As a segment of the International Industry Forum, this year we are planning to organize a Forum of Leaders in the SAARC Countries to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the SAARC Region and its Business Organisations with the collaboration of the University Grant Commission, Sri Lanka. The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty and worsen inequality. Amid the mounting human and economic toll, South Asian countries (SAARC) have ramped action to curb the health emergency, protect their people, and set the stage for recovery. Bringing together different actors of society, including representatives of all SAARC countries, academics, policy advisors, and civil society leaders, this event will discuss COVID-19 impacts on South Asian economies and people, the stability of the financial sector, trade, supply chain activities, and remittances, and opportunities for greater regional cooperation in crisis management