National Chamber Holds a Session with the High Commissioner of South Africa

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National Chamber  Holds a Session with  the  High Commissioner of South Africa

 A session on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka &  South Africa ” with the High Commissioner of South Africa  H.E. G.Q.M Doidge  will be  held on  Friday 23 October  2015  from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium No 450 D R Wijewardene Mw,Colombo -10.  The High Commissioner of South Africa will grace the occasion as the Special Guest Speaker. At this  session the  members will get an opportunity to discuss business related  issues and  any other  information with regard to business  and other services available in South Africa. 

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world !  South Africa is often called the 'Rainbow Nation', a term  given by the former Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, which describes the country's multicultural diversity , one nation made up of different  people, with 11 different official languages.

Exports from Sri Lanka to South Africa has increased to 33.16 US $ Mn in 2014.  Tea, Retreated or used pneumatic tyres of rubber , Apparel, Natural rubber, New pneumatic tyres, of rubber,  Raw bristle fibre of coconut (coir) .Potential Export products to South Africa includesSemi precious Jewellery, Pearls, semi precious stones, Surgical gloves , footwear. 

For registration kindly contact National Chamber TP 4741788 Ms Fouad email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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National Chamber Conducts a Workshop on “Intellectual Property Law for Business”

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National Chamber Conducts a Workshop on

“Intellectual Property Law for Business” on 29 October 2015 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in association with  Intellectual Property Office and  M/s Julius & Creasy, Attorneys-at-Law, are  conducting  a Workshop   for the benefit of the  business community to make aware of the Intellectual Property law and connected areas to   get a better understanding.   

Intellectual property (IP) is a key driving force for growth in many companies and economies today, and it is a must ….. For any business. 

 Intellectual Property law helps businesses to prevent others from copying their products or using their innovations, obtain financing or venture capital, and increase their commercial value, access new markets, 

Resource Persons will be Mrs  G.R.  Ranwaka - Director General of Intectual Property Office , Dr J M Swaminathan - Senior Partner , Julius & Creasy, Attorneys at Law and  Ms Anomi Wanigasekera - partner, Julius & Creasy

Topics  to be covered:

  • Intellectual  Property -General Principals
  • Role of Intellectual Property in business, an overview
  • Trade Mark Law – Overview by Dr J M Swaminathan.
  • Protected industrial designs and their registration
  • Patenting of Inventions.

Panel Discussion –will be headed by Dr J M Swaminathan of Julius & Creasy

 For registration kindly contact chamber Dilrukshi TP 4741788

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National Chamber Signs MOU with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India

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National  Chamber    Signs  MOU with  Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India 

A  MOU was signed between National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and  The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) at a meeting held at the Chamber with Ms  Deepti Pant, Joint Director of  ASSOCHAM. 

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India  is one of the apex trade associations of India which represents  the interests of trade and commerce in India,and acts as an intermediary  between industry, government and other relevant stakeholders on policy issues and initiatives. The (ASSOCHAM) facilitates   all businesses around the globe,  wanting to do business with India and has  more than 400 Industry Chambers, Trade Associations and serving Corporate Members from all over.

 

 

Ms Deepti  Pant, Joint Director of ASSOCHAM and Mr Thilak Godamanna, President of the National Chamber of Commerce  signing the

MOU at the chamber Boardroom.

Ms Deepti  Pant of ASSOCHAM being presented with a souvenir by Mr Thilak Godamanna  President of the National  Chamber.

Mr Sujeeve Samaraweera, Senior Deputy President looking on( centre.)

 

National Chamber Conducts Half Day Seminar on ‘Practical Time Management’

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National Chamber Conducts Half Day Seminar on ‘Practical Time Management’ 

A  half day seminar on “Practical Time Management” will be held  on Friday, 30 October 2015 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at the National Chamber Auditorium  No. 450, D R Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10. 

The topics covered would  be ‘How to organize your workstation, Effective use of 5W1H method, Designing and controlling forms for productivity, Using Annotated Agendas and action oriented minutes, Planning and managing projects, Early morning routine in Home and Office, Productive telephone techniques, Productive writing and emailing, Using electronic devices effectively, Delegating and motivating, Sorting long and short terms goals and prioritizing, Handling meetings and conducting virtual meetings and using dash boards effectively. 

During this half day seminar the facilitator will speak on how to be more effective in your job, deliver superior results, be an organized and efficient employee by practicing tried and  tested  time management techniques.

This is aimed at CEOs, Senior Managers, Operational Managers, Senior Executives and Business Professionals who want greater control of their time, management style and life. 

Facilitator would be Mr Sunil G Wijesinha a well-known trainer and consultant on productivity, quality and Japanese management techniques. He has conducted public seminars on varied management topics as well as in-house seminars for clients on customized topics.  Mr Wijesinha, has held many CEO positions, blends theory and practice and will touch on techniques he has used himself, on a daily basis. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Management Accountant and holds a MBA.

For registration please contact Ms Thushari or Nirmani on 4741788 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The National  Chamber of Commerce of  Sri  Lanka

A session with the High Commissioner of Nigeria

24 August 2015

  

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A session with the High Commissioner of Nigeria

The High Commissioner of Nigeria, H.E. S U Ahmed will be the special Guest  speaker at  a  session on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka &  Nigeria”  on Thursday 27 August 2015 from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m  at the National Chamber No 450 D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo-10. He will be accompanied by the Head of Chancery and other officials from the High Commission.

At the session the participants will get an opportunity to interact with the High Commissioner and officials of the High Commission of Nigeria, and discuss with regard to potential business and establishing business links with Nigeria. Economic co-operation between Nigeria and South Asian countries have intensified coupled with the activities of traders who visit these countries to purchase  items of trade such as textiles, pharmaceutical, plastics, etc. Nigerians are known to be very enterprising and well known for their trading abilities.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria  has a population of of 177.5 million people (UN est. 2014) making it the  most populous country in Africa. Capital city is Abuja located in the center of the nation, while Lagos is the primary port, economic hub and the largest city. Spoken languages are English and many local languages, there are more than 250 ethnic groups in the country.

Nigeria is also home to a large population of Indians, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, many from generations who have been there since Nigeria’s Independence. Many have even naturalized and own big business especially in the service sector, such as finance and housing. For reservation for the session, kindly contact chamber TP 4741788  Mrs Fouad or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

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The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

21 August  2015