India’s top economic adviser to speak at SL Economic Summit


Dr. Arvind Subramanian, the Chief Economic Adviser of the Government of India, will attend as the keynote speaker of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 inaugural session.

Subramanian, a Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Development, will speak at the inaugural session of Summit, which will be held on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo.

The renowned economist who was named as one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers in 2011 by the Foreign Policy magazine has served as the assistant director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund and also served at the GATT, during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. He has also taught in both the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies.

Subramanian has authored and co-authored several books. The books written by him are, ‘Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance’, which was published in September 2011; and “India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation.” He also co-authored the book “Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change”.

Dr. Subramanian has obtained his undergraduate degree from the St. Stephens College, Delhi; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India; and the M. Phil and D. Phil from the University of Oxford, UK.

Over 40 top resource persons, such as sectoral experts, industry practitioners, Government Officials and Ministers will take part in the two-day event to share insights, make recommendations and discuss policy to drive forward Sri Lanka’s economy. ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017,’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

The event is supported by some of the best corporate firms in the country. Accordingly, Sunshine Holdings PLC comes in as the Platinum Sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank enters the fray as the Gold Sponsor, Fonterra Brands as the Silver Sponsor and Dialog Axiata the Telecommunications Partner of the event. Whilst Janashakthi Insurance, Prima Group, and Nestle Lanka join in as the strategic partners. Echo Wave comes in as the Digital Events Platform Partner and OMD of OmniCom MediaGroup is the communications partner. If you wish to take part in the event, please call on 115588852 or email to visit the event site

(Press Release)

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