With an objective of initiating a multi-stakeholder conversation on opportunities and challenges, for Sri Lanka to develop world-class built environment, Lanka Business Online will host ‘LBR-LBO Infrastructure Summit’ on 3rd and 4th November. The Summit will bring together over twenty-five local and international urban thought leaders- industry representatives, investors and financial intermediaries, development experts, policy makers, researchers and academics – to discuss vital issues and opportunities in five insightful and thought provoking sessions. They are Cities of The Future: What Do They Look Like, How Do We Build Them?,
“Making Colombo a Global City: Opportunities and Challenges”, Investment Strategies and Business Models for Building a Global City, Creating a World Class Transportation System in Colombo and Reimagining Cities Through Technology.
The Summit is of great relevance and vital importance to those who are engaged in infrastructure design and development, and allied industries and services.
The speakers expected to share their expertise and perspectives and deliberate on urban and city infrastructure growth opportunities include Sumila Gulyani, World Bank’s global lead for urban development strategy and analytics, Professor Willie Mendis, Professor Amal Kumarage, Professor P K S Mahanama, Dr Lalith Siri Gunaruwan, Nayana Mawilmada (Director General, Urban Development Authority) and Yasushi Taira (JICA). Some of the private sector speakers are Jaijit Bhattacharya (KPMG), Vivek Puthucode (Microsoft), Ravinder Pal Singh (CISCO), Mangal Dev (Hitachi) and senior regional resource from a leading MNC bank.
The individual sessions will be chaired by Professor Rohan Samarajiva, Thilan Wijesinghe, Gayani de Alwis, Maninda Wickramasinghe and Peter D’ Almeida.