Amman- 13 November 2019

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Arab Potash Company (APC) Chairman Jamal Al Sarayreh, patronized the opening ceremony of the Second International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME'19), that was jointly organized by Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) - Mechanical Engineering Branch and the German Jordanian University (GJU).

ISME'19 aims to address and connect current issues in research and applications in the various fields of industrial, systems and manufacturing engineering. Additionally, ISME19 will act as a major forum for researchers, engineers, industrialists, practitioners and students from all over the world. The forum opens the door for presenting the latest research results and exchanging cutting -edge ideas and practical experiences in conference related subjects.

Al Sarayreh stressed that JEA is always pioneering by supporting the country with human capabilities through preparing, motivating and pursuing them to serve the country. He indicated that the conference is an example of the JEA's efforts to improve and provide Engineers with the latest researches and concepts in the field. 

JEA's President, Eng. Ahmed Samara Al Zoubi said that the conference had a wide participation locally and globally, it was attended by researchers from 12 countries to share their knowledge and research with Jordanian engineers from public and private engineering sectors, and to raise the level of general awareness of the latest developments in the fields of industrial, systems and manufacturing engineering.

The President of the German Jordanian University Prof. Manar Fayyad said that the University is working to provide quality education for students in the field of engineering sciences, administrative sciences and languages, beside strengthen the relationship between the Higher Education Institutions in Jordan as well as Germany.

She said that GJU supports scientific researches and development in a dynamic interactive environment with the industry, where the goal is to achieve the modernization and investment of human resources. In addition, to achieve economic and social development through qualified graduates who are specialized, multilingual, academically, and socially skilled and ready for the labor market.

The Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Conference, Dr. Safwan Altarazi- from the School of Applied Technical Sciences (SATS) at GJU, said that the conference features a rich program including 10 technical sessions with over 45 presentation, three distinguished keynote speakers, two specialized workshops, panel discussion, graduation projects poster session, and an exhibition.

In this year’s conference, representatives from German universities and companies where invited with the support of the DAAD and GJU’s Office for Industrial Links to emphasize on the importance of university-industry partnerships. In several workshops related to entrepreneurship, Industry 4.0, Logistics, and new approaches like Ideas Management, best practices and latest researches will be presented to actively engage the participants to foster such collaboration

Furthermore, Altarazi thanked all the members of the various conference committees for their dedication and collected efforts, besides all papers' and abstracts' authors, keynote speakers, workshops coaches, sponsors, panelists, graduation project students, and the JEA's conferences department and staff.