6th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit

Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program

National Convention Center, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 29 – 31 March 2018

PROVISIONAL OVERALL PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES


The summit is the highest forum in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program where the leaders from the six GMS countries can (i) review and assess the progress made under the program; (ii) renew their commitment to subregional cooperation and its goals; (iii) provide support at the highest political level to the program, its projects, and activities; and (iv) provide broad directions for landmark or key initiatives under the GMS Program. GMS summits are normally held every 3 years.

The Sixth GMS Summit of Leaders, hosted by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, carries the theme “Leveraging on 25 Years of Cooperation, and Building a Sustainable, Integrated, and Prosperous GMS.”

The summit highlights the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program, capitalizing on the strong support of member countries to showcase project results, strong partnerships among countries, the Asian Development Bank and other development partners, and the program’s pioneering role in regional cooperation.

To be held at the National Convention Center, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, the summit will begin with a closed-door Leaders’ Retreat on 31 March 2018, followed by a formal Summit Plenary Session. On 30 March, a GMS Business Summit will be organized by the host government. Preceding these summits will be a GMS Senior Officials’ Meeting and 6th Summit Task Force Meeting on 29 March 2018.


6th GMS Summit Presentations

Report on Recent Outcomes of GMS Cooperation
Presentation by Nguyen Chi Dung, Viet Nam's GMS Minister and Minister of Investment and Planning
31 March 2018
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GMS SENIOR OFFICIALS’ MEETING (SOM)/6th SUMMIT TASK FORCE MEETING

Participants: GMS Senior Officials and Asian Development Bank Representatives
Venue: Room 339, National Convention Center

0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0915 Opening Session
0915 - 1210 Final Review of Joint Declaration, Deliverables, and Arrangements for the 6th GMS Summit
Other Items Requiring SOM Review and Action
1230 - 1330 Lunch

GMS BUSINESS SUMMIT

Participants: GMS countries (GMS leaders and high-level officials); Asian Development Bank (ADB) President; Development Partners (Multilateral and Bilateral Organizations); GMS business delegates (from GMS and outside GMS); and Academia and Media.
Venue: National Convention Center


6th GMS SUMMIT GALA DINNER

0900 - 1740 GMS Business Summit
  0900 - 1200 GMS Business Matching | GMS Business Council Meeting
  1200 - 1330 Lunch (all participants)
  1330 - 1515 GMS Business Summit Plenary
  1515 - 1530 Break
  1330 - 1515 Thematic Sessions of GMS Business Summit
1900 - 2100 Gala Dinner Hosted by Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

LEADERS’ RETREAT

Participants: GMS Leaders and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President. Each Leader and the ADB President will be joined by five other high-ranking officials.
Venue: Room 243 A&B, National Convention Center


6th GMS SUMMIT PLENARY SESSION

Participants: GMS Leaders, ADB President, GMS Ministers, other Ministers, GMS Senior Officials, GMS Business Council, Private Sector Representatives, Development Partners, Other ADB Representatives, Media
Venue: Room 241, National Convention Center

0835 - 1010 Leader's Retreat
1010 -1030 Break and Group Photo
1030 -1225 Plenary Session
1225 - 1400 Lunch