Economy Is it time for world leaders to get over the pomp and pageantry of summit meetings? Updated : February 17, 2020 06:35 AM IST In a world where governments’ dealings are ever-more complex, and where technology enables secure, instant communication, the summit no longer serves any country’s national interest. The reasons why world leaders continue to crave summits aren’t hard to understand. The mass-media attention that goes with summits. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.