Daily FT-MTI Forum on ‘Sri Lanka’s Export Challenges’

The Daily FT-MTI Thought Leadership Forum on Sri Lankan exports will be held on 29 March at Hotel Galadari, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The Export Forum will focus on reasons behind Sri Lanka’s stagnant export growth and future strategic options will be evaluated.

“Over the last 15 years Sri Lankan exports have grown from $ 5.5 b to $ 11.5 b, which is only 2.1 times compared with the country’s competing regions like Bangladesh and Vietnam who have surged ahead with export growth of 4.7 times and 9.4 times respectively. The time has come to re-examine our export strategies, change our mindset from what we have to offer to what does the world want,” says MTI CEO Hilmy Cader.

The MTI forum will feature a key presentation by Cader, followed by a panel discussion comprising elite corporate leaders: Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte, Lalan Rubber Chairman Lalith Hapangama, Empire Teas CEP Lushantha De Silva, and Central Bank of Sri Lanka former Deputy Governor W.A. Wijewardena. The moderation for the panel discussion will be led by Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim.

MTI’s Thought Leadership Forum on Sri Lankan exports will be powered by MTI Consulting and Daily FT. The Sponsors for this event will include EAP Group, Pan Audio, Sarva, Sign Tech, and Teleview.
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