A Summit is a meeting of heads of state or government, usually with considerable media exposure, tight security and a prearranged agenda. Below is the list of important summits, meetings and conferences of the world in the year 2013, 2014, 2015, etc. The list of summits are G-20, BRICS, G-7, NATO, BIMSTEC, APEC, SAARC, OPEC, ASEAN, IBSA, etc..
List of Important Summits of the World
G-20 Summits (1999)
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 major economies: 19 countries plus the European Union, which is represented by the President of the European Council and by the European Central Bank. Chairperson- Tony Abott, Total Countries- 20
Countries= BRICS + G7 + Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
• 9th G 20 Meeting 2014 – Brisbane, Australia
• 10th G 20 Meeting 2015 – Antalya, Turkey
• 11th G 20 Meeting 2016 – Hangzhou, China
• 12th G 20 Meeting 2017 – Germany
• 13th G 20 Meeting 2018 – India
BRICS Summits (2008)
Countries (5)- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
• 6th BRICS Summit 2014 – Fortaleza, Brazil
• 7th BRICS Summit 2015 – UFA, Russia
• 8th BRICS Summit 2016 – Goa, India
G-7 Annual Summits (Earlier it was G8, Now Russia suspended Temporarily) (1975)
Group of Seven Countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada.
• 40th G8 Summit 2014 – Brussels, Belgium
• 41st G8 Summit 2015 – Schloss Elmau, Germany
• 42nd G8 Summit 2016 – Shima, Japan
• 43rd G8 Summit 2017 – Italy
• 44th G8 Summit 2018 – Canada
• 45th G8 Summit 2019 – France
SAARC Summits (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) (1985)
HQ- Nepal , Secretary General- Arjun Bahadur Thapa and Indian Representative at SAARC- Lakshmi Savithri
Countries (8)- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Theme of 18th SAARC Summit – ‘Deeper Integration for Peace, Progress and Prosperity’
• 18th SAARC Summit 2014 – Kathmandu, Nepal
• 19th SAARC Summit 2016 – Islamabad, Pakistan
ASEAN Summits (Association of South East Asian Nation)
HQ- Jakarta, Indonesia , Total Countries- 10 and Secretary General- Le Luong Minh (Vietnam)
INDIA IS NOT IN ASEAN COUNTRIES.
• 24th ASEAN Summit 2014 (May)– Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
• 25th ASEAN Summit 2014 (November)– Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
• 26th ASEAN Summit 2015 (April)– Langkawi, Malaysia
• 27th ASEAN Summit 2015 (November)– Manila, Philippines
East Asia Summit (EAS)
EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings.
• 9th East Asia Summit 2014 – Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
• 10th East Asia Summit 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• 11th East Asia Summit 2016 – Vientiane, Laos
IBSA Summits (2003)
IBSA Dialogue Forum – India, Brazil, South Africa.
• 7th IBSA Summit 2015 – New Delhi, India
BIMSTEC Summits (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(1997)
Total Countries (7)- Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Srilanka, Thailand, Bhutan.
• 3rd BIMSTEC Summit 2014 – Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
• 4th BIMSTEC Summit 2015 – Nepal
APEC Summits (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) (1989)
Total Countries- 21 , HQ- Singapore and Executive Director- Alan Bolard
INDIA IS NOT IN APEC COUNTRIES.
• 26th APEC Summit 2014 – Beijing, China
• 27th APEC Summit 2015 – Philippines, Manila
• 28th APEC Summit 2016 – Peru, Lima
• 29th APEC Summit 2017 – Vietnam, Hanoi
Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) (2010)
Total Countries participated in the 2nd NSS 2012 summit was 53 countries.
• 3rd NSS 2014 – Hague, Netherlands
• 4th NSS 2016 – Washington, USA
NATO Summit (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (1949)
Total Countries- 28 , HQ- Belgium and Secretary General- Jenus Stoltenberg (newly elected from Norway)
INDIA IS NOT IN NATO SUMMIT COUNTRIES.
• NATO 2014- Cardiff, UK
• NATO 2016- Warsaw, Poland
1. 16th International OPEC Summit, 2015– Paris, France
2. 48th ADB Meeting, 2015– Baku, Azerbaijan
3. United Nations Climate Change Meeting, 2015– Paris, France
4. 9th WTO Ministerial Conference, 2013– Bali, Indonesia (10th WTO Ministerial Conference, 2014 Venue not yet decided)
5. 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting, 2014– New Delhi, India (Basic- Brazil, South Africa, India, China)
6. 6th International Nuclear Energy Forum ATOMEXPO 2014– Moscow, Russia
7. World Economic forum 2014– Abuja, Nigeria (Sunil Bharti Mittal was the CO-Chairperson this year)
8. Internet Governance Forum 2014– Istanbul, Turkey
9. NAM (Non Aligned Movement) Summit 2015 – Venezuela.
10. 83rd Interpol General Assembly– Monaco
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