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Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 to be held under the theme of ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 to be held under the theme of ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’

Sri Lanka’s foremost economic event – Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 – organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is to be held this year on the theme, ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’.
The event is to take place on the 13th and 14th of September at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.
According to reports, Sri Lanka’s economy is once again at a crucial juncture in need of a swift and well strategized turnaround to bring about economic stability and development.
The CCC has stated that the sessions are designed on understanding the need for a turnaround, how it can be achieved and accelerating future outcomes related to trade, investment and services. The latter session will build on some of the developments over the last 12 months with the signing of the Singapore – Sri Lanka FTA, launching of initiatives such as the National Export Strategy, Single Window Investment Facilitation Taskforce (SWIFT) and the Trade Information Portal. There will also be a knowledge sharing session on Sri Lanka INC; transforming into the digital economy which will look at both powerhouses and new business models in the digital era, discussing challenges and opportunities. Reports state that the summit will provide a learning platform to hear from successful companies with takeaways for implementation in your organization.
Reports add that the summit will also have a session to explore ways of steering the bureaucracy to work more effectively, thus meeting the emerging challenges. There will be a joint chamber plenary which brings together different Chambers in Sri Lanka to address some of the common issues impacting their members, and rectifying issues with policy adjustments, and deliberating on a common national agenda.
The two day summit is expected to be a wholesome opportunity to learn about government plans to develop the Sri Lankan economy (as well as the progress in implementation of plans), to improve business through knowledge enhancement pertaining to relevant sectors, to identify potential sectors and projects for investment in Sri Lanka, to clarify concerns with key government officials/industry leaders, and also to meet and network.
The CCC is partnering with Standard Chartered Bank who is on board as the platinum sponsor for the event, CHEC Port City (Pvt) Ltd. as gold, Sunshine Holdings as silver, Tata Holdings as the strategic sponsor, and Dialog Axiata PLC as the official telecommunication partner. Echowave, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, and Omnicom Media Group are also on board as partners of the summit.

OSL take:
The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 would be the ideal venue for local as well as foreign businesses/investors to explore the best business opportunities in Sri Lanka. The summit would see the discussion of many key issues related to doing business in Sri Lanka. Therefore, interested parties should look at reserving their seats at the summit.

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