List of Summits and Conferences- 2018 - PDF

August 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences Aim/ theme Organized by/ Inaugurated by/ led the Indian delegations Venue
6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu Singapore
The 4th BIMSTEC Summit Main focus on countering terrorism, enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Kathmandu, Nepal
The 1st South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agri Cooperative Business Forum Theme - ‘Organizing and Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain the Sustainable-Development-Goals-1 and 2 in South Asia’ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Asian Farmers’ Association Kathmandu, Nepal
The G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting The theme - 'Building consensus for fair and sustainable development'. Salta, Argentina
The 8th meeting of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu Nairobi, Kenya
4th Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum Theme - ‘Advancing Election Transparency and Integrity: Promoting and Defending Democracy Together’ Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra Ashwini Kumar Colombo, Sri Lanka
India Banking Conclave 2018 Focused on reforming the banking sector Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) New Delhi.
the International Buddhist Conclave Theme - 'Buddha Path – The Living Heritage' President Ram Nath Kovind New Delhi
The 11th World Hindi Conference Port Louis, Mauritius
The 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP)   Theme - “Learning To Be Human” International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University Beijing, China
Meeting of Senior Officials of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Theme - "Towards a peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region" Kathmandu, Nepal
‘One District One Product’ Summit Emphasis was laid on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
NITI Aayog hosted an Investors’ Conference For the sustainable development of eco-tourism projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra
The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting Focus on some important matters like security scenario along the border, coordination meetings at field level, sharing of information about crimes and criminals, training of armed police personnel and mutual visits Headed by Inspector General of Nepal Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal New Delhi.
'Sustainable Growth Through Material Recycling Conference ' Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari New Delhi
International Conference on Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling Development and growth of material recycling in India, creating jobs, reducing exports and protecting the environment. Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi
2-Day Indo-US Military Cooperation Meeting Lt Gen Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the chairman New Delhi

July 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences Aim/ theme Organized by/ Inaugurated by/ led the Indian delegations Venue
Unified Commanders’ Conference (UCC) 2018 Provides a platform for discussions at the Apex Level on all ‘Joint Issues’ Chief of Integrated Staff (CISC) New Delhi.

10th BRICS Summit
‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution'

Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 6th India-UK Science & Innovation Council (SIC)
Discussed a range of issues on S&T cooperation between the two countries Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK, Mr. Sam Gyimah
New Delhi

Global Disability Summit The
Motto was to firm up the commitments of the country leaders towards the cause of persons with disabilities. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment
London, UK
2nd meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan Approved the guidelines for construction of Anganwadi centres in urban areas/slums under Anganwadi services.


Ministry of Women and Child Development and Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog

New Dehli
1st meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats Point out the positive impact of Border Haats on the livelihoods of the people living in areas adjoining the Haats.
Agartala, Tripura

The 28th meeting of GST Council
Discussed on a number of key issues , which are rate revision on a number of items, amendments to the GST law, simplification of return, and the setting up of a National Appellate Tribunal in Delhi
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal

New Delhi
The 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting India is committed to eliminating TB by 2025. Mr J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Durban, South Africa
The 4th BIMSTEC Summit. Increase connectivity between the BIMSTEC nations
Kathmandu, Nepal
The inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ between India and the United States. 
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman New Delhi
The 10th edition of the Delhi Dialogue Theme of this event is ‘Strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Co-operation’. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj New Delhi
7th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) meeting Bring sustained leadership focus to the bilateral defence trade relationship and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of defence equipment. Secretary (Defence Production), Dr Ajay Kumar New Delhi
Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes  Upgrade quality of education, research, hospital care facilities in the national AYUSH institutions throughout the country All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH New Delhi
The 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals
The Ministry of Mines Indore, Madhya Pradesh
2nd day International Round Table Conference on 'Data for New India' Identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India Union Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, New Delhi
The 17th World Sanskrit Conference To promote, preserve and practice the Sanskrit language all over the world by the people Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar Vancouver, Canada
Meeting of the Task Force on e-commerce Discuss on the issues such as cross-border data flows, taxation, trade facilitation and logistics, consumer confidence, FDI, IPR and future tech and competition issues Commerce Secretary, Rita Teaotia New Delhi
The 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional ministerial meeting Discussed on trade, service, investment and rules.
Tokyo, Japan
‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ Drive Government’s goals for vehicle electrification,  renewable energy integration and job growth. NITI Aayog New Delhi

June 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences Aim/ theme Organized by/ Inaugurated by Venue
The First biannual Conferences on Indian Air Force Commanders’ Discussed on operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways during the Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Air Headquarters in New Delhi.
11th  of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018  ‘Geo-Spatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’. GeoSpatial Media New Delhi
The 3rd  annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) "Mobilising finance for infrastructure: innovation and collaboration". Prime Minister Narendra Modi At Mumbai's National Centre for the Performing Arts.
15th  India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu In Canberra, Australia.
222nd  meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF (Employees' Provident Fund) Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Santosh Kumar New Delhi
3rd National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga Focus on the scientific aspects of yoga & its benefits for human health Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shripad Yesso Naik Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) in New Delhi.
The State Environment Ministers Conference Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan New Delhi.
4th  meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council Discuss on the measures taken to double farmers’ income. Prime Minister Narendra modi. Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi
International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Theme is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society” and objective was to bring government and private sector together for developing plan of action using sustainable ICT applications. Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN) Kathmandu, Nepal
10th Meeting on India and Australia of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism Shri Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism) New Delhi
Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028” It will deepen the understanding of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, promote integrated water resources management The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with the UNDESA, UN-Water Kokhi Somon venue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Workshop on cybercrime targeting children Offers professional training to the investigators who handle crime against children. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) along with Police Bureau of Research and Development (PBR&D) and UNESCO New Delhi.
Campaign to adopt a new scheme ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’, To encourage farmers and for checking depletion of underground water, Punjab government Jalandhar, Punjab.

May 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences
Aim
Organized by
Venue
India-Japan Energy Dialogue agreeing to work together for energy security, energy access and climate change issues chaired by Minister of State (MoS) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K Singh New Delhi
Global Wind Summit on wind is the largest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide speakers from about 100 countries, including India, China, the US, Spain and Denmark. Hamburg, Germany
Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting to felicitate clean energy innovators. led by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences. Malcolm, Sweden
India CLMV Business Conclave for greater participation from the region. Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India, along with Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia Cambodia
SCO Cultural Ministers’ Meeting India participated for the first time at the Meeting of Cultural Ministers of the SCO. The Minister of State for Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation Sanya, China
Conference On “Physical And Social Infrastructure For Regional Development” provides an opportunity to do an in-depth analysis of the core infrastructure related issues of the North Eastern States The Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi Guwahati
Meeting Of Stakeholders On ‘Samarth’- Scheme to familiarize the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines Smriti Irani Delhi
Conference On National IPR Policy CIPAM-DIPP New Delhi
Indian Customs and Department of India Posts held a first-ever Joint Conference to deliberate on streamlining of imports and exports by post. Indian Customs and Department of India Posts Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi
Tourism Ministers’ conference by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, K. J. Alphons attended Wuhan, China.
6th U.S.-India Aviation Summit on bilateral aviation issues and will provide a forum to identify solutions that support the rapid growth of India's aviation sector U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Mumbai, India
2018 World Robot Conference (WRC) Beijing, China
15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) The theme of the Summit is 'Telling our Stories - Asia and More’ Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani New Delhi
climate summit in September 2019 to review the commitments of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced New York
'First Apex Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities' Mr Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ organized by the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) Bengaluru
India- South Africa Business Summit highlighted the historical relations between India and these countries and pledged to take the economic partnership forward Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, attended Johannesburg
27th GST Council Meeting Arun Jaitley
19th edition of TOONZ Animation Masters Summit Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman of FICCI for Animation, Visual Effects Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Naval Commanders’ Conference held discussed aspects concerning country’s maritime security, analyse mission-based deployments New Delhi
Regional Conference on “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” theme of “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” organized by the Ministry of Finance Guwahati
2018 Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit Nepal will host Kathmandu

April 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences
Aim
Organized by
Venue
114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) on technical deliberations on various issues related to Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) between India and Pakistan. Indus water commissioner P.K. Saxena, technical experts and a representative of the Union Ministry of External Affairs, and Pakistani delegation was led by Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah New Delhi
India-Japan-US 9th Trilateral Meeting to enhance cooperation in the areas of counter-proliferation; connectivity and infrastructure development, counter-terrorism; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, maritime security and maritime domain awareness. New
Delhi
Global Logistics Summit to hold discussions for global experts, academics, government officials and private sector and industry representatives the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, along with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and the World Bank Group New Delhi
critical summit on Syria aimed at speeding up the peace process for Syria and establishing their influence in Syria. the presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia Ankara, Turkey.
Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific to support implementation of 3R projects in member countries. Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and co-organised by Environment Ministry of Japan, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development of the Division for Sustainable Development. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
NITI Forum for North East to boost development projects in North Eastern States of India. chaired by Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajeev Kumar and the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh. Agartala
First International conference on Water, Environment to discuss and deliberate on challenges, opportunities and strategies related to water and environmental issues Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun. Kathmandu
DefExpo showcases India’s defence manufacturing capabilities to the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thiruvidanthai
16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting to debate the future of global energy. India and co-hosted by China and South Korea New Delhi
Biannual Army Commanders’ discuss issues related to Army formations and Army as a whole. conference is chaired by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff New Delhi
African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) improving security and stability across the continent. hosted by U.S. Army Africa and Armed Forces Nigeria Abuja.
India-Wiesbaden Conference offered an opportunity to share experiences on export control systems for the participants hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs, India, along with the Government of Germany and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). New Delhi
POSHAN Abhiyaan: 1st meeting of National Council to reduce the level of under-nutrition and other related problems by making sure the convergence of various nutrition related schemes National Council on India Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi
Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges Issues related to financing, institutional and regulatory environment, technological options for sustainable future, financial sustainability organized by Ministry of Finance, (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council, (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) Ahmedabad
first meeting of the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors To improve the project pipelines of New Development Bank (NDB) evenly across member countries. Subhash Chandra Garg , Secretary , Department of Economic Affairs (EA) represented Ministry of Finance, India, Washington D.C., United States
India, Afghanistan held bi-lateral meet to discuss issues related to illicit drug trafficking and narcotics abuse. led by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Director General Abhay. New Delhi
G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting to discuss prospects and vulnerabilities of global economy, harnessing future of work for inclusive growth. Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India led the Indian Delegation. Washington D.C.
Malaria Summit to step up action and announce new commitments in the fight against Malaria. hosted by ‘Malaria No More’, a non-profit organization. London, UK
First meeting of E-commerce think tank to deliberate on issues related to e-commerce sector and cross-border digital trade. led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu. New Delhi
the third meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA) reviewed the work done for preparation of Development Plans for identified Islands. Chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh New Delhi
23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Cyber Security Summit to fight the cyber threat issues in India and worldwide. Andhra Government and MasterCard, along with Fintech valley Visakhapatnam
India-Nepal Inter Governmental Committee (IGC) focused on adopting measures to further strengthen trade and investment ties between India and Nepal. led by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia. Kathmandu, Nepal
International Buddhist Conference to disseminate teachings of Gautam Buddha and spread the messages of brotherhood, nonviolence, co-existence, love and peace. organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations Lumbini, Nepal

March 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences
Aim
Organized by
Venue
27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association For the promotion of geo textiles in the north east area Jute Industries' Research Association Kolkata
7th meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) To build Nepal-India relations and solve various issues like 1950 Peace and Friendship treaty, trade, environment, border and hydropower The governmnet of Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal
World Rare Disease Day conference To focuse on "rare diseases" related to genetic disorders, chromosomal disorders or disorders occurring in childhood with lifelong lasting effect. The Union Health Minister shree J.P. Nadda New Delhi, India
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry frames 2018 To enhance Consumer Experience by Creative Future and Coronation of Digital Consumer Union Information and Broadcasting and Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani Mumbai
4th India-Europe 29 Business Forum (IE29BF) To provide an institutionalized platform for promoting business exchanges between India and the twenty nine countries of Central Europe region Ministry of External Affairs and Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce (FICCI) New Delhi, India
The Know India Programmes (KIP) It aims to engage and make the students and young professionals of Indian diaspora, between the groups of 18 to 30 years, feel a sense to connect with their motherland, to be motivated and inspired by transformational changes taking place in India The Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi, India
Odisha MSME International Trade Fair begins with a special focus on food processing sector to improve the food industry The state government of Odisha Bhubaneswar
The founding conference of the International Solar Alliance To create awareness regarding solar energy usage The Indian and French government The Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Center in New Delhi
National Legislators Conference To provide a platform to Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies and Members of Legislative Councils across the country to share their experiences. The central government of India New Delhi, India
End TB Summit’ To take the activities of National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB elimination forward in a mission mode The central government of India New Delhi, India
105th Indian Science Congress To reach the unreached through science and technology Indian Science Congress organization and Manipur Governmnet Imphal, Manipur
The Informal World Trade Organisation Ministerial Meeting To provide an opportunity to engage in free and frank discussions with the hope that it will lead to political guidance on some major issues. World trade organization New Delhi, India
1st G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors infrastructure for development and the technology behind cryptocurrencies G20 Organization
Buenos Aires, Argentina
5th India Maize Summit 2018”. It aims at providing a common platform to all stakeholders to outline the opportunities in maize and deliberate on actions that are required at the policy and operational level to unleash the potential of Maize The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) New Delhi, India

1st National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement
To focuse on various topics such as ‘Wider context of drug trafficking in India’, ‘Financial Investigations’ and ‘Foreign & Cyber Investigations’ The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) New Delhi, India
15th Edition of BioAsia 2018 Opportunities in right time and at right now Federation of Asian Biotech Associations Hyderabad, India
World ATM Congress 2018 To bring together the world’s leading product developers, experts, stakeholders, and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association ( ATCA), Madrid, Spain
1st National Conclave On Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, And Mental Illnesses To provide a comprehensive synthesis of research, service provision, and clinical practice in addressing psychological trauma and subsequent mental illnesses in Indian children and adolescents The Ministry of Women & Child Development, in collaboration with the Dept. of Psychiatry. New Delhi

February 2018

Name of the Summit, meetings and Conferences
Aim
Organized by
Venue
Global Investors’ Summit ‘Advantage Assam’ To Show state’s manufacturing opportunities and geostrategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors Assam government in association with the industry body FICCI Guwahati
The 7th edition of India Energy Congress To create awareness of fuel and energy WEC India and the joint event of Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Petroleum & Natural Gas, External Affairs and Department of Atomic Energy New Delhi
Sixth World Government Summit To discuss future challenges and opportunities

United Arab Emirates governmnet Dubai
5th South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference To improve public procurement of member countries Public Procurement Division (PPD) and Ministry of Finance New Delhi.
12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility To promote corporate social responsibility Central governmnet of India Bengaluru
International Conference on Unani Medicine To promote Unani medicine The Central Council for Research inUnani Medicine (CCRUM) New Delhi.
4th meeting of the Economic Advisory Council To discuss the possible modalities of implementing the National Health Scheme Central government of India New Delhi.
India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit To increase farming productivity The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare New Delhi.
8th Theatre Olympics Promotes richness and diversity of theatre heritage in all kinds of experiments and research in the field of performing arts, National school of drama, Ministry of culture At Red Fort, New Delhi
Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices To create awareness of medical devices Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Bengaluru
2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit To focuse on security- related issues of the region especially on counter terrorism cooperation. The government of china To be held in city of Qingdao, China
2nd National Meet on Grass root Informatics To showcase the various initiatives of NIC in creating and enhancing the security of Digital Infrastructure in the country. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the India Habitat Centre, NewDelhi
3rd Global Procurement Summit To ensure transparency in public procurement. All India Management Association (AIMA) along with World Bank and Government of India, New Delhi.
World sustainable development summit To develop the world by bring together all political leaders, decision makers etc. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan
54th Munich Security Conference, T o discuss pressing security issues, including North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and the Syrian civil war. All the delegates from the world Munich, Germany
International R&D Conclave’– Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of R&D in Indian Power Sector, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in. New Delhi
The22ndedition of theWorld Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) To promote digital innovation Central governmnet of India Hyderabad
National Conference “Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmers’ Income” To identify various critical issues relating to agriculture and farmers’ welfare and finding appropriate solutions. The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) At National Agriculture Science Complex (NASC), Pusa, New Delhi.
Canada – India Business Forum To promote Canada-India cooperation on a range of issues, Jointly by Indian governmnet and Canadian governmnet atTaj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
UP Investors Summit Aimed to showcase investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath government Lucknow
Global Digital Health Partnership Symposium To ensure district-level electronic database of information on health system components Australian governmnet atSydney, Australia
India International Textiles Expoof India To promote textile business Power loom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) with the support ofUnion Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Sri Lankan capital ofColombo.
first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit To launch 121 projects like E-Mobility and Storage, and Rooftop Solar during the summit Central governmnet of India Delhi, India
SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave To promote investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Nepal governmnet Kathmandu, Nepal
20th Conference Of Commonwealth Education Ministers To promote education Fiji governmnet Nadi ,Fiji
Mega event MILAN 2018 views and ideas on maritime good-order and enhancing regional cooperation for combating unlawful activities at sea Indian Navy Andaman and Nicobar Islands
International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels To accelerate global clean energy and innovation. Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on behalf of Mission Innovation and Bio future Platform At the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2nd India-Korea Business Summit Aims to create the framework for an open and action-oriented dialogue between top business leaders and Government officials from both countries. Central governmnet of India New delhi, India
21stNational Conference on e-Governance To showcase investment opportunities in the State in the food processing, automobile, aerospace and defence, hardware, tourism, infrastructure, and other sectors. TheDepartment of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India, along with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India in association with Government of Telangana Vishakhapatnam,Telangana ,Hyderabad,
Kabul Process Conference To discuss security and political issues Afghanistan government Afghanistan

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 – Belgium, Brussels
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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