replacing traditional production systems with digitally enabled manufacturing processes and future-ready factories.

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit and SAP will also collaborate to highlight the latest trends and opportunities in global supply chain management, including the application of the Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Analytics, to help manufacturers improve operational efficiency, raise productivity, and build sustainable business models.

Sergio Maccotta, Senior Vice President, Middle East South, SAP, said: “SAP has five decades of experience helping manufacturers adapt to rapidly changing digital environments and reach new levels of digital transformation. As disruptive technologies continue to alter the traditional ways of working across factories and industrial plants, we are delighted to partner with GMIS to support and accelerate the next phase of supply chain transformation. Our joint vision and global footprint will undoubtedly help businesses benefit from the full potential of emerging technologies and drive economic progress.”

Badr Al-Olama, Head of the GMIS Organising Committee, said: “Both GMIS and SAP are committed to enabling businesses to overcome the challenges of a transitional and complex technology landscape and economic environment. Together, we hope to deliver cutting-edge insights on industrial innovation and support manufacturers specialising in every sector, from aerospace to electronics and automotive to consumer goods. We welcome SAP to our global network of partner organisations and look forward to shaping the future of industrial growth.”

The six-day GMIS Week will feature over 250 global speakers, including the two-day #GMIS2021 Summit on November 22-23, a Global Prosperity Conference and an Alternative & Renewable Energy Conference - The Green Chain Conference - on November 24, and country-focused conferences in partnership with the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy on November 25. The event will also run a six-day manufacturing and advanced technology exhibition to showcase some of the UAE’s most innovative capabilities.