ECONOMYNEXT – An economic forum to be held by Sri Lanka’s main business lobby later this month will have a session dedicated to how technology can transform manufacturing and agriculture, parts of which are lagging behind competitors.
The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017, organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will have a session titled ‘Transforming the Economy through Technology,’ a statement said.
“The speakers will focus on the areas of technological advances Sri Lankan manufacturers should adopt to transform the sector and ignite fresh competitiveness, how digital technologies can help transform the local agriculture sector, how to improve the national innovation ecosystem to support the transformation and the lessons Sri Lanka can draw from international experiences.”
The line up of speakers include the likes of Rohan Samarjiva, founding Chair of LIRNEasia, a think-tank, Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of Bkash Limited, Ajith De Alwis, Project Director of Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, Gehan Dias, General Manager, of MillenniumIT, Samantha Ranatunga, Managing Director of CIC Holdings PLC and Linda Speldewinde, Founder of the Academy Of Design.
Dumindra Ratnayake, Chairman of Martin & George (Pvt) Limited will moderate the session.
The session was drafted into this year’s summit taking into consideration the fact that many of Sri Lanka’s key sectors are lagging behind its global competitors due to a lack of technological advancement and risk getting left behind in a dynamic and competitive global economy, the statement said.
The two day annual summit will take place on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
(COLOMBO, July 10, 2017)