CMA Conference to focus on achieving fast track economic development

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The CMA National Management Accounting Conference on the theme ‘Sri Lanka 2.0 & Beyond: Fast Tracking Economic Development 2020’ will be held on 18, 19 and 20 June at the Taj Samudra. The second day technical sessions will cover topics on integrated reporting & sustainability, risk management challenges, South Asian country experiences of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and a panel discussion of fast tracking economic development and growth. The topics on integrated reporting will have the key note address from A.N. Raman, a Past President of SAFA and a current member of PAIB committee of IFAC, who will speak on achieving sustainability as a building block of integrated reporting. He will bring in international developments that have taken place. Integrated reporting and practical aspects will be handled by DIMO Chief Financial Officer Suresh Gooneratne, who are participating in the Integrated Reporting Council UK reporting and meeting the criteria in these respects. John Keells Group Head of Sustainability and Risk Management Chulendra de Silva will speak on the applicability of GRI G4 guidelines for corporate sustainability reporting. Session five will be chaired by Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Asite D.B. Talwatte. The next topic will be on risk management challenges and will cover the areas of implementing risk management in corporate treasury. It will be addressed by Sri Lanka Telecom General Manager Treasury Sanath Wijesuriya. An important area for corporates is managing reputational risks in corporates and the speaker will be STING Consultants Chief Executive Officer Ruchi Gunawardena. With mergers and acquisitions taking place in the new world, the topic of performing due diligence and delivering value to corporates will be addressed by CA Sri Lanka President and Ernst & Young Partner Arjuna Herath. Session six will be chaired by National Savings Bank General Manager/CEO H.M. Hennayake Bandara. South Asian experiences The South Asian Experiences of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in fast tracking development will be explained by speakers from these countries and will have the following to address these topics. The Indian experience will be discussed by Axis Bank Ltd. CEO Ashok Kumar Basu, the Pakistani experience by former Honorary Secretary & former National Council Member Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan Muhammad Arif Nara, and the Bangladeshi experience by Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh Vice President A.S.M. Shaykhul Islam. Session seven will be chaired by Siddhalepa Group CEO/Managing Director Asoka Hettigoda. The final session will be a panel discussion and will be moderated by Daily Financial Times Editor Nisthar Cassim. The panel will consist of speakers who will be able to cover questions directed to them on the economy, education, investment banking, stock markets, mobile technology and penetration and impact on economy, tea exports and the importance of plantation sector, petroleum and electricity and the role they could play in the development of the economy. The panel members will consist of ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura, Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Professor in Economics University of Colombo, MJF Holdings Ltd. Director Operations Malik Fernando, Mobitel Ltd. Chief Financial Officer Nishantha Weerakoon, NDB Investment Banking CEO Vajira Kulatilaka and Ceylon Electricity Board General Manager W.J.L.S. Fernando.