Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss executing reforms, building better institutions

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Sri Lanka’s urgent need to execute critical reforms and build sound institutions to propel the nation’s economic growth will come under discussion at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017. 
The discussion, titled ‘Executing Reforms and Building Better Institutions’ will deliberate on what reforms Sri Lanka must undertake within the next two to three years to drive the economy into high gear.


McKinsey and Company Partner Ghanaka Herath, WSD Consulting Managing Director and Qatar Financial Center Former CEO Shashank Srivastava and Finance Ministry Public-Private Partnership Unit Chairman and Acting CEO and TWCorp Chairman Thilan Wijesinghe will deliver presentations at this session. 


The trio would later join in for a panel discussion, which will also include Public Enterprises Development Minister Kabir Hashim and Education Ministry Secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi. EAP Group Chairman and Secretary General for Co-coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms Mano Tittawella will moderate the session.


The session will focus on the ongoing plans to fast track implementation in Sri Lanka’s public sector, moves to diversify foreign direct investments (FDIs) and export basket, way forward for implementing public-private partnerships in Sri Lanka and also how the local private sector can engage in the ongoing activities to shape sound outcomes.


The session brings in vitality and timeliness to the summit, as currently there are several international agencies and consultancy groups working on the above areas to push forward Sri Lanka’s economic transformation agenda. 


The two-day annual summit, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 25 and 26, 2017, at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title of ‘Execute – Transform – Realize’.


Sunshine Holdings PLC comes in as the Platinum sponsor of the event, Standard Chartered Bank enters the fray as the Gold sponsor, Fonterra Brands as the Silver sponsor and Dialog Axiata is the Telecommunications partner, whilst Janashakthi Insurance, Prima Group and Nestle Lanka join in as the strategic partners. Echo Wave comes as the Digital Events Platform partner and OMD of OmniCom MediaGroup is the Communications partner. 


Those who wish to take part in the event may call on 115588877, email to events@chamber.lk or visit the event site www.srilankaeconomicsummit.com.

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