Las Vegas, United States, March 2018: One of world’s biggest names in technology development has joined forces with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) to support its aim of uniting sectors and nations to transform the future of manufacturing – through capitalizing on a new age of innovation that is redrawing the boundaries of possibility.

IBM (NYSE: IBM), the US multinational technology company and global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), has been announced as a Founding Partner of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit at Think 2018, a conference where thought-leaders from around the world gather with the aim of building a smarter business world, held in Las Vegas from 19-22 March.

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit was established in 2015 to build bridges between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to regenerate the global economy.

As a joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is the world’s first-ever cross industry forum, committed to promoting a roadmap for manufacturing that echoes the evolution of technology, international trade, and global best practices.