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48th AGM of Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council today


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Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council, the apex body that represents the interest of shippers, will hold its 48th Annual General Meeting followed by “the Post Business Session” and cocktails today, 9 July) at 5:30 p.m. at Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.

State Minister of Finance and Mass Media Eran Wickramaratne will grace this occasion as the Chief Guest. 

HSBC (preferred banking partner), Panalpina (preferred logistics partner), and DHL (preferred courier partner) are on board as main sponsors of the event.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. (HSBC)Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables FinanceAjay Sharmawill deliver the keynote address for this occasion. Sharma is responsible for managing and growing the bank’s trade and supply chain franchise across Asia Pacific, as well as driving HSBC’s Regional Receivables Finance and Commodity and Structured Trade Finance (CSTF) businesses. Prior to this role, Sharma was Global Co-Head of International Subsidiary Banking (ISB), based in Hong Kong with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific.

HSBC Sri Lanka and MaldivesHead of Wholesale Banking Stuart Rogers said, “We are delighted to partner with the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council for this event. With increasing trade together with digital solutions, trade digitisation can be a game changer. HSBC recently completed the world’s first commercially viable trade finance transaction using blockchain. We are excited about this deal and proud of it because HSBC as the world’s leading trade bank is taking the lead on digitisation. Sri Lanka’s location advantage, coupled with strategic positioning in global value chains offers opportunities for growth. HSBC’s global network and our technological capabilities makes us the ideal partner to help customers identify new markets and capitalise on opportunities both at home and overseas.”

“This year has been a phenomenal year for the Shippers’ Council as we’ve made great strides in cementing Sri Lanka as a Shipping and Logistics Hub. I am particularly excited for this year’s post business session following our AGM which will have speakers who are some of the biggest names in global business,” stated Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council Chairman Chrisso de Mel.

Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council is an Approved Trade Association of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. 

 


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