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 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

 

 

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.)

 

Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

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Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

A one day Workshop in Sinhala on “Productivity Improvement Techniques for Manufacturing and Engineering Industries”

(Sinhala Medium) will be held on Friday, 21 August 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium

The facilitator will be Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, a well-recognised Corporate Trainer on Productivity.  Mr Wijesinha started his

career in Industrial Engineering and  has followed many programs in Japan in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Japanese

productivity techniques. He is the pioneer in introducing Quality Circles and 5S into Sri Lanka. He has lectured and conducted

seminars in many Asian countries and has been a resource person for the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO). He has also

been awarded the APO Regional Award for his contribution in promoting productivity in the Asia Pacific Region by the APO,

and he has also been awarded the National Productivity Award by APO for promoting productivity in Sri Lanka.

The program will touch on the following:

  • Productivity concepts and misconceptions and Competitiveness
  • Calculating productivity
  • Explanation of Single factor, Multi factor and Total factor Productivity
  • Types of Single Factor Productivity; Labour, Material, Energy, and Capital Productivity
  • Basic strategies for improving productivity and the better management approach
  • Numerator based and denominator based productivity
  • Evaluating through cross sectional and trend analysis
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Techniques of improving labour productivity
  • Measuring non value adding time through Activity Sampling
  • Basics of Ergonomics
  • Creating a composite productivity measure for service areas
  • Prioritising the productivity effort

There is much scope for enterprise level productivity improvement in an average Sri Lankan enterprise.

Simple productivity techniques can greatly enhance productivity. Japanese enterprises improved productivity by teaching the simple techniques to their entire workforce, thereby enabling managers, supervisors, and the floor level workers to make simple improvements in productivity.

In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, being able to reduce production costs, particularly labour costs, has become imperative. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to analyse and determine the focus areas for productivity improvement, measure productivity, and use industrial engineering techniques to improve methods.

 

A certificate of participation will be offered  for the participants at the end of the program.

 

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