Sri Lanka Re­tail Fo­rum 2017 lines up some best minds to speak

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Sri Lanka Re­tail Fo­rum 2017, which was in­au­gu­rated last evening, has lined up 20 best global and lo­cal re­tail in­dus­try minds to share in­sights, make rec­om­men­da­tions and dis­cuss how Sri Lanka can trans­form it­self into a re­gional re­tail hub, dur­ing to­day’s ses­sions. The fo­rum, or­gan­ised by the Sri Lanka Re­tail­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, an af­fil­i­ated trade body of the Cey­lon Cham­ber of Com­merce, is the first such event to be held in Sri Lanka, fo­cus­ing in-depth on the coun­try’s re­tail sec­tor.

The highly reck­oned re­source per­sons, who will take the cen­tre stage dur­ing the event, rep­re­sent the multi-dis­ci­plinary seg­ments of the re­tail sec­tor and will speak across the planned five ses­sions, which are ti­tled as ‘Chang­ing Dy­nam­ics of the New Con­sumer’, ‘Reach­ing the New Con­sumer with Dig­i­tal Dy­namism’, ‘In­no­va­tion in Re­tail Op­er­a­tions’ and ‘Masterclass on Emerg­ing Is­sues’.

Dr. Su­pachai Pan­itch­pakdi, Honorary Chair­per­son, Cen­tral, Pat­tana, Thai­land, for­mer Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Thai­land and for­mer Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the UN Con­fer­ence on Trade and De­vel­op­ment, will de­liver the key­note ad­dress.

The oth­ers lined up to speak at the ses­sions are: John Glover, Founder and CEO of Global Con­sult­ing Ser­vices and for­mer Head, Wool­worths, Aus­tralia; Sha­rang Pant, Coun­try Di­rec­tor, A. C. Nielsen; Ru­vini Fer­nando, Di­rec­tor/ceo, Guardian Fund Man­age­ment; Fazal Ash­faq, Coun­try Lead, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Google; Tina Do­ran, Vice Pres­i­dent, Mer­chant De­vel­op­ment and Ac­cep­tance AP, Master­card Sin­ga­pore; Uma Ra­ja­mantri, CEO, Splen­dor Me­dia; Suren Sor­nalingam, Vice Pres­i­dent, Sales and Op­er­a­tions, INFO-CTRL, for­mer Head of Op­er­a­tions, King­fisher PLC, UK; Dr. Ran­jiva Mu­nas­inghe, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Ar­gyle X; Steven Mayes, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Jones Lang Lasalle; Prof. Tony Ben­dell, Lead­ing Trainer, The Anti-fragility Acad­emy and MD at Ser­vices Lim­ited; Nis­sanga War­na­pura, Head of In­no­va­tion, Hela Cloth­ing and Sankalpa Gamwarige, Vice Pres­i­dent Engi­neer­ing, Zone 24x7.

Mu­rali Prakash, Group Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, CEO, Taprobane Hold­ings PLC and Lanka Cen­tury In­vest­ments PLC; Mehraj Sally, Group Di­rec­tor, CMO, My­ Pri­vate Lim­ited and Ajith Amarasek­era, CEO, Swar­nama­hal Jew­ellers Lim­ited, will mod­er­ate the ses­sions

The wel­come re­marks will be de­liv­ered by Hus­sain Sadiq, Chair­man, Sri Lanka Re­tail­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion and the in­tro­duc­tory re­marks will be given by Si­dath Kodikara, Chair­man, Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee, Sri Lanka Re­tail Fo­rum 2017. The 350 re­tail and as­so­ci­ate sec­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives are tak­ing part in the event.

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