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
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
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.
5th GLOBAL SPA SUMMIT 2011
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
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.”