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Tenth Edition of Delhi Dialogue (July 19-20, 2018)

July 17, 2018

As on July 17, 2018 at 1500 hrs

Tenth Edition of the Delhi Dialogue in New Delhi on 19 - 20 July 2018 at The Oberoi.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

0900 hrs

0945 hrs
Opening of Delhi Dialogue X
Welcome by Prof Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS
Opening Words from Amb. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), MEA

1000 hrs
Special Plenary: Roundtable with Chief Ministers of North East India
Chair: Gen V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs
Speakers: Arunachal Pradesh: Mr. Pema Khandu, Chief Minister
Assam: Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister
Manipur: Mr Nongthombam Biren Singh, Chief Minister
Meghalaya: Mr Conrad Kongkal Sangma, Chief Minister
Mizoram: Mr Lal Thanhawla, Chief Minister
Nagaland: Mr Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister
Sikkim: Mr Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister
Tripura: Mr Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister

1100 hrs
Plenary Session I: Role of North East in Act East: Forging Connectivity with ASEAN
Chair: Mr. P.D. Rai, MP and Chairman, Northeast MPs Forum
Special Address: Mr. Ram Madhav, Chairman, India Foundation
Speakers: Mr U Ko Ko Hlaing, Chairman, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Yangon
Amb. Pradap Pibulsonggram, Advisor to the Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
Mr.Tarun Vijay, Former Member of Parliament
Mr S. N Pradhan, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER), New Delhi

1330 hrs
Plenary Session II: Strengthening Socio-Cultural Links
Chair: Prof. Sunaina Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Nalanda University
Special Address: Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MP and President, ICCR, New Delhi
Keynote Address: Mr.M. J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs
Speakers: Dr Thant Myint U, Chairman, Yangon Heritage Trust, Yangon
Mr Rajesh Purohit, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata
Prof. Bernadette G.L. Abrera, Dean, University of the Philippines in Diliman, The Philippines
Prof. Sabuj Koli Sen, Vice-Chancellor, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan

1530 hrs
Plenary Session III: India-ASEAN Partnership and Emerging Global Order
Chair: Ambassador Shyam Saran, Formerly Foreign Secretary of India and Chairman, RIS, New Delhi
Special Address: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President, ERIA
Speakers: Dr. Le Luong Minh, Former Secretary-General of ASEAN
Mr. Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow, RIS, & Former Commerce Secretary of India
Prof. C Rajamohan, Director, ISAS, Singapore
Dr. Kuik Cheng-Chwee, Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

1700 hrs
Ministerial Session
Welcome by Ambassador Mohan Kumar, Chairman, RIS
Keynote Address by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister
Special Addresses by ASEAN HODs
Presentation of outcomes of 2nd ASEAN-India Blue Economy Workshop by Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President, ERIA
AV presentation on the Theme of the DDX
Release of Publications - Proceedings of DD IX
Vote of Thanks by Amb. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), MEA

Friday, 20 July 2018

0900 hrs
Plenary Session IV: Maritime Cooperation: A New Framework for India-ASEAN Partnership
Chair: Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Director, Society for Policy Studies (SPS), India
Speakers: Dr. Tang Siew Mun, Senior Fellow & Head, ASEAN Studies Centre (ISEAS), Singapore
Capt. S S Parmar, National Maritime Foundation (NMF)
Prof. Shankari Sundararaman, Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Mr. Siswanto Rusdi, Founder Director, National Maritime Institute (NMI), Jakarta

1045 hrs
Plenary Session V: Development Cooperation
Chair: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, DG, RIS
Special Address: Mr. David Rasquinha, Managing Director, EXIM Bank
Speakers: Mr Prashant Agrawal, JS DPA I, MEA
Mr. B. V. N. Rao, Chairman, Transportation & Urban Infrastructure, GMR Group, New Delhi
Dr. Shafiah F. Muhibat, Senior Researcher & Head of Dept. of International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Mr. Thach Sovanna, Deputy Director , Department of Water Resources Management and Conservation, Cambodian Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Phnom Penh

1215 hrs
Plenary Session VI: ASEAN-India Trade, Investment and Technology
Chair: Dato Ramesh Kodammal, Co-Chair AIBC (ASEAN), Kuala Lumpur
Co-chair: Mr Rashesh C Shah, Co-Chair, AIBC, President, FICCI & Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Group
Special Address: Ms Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, India
Speakers: Dr. Sok Siphana, Advisor to Royal Government of Cambodia and Head of Cambodian Delegation
Mr Karan Singh Thakral, Executive Director, Thakral Group of Companies, Singapore
Ms Shanti Shamdasani, President ASEAN International Advocacy and Council Member, AIBC, Indonesia
Mr Tanmoy Chakrabarty,Resident Director, Tata Sons, New Delhi

1430 hrs
Parallel Session I: SMEs and Regional Development
Chair: Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Director, UN ESCAP, Bangkok
Special Address: Ms Pacita Juan, Chair AWEN and Co-Chair, India ASEAN Women Business Forum
Speakers: Mr Vijay Kalantri,President - All India Association of Industries and Vice Chairman - World Trade Centre Mumbai
Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmadabad

Parallel Session II: e-Commerce and Digital Connectivity
Chair: Prof. Abhijit Das, Head, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi
Special Address: Mr Gagan Sabharwal, Senior Director, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM
Speakers: Mr Vikram Singh, Country Manager, TCS, The Philippines
Mr U Minn Naing Oo, Managing Director, Allen & Glendhill Myanmar, Yangon

1515 hrs
Parallel Session III: Tourism Cooperation
Chair: Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House, Mumbai
Special Address: Ms. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, India
Speakers: Mr Girish Uberoi, President, FHRAI, New Delhi
Dr Gulshan Sharma, Director General, International Chamber of Services Industry

Parallel Session IV: Building Smart Cities
Chair: Amb. Amar Sinha, Distinguished Fellow, RIS, New Delhi
Special Address: Mr Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary& Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, IndiaSpeakers
Prof P.S.N Rao, Director, SPA Delhi
Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, Urban Theorist and Principal Economic Adviser, India

1645 hrs
Concluding Plenary: The Way Forward
Panelists: Amb. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, India
Amb. Mohan Kumar, Chairman, RIS

1745 hrs
Vote of Thanks by Dr Prabir De, Coordinator, ASEAN-India Centre (AIC), RIS on-behalf of the Organisers

Please note:

  • Media to arrive 45 minutes before each event.
  • Access restricted to PIB holders only, unless otherwise specified.
  • Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come first serve basis.



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