Agenda

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

Agenda, including keynote speakers and activities, is subject to change without notice.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

 5 p.m. Registration opens

 6 p.m. Welcome Reception - Al-Safa Terrace

Monday, Feb. 25

9 a.m. Pre-conference evaluation

9:30 a.m. Introduction

9:45 a.m. Dr. Nagesh Kumar - Director of Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - Emirates 5 & 6

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

12:30 p.m. Break for lunch

2 p.m. Introduction

2:15 p.m. Dr. Posh Raj Pandey - Chairman, South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment - Emirates 5 & 6

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

5 p.m. Evaluations

5:30 p.m. Networking and social hour

7 p.m. Dinner - Emirates Terrace, level 6

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

9:30 a.m. Introduction

9:45 a.m. James Crabtree - Author, “The Billionaire Raj” and Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy - Emirates 5 & 6

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

12:30 p.m. Break for lunch

2 p.m. Introduction

2:15 p.m. Patchamuthu Illangovan - Country Director for Pakistan, World Bank - Emirates 5 & 6

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

5 p.m. Evaluations

5:30 p.m. Networking and social hour

7 p.m. Dinner - Emirates Terrace, level 6

Wednesday, Feb. 27

9:30 a.m. Introduction

9:45 a.m. “Turning Ideas into Stories” - A look at business journalism that covers regional integration - Emirates 5 & 6

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

12:30 p.m. Break for lunch

2 p.m. Introduction

2:15 p.m. “Where Do We Go From Here?” - Moderator panel and conference recap - Emirates 5 & 6

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Group Discussion Sessions - Majilis 1, Majilis 2, Majilis 3, Emirates 5 & 6

5 p.m. Evaluations

5:30 p.m. Networking and social hour

7 p.m. Closing dinner - Emirates Terrace, level 6