Conference Chair Message

Dr. Sumudu
Dr. Sumudu Perera

Head of Department and senior lecturer,
Department of Business Economics,
Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Message for the chair of the Organising Committee of the International Conference on Economics and Development 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
It is a true pleasure for me to release this message as the Chairperson of the International Conference on Economics and Development (ICED) 2017. The conference provides a unique opportunity to academics and practitioners alike to interact and share their knowledge on Economics and Development. The theme of the conference has been set as “Inclusive Economic Growth: Rethinking the Development Process in a time of paradigm shift”.   Today the global economy faces many socio-economic challenges and achieving development goals is not an easy task, in this context. The times are quite different while the global environment is even more advanced and dynamic. Therefore need arises for policymakers and leaders of nations to rethink the growth process all over again. A growth model which was successful to one country may not be applicable to another, the success stories of the past may not be applicable now. In this context ICED 2017 will act as a good platform for the researchers in this field to share and enhance their knowledge on economic development and sustainability.  
This annual conference opens up a window of opportunities to many upcoming as well senior academics, professionals, practitioners and scholars in the field of Economics. I am certain that each one of you would greatly benefit from the technical sessions and the paper presentation sessions at the conference.
On behalf of the organizing committee of ICED 2017, I would like to convey my best wishes to all of you.

Thank You!
Dr. Sumudu Perera
Conference Chair.