Sri Lanka’s proposed mega development projects such as the Western Region Megapolis, Hambantota Logistics and Industrial Zone and also the ongoing Colombo Port City will come under focus at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017.
In a session titled ‘Realizing the Potential of Mega Development Projects’, the speakers will share insights on the significant opportunities these projects will provide to both domestic and international businesses.
The session will kick start with presentations made by China Merchant Port Holdings Company Limited Deputy General Manager Hang Tian, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Sanjay Ganesh Ubale and China Development Institute Vice President and China Commerce Ministry Expert Committee Member Dr. Qu Jain.
Later in the session, they will join in for a panel discussion, which will also include John Keells Holdings PLC Head of Legal, Secretarial and CSR Nadija Tambiah and Megapolis and Western Province Development Ministry Project Director Lakshman Jayasekera. The session moderator will be Echelon Magazine Editor-In-Chief Shamindra Kulamannage.
The session, one out of the eight high-profile sessions planned at the summit, will focus on the challenges Sri Lanka’s technocrats and legal system face in negotiating and regulating multi-billion dollar and multi-decade mega project concessions, international lessons gained out of similar projects, how Sri Lankan companies can grab a piece of the action and latch on to the global supply chain linkages these mega projects create and what implications such projects will have on jobs and people of Sri Lanka.
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 is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event site www.srilankaeconomicsummit.com.