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Sub Regional Conference on Local Economic Development
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Start Date: June 16, 2009, 08:30
End Date: June 17, 2009, 17:30
Event Contact: Ayoni Waniganayake
For More Information: http://www.ledconference.lk


Description

This is an invitation to a conference for LED practitioners in South and South-East Asia

Organisers:
ILO Enter-Growth and ILO International Training Centre in collaboration with GTZ, USAID, the Asia Foundation, the Ministry of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion and the Employers' Federation of Ceylon.

Objectives:
The overall objective of the conference is to contribute to Local Economic Development in South and South-East Asia. The immediate conference objective is to share and compare experiences, build knowledge and identify what actions need to be taken to bring LED up a level in the region, in terms of effectiveness, uptake, and outreach. The main conclusions will be documented and published on the conference web site.

Who will benefit:
The conference targets national and sub-national government officials concerned with local economic development or planning; LED experts from international organisations and the private sector; donor agencies and other agencies; staff of NGOs and other organisations dealing with local development; national and sub-national representatives of workers' and employers' organisations, including chambers of commerce; economists and other social scientists.  The conference targets in particular, participants from South and South-East Asia.

Key benefit to participants:
New insights in and increased knowledge of LED
Ability to develop and apply more effective LED approaches/strategies
An opportunity to network and discuss with other LED practitioners
An opportunity to discuss and elaborate on how LED can contribute to a response to the economic crisis
Contribute to concrete action that will bring LED up a level in the region

When, where & cost of participation
Venue:   Samudra Ballroom, Hotel Taj Samudra Colombo   
Dates: June 16 & 17, 2009
Local delegate:   SLRs.9,000/= p/p        
Overseas Delegate: USD.200 p/p

Secretariat:
THE CEYLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
#50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 11 2326096/5588802 /5588818 /5588805
Fax: +94 11 2449352/ 2437477
E-mail: ledconference@chamber.lk

REGISTER BEFORE WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2009

(Ms.) Ayoni Waniganayake
Senior Assistant Secretary General
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
50, Navam Mawatha
Colombo 2.
Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+94 11) 2326096 (Dir)/ 2380156/ 5588877
Fax: (+94 11) 2449352
www.chamber.lk

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