Tentative Programme
(Resources persons to be identified)

DAY I: THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST
8:15 – 8:45
Registration
8:45 – 10:15
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Inauguration
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Welcome & Introductory Speech:
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Remarks by:
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Keynote Address:
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Address by the Chief Guest:
10:15 – 10:45
TEA/COFFEE
10:45 – 12:30
SESSION I: SAFTA: CURRENT STATUS & PROSPECTS
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
12:30 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00– 15:45
SESSION II: TRADE FACILITATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Persons
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
15:45 – 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
16:00 – 17:45
SESSION III: INVESTMENT AREA IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Persons
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
17:45 onwards
Visit SAARC Trade Fair




DAY II: FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST

9:00 – 10:15
Inauguration
10:15 - 10:45
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Introduction to the Day’s Programme
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Address by the Chief Guest
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Key Note Address: A Vision for South Asia
10:15 – 10:45
TEA/COFFEE
10:45 – 12:30
SESSION IV: ENERGY ISSUES & INTEGRATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
12:30 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00– 15:45
SESSION V: TRANSPORT ISSUES & INTEGRATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
15:45 – 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
16:00 – 17:45
SESSION VI: TRADE IN SERVICES IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
17:45 onwards
Visit SAARC Trade Fair




DAY III: SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST

9:00 – 10:15
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Inauguration
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Introduction to the Day’s Programme
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Address by the Chief Guest
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Key Note Address: A Vision for South Asia
10:15 – 10:45
TEA/COFFEE
10:45 – 12:30
SESSION VII: MANAGING THE FOOD PRICES CRISIS IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
12:30 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00– 15:45
SESSION VIII: STRENGTHENING THE SAARC PROCESS
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 3 Resource Persons
Open Forum
15:45 – 16:00
“THE OUTCOMES & FOLLOW-UP”
3 Resource Persons
16:00– 16:15
TEA & Close of Conference

[Please see below the Programme for Parallel Sessions]
14:00– 15:30
INDIA-SRI LANKA, PAKISTAN-SRI LANKA BILATERAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussants: 2 Resource Persons
Open Forum
15:30– 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
16:00– 17:30
SOUTH ASIAN GROWTH QUADRANGLE
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussant: 1 Resource Person
Open Forum
10:45– 12:00
PROMOTING TOURISM IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussant: 1 Resource Person
Open Forum
12:00– 13:00
ISSUES FOR WEAKER ECONOMIES IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussant: 1 Resource Person
Open Forum
13:00 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00– 15:45
ICT SECTOR IN SOUTH ASIA: STRATEGIES FOR COOPERATION
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussant: 1 Resource Person
Open Forum
15:45– 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
16:00– 17:30
LABOUR MIGRATION ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA
Chairperson:
Presentation: 1 Resource Person
Discussant: 1 Resource Person
Open Forum