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Economic Summit 2016

• ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will commence today August 2, with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.
• The 2 day summit, titled ‘Focus. Act. Deliver’, has attracted 460 top corporate and public sector senior executives will discuss how to unleash Sri Lanka’s unrealised economic potential.
• The Chamber 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 1st session of the event ‘Accelerating Growth, Pushing for Performance.’ will begin soon after the inauguration by President with the Finance Minister 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 3 eminent resource persons, in Idris Jala, CEO of Pemandu, Malaysia, Former Central Bank Deputy Governor W. A. Wijewardena and IPS Chairman Prof.Razeen Sally.
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Samantha Ranatunga will deliver the welcome address while former Chairperson Suresh Shah will moderate the first session’s panel discussion.
50 high calibre 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.
OSL Take:
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.
The new economic policies of the unity government are winning the approval and consent of private global economic powerhouses and governments alike, and to realize the objectives of the USD 44 billion Western Region Megapolis Masterplan(WRMM) by the targeted 2030 deadline, Sri Lanka needs a steady FDI flow and also the cooperation of proven overseas expertise.
OSL as the leading FDI generator for the WRMM, wants potential overseas parties to register their interest with OSL now, to bid for the 140 mega-projects outlined in the WRMM on the PPP investment model.
For more details, feel free to talk to the biz-friendly OSL Team now.

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