Standard Chartered lead sponsors Sri Lanka Investment Summit

Feb 15, 2016 (LBO) – Standard Chartered will lead sponsor the Sri Lanka Investment Summit to be held In Singapore on 15 March 2016.

This inaugural event, presented by FinanceAsia, will showcase and highlight the country to potential international investors. The event will build on the successes of previous investment forums organised by FinanceAsia for other countries, a statement said.

The summit will furnish an opportunity to meet with leading government officials and top private sector CEOs for a first hand guide to future developments, and networking with corporations and co-investors, the statement added.

“Sri Lanka is advantageously positioned right now for business enterprise with an investment friendly government, excellent growth potential, and a growing appetite for inbound business projects,” Jim McCabe, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka, who was instrumental in initiating the event with FinanceAsia, said.

“This summit will provide an ideal milieu for showcasing and learning how Sri Lanka is positioning itself as one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. We are confident that the summit will help potential investors leverage the growing links between Asia and Sri Lanka. We are proud to be associated with such a forum that could only further the national image and economic agenda.”

The Sri Lanka Investment Summit will have a full day program comprising a key note address by Ravi Karunanayake, minister of finance, and guest speakers including Arjuna Mahendran, governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and panel discussions with private sector CEOs as well as representatives from institutions such as IFC, ADB and leading economists and industry leaders.

Past investors will also provide insights on how to make the most of this opportunity and what steps should be taken to engage in enterprise in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Investment Summit has already attracted some 200 registrations. Details of the summit are available at http://www.srilankainvestmentsummit.com/ and those interested in participating either as speakers or delegates are welcome to contact the representatives from FinanceAsia, the statement added.