Backed by its global objective of aiding private and public organisations to build trust in society and solve important problems, PwC Sri Lanka will participate in this year’s Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF) to offer its business expertise and opportunities to participants at a three-day virtual event to be held from 7 to 9 June.
As Asia’s first and largest virtual investor forum to present the FDI and Capital Market opportunities in Sri Lanka, PwC will share its knowledge on attractive investment opportunities in Sri Lanka across FDIs into public and private sector projects, private equity placements, investment in listed corporates and infrastructure projects.
Priority sectors focused on include manufacturing, information technology, hospitality and tourism, agriculture and food processing, financial services, construction, power and energy, infrastructure and logistics.
PwC will also be looking forward to having one-on-one discussions with prospective investors to share the firm’s experience and insight on these industries and address any investment or market entry inquiries.
Featuring sessions and presentations by senior government leaders, C-suite of public and private companies, global experts, investment bankers, and advisory firms, the forum is expected to attract several direct and portfolio investors including sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, development finance institutions, large multinational corporates and conglomerates, high net worth individuals and a host of other investors from across the world.
The forum will also enable the sharing of best practices and resources with fellow attendees and speakers and help to tap potential to build traction around emerging investor opportunities within organisations and projects and provide the opportunity to develop a sectoral view on policies and regulations in a bid to garner foreign investments, as well as network and engage with global investors and speakers across diverse industries.
“This is a very useful and much-needed platform that enables participants to connect and build synergies. It helps to create an understanding of investor needs and match these with business solutions that will set them up for future growth. We’re excited to be a part of this year’s event,” said PwC Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Sujeewa Mudalige.
In the absence of travel to physically meet global investors or engage in roadshows or marketing campaigns, we believe this sort of forum will help showcase opportunities available in Sri Lanka to foreign investors during these challenging times,” explained PwC Sri Lanka Director - Corporate Finance, Valuation Consulting and Real Estate Advisory Aruna Perera.
PwC Sri Lanka Executive Director, Head of Strategy Consulting Lasanga Abeysuriya added: “Recent global developments have forced global investors and corporates to have a fresh and strategic rethink of how organisations need to diversify their investment pools, manage the operating footprint and reassess distributed global supply chain locations. There is a surge of investors seeking value and growth investments. Sri Lanka offers opportunities for all these and more. This investment forum, therefore, presents an excellent opportunity for those from the rest of the world to understand how Sri Lanka can be part of their strategic global footprint.”
Overall, the aim of the event is to provide the country’s government agencies, State-owned enterprises and industry leaders along with advisory firms and investment banks with a platform to advocate compelling investment propositions for global investors.
Chief Executive Officer, PwC Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 771 9700 ext.5001
Director - Corporate Finance, Valuation Consulting, and Real Estate Advisory, PwC Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 77 787 2962