- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:47
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WorkInSriLanka organization will hold its 2013 conference to December 23rd, 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel. WorkInSri Lanka is a volunteer-led initiative to advocate Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for highly skilled individuals and high caliber businesses.
The "Work in Sri Lanka 2013: Asia's Next Knowledge Hub" will bring together recent returnees, expats living in Sri Lanka as well as people considering returning or moving to Sri Lanka to discuss the opportunities and challenges in making Sri Lanka the preferred work destination.
The organizers of the event informed that the first session of the conference will layout the public and private sector vision for Sri Lanka for 2020. Returnees and expats are expected to showcase their stories and a panel of experts will discuss the challenges in making Sri Lanka a top work destination and what is being done about each of the challenging areas.
A panel of leading CEOs will discuss opportunities that exist in various industry segments for knowledge based work and entrepreneurial activity.
The conference will conclude with a cocktail event to provide ample opportunity for attendees to network with each other.
WorkInSriLanka Chairperson, Mrs. Gillian Daas will declare open the conference. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Governor of Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and, CEO of Brandix Lanka Ashroff Omar are scheduled to address the conference in the first session.
WorkInSriLanka, a "brain gain" initiative of SL2College, was launched on May 14th 2013 in partnership with key public sector officials, industry leaders, heads of international NGOs and government institutions, and civil society experts. The initiative aims to attract world class professionals, especially Sri Lankans, to return and become a part of Sri Lanka's economic development.(niz)