New Delhi, Jan 23 (Agencies): The fourth SAARC Business Leaders conclave is scheduled on April 30 and will be held in Bangladesh with the theme 'Peace and Prosperity through Regional Connectivity'.

The eight-member SAARC bloc that includes India will discuss issues like increasing trade and connectivity within the region.

Trade ministers of all the member countries - India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, Maldives and Sri Lanka - are expected to attend the conclave.

"The key issues to be discussed in the conclave include increasing connectivity, harnessing resources and relaxation of visa norms among the nations," SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President Vikramjit S Sahney said.

Sahney said the members would discuss ways to increase connectivity in all the areas of communication and transport.

The two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Business Leaders conclave in Dhaka, would be inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, followed by Ministerial Rounds.

The conclave, whose theme is 'Peace and Prosperity through Regional Connectivity', would also discuss ways to harness their resources and utilise the excesses among themselves, he said.

The conclave will be followed by a four-day 'Made In SAARC' exhibition where various merchandise, textiles and leather goods from eight Asian countries will be displayed, he said.

The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1993 by the member countries to encourage trade and industry particularly small and medium enterprises in the sectors like agriculture.

In the SAARC region, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are India's largest trade partners, constituting for about USD 2.5 billion each.

Overall, the intra-SAARC trade is pegged approximately at USD 16 billion, which is about 5 per cent of the total world trade.