01st August, 2016
‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016’ commences on the 2nd August
‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016, organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will commence on the 2nd August, 2016 with the participation of His Excellency, the President Maithripala Sirisena, as the Chief Guest.
The two day summit, titled ‘Focus. Act. Deliver’, has attracted 460 top corporate and public sector senior executives as and aims to vigorously discuss how to unleash Sri Lanka’s unrealized economic potential.
The flagship chamber event will conduct seven sessions of strategic discussions covering areas such as how to accelerate Sri Lanka’s growth levels, private and public Partnerships, tourism, international trade and logistics, talent pool growth, commercial agriculture and also on the country’s ailing public enterprises.
The first session of the event ‘Accelerating Growth, Pushing for Performance.’ will kick start soon after the inauguration by His Excellency the President with the Finance Minister Honorable Ravi Karunanayake and the Central Bank Governor, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy delivering keynote speeches.
The duo’s addresses will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of another three eminent resource persons, in the likes Dato Sri Idris Jala, CEO of Pemandu, Malaysia, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, W. A. Wijewardena and Chairman of the IPS, Professor Razeen Sally. Chairperson of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Samantha Ranatunga will deliver the welcome address of the event, while the former Chairperson Mr. Suresh Shah will moderate the first session’s panel discussion.
50 high caliber resource persons from both Sri Lanka and overseas, representing both public and the private sector will join into share insights across the two days, focusing on how to move from issues to solutions, potential to performance and rhetoric to action.
The annual event, is held for the 17th consecutive year and falls in line with some of the Ceylon Chambers key principals, which it stands for, such as creating a market oriented and a private sector led economy, an economy based on competitiveness, driven by exports, attracting quality FDIs and making Sri Lanka a preferred investment destination.
Hayleys PLC and Pyramid Wilmar are platinum sponsors of the event, while Sunshine Holdings and CIC has come forward as the Gold Sponsors. Dialog have signed in as the Silver sponsor and First Capital, Ironwood Capital Partners, and Lanka IOC are the strategic sponsors of the summit.