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Experts from Asian region come together at Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2018 to discuss future of industry

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Asia’s retail landscape is changing, with stronger economic growth in the region, investment from big consumers in the world and increased connectivity in the region. Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2018 will bring together experts from the Asian region to talk about retail spending, changing consumer preferences, and structural industry shifts that are presently taking place in the region. This discussion will take place during the fourth and final session – ‘Where is Retail in the Region Heading?’ – of the Retail Forum which is organised by Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association, the apex body for organised retailing in the country.

This discussion will feature Retailers’ Association of India CEO Kumar Rajagopalan, Singapore Retailers’ Association Councillor Alwyn Chong, Malaysia Retail Chain Association Deputy President Dato Vincent Choo Kok Leong, Thai Retailers’ Association Vice President Komsan Kwunchaithunya, and Sensei International Executive Team Leadership Catalyst and CEO Coach Ranjan De Silva. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Shiran Fernando will moderate this panel discussion seeking to understand the current position of the Asian Retail market and how Sri Lanka should position itself to take advantage. This session will also explore an evolving nexus between tourism and retail.

The premier knowledge event – Sri Lanka Retail Forum will take place 17-18 October, at Cinnamon Grand Colombo, and provides a valuable opportunity for networking and collaboration in Sri Lanka’s retail industry. Other sessions at the forum will focus on areas such as reshaping customer engagement, digitisation strategies, and new models to overcome complacency in the industry. This wide range of discussion brought by the Retail Forum are timely to the current issues faced by local retailers. If you wish to be a part of this exclusive forum, register before 15 October, by contacting Niroshini Sivagananathan via +94115588852 or niroshini@chamber.lk.

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