H.E. Omar Ahmed_Al-Suwaidi
H.E. Omar Ahmed_Al-Suwaidi

Dear Distinguished Guests, Esteemed Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure and honor that I extend my warmest welcome to all of you to The Second Gulf Metrology Forum, which will be held in the vibrant city of Dubai on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2024. As the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), I am delighted to address you and share my thoughts on the significance of this forum and its objectives.

Metrology, the science of measurement, plays a fundamental role in various sectors, including manufacturing, trade, healthcare, energy, and environmental protection. Accurate and reliable measurements are essential for ensuring fair trade, promoting innovation, protecting consumer rights, and enhancing the overall quality of products and services. In today’s rapidly advancing world, where technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace, it is crucial that we keep up with the latest advancements and standards in metrology.

The Second Gulf Metrology Forum provides a unique opportunity for participants to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in metrology, as well as explore innovative solutions and technologies that can drive progress in this field. Through a series of engaging panel discussions, workshops, and presentations, we aim to foster collaboration, encourage knowledge sharing, and establish strong networks among metrology professionals in the Gulf region.

The main focus of this forum is to raise awareness about the importance of metrology and its impact on economic growth, industrial development, and consumer protection. By emphasizing the role of accurate measurements in ensuring fair trade practices, our aim is to create a business environment that thrives on trust and reliability. we aim to promote the adoption of international metrology standards and best practices among Gulf countries. By aligning our measurement systems with global standards, we can enhance the interoperability of our industries, facilitate international trade, and improve the competitiveness of our businesses on a global scale.

Furthermore, we aspire to strengthen regional cooperation in metrology, fostering partnerships among Gulf countries and sharing resources, expertise, and knowledge. By collaborating on metrological research, capacity building initiatives, and the development of common infrastructure, we can collectively address the challenges we face and drive progress in the field of metrology.

we are committed to nurturing the next generation of metrology professionals. By engaging with academia, promoting education, and training programs, and encouraging young talent to pursue careers in metrology, we can build a sustainable pipeline of skilled experts who will drive innovation and ensure the continued advancement of metrology in the Gulf region.

In conclusion, The Second Gulf Metrology Forum is a testament to our collective commitment to advancing the field of metrology and harnessing its potential for economic growth and societal well-being. I am confident that through fruitful discussions, insightful presentations, and meaningful collaborations, this forum will contribute significantly to the advancement of metrology in the Gulf region.

Once again, I extend my warmest welcome to all the participants, speakers, and guests attending The Second Gulf Metrology Forum. May this gathering be a catalyst for new ideas, partnerships, and breakthroughs that will shape the future of metrology in the Gulf region and beyond.

Thank you and I wish you all a productive and enriching experience.

Yours sincerely,

H.E. Omar Ahmed Al-Suwaidi Undersecretary Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)