ECONOMYNEXT – More than 100 foreign investors from around 20 countries are visiting Sri Lanka to take part in an investor forum organised by the island’s top business group, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, starting Tuesday, March 8.
A statement from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, chairman of Dialog Axiata in Malaysia, will deliver the keynote speech at the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave.
It said the forum will see the participation of 125 plus potential investors from 27 countries and 130 Sri Lankan business executives representing top local firms who will explore opportunities for business partnerships.
The second day of the event will consist of business sessions, followed by meetings between visiting investors and their local counterparts.
The business session will be attended by Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim and Minister of Megapolis Development Patali Champika Ranawaka.
They will be taking part as panellists in a session moderated by economist Indrajith Coomaraswamy.
Pierre Pringiers, Chairman of Camso Loadstar Private Limited, a solid tire maker, will share the success story of his company’s operations in Sri Lanka during the conclave.
Also taking part in the business sessions will be Board of Investment chief Upul Jayasuriya, Chairperson of the Export Development Board Indira Malwatte, Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange VajiraKulatilake and Ranjith Fernando, Chairman, Urban Development Authority.
The session would be moderated by Anushka Wijesinha, Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
On the third day of the event, 10th March, 2016, visiting investors will make field visits to Export Processing Zones, Port of Colombo and the Colombo Stock Exchange.