Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 will deliberate how Sri Lanka can harness opportunities out of China’s ambitious plans to set up a network of railways, roads, pipelines, and utility grids that would link China with the Asian region.

Accordingly, the session titled, ‘Belt and Road Initiative – Transformative Opportunity for Sri Lanka’ will talk on the potential investment opportunities for Sri Lanka from China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ and ‘initiative and the Maritime Silk Road’ projects. The session also will focus on the risks and pitfalls for Sri Lanka of Chinese capital and industries locating here.

Dr. Amitendu Palit, Senior Research Fellow; Research Lead of Trade and Economic Policy of National University of Singapore, Dr. Wen Zha, Associate professor of China Foreign Affairs University and Nihal Rodrigo, Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to China and the UN will make presentations at this session.

Later on the experts will join with Jim McCabe; Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Chartered Bank and Vish Govindasamy, Group Managing Director of Sunshine Holdings PLC for a panel discussion. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Chair, Global Economy Program of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institue will moderate the session.

The two day annual summit, organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title of ‘Execute – Transform – Realize’.