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Past IORA Events 2017

Event Date Venue
Workshop to draft an MoU for Cooperation in SMEs for IORA Member States          19-20 January 2017 New Delhi, India



Past IORA Events 2016

Event Date Venue
Brainstorming Session of IORA Blue Economy in preparation for the 2nd Ministerial Blue Economy Conference 29 November 2016 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
India International Centre Seminar on "Whither Indian Ocean Maritime Order" 19 November 2016 New Delhi, India
Workshop on Ocean Forecasting to build capacity for operational systems 17-18 November 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Second Workshop on "Water Science & Technology Core Group" 15-16 November 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Second Blue Economy Dialogue  4-5 November 2016 New Delhi, India
16th Council of Ministers Meeting 27 October 2016 Bali, Indonesia
CSO Meeting 25-26 October 2016 Bali, Indonesia
WGTI Meeting 24 October 2016 Bali, Indonesia
Third Ad-hoc Committee Meeting on IORA Concord 22-23 October 2016 Bali, Indonesia
IORBF Meeting 13 October 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
IORAG Meeting 12 October 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
Women in Business Symposium: "implementing the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) 11-12 October 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
Track two Regional Workshop: "Intersection of Culture in the Indian Ocean Region" 10-11 October 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
International Symposium for IORA 20th Anniversary on "Learning from the Past and Charting the Future"  14-15 September 2016 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ISDP Workshop on "Seafood handling, post-harvest processing
and storage of fisheries and aquaculture products" 
1-2 September 2016 Moroni, Comoros
Port Management and Operations under the Singapore Cooperation
1-5 August 2016 Singapore
Second IORA Blue Economy Core Group Workshop on "Maritime
Connectivity and Financing for Development in the Indian Ocean Rim" 
13-14 July 2016 Qingdao,China
IORA Ocean Research Data Management Training Course 22-26 May 2016 Kuala Terangganu, Malaysia
2nd Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting on IORA Concord 24-25 May 2016 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
6th Bi-Annual Meting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) 22-23 May 2016 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
First IORA Free Trade Zone Authorities Meeting 19-20 May 2016 Chabahar, I R of Iran
IORA ISDP Trainer's training programme on Marine Aquaculture 2-3 May 2016 Antananarivo, Madagascar
Third Indian Ocean Dialogue "Addressing Maritime Security challenges
in the Indian Ocean through Enhanced Regionalism" 
12-14 April 2016 Padang, Indonesia
Second IORA Economic & Business Conference (EBC II) 
"SME's & Innovation Investing in a Sustainable & Inclusive Future" 
11-13 April 2016 Dubai, UAE
First Ad Hoc Committee Meeting on the Establishment of IORA Concord 15-18 March 2016 Bali, Indonesia
IORA Whale & Dolphin watching workshop 24-26 February 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka
IORA Working Group Heads of Mission (WGHM) 18 February 2016 Pretoria, South Africa
IORA Technical Working Session on
"Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Rim Region" 
20 January 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE



Past IORA Events 2012-2015

Event Date Venue
4th International Fajr Innovation & Inventions Exhibition 4-7 February 2012 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
1st International Conference on Rural Development:
Experiences and Future Plans in Local Development
15-16 February 2012 Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Indian International Engineering Sourcing Show 22-24 March 2012 Mumbai, India
6th Indian Ocean Ports & Logistics 29-30 March 2012 Hotel Meridien, Mauritius
Core Group Meeting on Promoting Cultural Cooperation
among IORA Member States
2 April 2012 Port-Louis, Mauritius
13th Meeting of the Working Group of Heads of Missions (WGHM) 19 April 2012 India House, Pretoria, South Africa
2nd Special Training Course for IORA Diplomats 30 April - 11 May 2012 New Delhi, India
Sub-Committee Meeting to consider the Draft Constitution of UMIOR 3-4 May 2012 Pretoria, South Africa
2nd Bi-Annual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials 7-8 May 2012 Intercontinental Hotel, Mauritius
IORA Trade Policy Workshop 28 May - 1 June 2012 Canberra, Australia
Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Customs Harmonisation 30 May - 1 June 2012 Mumbai, India
Regional Experts Exhibitions and Training on Desalination of
Brackish, Sea Water and Wastewater Treatment
19-21 June 2012 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
International Executive Development Programmes 6 August - 26 October 2012 India
Geo-Informatics for Coastal Disaster Management 27-31 August 2012 India
Workshop on Multi disciplinary Oceanographic Observations for Coastal Zone Management 3-14 September 2012 Goa, India
Meeting of Heads of Archives 25-26 September 2012 New Delhi, India
7th Annapoorna World of Food India 26-28 September 2012 Mumbai, India
International Conference on Education & Globalisation 2-3 October 2012 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
12th Council of Ministers Meeting 29 October - 02 November 2012 Guragaon, India
Asia-Paicific Trade Facilitation Forum 2012 30-31 October 2012 Colombo, Sri Lanka
32nd Edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 14-27 November 2012 Pragati Maidan, India
43rd International Film Festival of India 20-30 November 2012 Goa, India
Workshop on IT Skill Development & e-Governance 3-4 December 2012 India
International Seminar on Iran Women Economic Empowerment 21-23 January 2013 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
6th Iran Hotel, Travel & Tourism International Exhibition 28 January - 1 February 2013 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
5th Fajr International Inventions & innovation Exhibition 4-7 February 2013 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
3rd Edition of Carnaval International de Victoria 8-10 February 2013 Victoria, Seychelles
India International Engineering Sourcing Show 14-16 March 2013 Mumbai, India
5th Tokyo International Conference for African Development Ministerial Meeting (TICAD V)* 14-17 March 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
International Seminar on Halal Standard, Halal Science & Technology & Halal Food Product Trade 21-22 March 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
7th International Exhibition of Exchange, Bank & Insurance* 7-10 May 2013 Tehran, Iran
2nd National Conference on Technical Skill Enhancement and its Impact on Employment 8-9 May 2013 Tehran, Iran
Meeting of Ocean Forecasting Officials to build capacity to progress, validate & apply Indian Ocean Forecasting Systems 27-31 May 2013 Perth, Australia
1st Int'l Conference on IT Industry & Export  8-10 June 2013 Tehran, Iran
Regional Senior Officials Meeting on "New Technology, R & D and Commercialisation" IORA Region 29 June - 1 July 2013 Tehran, Iran
IORA Economic & Business Conference 4-5 July 2013 Mauritius
Workshop IT Skill Development & e-Governance 23-25 July 2013 New Delhi, India
3rd Bi-Annual Meeting 20-21 August 2013 Mauritius
3rd Special Course for Diplomats from IORA Countries
Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, India
4-14 September 2013 New Delhi, India
Annapoorna World of Food 23-25 September 2013 Mumbai, India

Multidisciplinary Oceanographic Observations for Coastal Zone Management

29 September-13 October 2013 Goa, India

International Workshop on Nanotechnology, DRN

2-4 October 2013 Puspipteck, Serpong, Indonesia

Workshop on "Fishes Otolith-based ageing and stock assessment"
hosted by the IORA Fisheries Support Unit (FSU) 

23-31 October 2013 Muscat, Oman

13th Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting

29 October - 1 November 2013 Perth, Australia

Marine Biotechnology Symposium, Emerging opportunities and future perspectives organised by the Center of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology

12-13 November 2013 Muscat, Oman

International Workshop Cum Exhibition on 'Sustainable Utilization of Natural Products for human Health & Well Being'

20-22 January 2014 Tehran, I R of Iran

Indian Ocean Renewable Energy Ministerial Forum

21 January 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Workshop on "IORA and Strategic Stability in the Indian Ocean"

5 March 2014 Ebène, Mauritius

15th Meeting of the Working Group of Heads of Missions (WGHM)

10 March 2014 Pretoria, South Africa

Conference on "Political Economy of Maritime Africa in the Indian Ocean Region"

12-14 March 2014 Nairobi, Kenya

Workshop on "Heritage Management among the countries in the Indian Ocean Region"

5-6 May 2014 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Fourth IORA Bi-Annual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)

19-20 June 2014 Phuket, Thailand

The First Meeting of Medicinal Plants Focal Points of IORA RCSTT cum Exibition

23-25 June 2014 Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Workshop on the Establishment of an IORA Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences and Environment  for the IORA Member States

30 June - 01 July 2014  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Workshop on Research, Development & Regulations of Herbal Medecines of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member Countries

24-25 July 2014 Thailand

IORA Business & Trade Facilitation Workshop

4-5 August 2014 Ebène, Mauritius

Paths to Women's Economic Empowerment in IORA Countries with a Focus on Tourism & Textiles

17-19 August 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IORA Core Group on Cultural Promotion

28-31 August 2014 Kochi, Kerala, India

14th Meeting of the Council of Ministers & other related Meetings

6-9 October 2014 Perth, Australia

IORA Ministerial Meeting on Tourism & Travel within IORA

20-21 November 2014 Beau Vallon, Seychelles

The First IORA Water Science & Technology Working Group

27-28 November 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa

2nd Meeting of Medicinal Plants Focal Points of IORA RCSTT

18-19 March 2015 Lucknow, India

Workshop on "Promoting Microfinance for Economic Development of IORA Region" 

8-90 April 2015 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Workshop on "Exploring Preemptive Disaster Risk Management Measures to Ensuring Human Security"

20-21 April 2015 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

IORA Workshop on Oil Spill Response: Current Capability & Emerging Science Needs

27-30 April 2015 Perth, Australia

IORA Blue Economy Core Group Workshop on "Promoting Fisheries & Aquaculture & Maritime Safety & Security Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region"

4-5 May 2015 Durban, South Africa

International Expert Meeting/Workshop cum Exhibition on Desalination Technologies

5-10 May 2015 Tianjin, China

2nd IORA Tourism Meeting of Experts on Tourism in the margins of INDABA 2015

09 May 2015 Durban, South Africa

 International Training on Disaster Risk Management for
 IORA Member Countries, Southern American & Caribbean Countries

25 May - 03 June 2015  Indonesia

 5th Bi-Annual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials

28-29 May 2015  Angsanna, Mauritius

IORA Indian Ocean Region Workshop on Exploration and  Development of Seabed Minerals and Hydrocarbons:Current Capability and Emerging Science Needs

26-27 July 2015 Bali, Indonesia

IORA Women's Economic Empowerment Event

24-25 August 2015 Mahe Island, Seychelles

1st IORA Ministerial Blue Economy Conference

2-3 September 2015 Mauritius

2nd Indian Ocean Dialogue

6-7 September 2015 Perth, Australia