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SL Economic Summit: Focus on macro issues and risks

In the first session at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018, participants could listen to three economic perspectives from the Government of Sri Lanka, IMF and Standard Chartered Bank.

State Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Eran Wickramaratne, Resident Representative in Colombo of the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Eteri Kvintradze, and Head, South Asia, Economics Research, Standard Chartered Bank, Mumbai, Ms. Anubhuti Sahay will address the audience on the ‘how’ and ‘when’ of an economic turnaround.

Their expertise and views will be shared in the session, titled ‘Economic turnaround: How? And When?’ which will be held on Day 1 (September 13 ) at 9.30 a.m. at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. The discussion during this session will focus on how Sri Lanka can successfully navigate global, regional and local political and economic risks; how to maximise on its strategic location as the logistics hub economy of the Indian Ocean; policy reforms that can be implemented in the challenging environment as we approach 2020; and how growth and consumption can be raised in a sustainable manner.

Along with the speakers, the experts holding this discussion include: the keynote speaker, Chairman and CEO, KPMG India, Arun M. Kumar; Executive Director, Verité Research, Dr. Nishan de Mel; Chief Executive Officer, Singer Sri Lanka, Asoka Pieris, with Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Shiran Fernando, as moderator of the panel discussion. The Economic Summit is the ideal platform for chairpersons, CEOs, directors, senior managers, foreign investors, senior government officials, and academics, to engage in an expert discussion of the nation’s economy, a spokesman for the organisers said.