The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has lined up a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the economic outlook and its implication for business during the year 2018. The discussion will also cover the impact on key sectors including tea, apparel, retail, construction, and tourism.
Titled as “Building on Stability”, the focus of the seminar is to provide its participants an understanding of how business can progress this year, following an improvement in macroeconomic variables and stability gained in 2017. The expert group will discuss the global outlook as well as expectations for growth, trade, and investment in 2018.
The seminar will also see the launch of the Economic + Sector Review & Outlook 2018 publication by the Economic Intelligence Unit of the Ceylon Chamber. Seminar participants will be able to reserve a copy of the publication at a discounted price.
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy (Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka) will deliver the keynote address at the seminar, along with Mr. Deshal De Mel (Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media), Mr. Adam Collins (Research Fellow of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute), Mr. Prabash Subasinghe (Managing Director of Global Rubber Industries), and Mr. Suresh Shah (Director/CEO of Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC and Past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce) sharing their insights during the seminar. Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Shiran Fernando, will be the key presenter and will also chair the panel discussion.