President inaugurates Commonwealth Business Forum
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 13:31:40 LKT
Topic: Lankan General News
The Commonwealth Business Forum was inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo a short while ago.
The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) will take place in Colombo from November 12-14 in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The Forum is the premier business event in the Commonwealth bringing together Heads of Government, Ministers, and top business leaders from around the world and will be attended by over a thousand delegates.
The CBF is co-organised by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the Government of Sri Lanka and forms a part of the overall CHOGM programme. It will provide a valuable opportunity for high level dialogue on trade and investment between business and government leaders from the Commonwealth and beyond.
The CBF is a major global business event, coming at a critical time as the developed world continues its efforts to secure recovery from recession, tackle the challenges of maintaining open markets, and when emerging markets are enjoying a greater prominence on the world stage than ever before. The Forum will be a key event in developing stronger partnerships between governments and business to ensure that the Commonwealth plays its part in promoting sustainable growth to the benefit of the whole of global society.