Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017 today Prominent retail sector figures lined up

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By 2017-09-13

'Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017', inaugurated last evening, has lined up 20 prominent global and local retail industry minds to share insights, make recommendations and discuss how Sri Lanka can transform into a regional retail hub, during today's (13 September) sessions.

The Forum, organized by the Sri Lanka Retailers Association, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will focus in-depth on the country's retail sector.

The resource persons represent the multi-disciplinary segments of the retail sector and will speak at the five sessions on topics titled '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, and the former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and former Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development will deliver the keynote address, while John Glover, Founder & CEO of Global Consulting Services and the former Head, Wool worths, Australia, Sharang Pant, Country Director,

A.C. Nielsen, Ruvini......Fernando, Director/CEO, Guardian Fund Management, Fazal Ashfaq, Country lead, Sri Lanka & 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 are all lined up to speak at the sessions.

Murali Prakash, Group Managing Director, CEO, Taprobane Holdings PLC & Lanka Century Investments PLC, Mehraj Sally, Group Director, CMO, MyDeal.lk Private Limited and Ajith Amarasekera, CEO, Swarnamahal Jewellers Limited will moderate the sessions, while welcome remarks will be delivered by Hussain Sadiq, Chairman, Sri Lanka Retailers' Association and introductory remarks by Sidath Kodikara, Chairman, Organizing Committee of the Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017.
The 350 retail and associate sector representatives will take part in the event.

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