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Major Summits and Conferences October 2023

Summit / ConferenceOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha SummitMinistry of Education and Ministry of Skill Development and EntrepreneurshipNew Delhi, IndiaThe Summit’s objective was to enable a smooth shift from the existing education system to one deeply connected with Bharatiya languages, aligning with the NEP 2020 vision. It aimed to chart a path towards a technologically advanced future for Bharatiya languages in the field of education.
Global Maritime India Summit 2023Prime Minister Narendra ModiMumbai, India– DP World and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) signed a ₹20,000 crore MoU at the Global Maritime India Summit 2023.

– The focus of the MoU is the development of the Vadhvan port, situated north of Mumbai along the Arabian coast.

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Tuna Tekra all-weather deep draft terminal during the summit.

– The Tuna Tekra project, valued at Rs 4,500 crore, is part of the initiatives at the Deendayal Port Authority in Gujarat.

– These agreements and initiatives at the summit reflect a strategic vision for advancing maritime infrastructure and connectivity in India.
World Coffee Conference (WCC) & Expo 2023International Coffee Organization (ICO) in collaboration with the Coffee Board of IndiaBengaluru, IndiaThe WCC brings together people from all over the world who are involved in the coffee industry. They meet to talk, share knowledge, make connections, and work together to tackle challenges and make the most of opportunities in the coffee business.

WCC Theme for 2023: Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture.

The Mascot for WCC 2023: Coffee Swami
2023 International Conference on Climate Change and Nuclear EnergyInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)United Arab EmiratesThe conference aimed to facilitate a global dialogue on climate change mitigation strategies, with a specific focus on the role of nuclear energy.

Major Summits and Conferences September 2023

Summit / ConferenceOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
India Energy Summit 2023Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)FICCI Federation House in New Delhi, India India accelerates its renewable energy ambitions, aiming to surpass the 500 GW target ahead of the 2030 deadline.
Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2023Government of Gujarat, IndiaAhmedabad, GujaratTo promote the state as a global investment destination and showcase its economic potential.
43rd ASEAN SummitRepublic of IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia, at the Jakarta Convention CenterTo reaffirm their commitment to regional cooperation, address common challenges, and chart a course for a more prosperous and resilient ASEAN community.
Traditional Medicine Global Summit 2023World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition CentreThe summit served as a landmark event in the global recognition and advancement of traditional medicine, bringing together stakeholders from around the world to chart a path for integrating traditional medicine into modern healthcare systems in a safe, effective, and sustainable manner.

Major Summits and Conferences August 2023

Summit / ConferenceOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
BRICS summit 2023South African President Cyril RamaphosaJohannesburg, South Africa• BRICS Summit 2023 Theme: BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism
9th India International MSME Expo and Summit 2023MSME Development ForumNew Delhi• Aims to celebrate and connect global SMEs. To provide a platform for MSMEs to showcase their products and services to a wide audience of buyers and investors from India and abroad.
Global Summit on Traditional MedicineThe World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of AyushGandhinagar, Gujarat, India• Aims to highlight India’s leadership in advancing traditional medicine systems.
Camp David Summit 2023U.S. President Joe BidenUSA, Japan and South Korea• The aim of the summit was to inaugurate a new era of trilateral partnership and reaffirm that cooperation between the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) advances the security and prosperity of their people, the Indo-Pacific region, and the world.
ASEAN Summit 2023President of Indonesia, Joko WidodoJakarta, Indonesia • To review and discuss the progress of ASEAN cooperation in various areas, including political security, economic, and socio-cultural.

• To address regional and global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the ongoing crisis in Myanmar.

• To strengthen ASEAN’s solidarity and unity, and to advance its vision of a peaceful, prosperous, and resilient ASEAN Community.
B20 summitPrime Minister Narendra ModiNew Delhi, India• B20 Summit India brings policymakers, business leaders and experts from across the world to deliberate and discuss the B20 India Communique.
First-ever Global AI summitMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)India• The event aims to bring together leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) players, researchers, startups, and investors from across the world to boost local innovation and showcase AI-deployed public infrastructure tools
World Coffee Conference 2023International Coffee Organization (ICO)Bengaluru, India• It aims to bring together the global coffee community, including coffee growers, representatives from government, the private sector, development partners, civil society, and academia.

• Theme 2023: ‘Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture’.

• Mascot: Coffee Swami

• Brand Ambassador: Tennis player Rohan Bopanna
26th National Conference on e-GovernanceMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)Indore, Madhya Pardesh • To provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss and share best practices in e-Governance.

• To identify and address challenges in the implementation of e-Governance initiatives.

• To promote innovation and excellence in e-Governance.

• The theme of the conference was “Developing India: Empowering Citizens”.
1st National Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Conference for fisheriesMinistry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and DairyingMumbai, Maharashtra• To discuss the implementation of the KCC scheme for fisheries, and to identify ways to improve access to credit for fishers and fish farmers.

• The conference also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to share best practices and learn from each other’s experiences.

Major Summits and Conferences July 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Startup20 Gurugram SummitUnion minister of state for commerce and industry, Som ParkashGurugram, HaryanaTo build Fortune 500 companies in India
Global Food Regulators Summit 2023Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)DelhiThe Global Food Regulators Summit 2023 is set to be a crucial platform for participants to come together and discuss food safety and regulatory matters.
Theme: One Earth, One Family, One Future
Global Maritime India Summit 2023Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and WaterwaysNew DelhiTo create an international market for key decision makers and industry leaders.

To provide opportunity for start-ups, researchers and incubators.

To showcase the latest technology and emerging trends in the maritime sector.

To recognize and celebrate achievers in the maritime sector.

To create a platform to access skilled manpower through industry academia interaction.
5th Helicopter and Small Aircraft Summit 2023Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation & SteelMadhya PradeshTo Provide a common platform for all industry stakeholders, and policymakers to discuss the growth story of the Indian Helicopter and Small Aircraft industry.

To Enhance the scope of the UDAN Scheme in remote and hilly terrains and expand the country’s rural to urban connectivity.

To Boost Helicopter & Small Aircraft connectivity to places with existing and potential tourism hotspots by providing uninterrupted services.

Theme: “Reaching the Last Mile: Regional Connectivity through Helicopters & Small Aircraft”

Summits and Conferences June 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
22nd SCO Council of Heads of State SummitIndiaNarendra Modi (virtual format)Review the progress made in implementing the decisions of the previous SCO summits. Discuss the current security situation in the region and its implications for the SCO. Promote cooperation in areas of common interest, such as trade, economy, culture, and education. Strengthen the SCO’s role in promoting regional peace, security, and stability.
IISS Asia Security Summit 2023Shangri-La Hotel in SingaporeInternational Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)Bring together government ministers, senior officials, and security experts from across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the most pressing security challenges facing the region. Share best practices and lessons learned from the region’s security challenges. Promote dialogue and cooperation between the region’s security stakeholders.
Global Summit on AI Safety 2023Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, UKUK government and the Alan Turing InstituteDiscuss the risks and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) and how to mitigate them. Promote the responsible development and use of AI. Build international consensus on AI safety.
Global DPI (Digital Public Infrastructure) SummitBalewadi Sports Complex in Pune, IndiaRajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State in Electronics and IT and MSDE, Government of IndiaDiscuss the importance of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for economic growth, social development, and citizen welfare.
Paris summit 2023Saint Gobain Tower in Paris, FranceFrench President Emmanuel MacronRestore fiscal space to countries facing short-term difficulties, especially the most indebted countries. Promote private sector development in low-income countries. Encourage investment in “green” infrastructure for the energy transition in emerging and developing countries. Mobilise innovative financing for countries vulnerable to climate change.
8th Global Pharmaceutical Quality Summit (GPQS) 2023Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Health & Family Welfare, IndiaMumbai, IndiaBring together global regulators, technical experts, and industry stakeholders to discuss the key imperatives of operations and build on the Indian pharma industry’s quality and manufacturing agenda going forward.

Summits and Conferences May 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit 2023Indiavirtual formatThe summit will provide India and other member countries with an opportunity to engage in discussions on multilateral cooperation in the midst of escalating tensions arising from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and border disputes.
Machines Can See 2023” summitDubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and Dubai Future Foundation.UAEThe primary goal of the conference was to assemble global experts and facilitate discussions on the future of AI and its role in realizing the UAE’s vision of establishing the next Silicon Valley. The summit sought to delve into the present advancements of AI, its diverse applications, and its prospective trajectory in the UAE and worldwide.
42nd ASEAN SummitH.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of IndonesiaLabuan Bajo, IndonesiaThe objective of ASEAN is to establish Southeast Asia as the focal point for regional economic growth and a driving force for global progress by fostering strong collaboration across various sectors, including food, energy, health, and finance.
Theme: “ASEAN Affairs: Epicenter of Growth.
Group of Seven (G7) summit 2023Japanese Prime Minister Fumio KishidaHiroshima, Japan The summit will address global challenges such as nuclear war, climate change, and global health
2023 Arab League summitPM of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin SalmanJeddah, Saudi ArabiaThe summit covered a wide range of subjects, such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as well as the latest updates on Sudan, Yemen, Libya, and Lebanon. Notably, the summit marked a significant milestone as Syria participated for the first time in over ten years.
2024 G7 Summit (Group of Seven)PM of Italy Giorgia MeloniItalyThe leaders reached a consensus on several comprehensive matters, which encompassed the following: Their commitment to safeguarding the global energy provision, promoting alternative energy sources, and mitigating the impact of climate pollutants like methane, black carbon, and hydrofluorocarbons with the aim of environmental preservation.
Quad Summit 2024Prime Minister Narendra ModiIndiaIts fundamental objective is to guarantee and promote a “free, transparent, and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region

Summits and Conferences April 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Global Buddhist Summit 2023International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)New Delhi, IndiaTheme: Responses to Contemporary Challenges from Philosophy to Praxis
2023 Quad Leaders’ SummitAnthony Albanese MP, Prime Minister of AustraliaAustraliaThe 2023 Sydney Quad Leaders’ Summit will showcase the Quad’s enduring contribution to the region and the tangible benefits we are delivering for Indo-Pacific partners.
Combined Commanders’ Conference-2023Indian Armed ForcesBhopal, Madhya PradeshThe conference will involve discussions on a wide range of topics related to national security, including the implementation of jointness and theaterisation in the Armed Forces.

Theme: Ready, Resurgent, Relevant
5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) 2023New Delhi, IndiaThe aim is to highlight the importance of incorporating resilience into infrastructure to ensure the provision of essential services and continuity to people and communities in the wake of escalating exposure and consequences of disasters and extreme climatic occurrences.

Theme: Delivering Resilient and Inclusive Infrastructure: Pathways for Risk Informed Systems, Practices and Investments
International Conference on Defence Finance & EconomicsUnion defence minister Rajnath SinghNew Delhi, IndiaThe conference aims to address the aspects of defence finance and economics in the backdrop of evolving security scenarios, with the aim of harmonizing Indian processes with global benchmarks and sharing the best practices, insights, and know-how from diverse nations.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Authors’ Conference 2023Ministry of EducationNew Delhi, IndiaThe Young Authors Conference by SCO offerd an exciting opportunity to delve into modern education avenues, youth development through advanced training, entrepreneurial activities, and innovative projects.

Theme 2023: Civilizational Dialogue amongst the SCO member nations – Perspectives from Young Scholars’
Global Conference on Compressed Biogas 2023Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE)New Delhi, IndiaIt aims to apprise the industry of the initiatives taken by the government for the development of the Compressed Biogas industry and to identify areas where policy modifications are required.
5th International Exhibition and Conference “INDIA STEEL 2023Ministry of Steel, Government of India along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)Mumbai, IndiaIndia Steel Expo 2023 presents a distinctive opportunity for international steel producers and technology companies to showcase their latest equipment, technology and best practices through live demonstrations in a 10,000 sq. meter exhibition area. This event also offers an excellent platform for buyers, sellers, manufacturers, traders, importers, investors and other allied organizations/institutions from the steel industry to network and build strong business relationships with the Indian steel industry.

Summits and Conferences March 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2023The Energy Resource Institute (TERI)India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, IndiaFocused on the umbrella theme: Mainstreaming Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience for Collective Action
5th ASEAN-India Business Summit 2023Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)Kuala Lumpur, MalayasiaThe summit aimed to enhance business linkages, connectivity, and supply chain resilience through deeper ASEAN-India cooperation.
National Youth Conclave” 2023National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, IndiaThe National Youth Conclave, which brings together the country’s youth and government leadership, is an opportunity for cross-learning.
G7 summit 2023JapanHiroshima, Japanto discussed over a range of issues that include Russia’s war on Ukraine, energy and food supply concerns and the global economy.
One World TB SummitMinistry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)Rudrakash Convention Centre, Varanasi, IndiaTo achieve the goal of elimination Of TB by 2025 the PM announced TB-Mukt Panchayat, and shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT).
International Bio-resource Conclave” 2023Union Minister Dr Jitendra SinghManipur, IndiaFor the development of bio-resources and traditional healer’s practices for societal benefit and livelihood generation
7th International Dharma Dhamma Conference 2023Smt Droupadi MurmuBhopal, Madhya PradeshThe conference aims to bring together religious, political and thought leaders from Dharma Dhamma traditions to ponder over building a philosophical framework for the emerging new world order.
Theme:- “Eastern Humanism for the New Era”
Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2023Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath SinghINS Vikrant, IndiaTo discuss important security issues at the military-strategic level as well as interact with Senior Government functionaries through an institutionalised forum.
23rd Commonwealth Law Conference 2023Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan PillaiGoa, IndiaTo openly discuss how to minimize corruption, eliminate it, and ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making.
Theme: Commonwealth Lawyers – Common Challenges in uncommon times.
First international conference of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on “Shared Buddhist Heritage”organised by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of External Affairs and the International Buddhist Confederation.New Delhi, IndiaThe two-day conference aims at re-establishing trans-cultural links and seeking out commonalities, between Buddhist art of Central Asia, art styles, archaeological sites and antiquity in various museum collections of the SCO countries.
Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference 2023PM Narendra ModiNew Delhi, IndiaThe global conference, spanning two days, will feature sessions covering essential topics related to millets, such as promoting awareness of millets among producers, consumers, and other stakeholders; developing millet value chains; exploring the health and nutritional benefits of millets; establishing market linkages; and advancing research and development in this area.
UN 2023 Water ConferenceUnited NationsUN Headquarters, New York, USATo accelerate the progress on water related goals and targets worldwide.
Global Conference on Digital Health 2023Jointly organized by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the WHO South-East Asia Regional OfficeNew Delhi, IndiaThis summit will bring together a global conglomeration of innovators, technocrats, intellectuals, and healthcare business leaders to meet, deliberate, and discuss cutting-edge innovations that have the potential to revolutionize the healthcare ecosystem.
Theme: Taking Universal Health Coverage to the last citizen

Summits and Conferences February 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023Prime Minister Narendra ModiLucknow, Uttar PradeshThe flagship investment summit is a gathering where government officials, business executives, educators, researchers, and leaders from various countries come together to discuss business prospects and create alliances..
World Government Summit 2023Mohammad bin Abdullah Al GergawiDubai, UAEThe Summit will bring thought leaders, global experts and decision makers from around the globe to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that are essential in shaping future governments.
ThemeShaping Future Governments
Global Tourism Summit 2023Ministry of TourismDelhiThe summit aims to bring together global business leaders and policy makers to understand and explore tourism business opportunities in India.
Responsible Use of Artificial intelligence in the Military 2023 (REAIM 2023) SummitNetherlandsDiplomatic conference held in 2023 regarding military uses of artificial intelligence.
Youth 20 India Summit for Environment Conservation Shri Bhupendra Patel, Chief Minister of GujaratMaharaja Sayajirao University Vadodara The focus would be on ‘Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction:Making sustainability a Way of Life’.

Theme: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making sustainability a Way of Life
12th World Hindi Conference 2023External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni RabukaFijiIt focuses on issues such as media and global perception of Hindi; Indian knowledge heritage and Hindi global reference; Linguistic coordination and Hindi translation.
Theme:Hindi – Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence
59th Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2023GermanyThe conference, which focuses on global security policies
IGC-5 of Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) ConferenceUnited NationsNew YorkDiscuss the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
19th annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), India Zone-3 conferenceLok Sabha Speaker Om BirlaSikkimThe 2 day meeting focused to talk about different topics, such as how to make it easier for people to participate in parliament and assembly. They will also discuss drug abuse and how to deal with it, as well as cyberbullying.

Summits and Conferences January 2023

SummitOrganized /Led byVenueObjectives
Voice of Global South SummitIndiaVirtual SummitThemed: “Energy Security and development: Roadmap to Prosperity”.

• To collaborate on political, economic, social, environmental, cultural, and technical issues.
Y20 (Youth-20) Summit 2023IndiaNew DelhiIt Summit brings together the trustees of future generations from across the G20 countries to deliberate, discuss and deduce innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions especially in the realm of social development
COP28 climate summit 2023President of COP28 Climate Summit: Sultan al-Jaber)Dubai, UAEThe COP28 global assessment will evaluate the progress made by the 200 signatory countries in implementing the Paris Agreement and determine if their commitments to reduce emissions are adequate to reach the goal of limiting CO2 temperature to 1.5°C.
Bio Energy Summit 2023Confederation of India’s Industry (CII)New Delhi, IndiaTheme 2023: ‘Energy Transition- Solution for a Sustainable Tomorrow.’

Aims to provide a platform for partners to collaborate, develop and discuss innovative solutions to ensure sustainable and inclusive development of the energy sector in India.
1st Global Tourism Investors Summit 2023 Union Ministry of Tourism,IndiaNew Delhi, India To attract global investment into the Indian tourism and hospitality sector along with investments in tourism infrastructure, technology, skill development, startups and more.

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