april, 2020

09apr10:0011:30FeaturedWEBINAR: How SMEs can adapt and overcome challenges during COVID-19?10:00 - 11:30 +5:30 GMT

Event Details

How SMEs can adapt and overcome challenges during COVID-19 Webinar Series organised by the Centre for SMEs of The Ceylon Chamber Of Commerce will go live on
09th April 2020 (Thursday) from 10.00am to 11.30am

To register, kindly contact yasura@chamber.lk or inshaf@chamber.lk

Many entrepreneurs are finding the current climate challenging, as many business activities have been forced to come to a halt, or be cut down, due to the pandemic. To continue, SMEs will have to re-evaluate their business models. A general overview of the current situation and possible future predictions will be covered during the webinar, including the following topics:
– How to re-evaluate the business models of SMEs, and why it is necessary
– How to manage finances, including working capital, cash flows, and negotiations with banks and other financial institutions
– What marketing strategies should be adopted for better ROI
– Supply-chain related issues and operations
– HR strategies and issues
– Roles and strategies relating to leadership and communication
– New growth areas and opportunities as a result of COVID-19
The speakers lined up for the panel are Dr. Nirmal de Silva, Co-founder/CEO of Paramount Realty, and Board Director, Regional Development Bank; Mr. Yasas Hewage, Director/Co-founder at Snipexx Academy of Business; and Mr. Lasintha Pradinandu, Principal Consultant, JKSE Consultants Pvt Ltd.. The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Chandra Vithanage, Senior Assistant Secretary-General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.


(Thursday) 10:00 - 11:30 +5:30 GMT


The Ceylon Chamber of CommerceThe Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was established on 25 March, 1839. In The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 1839 – 2004 a Historical Review, after referring to the factors that led to the formation of the Chambers in South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia, it is stated that the decisive nudge to establish a Chamber of Commerce in Ceylon came from Governor Stewart Mackenzie who was keenly interested in promoting Agriculture and Trade. As of today, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce functions as a Confederation of Trade Associations, Regional and Sectoral Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bilateral Business Councils and Employer Organisations in Sri Lanka.info@chamber.lk The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, 50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka


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