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CIMC conference in September

South Asia’s major maritime and logistics conclave
Rohan Masakorala
Rohan Masakorala

Colombo International Maritime & Logistics Conference 2022 is scheduled to be held on the 12th & 13th of September at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. It would be one of the major conferences that would be held in Sri Lanka, after the COVID pandemic.

The previous events which were held in Colombo, Mumbai & Dhaka, attracted global participation and were supported by many international organisations and governments, where Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and former Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the multiday conferences.

In 2019, the last event was held in Colombo after the tragic easter bombing, but Sri Lanka got enormous support from around the world to make a successful conference with over 400 participants.

Speaking at the event, CIMC founder, and the Shippers’ Academy Colombo CEO Rohan Masakorala said, that given the tough economic conditions the country is going through, it is the need of the hour to promote the country’s strong areas.

Even during Covid, Port of Colombo had been resilient. During the recent events too, Colombo port has been functioning with maximum efficiency to support logistics of the region. We have had enough negative news, but we need to give the right picture of the sectors we are doing well as a country.

We need to talk to our partners and business colleagues. The only way to do this is through proper communication and events. That is what I’m trying, just as we did in 2019, said Masakorala.

We have already got positive commitments from overseas friends that they would be supporting, participating, and visiting Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture. Many Sri Lankan organisations have come forward to support the CIMC team look forward to organising a great event at the 6th edition where topics from, maritime to logistics of the post covid world will be discussed, along with the maritime spaces of the Indian subcontinents and the future trends.

The event is expected to be a regional networking session, where different stakeholders of the maritime and the logistics industry will be gathering to develop partnerships and a greater understanding of the plans of the Indian subcontinent and beyond. Investment opportunities, information and data, and project development of the region will also be discussed. Interested parties may contact the conference organisers at [email protected]

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