1st Steering Committee Meeting of 4TH SAARC Business Leaders Conclave

The 1st Steering committee meeting of 4th SBLC held in Dhaka under the chair of Mr. A. K. Azad, President FBCCI in presence of Mr. Annisul Huq, President, SAARC CCI. The committee has decided to convene the 4th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave on April 30, 2010 at Dhaka, Bangladesh which will be organized by SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) and all the National Chambers and Federations of South Asian countries. Friedrich Nuamann Foundation (FNF), New Delhi, India shall be the main partner of the Conclave.

The Steering Committee decided to organize 4th SBLC under the theme of “Peace and prosperity through regional Connectivity” in the backdrop of the prevailing situation of the region and declaration of 2010-2020 as the decade of Regional connectivity adopted by the leaders of the South Asian region. The SBLC customarily inaugurated by the Head of the Government of the host country and the 4th is likely to be launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The inaugural session will be followed by a Ministerial Round and working sessions of core socio-economic issues faced by South Asia, which will be addressed by prominent figures from the World and the region

As pre-conclave events, South Asian youth convention and special session on Women Entrepreneur Forum shall also be organized to further expand the canvas of regional cooperation, which is the major objective of the SBLC. The SAARC business Leaders Conclave was initiated in 2005, which was inaugurated by Dr. Man Mohan Singh in New Delhi and the 3rd organized in Colombo, was inaugurated by Ratnasri Wikramanayaka, Hon’ble Prime Minister of in November 2009 during the presidency of Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Tariq Sayeed, Immediate Past President and five Vice Presidents including Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Snr. Vice President (India), Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik (Pakistan), Mr. Kashem Khan (Bangladesh), Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha (Nepal), Mr. Kosala Wickramanyake (Sri Lanka) and Executive Committee members of SAARC CCI from Bangladesh.

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