Date

01st Feb 2022

Time

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
GMT +05:30

Description

Are you a startup who is exploring possibilities of international expansion? Then, this webinar is for you!
This webinar session will help you to prepare your organization to reach the Australian market, expand operations and unlock revenue generating possibilities. Learn from to our panel of experts who will share their experiences and guide you to steer your origination to reach the next level.

Our Panellists

Mr.Kapila Fonseka, a Grade I officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service assumed duty as the third Consul General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne, Australia with jurisdiction over the States of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. He had postings previously in the Sri Lanka High Commissions in New Delhi, India and London, the UK as well as the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Germany. While serving in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka, he served in the Economic Affairs, Protocol, Public Communications, South Asia and SAARC, United Nations and Consular Division.

Mr. Fonseka represented Sri Lanka at the multilateral forums including the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Colombo Plan, as well as the Commonwealth.

Michael is an experienced investor, director, and executive of businesses across a range of industries including infrastructure, trade & investment, resources, and construction. He spent several years working in financial and commercial roles at Bowen Central Coal Management, DownerEDI Mining, and UGL which has benefitted him with an in-depth understanding of key strategic, commercial, and operational issues from both an owner and contractor perspective.

Throughout his career, Michael had encountered young companies with great ideas and significant potential for growth that lacked the ability to scale up. He collaborated to create Ingredior so he could use his strategic, commercial, and financial expertise gained from years of experience in running various growth
enterprises to benefit these companies. Michael services clients’ strategic finance needs in addition to providing access to his extensive business networks for funding, partnership opportunities, and general business development.

Simone is a connector, engager, and idea-ologist, with exposure across a variety of sectors including state government, fundraising, theatre, iconic festivals, and media. Simone has a culmination of 15+ years of experience in marketing, partnership strategy development, digital communication and sponsorship management. During her career, Simone has developed and launched multi-million dollar campaigns and businesses, sought & managed in excess of 300 sponsorships, and integrated strategic partnerships. With Ingredior she hopes to leverage this extensive experience to help young companies realize their potential for growth.

Simone has developed a unique approach in which she uses social and behavioral intelligence to craft transformative directions for corporate organizations, helping them to meet the expectation of their audience and achieve their strategic marketing objectives. Simone is a dedicated and accomplished professional and delivers project outcomes for clients with great tenacity and flair. Simone is a connector, engage, and idea-ologist, with exposure across a variety of sectors including state government, fundraising, theatre, iconic festivals, and media.

Simone has a culmination of 15+ years experience in marketing, partnership strategy development, digital communication, and sponsorship management.
During her career, Simone has developed and launched multi-million dollar campaigns and businesses, sought & managed in excess of 300 sponsorships, and integrated strategic partnerships. With Ingredior she hopes to leverage this extensive experience to help young companies realize their potential for growth. Simone has developed a unique approach in which she uses social and behavioral intelligence to craft transformative directions for corporate organizations, helping them to meet the expectation of their audience and achieve their strategic marketing objectives. Simone is a dedicated and accomplished professional and delivers project outcomes for clients with great
tenacity and flair.

CE and DX Strategist. Practitioner. Keynote speaker. 3 decades of experience & expertise within the Mobile/Telco Industry. Working with Dialog Axiata since 1997. Member of the Group Senior Management Committee, Director – Dialog Business Services, Sponsor – Lean Six Sigma Practice, Digital CEx Transformation Lead, Chairperson – CX Experience Excellence Group Leadership Committee of Dialog, Chairperson – Digital CEx Expert Working Group, Axiata

Only Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) in Sri Lanka, AX50 – Ambient Experience Leader 2020, CX Leader of the Year 2019 & CXPA Global CX Impact Award Winner 2015

Chairperson/Founder Member of SLASSCOM – the country’s IT/Knowledge Services Chamber – initiated SLASSCOM Quality forum, Techkidz & Women Technopreneurs forum, Founder member & board member of WCDSL – Women’s Chamber for Digital Sri Lanka, Founder VP of SLISM – Sri Lanka Institute of Service Management & Founder Member CPM – Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Colombo School of Computing ( UCSC), Mentor and Keynote Speaker/Presenter/ Panelist and Juror at Global CE/DX/Telco Forums/Conferences & Awards. Past Advisory Board Member of CX Networks, IQPC, UK