motivating economic optimism

After a long time finally I found some time to write a post. I know that, it is almost three months since I last wrote, but I can guarantee you of a few posts coming up on a conference I attended this week at the Water’s Edge.

Coming under the banner of “Motivating Economic Optimism” the most anticipated International Human Resource (HR) Conference was finally held from the 7th to the 9th June at the Water’s Edge. The International HR Conference is the biggest gathering of HR professionals held annually, which is to emphasize on the dimensions of Human Resources Management which could lead and motivate HR Professionals to make the winning difference in their organizations. The conference is organized annually by the Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka (Inc.) also known as IPM Sri Lanka.

Bringing together speakers of the caliber of Jerry Connor – Director of the Charted Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) – UK, Saagarika Ghoshal – the Chief Peoples’ Officer of Reliance Big Entertainment (Reliance ADAG), Sanjay Muthal – Managing Director of Nugrid Consulting (Pvt) Ltd., Madhu Rathnayake – Vice President & Head of Virtusa in Sri Lanka and Co-Founder and General Secretary of SLASSCOM, Dr. Dan Seevarathnam – CEO & Director of Watawala Plantations PLC, Mr. Ranjith Page – CEO of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC, Mr. Deepal Sooriyaarachchi – Former Managing Director & currently a Director of AVIVA/ NDB Insurance PLC, Pandian Rajan – Managing Director of Ma Foi Group & Randstad India, and other eminent speakers on a variety of HR related areas.

I must say, this year’s HR conference was a real success and IPM Sri Lanka has proved that, they are obviously capable  of organizing an International event in this magnitude in Sri Lanka and the pioneer in Human Resource Management in Sri Lanka.

This event was sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom, hSenid Biz, Taj Samudra, Ma Foi & Randstad, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, APIIT, NTB Bank PLC, HNB PLC, Virtusa Sri Lanka, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, and a variety of other companies while ART TV, Lite FM, Daily News and the Sunday Observer were the official media sponsors.

I thought I will take time and write about the different sessions and the learning of the conference one by one following this post. So stay tuned to the journey in motivating economic optimism!


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