WEF Forum to support Lanka:
Corporates to link to global initiatives
Sri Lankan corporates will soon get more opportunities to link to
global and regional initiatives, as part of a new engagement between the
World Economic Forum (WEF) and Sri Lanka.
Following the visit of a high-level Sri Lankan delegation to WEF last
month, opportunities are now being identified for WEF to support the
country through its global initiatives ranging from global production
systems, agricultural transformation, and trade facilitation.
The WEF Business Engagement Team will welcome more Sri Lankan
companies to the WEF network, enabling them to be a part of regional
summits and networks with top global corporates and leading brands. The
visit, which came two months after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
participated in the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos in January, consisted of
senior government officials and a representative of the Ceylon Chamber
Chief Economist of the CCC, Anushka Wijesinha joined the delegation
as the key private sector representative, to explore how the new
engagement between WEF and Sri Lanka can open new avenues for Sri Lankan
Wijesinha said, "Membership of the World Economic Forum,
participation in their global and regional summits, and being linked to
their platforms on strategic themes offer a unique opportunity for Sri
Lankan businesses that are aspiring to go to the next level."
"The networking opportunities are unparalleled. For any Sri Lankan
business hoping to go global and be a part of global initiatives,
linking with organisations such as the WEF is crucial.
We will do our best to create more avenues for this type of
engagement for Sri Lanka's private sector," he said. The WEF is the
leading international organisation for public-private cooperation, and
it engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society
to shape global, regional and industry agendas.