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CA Sri Lanka’s Strategic Summit attracts high profile local and international business leaders

A large number of high profile local and international business leaders have registered for the biggest ever Strategy Summit organized by the Business School of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). The registered participants include Chairmen, Managing Directors, Directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs as well as Business Unit Heads representing local and foreign companies.


The over 300 registered participants include at least 15 percent who are Chairmen of companies, while over 30 percent of the participation profile comprise of Managing Directors/Directors. The summit which will be held on July 29th and 30th at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, will feature seven internationally renowned speakers comprising of David Arvin, Greg Bernarda, Jeroen De Flander, Andrew Grant, Dr. Amith Kapoor, VusiThembekwayo, and Ravi Fernando.

The participants also includes 36 percent of Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Financial Officers, while 8 percent of the participants comprise of Business Unit Heads.

The two day summit, which is the first of its kind in the region, received a further boost after attracting a significant number of international participants. The total number of international participants at the summit amounts to 11 percent from the over 300 registered participants.

During the two day summit which will cover seven sessions, speakers will share the latest insights on business strategy for emerging economies, while also focusing on innovation of business strategy and how firms could execute those innovative strategies in competitive environments in emerging market. The Strategy Summit will also help corporate leaders and high profile professionals close on the gap from visionary goals to executed results.

Speaker Jeroen De Flander is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy execution, while David Arvin is known as the Visibility Coach, and is one of the most in-demand marketing and brand speakers in the world today. VusiThembekwayo is known as the ‘Rock Star of Public Speaking’ and is considered as one the best motivational and leadership speakers alive today.

Andrew Grant is the author of Who Killed Creativity? - How Can We Get Creativity Back? and served in high profile positions for a range of Fortune 500 companies, while Greg Bernarda is the co-author to two books including ‘Business Model Generation, and consults for a range of international businesses.

Dr. Amit Kapoor is the President& CEO of India Council on Competitiveness; and is an instructor with Harvard Business Publishing in the area of Strategy, Competitiveness and Business Models, while Ravi Fernando, Operations Director at the Malaysian Blue Ocean Strategy Institute has worked with multinationals and has won a “Global Strategy Leadership award” at the World Strategy Summit.