Summits & Conferences in 2011

Meets, Summits & Conferences Held in 2011
(January 1 – June 30)

    12th Annual Global Development Conference
    12th Annual Global Development Conference was held on January 13-15, 2011
    in Bogotá, Colombia. The central theme of the conference was “Financing Development
    in a Post-Crisis World: The Need for a Fresh Look.”

    4th World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2011), Abu Dhabi (UAE)
    The 4th World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2011) was held at Abu Dhabi National
    Exhibition Centre (ADNEC),United Arab Emirates from January 17 to 20, 2011.Hosted
    by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), World Future Energy Summit, themed
    “Enabling Future Energy Solutions”, focused on four key aspects of renewable energy: 
    policy, business, technology, and finance.  

    Geospatial World Forum Conferernce 2011, Hyderabad (India)
    The Geospatial World Forum is a conference formerly known as Map World Forum.
    The 2011 Geospatial World Forum and industry exhibition took place at the Novotel 
    and HICC Complex near Hitec City in Hyderabad, India on January 18-21. The theme
    of this year’s conference was “Dimensions and Directions of Geospatial Industry.” 

Click Asia Summit 2011
    Click Asia Summit is Asia’s largest Digital & Mobile Marketing conference and expo.
    2011 Click Asia Summit was held at the beautiful Taj Lands End, Mumbai from 20th – 
    22nd January 2011. It is expected to change the thinking of people to look at Digital 
    and Mobile marketing.

    41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011, Davos (Switzerland)
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2011 was held in Davos,
     Switzerland on 26 – 29 January 2011. The theme for this year was “Shared Norms for
     the New Reality”.This year’s Annual Meeting dealt with global risks, developed risk 
     mitigation strategies and captured related opportunities. The World Economic Forum
     launched its Risk Response Network. The network serves as a preparatory, analytical 
     and highly practical framework for the global community to improve global risk 



     6th World Telugu Conference,  Orissa (India)
     The three-day long sixth All India Telugu Conference was held for the first time at 
     Berhampur, the southern Orissa town on  February 4, 2011. The last All India Telugu 
     conference was held in Chennai in 2007.The next world Telugu conference will be held
     at Tirupati on Ugadi day on April 4.

     17th Commonwealth Law Conference, Hyderabad (India)
     After nearly 40 years, the Commonwealth Law Conference returns to India for the first
     time since 1971.The 17th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC) with the theme ‘Emerging
     Economies – Rule of Law: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held at Hyderabad on 5-9 
     February 2011. 

    G20 – Meeting of Finance Ministers, Paris
     On February 18-19, a meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
     was held in Paris, capital of France to address ongoing global financial and economic
     challenges. The meeting focused on the need to rectify large international imbalances, 
     such as public and private debt and misalignment of exchange rates.

     2011 Pacific Energy Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia 
     The 2011 Pacific Energy Summit was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 21-23, 2011,
     featuring the theme “Unlocking the Potential of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific.” The 
     Summit explored the role of natural gas in addressing the challenges of energy security 
     and climate change in the region.



     25th Skoch Summit, New Delhi (India)
     25th Silver Jubilee Skoch Summit was held on March 25, 2011 in New Delhi, India. ABM
     Knowledgeware Limited was honoured with the “SKOCH CHALLENGER AWARDS – 2011”
     at the summit. 

    World Wide Web Conference 2011, Hyderabad (India)
    The 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011) was held on 28th March
    2011 to 1st April 2011 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, 
    India.The theme for WWW 2011 is “Web for All” to promote the all inclusive aspect of Web
    and is being hosted by International IIT Bangalore in cooperation with International IIT 
    Hyderabad and IIT Bombay. WWW2012 will be held in Lyon, France.


    M-Commerce World Summit 2011, Singapore 
    M-Commerce World Summit 2011 was held in Singapore from 6 to 7 April 2011 to 
    discuss on strategies to profit from mobile financial services to the mass through 
    developing strategic partnership and best business model.The summit mainly focused
    on Global Mobile Payment Infrastructure and Beyond.

   World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2011 
    The Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF took place in Washington DC, US, 
    from 15-17 April 2011. At the heart of the gathering are meetings of the joint World 
    Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial
    Committee, which discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and IMF.World 
    Bank-IMF Spring Meetings mainly highlight Food Security Threat and Support Green 
    Climate Fund.

    World’s Large Rivers Conference 2011  
    The International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers was
    held from April 11-14, 2011 in Vienna, Austria. The goal of this conference is to reflect
    on The Status and Future of World’s Large Rivers and to provide a global forum for 
    discussion on key issues related to this topic involving both scientists and decision 
    makers.The next World’s Large Rivers Conference will be held in. Manaus, Brazil, in 2014

    2011 BRICS Summit, Sanya(China) 
    The BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) added South Africa in its group in
    February, 2011 and hence BRIC is known as BRICS now.The 2011 BRICS summit was
    held in Sanya, China on April 14, 2011. It called for promoting cooperation among the 
    development banks of all the five countries of BRICS to intensify trade and economic 
    cooperation. The summit was held under the theme “Broad Vision, Shared Prosperity”.
    The next BRICS summit will be held in India in 2012.


     ADB’s 44th Annual Meeting Board of Governors , Hanoi (Vietnam) 
     The four-day long, 44th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development
     Bank (” ADB”), was held in Hanoi (capital of Vietnam) on May 3-6, 2011.High level officials 
     from Asia and the Pacific joined other delegates to discuss means of addressing rising
     concerns over food and energy prices, climate change, and the best strategies for ADB to
     work with the public and private sectors to reduce poverty and ensure long-term economic 
     growth in Asia and the Pacific.

    18th ASEAN Summit 2011, Jakarta (Indonesia)
    The 18th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit was held on May 7-8 in
    Jakarta capital of Indonesia. The theme of the summit was “ASEAN Community in a Global 
    Community of Nations”. A range of key economic issues  and political disputes were at 
    stake. None were resolved. Overshadowing the gathering was the rising and increasingly
    hostile geopolitical tensions between the United States and China.

    Global Women’s Summit, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Women leaders and entrepreneurs from 81 countries, including China, India, Malaysia,
    Spain, South Africa and the United States, gathered in Istanbul on May 6 to 8, 2011for 
    a Global Women’s Summit.The three-day summit, with the theme of “Women — Bridging
    Solutions to the 21st Century,” brought together more than 1,000 women leaders and
    entrepreneurs, including first ladies and 35 female ministers.Summit was chaired by the
    summit chairwoman Irene Natividad.

    Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Istanbul (Turkey)
    The Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) took 
    place 9-13 May, 2011 in Istanbul,Turkey. The purpose of the conference was to assess the
    results of the 10-year action plan for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) adopted at the 
    Third United Nations Conference on LDCs in Brussels, Belgium, in 2001.

    The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for the Spa and Wellness Industry
    executive heads from around the globe  was held on the fabled island of  Bali, Indonesia 
    from May 15th  to 18th ,  2011.Bearing the theme “Engage the Change: The Customer,The
    Money, The Future”, the Summit focused its spotlight on the  fastest-growing global spa, 
    hotel and tourism markets in Asia.  

    16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement  
    The 16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement was held in Nusa Dua, on 
    Bali island Indonesia, from 25-26 May 2011. The participants in the 16th Ministerial Conference
    and Commemorative Meeting of the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
    voiced support and solidarity with Syria and its right in restoring the occupied Syrian Golan
    to its sovereignty. In the closing document of the Conference, the ministers condemned the
    hostile Israeli practices against the Syrian captives in the Israeli prisons.The theme for the 
    16th Ministerial Conference is “Shared Vision on the Contribution of NAM for the Next 
    50 Years”.

    Second Africa-India Forum Summit 2011, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 
    Second Africa-India Forum Summit was held at Addis Ababa from 24 to 25 May 2011 under
     the theme: Enhancing Partnership: Shared Vision. Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia.
    India was represented by Dr. Manmohan Singh.First Africa-India Summit was held in April 
    2008 in New Delhi.

    20th EU-Japan Summit, Brussels
    20th EU-Japan Summit was held in Brussels on 28 May 2011 for strengthening the EU-
    Japan relations across a range of sectors. President of the European Council Herman
    Van Rompuy, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, and Japan’s
    Prime Minister Naoto Kan reaffirmed the close partnership between the EU and Japan 
    and discussed climate change, green growth and energy at the 20th EU-Japan Summit



    Fifth SAFTA Ministerial Council Meeting   
    The Fifth Meeting of the SAFTA Ministerial Council was hosted by Maldives in Male on 
    June13, 2011. All SAARC Member States participated in the meeting.The next meeting 
    of the SAFTA Ministerial Council will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Global Green Growth Summit 2011, Seoul (Korea)   
    The Global Green Growth Summit 2011 was held on 20-21 June, 2011 in Seoul, jointly 
    hosted by the Korean Government and the OECD in celebration of the 50th anniversary 
    of the establishment of the OECD and the first anniversary of the Global Green Growth 
    Institute (GGGI). The central theme for the Global Green Growth Summit 2011 was 
    “Building a Planet-Responsible Civilization”.

    37th G8 Summit 2011, Deauville (France)
    The 37th G8 summit was held 26-27 May 2011 in the commune of Deauville in France.
    The three priorities of the French Presidency of the G8 Summit were the internet and green
    growth, international peace and security and partnership with Africa. The Leaders of the G8
    met in Deauville, to discuss, inter alia, green growth, climate change and biodiversity. The
    Summit concluded with the adoption of the G8 Declaration titled “Renewed Commitment for
    Freedom and Democracy.”


About Naren
Full name - Narender Jangra      Location - India    Qualification - MCA

18 Responses to Summits & Conferences in 2011

  1. laxman says:

    thank you !!
    add the summitts and conferences for the year 2010..

    • Naren says:


      check the previous post
      link is :

  2. devesh says:

    38. Which among the following country has highest literacy rate?
    a) Russia b) India c)Srilanka d) China e) Brazil…

    answer given here is china…but right answer is russia..chk the link to verify..

    Devesh Goyal

  3. Sneha says:

    Cud u plz post some sample papers of specialist officers for marketing officer

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  5. Manu Abhiraj says:

    very helpful

  6. km singh says:

    please update after jun

  7. hari says:

    thank you very much sir for this great collection.

  8. dr.shubendu das says:


  9. dr.shubendu das says:


  10. veerendra says:

    hi naren………. i like your post coz it is very helpful to improve g.k. ……. i m preparing 4 civil services prelims. wht is your suggestion 4 the preparations?????????? is reading ncert books enough 4 prelims ?????? plz reply………….

    • Naren says:


      thanks for liking my post..
      I think the material from NCERT books is not enough for
      civil exam preparation…The only good thing that I can
      say about these books is that, overall, they contains correct
      information but lacks details/explanation of topic in depth.
      Such explanation is helpful for both Pre as well as Main exam.
      I suggest you to give a look to the books from these publications


  11. ramprasad says:

    Hello Naren.. good information. Can i have similar summits and sports events worldwide data from july 2011 to march 2012.

  12. ramprasad says:

    Hey sorry for posting not looking into entire content. I just need them from january 2012 to march 2012..

  13. francis.v.s says:

    very very helpful,add details of 2012 also

  14. sravs says:

    its too gud and useful…

  15. sravs says:

    pls post the 2012 summits…

  16. dugyala midhun kumar says:

    thank u and pls post some papers

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