The Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) to elect office bearers and council members for the year 2016 and to fulfil other statutory obligations will be held on 14 January at Hotel Galadari Colombo.
This year the Chamber will celebrate its 30th Anniversary along with the Annual General Meeting. Hence it will be a unique event comprising many important activities.
A senior minister of the Government is expected to grace the event as Chief Guest, while the Guest of Honour will be the Ambassador of a country which is an emerging market of Sri Lankan exports. It will also be attended by senior state officials related to exports, members of the diplomatic corps, and member exporters of the Chamber, comprising the cream of the exporter community of Sri Lanka who make a vital contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka, contributing more than half of the foreign exchange earnings of Sri Lanka.
A highlight of the event is the keynote address that will be delivered by Hilmy Cader, well known International Management Consultant and CEO of MTI Consulting. He will assess contemporary issues related to exports in the international market place, the challenges that Sri Lanka will have to face in this background, and strategies as well as approaches that Sri Lanka could adopt to meet such challenges.
This aspect will also be looked at from the view point of the policies of the present Government related to its medium term economic development plan and policies adopted to accelerate the development of exports, as well as to promote Foreign Direct Investments, to increase production, and widen the spectrum of value added products and services including hi-tech exports.
Immediate Past President of the Chamber Dr. Jagath Peiris will deliver a brief address on the significant achievements of the Chamber over the years since its inception, and important milestones in its history.
The Chamber has also lined-up other important activities to disseminate information and knowledge to the participants of the event, particularly the exporters.
At the conclusion of the activities of the event, the gathering will be entertained to cocktails and fellowship by the Chamber.
MTI to critique Sri Lanka’s export strategy at Chamber AGM
MTI Consulting CEO Hilmy Cader will be delivering the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of the National Chambers of Exporters (NCE), on Thursday 14 January at the Hotel Galadari.
The MTI Chief’s keynote will focus on the current state of Sri Lanka’s exports, analysing the reasons for the low export growth and approach for the way forward.
Hilmy Cader is the founder and CEO of MTI Consulting – a boutique strategy consultancy with a network of associates across Asia, Africa and Middle East. He operates from his dual bases in Bahrain and Australia. Under his leadership in the last 18 years, MTI has carried out over 520 assignments in 40 countries, across diverse industries. This includes working on two of Sri Lanka EDB Strategic Plans (2002 and 2014) and the Pakistan Export Strategy (2007-9). Prior to his career in strategy consulting, he held senior international appointments with New Zealand Dairy Board (now Fonterra), Ralston Purina USA and Glaxo – Boots.
The National Chambers of Exporters has a membership of over 450 export oriented member companies covering all products and most services sectors, as well as service providers to exporters and has continued to serve its members with commitment and dedication.