List of Summits and Conferences in 2018

Summits and Conferences in 2018

January 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and ConferencesAimOrganized byVenue
The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018To promote maximum benefits of hydropower producers, to explore the possibility on how building hydro projectsIndependent Power Producers' Association, Nepal (IPPAN) and Expo & Event Management ServicesKathmandu, Nepal
first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conferencecontribution of overseas persons of Indian origin (PIO) towards their countryThe state government of India
4th International Dharma-Dhamma ConferenceAim to share ideas, values and foster harmony at the global level and to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year of ASEAN-India Dialogue PartnershipIndia Foundation, Nalanda University, Ministry of External Affairs, Asean-India and Vietnamese Buddhist SanghaRajgir in Nalanda district, Bihar
The 4th Annual Women Leadership SummitTo discuss issues related to both men and womenStudent-run Women in Management Club (WIM) of IIM-Bangalore.At IIM-Bangalore.
Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD)To promote exchange and partnership across organisations among talented young mindsJointly by Indian and Australian GovernmentMumbai and Delhi
Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF)help to deepen and enhance the ASEAN-India cooperation in food, agriculture which includes animal husbandry, fisheries, and forestryThe ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of IndiaNew Delhi,
The 5th Bilateral Technical Meeting on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of MedicineTo enhance cooperation to design and develop policies and strategies in the field of Traditional Medicine in MalaysiaGovernment of India and MalaysiaNew Delhi
International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)Aims to take Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and global cooperation furtherOrganised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)New Delhi
Third edition of the geo-political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’Aim to challenge issues globallyJointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF).New Delhi
65th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)To promote and reach to the grass rootsUnion Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar.New Delhi
The 15th edition of BioAsiaTo discuss Prominent technology and bio-business convention in Asia for Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.Government of Telangana,Hyderabad
The 10th Global Forum for Food & AgricultureFocus on sustainable and productive animal production including other issuesUnion Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is leading the Indian delegation.Berlin, Germany
The International Solar Alliance Forum was held atTo promote solar energy among its member countries.Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy attended the Forum representing India.World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi.
India-ASEAN business and investment conferenceTo enhance connectivity via land to strengthen trade tiesOrganized by Commerce Minister Suresh PrabhuNew Delhi
The 7th Asia Steel International ConferenceProvides a platform to exchange knowledge on various aspects at the global steel industry.Tata Steel, in association with the Indian Institute of Metals,Bhubaneswar
The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial meetingTo promote energy across the globeGovernment of India in New Delhi and co-hosted by the Government of China and South Korea.New Delhi
International Dam Safety ConferenceAims to discuss several issues related to dam safety Challenges across the globeUnion Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram MeghwalThiruvananthapuram
The third edition of international spice conferenceAims to Manage Disruptions through Transformation and Collaboration’.All India Spices Exporters’ Forum and Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Jaipur, Rajasthan
The 21st edition of India International Seafood ShowFocus on policies, market trends, technology and roadmaps to achieveMarine products export development and seafood exporters association of IndiaGoa
leadership conclaveTo promote art of livingOrganised by the Art of LivingNew Delhi

Summits and Conferences in 2017

Summits Location, Year, Headquarters
BRICS Summits Countries (5) - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
  • 6th BRICS Summit 2014 – Fortaleza, Brazil
  • 7th BRICS Summit 2015 – UFA, Russia
  • 8th BRICS Summit 2016 – Benaulim, Goa, India
  • 9th BRICS Summit 2017 - Xiamen, China
G-20 Summits Headquarters - Cancún, Mexico
Establishment - 20 August 2003
Chairperson- Angela Merkel,
Total Member Countries- 20
Countries = Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom         United States, European Union

  • 9th G 20 Meeting 2014 Brisbane, Australia
  • 10th G 20 Meeting 2015 – Antalya, Turkey
  • 11th G 20 Meeting 2016 – Hangzhou, China
  • 12th G 20 Meeting 2017 – Germany
  • 13th G 20 Meeting 2018 – Argentina, Buenos Aires
G-7 Annual Summits (Earlier it was G8, Now Russia suspended Temporarily) Establishment - 1975
Group of Seven Countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada.
  • 40th G8 Summit 2014 – Brussels, Belgium
  • 41st G8 Summit 2015 – Schloss Elmau, Germany
  • 42nd G8 Summit 2016 – Shima, Japan
  • 43rd G8 Summit 2017 – Italy
  • 44th G8 Summit 2018 – Canada
  • 45th G8 Summit 2019 – France
  • 46th G8 Summit 2020 - United States   
  • 47th G8 Summit 2021 - United Kingdom         
SAARC Summits (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Headquarters – Kathmandu, Nepal
Formation - 16 January, 1987
First holder - Abul Ahsan
Secretary General– Arjun Bahadur Thapa
Countries (8)– Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

SAARC Summit Held –
  • 18th SAARC Summit 2014 – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 19th SAARC Summit 2016 – Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 20th SAARC Summit 2018
ASEAN Summits (Association of South East Asian Nation) Headquarters - Jakarta, Indonesia
Establishment -  8 August 1967
Total Countries – 10 (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Secretary General – Le Luong Minh (Vietnam)
Chairman - Philippines Rodrigo Duterte

Summits held –
  • 24th ASEAN Summit 2014 (May)– Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
  • 25th ASEAN Summit 2014 (November)– Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
  • 26th ASEAN Summit 2015 (April)– Langkawi, Malaysia
  • 27th ASEAN Summit 2015 (November)– Manila, Philippines
  • 28th ASEAN Summit 2016 ( April ) – Vientiane – Laos
  • 29th ASEAN Summit 2016 ( November )-Vientiane- Laos
  • 30th  ASEAN Summit  2017 (April) -       Philippines,Metro Manila       
  • 31st  ASEAN Summit 2017 (November) – Philippine, Clark, Freeport Zone
East Asia Summit (EAS) Establishment - 1991 by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
  • The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a forum held annually
  • EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings.
  • The first summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 December 2005.

Summits Held –
  • 9th East Asia Summit 2014 – Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
  • 10th East Asia Summit 2015 – Kuala Lumpur .Malaysia
  • 11th East Asia Summit 2016 – Vientiane, Laos
  • 12th East Asia Summit 2017 – TBD, Philippines
IBSA Summits Headquarters - Stafford St, Abbotsford, Victoria
Established – 6th June, 2003
IBSA Dialogue Forum – India, Brazil, South Africa.
  • 1st: March 5th, 2004, in New Delhi
  • 2nd: March 3rd, 2005, in Cape Town
  • 3rd: March 30th, 2006, in Rio de Janeiro
  • 4th: July 16th and 17th, 2007, in New Delhi
  • 5th: May 11th, 2008, in Somerset West
  • 6th: August 31st to September 1st, 2009, in Brasília
  • 7th: March 8th, 2011, in New Delhi
APEC Summits (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Headquarters – Singapore
Establishment - 1989
Total Countries – (Australia, Canada, Brunei, Chile, china, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam). These are total 21 countries.
Executive Director – Alan Bollard

Summit Held –
  • 26th APEC Summit 2014 – Beijing, China
  • 27th APEC Summit 2015 – Philippines, Manila
  • 28th APEC Summit 2016 – Peru, Lima
  • 29th APEC Summit 2017 – Vietnam, Danang
  • 30th APEC Summit 2018 -  Papua, New Guinea Port Moresby 
  • 31st APEC Summit 2019 -  Chile
  • 32nd APEC Summit 2020 - Malaysia       
  • 33rd APEC Summit 2021 -  New Zealand           
  • 34th APEC Summit 2022 –  Thailand      
  • 35th APEC Summit 2023 -   Mexico                    
  • 36th APEC Summit 2024 -   Brunei                     
  • 37th APEC Summit 2025 -  Republic of Korea   
  • 38th APEC Summit 2026 -  Peru  
BIMSTEC Summits (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Headquarters – Dhaka
Establishment - 6 June 1997
Chairmanship – Nepal (since 2014)
Total Countries - Bangladesh, India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia

Summits Held –
  • 1st  BIMSTEC Summit 2004 – Thailand, Bangkok
  • 2nd BIMSTEC Summit 2008 – India,       New Delhi
  • 3rd BIMSTEC Summit 2014 -  Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw
  • 4th BIMSTEC Summit 2017 -  Nepal, Kathmandu
Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) (2010) Establishment – 2009
Total Countries – 58 Countries
European Union members represented by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission only (as observer)

Summits Held -
  • 1st  NSS 2010 – Washington, D.C, USA
  • 2nd NSS 2012 - South Korea, Seoul
  • 3rd  NSS 2014 – Hague, Netherlands
  • 4th  NSS 2016 – Washington, D.C, USA
  • 5th  NSS 2017 – India
OPEC International Seminar Headquarters - Vienna, Austria
Establishment - 1960, Baghdad
Secretary General - Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
Total Countries – (Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela).
OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
6th International OPEC – Veinna, Austria
NATO  Headquarters - Brussels, Belgium
Establishment -  4 April, 1949
Secretary General - Jens Stoltenberg
Total Member Countries - 28
NATO – North Atlantic treaty Organization

Summit Held in –
  • NATO Summit 2014 – Wales (Britain), UK (Britain last hosted the     summit in 1990, when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister)
  • NATO Summit 2016 – Poland, Warsaw
  • NATO Summit 2017 -  Belgium, Brussels
  • NATO Summit 2018 – Turkey, Istanbul
Asian development Bank meeting  Headquarters - Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Establishment - 19 December 1966
President - Takehiko Nakao
Total Member Countries - 67 countries
ADB – Asian Development Bank
  • Annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held every year.
  • ADB Annual Meeting 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
  • ADB Annual Meeting 2015 – Baku, Azerbaijan
  • ADB Annual Meeting 2016 -       Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  • ADB Annual Meeting 2017 - Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan 
Earth Hour 
  • Global earth hour 2015 – Seoul
  • Global earth hour 2016- Australia
NAM Summit Headquarters - Jakarta, Indonesia
Establishment – 1961, Belgrade
Secretary General - Nicolás Maduro
Total Member Countries - 120 countries
NAM Summit Full Form – Non-Allied Moment
  • 16th NAM(Non-Aligned Movement) Summit 2012 was held in Tehran, Iran.
  • It has 120+2 (Two nations namely Azerbaijan Republic and Fiji) members.
  • 17th NAM summit 2016 was held in Caracas,Venezuela.
Global Insurance Summit ·          8th Global insurance Summit Was held in 2015  – Mumbai
CHOGM Summit Establishment – 1907
Chairman - Joseph Muscat
Total Members Countries – 52 countries
CHOGM Full Form – Common Wealth Heads of
  • Government Meeting held After Gap of Every Two years
  • Next CHOGM Will held In United Kingdom 2018
  • In 2015 CHOGM Meeting Was held In – Malta
UN Climate Change Summit Meetings :-
  • 1st meeting 2000 - The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2nd meeting 2001 - Bonn, Germany
  • 3rd meetibg 2001 - Marrakech, Morocco
  • 4th meeting 2002 - New Delhi, India
  • 5th meeting 2003 - Milan, Italy]
  • 6th meeting 2004 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 7th meeting 2005 - Montreal, Canada
  • 8th meeting 2006 - Nairobi, Kenya
  • 9th meeting 2007 - Bali, Indonesia
  • 10th meeting 2008 - Poznań, Poland
  • 11th meeting 2009 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 12th meeting 2010 - Cancún, Mexico[edit]
  • 13th meeting 2011 - Durban, South Africa
  • 14th meeting 2012 - Doha, Qatar
  • 15th meeting 2013 - Warsaw, Poland
  • 16th meeting 2014 - Lima, Peru
  • 17th meeting 2015 - Paris, France
  • 18th meeting 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco
  • 19th meeting 2017 - Bonn, Germany
22nd CII Partnership Summit & 1st Sunrise AP Investment Meet Headquarters - New Delhi, India
Establishment – 1895
Executive Vice Chairperson - Shobana Kamineni
Place - Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
India Investment Summit Date - 4th and 5th February, 2016
Place - New Delhi

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