The 37th National Conference of Chartered Accountants organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will be ceremoniously inaugurated today under the patronage of Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and World Bank Country Director Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough.
Recognized as one of the country’s leading corporate events, the conference will this year attract over 1500 participants including business leaders and decision-makers at the BMICH, apart from a larger number of participants who will connect via webcast. This year’s conference will revolve around the inspiring theme ‘Unleashed thinking: Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship’.
The two days of technical sessions on October 20 and 21, 2016 will feature visionaries including local and internationally reputed entrepreneurs such as Peter Sage, Dominic Mcvey, Dhammika Perera, Marcello Schermer, Tushara Canekeratne, Naresh Abeyesekera and Sev Vettivetpillai, who will share insights and inspire the participants to take the lead and help Sri Lanka progress towards becoming a global player.
The keynote speech at the inauguration ceremony will be delivered by Prof. K. Kumar - Apeejay Surrendra Chair Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship, who will speak on ‘Progress through unleashed thinking’.
Held since 1979, the National Conference, which is among the institute’s flagship events, has built a reputation as a business summit that provokes thoughts and spurs insights into broad economic and business issues, apart from its core emphasis on finance-related topics.