About SAES-X

The tenth edition of the South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X) is being held in Kathmandu from 14-16 November 2017 with a theme Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia. This Summit will focus on various topics and issues important for the South Asia region under this overarching theme.

SAES is led by a group of five eminent think tanks that take turns to organize the annual event in one of the SAARC countries since 2008. The co-organizers are: South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal; Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India; Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan; and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Sri Lanka.

Launched in 2008, the South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) is a premier regional platform for discussing and analysing economic and development issues and challenges facing South Asian countries, and advancing the cause of regional integration and cooperation.

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South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) is a regional network that operates through its secretariat in Kathmandu and member institutions from five South Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Over the last two decades SAWTEE has established itself as a leading think tank known for its policy-relevant research, capacity building activities and advocacy in South Asia.

National Planning Commission

The National Planning Commission (NPC) is the apex advisory body of the Government of Nepal for formulating a national vision, periodic plans and policies for development.

Ministry of Commerce

Ministry of Commerce, Government of Nepal is responsible for developing broad-based trade with forward and backward linkages to contribute to the national economy and poverty alleviation.

SUMMIT AGENDA

Tenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X)

14-16 November 2017

Venue: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal

14:30 - 15:30

Registration and Tea/Coffee

14:30

16:00 -

Arrival of the Chief Guest and National Anthem

16:00

16:00 - 16:10

Welcome and Introductory Address: Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu

16:00

16:10 - 16:55

Special Remarks by Hon’ble Ministers

16:10

16:55 - 17:12

Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest Hon’ble Mr. Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Minister for Finance, Government of Nepal

16:55

17:12 - 17:25

Chairperson’s Remarks: Hon’ble Dr. Swarnim Waglé, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal

17:12

17:25 - 17:45

Tea/Coffee

17:25

17:45 - 18:45

Plenary I

17:45

19:00 - 22:00

Musical Gala and Welcome Dinner

19:00

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Tea/Coffee

08:30

09:00 - 11:00

Plenary II

09:00

11:00 - 11:15

Tea/Coffee

11:00

11:15 - 13:00

Parallel Sessions I-IV

11:15

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00

14:00 - 13:45

Parallel Sessions V-VII

14:00

15:45 - 16:00

Tea/Coffee

15:45

16:00 - 17:45

Parallel Sessions VIII-X

16:00

19:00 - 21:00

Reception Dinner

19:00

09:00 - 11:00

Plenary III

09:00

11:00 - 11:15

Tea/Coffee

11:00

11:15 - 13:00

Parallel Sessions XI-XIV

11:15

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00

14:00 - 16:00

Plenary IV

14:00

16:00 - 16:15

Tea/Coffee

16:00

16:15 - 17:30

Closing Session

16:15

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