The Employers' Federation of Ceylon

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:28

Sustainability is the key for global development. The corporate world is no exception, and therefore has further recognized the value of this concept by adopting policies and practices that guarantee and promote sustainability within their respective ventures.  A Sustainable Enterprise is defined as a business that ‘meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs’. 

Being a responsible National Employer Organization that constantly works towards achieving the best interests of the Employers whilst taking note of the interests of other stakeholders, we have decided to theme this year’s Annual Employers’ Symposium on Sustainable Enterprises – Creating Value’.

The Symposium will be held on the 7th & 8th November 2017, at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, with a view to offering the Sri Lankan Corporates the opportunity to find workable solutions in implementing sustainable business practices that would enable them to create value to their businesses through better governance, talent retention, environmentally friendly business practices and successful management of logistics. 

The Hon. Minister for Skills Development and Vocational Training will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.  We are also pleased to inform you that Dr. Raman Ramachandran, Head of BASF for South Asia and Chairman/Managing Director of BASF companies in India, has accepted our invitation to be the Guest of Honour and to deliver the keynote address. BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world and Dr. Ramachandran, who holds over 25 years of diversified experience in research, operations, new market development and strategic planning, will no doubt be able to offer participants insights into developing strategies to meet future business challenges as well as those relating to the world of work.

The four panels in key areas of enterprise sustainability, comprising of erudite experts from their respective industries are as follows;


  •         Governance
  •          Managing Talent
  •          Green Initiatives
  •          Supply Chain 


The Symposium is an excellent opportunity for participants to share their experience and gain knowledge and insight not only with regard to the emerging trends of sustaining enterprises but will also be an excellent networking platform.

We are also pleased to announce that the Symposium is being sponsored by some of the leaders of the corporate world.

Registrations are now open and those who may wish to register early for this event would be able to avail the exclusive early bird registration offer.

Investment for a participant: 

Members of EFC                   Rs 13,500/- + VAT

Non Members                        Rs 15,000/- + VAT

Early Bird Registration: 

The first 75 fully paid up participants will be offered an early bird discount as follows:


Members of EFC                   Rs 11,500/- + VAT

Non Members                       Rs 13,000/- + VAT


The EFC VAT number is 409044077 7000, and you will receive a separate invoice in respect of the VAT payment. 

Please ensure your registration with this event as per the format attached, together with your payment in the form of cheques drawn in favour of the “Employers’ Federation of Ceylon”. You may contact Ms.Dhananji Seneviratne (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Ms. Shenali Wasana ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for any clarification, or contact our Hotline on 0774 777 771. 

Kindly note that registrations will only be open until 2nd November 2017. Payments, by cheque in favour of the ‘Employers’ Federation of Ceylon’ should reach us within 5 working days of nomination, for registration to be confirmed. 

Please note that refunds in respect of cancelled nomination will only be made if notified at least 7 days prior to the commencement of the Symposium. 

Please be informed that the Inauguration and Keynote address followed by Fellowship will take place from 7.00 p.m to 10.00 p.m on the 7th November 2017 and the technical sessions will follow on the 8th November from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. 

Dress Code for the event will be as follows: 

Inauguration & Fellowship on 7th November 2017 – Lounge/National

Technical Sessions on 8th November 2017 – Office Attire

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