Business and Economics
SANASA International hosts PEOPLE’S ECONOMIC FORUM on Sept. 29

A virtual conference, titled PEOPLE’S ECONOMIC FORUM 2021, will be organized by SANASA International (Pvt) Ltd, on September 29, 2021.

The goal of the Forum is to contribute to refocusing the national development planning discourse of Sri Lanka to the potential of the cooperative sector.

This highly interactive event will provide information and working sessions on the achievements of cooperative enterprises in Sri Lanka along with an opportunity to refine commitments of actions and pledges from key stakeholders in the sector. It will be an important milestone towards establishing a roadmap for the development of cooperative enterprises, for more inclusive development in the country.

SANASA International plans to organize the forum as an annual event, and the first forum is being sponsored by Global Affairs Canada, under the EFFEC project implemented by the Development International Desjardins (DID).



SriLankan commences trial of ‘IATA Travel Pass’ on selected sectors

SriLankan Airlines is among the airlines leading the way in the South Asian region by trialing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass commencing October 1, with selected sectors.

This marks another initiative of SriLankan Airlines to create a touchless passenger journey in keeping with the airline’s vision ‘To be Asia’s most customer-centric airline’.

The Digital verification process of IATA Travel Pass will add convenience for the passengers with an improved seamless customer experience.

Passengers can create a digital ID of their profile comprising of their photo, passport information, and flight details.

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The PwC academy announces strategic partnership with IMAA

PwC Sri Lanka’s Academy recently announced their strategic partnership with the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA).

Made with the purpose of improving the level of knowledge and insights with regards to Strategic Alliances as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among the country’s business professionals, this initiative will enable those in the industry to derive critical insights and knowledge with regards to the subject.

The certifications on offer are designed and aligned with the intention of sculpting and educating International Mergers & Acquisitions Experts, Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals, Certified Post Merger Integration Specialists, Legal Mergers and Acquisitions Experts, and Human Resources Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist.

As such, the announcement of this strategic partnership was also supplemented by a new IMAA Valuation training program, that will be conducted by the internationally acclaimed valuation guru, Prof. Aswath Damodaran. Well known through his blog, Musings on Markets and his YouTube channel that has seen a meteoric rise in its activity, Aswath is a lecturer at the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU) and is true a titan in his field.

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