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.
14-16 November 2017
Venue: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal
Registration and Tea/Coffee14:30
Arrival of the Chief Guest and National Anthem16:00
Welcome and Introductory Address: Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu16:00
Special Remarks by Hon’ble Ministers16:10
Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest Hon’ble Mr. Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Minister for Finance, Government of Nepal16:55
Chairperson’s Remarks: Hon’ble Dr. Swarnim Waglé, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal17:12
Musical Gala and Welcome Dinner19:00
Registration and Tea/Coffee08:30
Parallel Sessions I-IV11:15
Parallel Sessions V-VII14:00
Parallel Sessions VIII-X16:00
Parallel Sessions XI-XIV11:15