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Eminent speakers, business leaders to address CPM Regional Management Conference 2018


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The country’s foremost management event, CPM Regional Management Conference 2018 (CRMC 2018), organised by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka), is to take place from 4-5 September at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Delivering Winnovative Business Strategies: The Quest for Managerial Excellence’.

The conference will be organised in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) for the 05th consecutive year. AMDISA is the only Association which networks management development institutions across the eight South Asian nations, through exchanging information, facilitating inter-country research initiatives, conducting regional conferences, workshops, colloquia and programs, and thereby providing a forum for interaction among academics and business leaders, which includes management institutes of all the SAARC countries, including its members from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan. 

The tasks of crafting and executing strategy are core management functions.  The excellence in the delivering of a ‘winnovative’ (winning+innovative) strategy is the most acceptable formula for turning an organisation into a standout performer over a sustainable period. Crafting winnovative strategies is broadly a market-driven or/and resource-driven exercise, revolving around the key application of managerial excellence. This conference aims to bring together management experts, scholars, practicing managers, business leaders, policy administrators, and other academics from different countries of South Asia on a platform to discuss various connected issues and share their research findings. 

This Regional Management Conference would be a major event hosted by CPM, bringing credit to Sri Lanka, and will have the participation of management professionals and academic researchers representing leading universities in the SAARC region, industry, commerce, banking & finance and the service sectors in South Asia.  As in the past, this conference will be well-patronised by business leaders and top and middle level management.

The conference will be inaugurated on 4 September. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ravi Fernando, Executive in Residence, INSEAD Business School (Social Innovation Centre), France. AMDISA President and National University of Maldives Dean Abdul Rahman Mubaarique, AMDISA Vice President and University of Management & Technology, Pakistan Board of Governors Chairman Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, and IIM Bangalore, India Director Prof. G. Raghuram will address the inaugural session, together with CPM President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, who is also the Immediate Past President of AMDISA.

Prior to the inauguration, there will be a concurrent session with presentation of papers from academics & professionals in universities and business schools, who have prepared research papers, which have been evaluated by a technical panel. This will enable the best 15 to 20 foreign and local authors to present their research papers.

Assuring the best value to the participants, four core themes will be deliberated in the technical sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 - Making Institutional Strategy and Business Model Winning

Session 2 - Achieving Managerial Excellence through Innovative Practices

Session 3 - Strategy Development & Execution: Challenges and Success Stories

Session 4 - Delivering Results: Leading, Managing, Governance and Society

The Conference is suitable for Managing Directors, Directors, CEOs, COOs, Senior Managers, Managers and Executives in the fields of marketing, human resources, IT, transport & logistics, stock market, tourism, telecommunication, sustainability and CSR, public and corporation sector managers, executives and management trainees.

An early bird discount of 10% is available until 10 August for individual registrations, and corporate discounts will be available for bulk nominations until 30 August. For registration, please contact CPM Secretariat - Dilshan 0112590995/0714775125. (Web: www.cpmsrilanka.org).


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