CILT President in Sri Lanka next week

Friday, 21 October 2011 03:13 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The International President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Professor Alan Waller is making his first official visit to Sri Lanka from 27 to 30 October. This is the first visit of an International President since 2002 when Sri Lanka hosted the International Convention.

Professor Waller will be in Sri Lanka at the invitation of CILT Sri Lanka Chairman Professor Amal Kumarage and the Members of the Council.

He will deliver the keynote address titled ‘Professionalism in Supply Chain’ at the International Conference to be held on 28 October at the Ceylon Continental Hotel as well as preside over CILT Sri Lanka’s launch of its Corporate Partner Programme on Thursday 27 October where 15 top public and private sector companies engaged in transport, logistics and supply chain will be awarded Partnership status with CILT Sri Lanka.

He will also participate in a Regional Forum organised by CILT International Vice President Saliya Senanayake on Sunday 30 October, where members of CILT branches from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Maldives will gather.  Alan will also be participating in several TV and media interviews as well as meetings with key industry leaders and officials.  Professor Waller was Senior Logistics Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK and currently teaches Masters Programmes and Executive Programmes in Supply Chain Management at a number of European Universities, including Cranfield School of Management where he is also a member of the Advisory Board.

He served as Director of the European Council on Global Supply Chain of The Conference Board in Brussels and was also founder and Director of the European Council on Customer Strategy. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE for his services to Logistics.

CILT Sri Lanka was chosen by the International body as the venue for its 2013 International Convention winning its bid over four other competitor nations.

The local chapter has seen renewed interest in membership with the emphasis on transport and logistics in its economic development strategies.  It has seen a large increase of student members following different transport and logistics courses. A Young Members Forum is to be launched on Wednesday 30 November.