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GAC Group holds Contract Logistics Conference in Colombo

The participants at the event.
The participants at the event.

GAC Group Contract Logistics Conference was hosted by GAC Sri Lanka at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel recently.

The Conference acted as a platform to discuss GAC Group’s future endeavours and the business strategy for GAC’s contract logistics business. It initiated thought provoking discussions, in depth evaluations of the future of logistics which further paved way to cement global relationships across the group.

The conference was attended by foreign and local delegates including; Lars Bergstrom, GAC Group Vice President - Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent, Shehara Jayawardana, Jt. Managing Director – McLarens Group of Companies, Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, Chief Commercial Officer – McLarens Group of Companies, Ravi Edirisinghe, CEO and Director – GAC Sri Lanka and members from the GAC group senior management including Stuart Bowie, Ronnie Knowles and Daniel Nordberg.

The representation included participants from GAC Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, Qatar and Indonesia. The two days involved strategy brainstorming sessions, presentations and a visit to Spectra Integrated Logistics Facility.

GAC Logistics Sri Lanka and Hemas Transportation operates a container yard with a capacity of 6,000 TEUs amalgamated with a distribution center with over 20,000 pallet positions at their joint integrated logistics facility in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone, Wattala.

The facility branded as Spectra Logistics is currently one of Sri Lanka’s biggest integrated logistics providers offering end-to-end logistics services to clients.

Despite the recent tragic events that occurred within the country, it is noteworthy to appreciate the delegates from GAC world to participate in this scheduled event in Sri Lanka, supporting our efforts in promoting Sri Lanka as a safe location to promote global logistics and services.The country has regained its confidence and has returned to normalcy.

Shehara Jayawardana, Jt. Managing Director – McLarens Group of Companies commented “ I am indeed grateful to the delegates who came down to participate and share their knowledge and expertise. It sends a very clear message to investors that Sri Lanka still is and will always be a country with immense potential and opportunity in the global logistics industry”.

Commenting on the conference, Rohan Fernandopulle, General Manager - Cinnamon Lakeside stated “Despite the recent setback which trembled the country causing cancellations and postponing of events, GAC Sri Lanka decided to proceed with their event as planned.


 

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