‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2014’ To Be Kicked Off On Tuesday

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2014 will be kicked off in Colombo on Tuesday (05th August, 2014) with 450 participants, including public and private sector decision makers, policy experts, economists, Central Bankers, Academics and Politicians among many others  taking part.

The flagship annual event of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will see a series of renowned speakers taking the stage to share their thoughts on a number of important topics during the two day event, which is been held under the title of “Sri Lanka 2020 – Towards Surpassing the $ 7,000 Per Capita”.

Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to the Treasury and Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank will set the stage for the two days of intense discussion and debate to take place, speaking on the lines of  “National Vision: Policy Implementation Perspective”.

Naina Lal Kidwai, Head of HSBC India, Alpesh Shah, a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the Mumbai office of The Boston Consulting Group and Lulu Raghavan, Managing Director, Landor Associates of Mumbai Office and Rizvi Zaheed, Managing Director of Hayleys Agriculture Holdings will also deliver key note speeches under different sessions.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe too would be among the Key note speakers and will share his thinking under the title of ‘Education – Critical Driver of Competitive Advantage’.

The forum’s eight sessions will cover topics such as, Policy Implementation, Branding, Banking in the New World, Education, Integrating Development, Rise of Asia as a Trading Bloc and Vision for Sri Lanka 2020 etc.

“The theme of the Summit this year, “Sri Lanka 2020 – Towards Surpassing the $ 7,000 Per

Capita”, is most relevant in the current context of the country’s development strategies and looks to the growth projections for the future that are most encouraging. It also merges well with the development goals of “Mahinda Chinthana”, the policy framework of this Government”, said His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a congratulatory  message sent to the Faculty book of Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2014.

The Summit will also include a CEOs session with some of the top minds of the local corporate sector sitting down to discuss the, conduciveness of the country’s business environment to innovation and growth.

Among those executives are, Ajith Gunewardene, Deputy Chairman of the John Keells Holdings PLC, Ashok Pathirage, Chairman, Softlogic Holdings PLC, Dhammika Perera, Chairman, Sampath Bank PLC, Ashroff Omar, CEO, Brandix Lanka Limited and Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Group CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC.

For the first time in the summit’s history, it has lined up five of Sri Lanka’s emerging corporate leaders to discuss the nation’s future, under the title of, “Our Vision for Sri Lanka 2020”.

Emerging corporate leaders such as, Shyam Sathasivam of Sunshine Lanka Healthcare (Formerly Swiss Biogenics Limited), Jeevan Gnanam, Director of SAKS, Harsha Purasinghe, CEO of Microimage Private Limited and Samadanie Kiriwandeniya, Chairperson of SANASA Development Bank will consist of this panel.

High calibre personalities will take part as the Moderators of the Eight Sessions of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit.

Carson Cumberbatch PLC, CIC Holdings, Dialog Axiata, Walkers, CML – MTD, First Capital, Commercial Bank, Altair, York Street Partners, AIA, Access Engineering, Cinnamon Grand and OMD has partnered with the Ceylon Chamber to make this event a success.



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