SLESSession1PanelIn the first session at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018, participants will be able to listen to three economic perspectives from the Government of Sri Lanka, IMF and Standard Chartered Bank.  Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. Eteri Kvintradze, Resident Representative in Colombo of the International Monetary Fund and Ms. Anubhuti Sahay, Head, South Asia, Economics Research, Standard Chartered Bank Mumbai will address the audience on the “how” and “when” of an economic turnaround. Their expertise and views will be shared in the session, titled “Economic turnaround: How? And When?” which will be held on Day 1 (13th September) at 9.30am at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.

The discussion during this session will focus on how Sri Lanka can successfully navigate global, regional and local political and economic risks; how to maximize on its strategic location as the logistics hub economy of the Indian Ocean; policy reforms that can be implemented in the challenging environment as we approach 2020; and how growth and consumption can be raised in a sustainable manner.

Along with the speakers, the experts holding this discussion include: the keynote speaker, Mr. Arun M. Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG India; Dr. Nishan De Mel, Executive Director, Verité Research (Pvt) Ltd.; Mr. Asoka Pieris, Chief Executive Officer, Singer Sri Lanka PLC with Mr. Shiran Fernando, Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce as moderator of the panel 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.