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CPM annual conference slated for October 11

Sri Lanka's Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) recently announced that it would be holding its 2010 annual conference on Monday, October 11 under the theme; "The Role Of Business in Transforming the Economy".

Featuring inaugural addresses by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, on the “Government role in transforming the economy”, and Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, on the “Financial sector role in transforming the economy”; the event comprises multiple sessions, with presentations such as the “Role of banking sector in transforming business” by Bank of Ceylon Chairman Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe and “Corporate social responsibility - adapting business model to changing community needs” by Cargills Managing Director Ranjith Page taking centre stage during the conference's first working session, which focuses on the business sector.

Other sessions include tourism with industry related subject matter encompassing areas such as air transportation and the government and private sector roles in this industry, and the local university education system, as well as cases being highlighted from India and Malaysia.

Further, several panel discussions have also been scheduled which feature top Sri Lankan corporate leaders, including Jetwing Hotels / Pacific Asia Travel Association Chairman Hiran Cooray, John Keells Deputy Chairman Ajith Gunawardena, Aitken Spence Hotels Managing Director Malin Hapugoda, Hemas Holdings Group Director and Serendib Hotels Chairman Abbas Esufally, Sri Lanka's Asia Pacific Institute of IT Chief Executive Dr. Athula Pitigal-Arachchi, Amana Investments Managing Director Faizal Salieh, and Sri Lanka Institute of IT Managing Director Prof. Lalith Gamage.

Also, there will be a number of public sector personalities, including those from the country's Board of Investment, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Education, etc, at the conference.

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