Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 to discuss ‘Transforming the Economy through Technology’

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The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a dedicated thematic session to discuss how Sri Lanka can transform its economy through the adoption of technology.

The session, titled ‘Transforming the Economy through Technology’, will line up the likes of Prof. Rohan Samarajiva - founding Chair of LIRNEasia; Kamal Quadir - Chief Executive Officer of Bkash Ltd; Prof. Ajith De Alwis - Project Director of Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation; Gehan Dias - General Manager of MillenniumIT; Samantha Ranatunga - Managing Director of CIC Holdings Plc and Linda Speldewinde - Founder of the Academy of Design. Martin & George Ltd. Chairman Dumindra Ratnayake will moderate the session.

The speakers will focus on the areas of technological advancement Sri Lankan manufacturers should adopt to transform the sector and ignite fresh competitiveness, how digital technologies can help transform the local agriculture sector, how to improve the national innovation ecosystem to support the transformation and the lessons Sri Lanka can draw from international experiences.

The all-important session was drafted into this year’s summit taking into consideration the fact that many of Sri Lanka’s key sectors are lagging behind their global competitors due to a lack of technological advancement and risk getting left behind in a dynamic and competitive global economy. The two-day annual summit will take place on 25 and 26 July at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title ‘Execute – Transform - Realize’.

Sunshine Holdings Plc comes in as the Platinum Sponsor of the event, Standard Chartered Bank enters the fray as the Gold Sponsor, Fonterra Brands as the Silver Sponsor and Dialog Axiata is the Telecommunications Partner, while Janashakthi Insurance, Prima Group and Nestle Lanka join in as the strategic partners. Echo Wave comes is the Digital Events Platform Partner and OMD of Omnicom Media Group is the communications partner. If you wish to take part in the event, please call on 115588877 or email For more information visit the event site