SAES XII

Shaping South Asia’s Future
in the Fourth Industrial
Revolution(4IR)

26 – 27 September 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka

AGENDA

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)
Colombo, 26-27 September 2019

South Asia Economic Summit(SAES-2019)

Focus Of SAES XII

South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII) is organised in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the IPS. It will be held on 26-27 September 2019, at Hilton, Colombo, focusing on the theme of Shaping South Asia’s Future in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

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CONCEPT NOTE

The South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) was launched in 2008 with the first Summit being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. To date, 11 Summits have been held each year in the capitals of South Asian countries.

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What Is South Asia Economic Summit?

South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) was launched in 2008. To date, 11 Summits have been held each year in the capitals of South Asian countries.

The Summit has provided a regional platform for discussing and debating socio-economic challenges facing the region. SAES also aims to foster and develop regional integration and co-operation among the South Asian countries. Each year, the SAES brings together stakeholders from the government, private sector, research/academic community, donors and civil society from within and outside the region with an interest in South Asia. SAES has evolved into one of the most looked-forward to events in South Asia.

The initiative has been led by five prominent South Asian think tanks which have taken turns in organising and hosting the annual event in one of the SAARC nations on a rotating basis.

Who Are We?

The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) is an autonomous economic research organisation, established by an Act of Parliament.

Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent, policy-relevant research to provide robust evidence for policymaking and improve the lives of all Sri Lankans. Since its formal establishment in 1990, the IPS has come to be recognised as a centre of excellence in economic policy research. An important feature of our research is its coverage of many of the major areas of relevance to current socio-economic policy issues in Sri Lanka and the Asian region.

IPS functions under the key ministries involved in economic policy making and implementation in Sri Lanka, working closely with the government, private sector, development partners, civil society and academia.

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Global Presence

Invited guests from abroad will include participants from SAES partner institutions, policymakers and experts from SAARC countries as well as experts invited by the co-organisers. They will be joined by high-level representatives from key stakeholder groups in Sri Lanka including policymakers, experts, development partners and the private sector.
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For general enquiries about the SAES XII:

JANAKA WIJAYASIRI
RESEARCH FELLOW
janaka@ips.lk

NIPUNI PERERA
RESEARCH OFFICER
nipuni@ips.lk

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), South Asian Economic Summit (SAES)

Institute of Policy Studies of
Sri Lanka (IPS)

South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

HILTON COLOMBO

Grand Ballroom

#2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Mawatha,
Colombo, 00200, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-249-2492

South Asia Economic Summit(SAES-2019)

South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)
Colombo
26-27 September 2019

Shaping South Asia’s Future in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), South Asian Economic Summit (SAES)

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