ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 49
Financial Times  

CIMA Leaders' Summit on "Good to Great"

The CIMA Business Leaders' Summit, CIMA Sri Lanka's flagship conference will be held from June 6 to 8 at the BMICH.

"This event will help business leaders to continue their professional development and challenge them to explore how they can improve both individual performance and that of their business as a whole," CIMA Sri Lanka Division, Shanthi Sadanandan said.

He said that as a professional accounting institute whose primary focus is business, CIMA Sri Lanka makes a significant contribution to the management of the country through its annual Business Leaders' Summit.

This year's summit is based on the theme "Good to Great", inspired by the Jim Collins' book of the same name while exploring whether there are universally applicable characteristics that distinguish great companies from those that are just good, or mediocre and if there are such universally applicable characteristics, can they be applied to individuals, to business sectors or even to nations.

Sadanandan said that the Chief Guest at the inauguration of this year's conference will be US Ambassador Robert Blake and the technical sessions will be delivered by an expert line-up of speakers who will provide recent and relevant insight and challenge delegates to think laterally about how they, and their organisations, can make the leap from good to great.

The keynote speaker is Simon Littlewood, President of the Lean growth company and Asia Now, a leading advisory group based in Singapore while other speakers are P Dwarakanath, Director, Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd and President of the National Human Resource Network, India, Ashroff Omar, CEO of Brandix Lanka Ltd, Anil Laud, CEO, Siemens Information Systems, India, Professor V. Anand Ram, Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Asitha Amerasekera, writer, film producer and director, the winner of the best short film category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2007

Sadanandan said that the conference will also feature an open forum at which a panel of business leaders from top companies in Sri Lanka will share their experiences on how challenges were faced and success achieved. They will also comment on how the journey from good to great can be successfully achieved in Sri Lanka and this part of the world.

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