This year's Sri Lanka Economic Summit to be held in Colombo in July will focus on rebalancing the economy.
The Summit organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will be held From July 9-11, 2013 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo under the theme 'Re-Balancing the Economy'.
With the rise in income levels and acceleration of development in the post war era the rebalancing of the economy has become of greater significance, according to the organizers.
"Although it has been taking place from a need basis as well as by policy shift, such as, focus on infrastructure development, north-east reconstruction, development of the less developed regions, priority on agriculture and food security etc, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit for 2013 will deliberate on some of the critical areas that should receive more attention of policy makers", the Chamber said in a statement.
The summit under the rebalancing economy theme will comprise sessions on "Managing the Fiscal Deficit", "Export Strategy: Time to Re-Think and Re-Focus", "Enhancing Competitiveness Through Higher Productivity", "Connecting to Untapped Resources", "Demography and Skills Development", and "Powering the Nation for the Future and Challenges to Re-balancing the Economy".
The event is expected to bring together the best of Corporate Sri Lanka and world renowned academics, government officials and stakeholders to one platform to discuss timely issues related to the economy and to draw a road map for the future.
"The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2013 is the ultimate platform to gain a comprehensive understanding of the county's economy, the investment climate and the diverse opportunities available for investors and businessmen", the CCC said.