Work In Sri Lanka Conference 2013: Asia’s Next Knowledge Hub

AGENDA

Monday, December 23, 2013

8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and Work In SriLanka Vision
Ms. Gillian Dass – Chairperson, WorkInSriLanka
9:15am – 9:45am Sri Lanka in 2020: National Vision for Asia’s next knowledge hub
Mr. Lalith Weeratunga – Permanent Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka (To be confirmed)
9:45am -10:00am Economic opportunities in Sri Lanka, Asia’s next knowledge hub
Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal – Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
10:00am – 10:15am Sri Lanka’s readiness to become Asia’s next knowledge hub
Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa – Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka (To be confirmed)
10:15am – 10:30am Private Sector role in Asia’s next knowledge hub
Mr. Ashroff Omar – CEO, Brandix Lanka Ltd.
10:30am – 11:00am Tea break
11:00am – 12:30pm “Making the decision to Work in Sri Lanka” panel discussion with returnees and expat professionals Moderated by Mr. Arj Wignaraja, Director of Stax
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm Expert Panel Discussion – “Sri Lanka, the Ultimate Work Destination: Barriers and Challenges” Moderated by Ms. Kanchana Ambagahawita, Senior Assistant Director, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
3:00pm – 3:30pm Tea break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Corporate Leadership Panel discussion – “Opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship and professionalism” Moderated by Mr. Lakshman Bandranayake, Chairman at Vanguard Media
Panelists: Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya – CEO Dialog Axiata
Mr. Hiran Cooray – Chairman Jetwing
Mr. Keith Modder – Chief Operating Officer Virtusa
5:00pm – 5:15pm Closing
5:30pm – 8:00pm Cocktail reception with music