Food & Digitalisation: Trends Driving Growth in Sri Lanka

27 July 2020, Monday

1.30pm to 4.30pm (Singapore Time)

11.00am to 2.00pm (Sri Lanka Time)

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Event is complimentary. Session will be conducted via Zoom.

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Global consumer preferences are changing in response to COVID-19; companies in the food value chain, from suppliers to farmers to retailers are faced with new challenges coupling new opportunities. The need to minimise movement and the safe distancing measures put in place have propelled digitalisation to become the new-normal where consumers are shifting activities online – from conducting business meetings, ordering food to taking classes.

Join this session as we share Sri Lanka’s progress with regards to growth strategies for Food Supplies and ICT industries – looking set to thrive through the post-pandemic world with agility and resilience.

Agenda *

1.30pm – 1.40pm   Opening Remarks

H.E Sashikala Premawardhane, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore

H.E Chandra Das, High Commissioner of Singapore to Sri Lanka

1.40pm – 1.50pm   Welcome Address

Mr Manjula de Silva, CEO, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Mr Prajeeth Balasubramanium, President, Sri Lanka - Singapore Business Council

1.50pm – 1.55pm   GlobalConnect@SBF

1.55pm – 2.10pm   Market Overview – Sri Lanka

Mr Shiran Fernando, Chief Economist, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

2.10pm – 2.25pm   Levelling up Singapore’s food supply resilience

Mr Ong Xuan Feng, Assistant Director, Industry Development & Partnership Division, Singapore Food Agency 

2.25pm – 2.40pm  Sri Lanka’s Agri Produce and Supply Chain Linkages

Mr Rizvi Zaheed, Chairman, Oceanpick Pvt Ltd 

2.40pm – 3.15pm  Plenary 1: Ensuring Food Security; From Farm to Table

Moderator: Mr Steven Bartholomeusz, Director/Policy, Food Industry Asia, Singapore


1. Mr Dilhan C. Fernando,  CEO, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Co. Plc
2. Mr Ranjith Page, CEO, Cargills Ceylon Plc
3. Mr Alan Lai, Executive Director, The Profile Print

3.15pm – 3.50pm  Plenary 2: Recalibrating the post COVID-19 world through digitalization

Moderator: Mr Ivan Chang, Co-Opted Councilor, SGTech


1. Mr Rakhil Fernando, Managing Director & Country Head Sri Lanka, Daraz
2. Mr Jiffry Zulfer - Founder & CEO – PickMe, Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka Pvt Ltd
3. Mr Victor Pok – Director, Viva Kids Pte Ltd
4. Ms Sharon Lourdes Paul - Head of Payment, Xfers Pte Ltd

4.00pm – 4.30pm  Business Networking Lounge

*Subject to change without prior notice


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