By Gavin Gibbon
Summit was due to be held in Germany in April but has fallen victim to coronavirus outbreak
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2020) is set to become the first ever virtual gathering for the manufacturing community.
The event was scheduled to be held in Hanover, Germany, in April but has fallen victim to the current coronavirus outbreak. The trade fair, Hannover Messe, has also been cancelled.
The third edition of GMIS 2020 will now take place as a series of digital sessions.
Badr Al-Olama, head of the organising committee for GMIS, said: “History demonstrates that innovation has proven to be an effective tool in solving the world’s toughest challenges time and again, while also being the driving force behind the advancement of humanity and global prosperity.
“In a world where many discussions are taking place around some of the negative implications of 4IR technologies, it is times like this that we should encourage policymakers to streamline and fast track regulations that allow certain technologies, such as autonomous mobility, to restore many parts of our daily lives and help us overcome unprecedented challenges.”