SLESSession4PanelIn shaping a fast track to a turnaround, focus areas driving the future of trade, investment and services will require great planning, execution and synchronisation. In this light, on Day 2 of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018, a session titled “Accelerating Future Outcomes: Trade, Investment & Services” will be organised at the premier annual economic discussion by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

The focus of this session will be on making sound trade and investment reforms effective bearing in mind in global developments and the trade-investment nexus. Strategies to synchronize multiple policy initiatives (FTAs, FDI regulations, National Export Strategy, Trade Facilitation, Trade Remedies) with Sri Lanka’s overall National Trade Policy and Investment Policy, will be debated by top researchers, private sector representatives and economists. Furthermore, they will discuss on whether these initiatives need refining and what more reforms need to be put in place to compliment or enhance the impact of existing reforms. A key national discussion on the development of services through either trade agreements or other measures will be taken up for deliberation in this session as well. 

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and Dr. Nihal Pitigala, Consultant, (Lead Economist) USAID, World Bank will be the speakers for this session. Thereafter, joining them in a panel discussion will be Dr. Anush Amerasinghe, MD/CEO of BPPL Holdings; Ms. Nadie Kahatapitiya Algama, Director of Marketing & Strategy at KIK Lanka (Pvt) Ltd; and Ms. Subhashini Abeysinghe, Research Director at Verité Research (Pvt) Ltd.

Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Executive Director (Acting), Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, will be the moderator for this discussion.

Sri Lanka Economic Summit is the ideal platform for Chairpersons, CEOs, Directors, Senior Managers, Foreign Investors, Senior Government Officials, and Academics, to engage in an expert discussion of the nation’s economy. Registration for the 2-day summit is on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore register early to avoid disappointment. For further details, click here.