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Economic Summit 2017 to discuss Sri Lanka’s need for a ‘smarter trade strategy’


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The upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 will dig deeper into Sri Lanka’s latest trade reform agenda anchored towards new preferential trade pacts, tariff liberalization and export promotion, with the participation of an expert lineup of speakers, representing both local and international trade bodies.
The experts will take their seats at a thematic session titled ‘Executing a Smarter Trade Strategy Amidst Turbulence’ and will share their views and also recommendations on Sri Lanka’s trade strategy and the direction it should take.
The session will kick off with presentations by Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies Global Economy Programme Chair Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja and policy research body Brookings India Executive Director Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh.
The duo’s presentations would be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Economist and Institute of Policy Studies Deputy Director Dr. Dushni Weerakoon and Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Department Office of Trade Negotiations Special Negotiator Elizabeth Ward. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Anushka Wijesinha will moderate 
the session.
The session will discuss whether the anti-globalization rhetoric is a real threat, what is the smarter way for Sri Lanka to plan out its forward march towards liberalization and trade integration and how can Sri Lanka latch on to the growth in Asia, using ASEAN as a pivot.
Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 25 and 26, 2017, at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
The event is supported by some of the best corporate firms in the country. Accordingly, Sunshine Holdings PLC comes in as the Platinum sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank enters the fray as the Gold sponsor, Fonterra Brands as the Silver sponsor and Dialog Axiata, the telecommunications partner of the event. 
Janashakthi Insurance, Prima Group and Nestle Lanka join in as the strategic partners. 
Echo Wave comes in as the digital events platform partner and OMD of OmniComMediaGroup is the communications partner. Those who wish to take part in the event may call on 115588877 or email to events@chamber.lk.

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