Calendar of Meetings


BIMSTEC Calendar of Activities 2019

 

 

CORE BIMSTEC MEETINGS
# Title of the Meeting Venue Date
1. 20th Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Sri Lanka TBC
2. 21st Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Sri Lanka TBC
3. 17th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting Sri Lanka TBC

 

TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR
1. BIMSTEC Start Up Conclave India  February 2019
2. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Investment Bhutan 2019
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation India TBC
4. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Trade in Services TBC TBC
5. Nineteenth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Legal Experts TBC TBC
6.     Sixth BIMSTEC Trade and Economic Ministers’ Meeting Bangladesh 2019
7.     Fifth Senior Trade and Economic Officials’ Meeting (STEOM) Bangladesh 2019
8.     Eighth BIMSTEC Business Forum Meeting Bangladesh TBC
9. Seventh BIMSTEC Economic Forum Meeting TBC 2019
10. 22nd Meeting of Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC)  Bhutan 2019
11. 23rd Meeting of Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) TBC TBC
12. Twentieth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Rules of Origin  TBC 2019

 

TECHNOLOGY
1. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility TBC TBC

 

ENERGY
1.     Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials on Energy Nepal  TBC
2.     Third BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting Nepal  TBC
3. Fourth BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting Bhutan Proposed by Bhutan

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
1. Second Working Group Meeting to negotiate the Draft Text of the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger and Cargo Vehicular Traffic between and among BIMSTEC Member States India 2019
2.  Second Working Group Meeting of the  BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement  India  2019
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Transport Connectivity Working Group (BTCWG) India 2019
4. Working Group on Communication TBC 2019

 

TOURISM
1.     Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Tour Operators Sri Lanka TBC

 

FISHERIES
1. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Fisheries Thailand TBC
2. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Blue Economy TBC TBC

 

AGRICULTURE
1. BIMSTEC Workshop on “Food Standard and Food Safety and other related matters” Thailand TBC
2.     Second Workshop on Promotion of Agriculture Trade and Investment among BIMSTEC Member States Bangladesh TBC
3. BIMSTEC Seminar on Climate Smart Farming System India 11-13 December 2019
4. Second BIMSTEC Regional Workshop on “Public-Private Partnership to Develop Agriculture Value Chain” TBC TBC

 

CULTURAL COOPERATION
1. Second BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Culture and Cultural Festival 2018 Bangladesh 07-09 December 2019
2.    Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Culture Bangladesh TBC

 

ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
1.     Preparatory Meeting for the Second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise Puri, Odisha,  India 14-15 November 2019
2. Training Workshop on Risk Informed Urban Planning is proposed to be held at Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India 17-20 December 2019
3. Working Group on Disaster Management India 2019
4. Second Meeting of the Governing Board of the BIMSTEC Center for Weather & Climate and a one day workshop on “severe Weather/Climate Disaster warning for BIMSTEC Region” India TBC

 

 PUBLIC HEALTH
1.     Second BIMSTEC Conference on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources Myanmar TBC

 

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE CONTACT
1. Fourth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Visa Sri Lanka TBC
2. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tank India TBC

 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION
1. Fourth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Poverty Alleviation TBC TBC
2. Second Meeting of BIMSTEC Expert Group on Poverty Alleviation India TBC
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Senior Official’s Meeting on Poverty Alleviation TBC TBC

 

 COUNTER TERORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME SECTOR (CTTC)
1. Sixth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals TBC TBC
2. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Sri Lanka TBC
3. First Meeting on the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration Bangladesh TBC
4. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Intelligence Sharing Sri Lanka TBC
5. Conference on Counter Radicalization among the Member States India TBC
6. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working group on Maritime Cooperation India 2019
7. Coastal Security Workshop for BIMSTEC Countries IMAC, Gurugram, India  20-22 November  2019
 8. Workshop on BIMSTEC Himalayan Science Council Goa, India 05-06 December 2019
9. Working Group Meeting on Space Security Cooperation among the Member States India 2019
10. Second Dialogue of BIMSTEC Think Tanks  New Delhi, India 27-28 November 2019
11. Conference on Cyber Security  TBC 2019
12. Training/Workshop on Narcotics Drugs Bangladesh 2019
13. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert-Group on Establishment of Database for Information System Sharing  Sri Lanka  2019
14. BIMSTEC Ports Conclave  Visakhapatnam India 07-08 November 2019
15. Workshop on “Experience in Countering Terrorism and Terrorist Financing through Case Studies” Colombo, Sri Lanka 27-29 November 2019
16. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Cyber Security Cooperation among the Member States India 2019
17. Twenty-four scholarships to researchers, students and professionals from BIMSTEC Member States at the North Eastern Space Application Center (NESAC) of India India TBC
18. First Workshop of the BIMSTEC Working Group to identify possible areas of security cooperation in capacity building India TBC
19. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on the Cooperation on Countering Radicalization and terrorism India TBC

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

1. BIMSTEC Experts’ Workshop on Climate Change Bangladesh TBC

 

Updated on 20 October 2019