The annual event featured IFS speakers from across the MEASA region (Middle East, Africa, and South Asia) who came together to discuss and share knowledge about the market dynamics, opportunities and regional collaboration in the MEASA region.
Over 110 participants attended the conference, which offered informative presentations and great networking opportunities. IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie provided an update on IFS’ global operations, which was followed by country presentations by respective country leaders. Afterwards, a regional outlook was provided by IFS Asia Pacific President Jan Bruenas, followed by an industry update by Global Industry Solutions Vice President Antony Bourne. An update from the Aviation and Defence Business Unit was provided by IFS Middle East Senior Project Manager Andrew Stimpson with a similar session on Field Service Management was provided by Middle East Programme Manager Riafi Wahid. In addition, a session on IFS’ Global Support Operations (GSO) was delivered by Global Support Director Steve Boreham. The rest of the day was spent in breakout sessions focusing on sales and marketing, consultancy services, finance, HR and admin. The conference ended with a group photograph followed by a dinner party at the Colombo Hilton.
Commenting on this initiative, IFS Sri Lanka CEO and President Jayantha De Silva stated: “2017 is a significant year for IFS Sri Lanka, as we celebrate 20 years of partnering innovation in Sri Lanka. The MEASA conference is an ideal opportunity for our regional representatives to network, share insights and successful case studies from their own regions and I am happy that IFS Sri Lanka is able to host this years MEASA Conference as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Sri Lanka.”