Asia’s largest virtual 3-day ‘Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021’ concludes.

Asia’s first and largest 3-day virtual investment conference, Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021 (SLIF 2021),
concluded successfully on June 9th. The Forum was a joint initiative of the Chamber of Commerce, the
Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Colombo Stock Exchange, in collaboration with Microsoft as the
Technology Partner. It facilitated 4,870 online registrations from 85 countries simultaneously and

The Forum was supported by Microsoft through its local Gold Partner Impact IT Solutions who
developed the website and event platform: The platform showcased features
such as online registration of participants, connecting with live events, scheduling of B2B meetings
between investors and exhibitors, registration for sessions, event management, technical support and
discussion facilitation throughout the 118 sessions featuring 108 international and local resource
personnel. It was conceptualized and developed by Impact IT using Microsoft technologies integrated
with Microsoft Teams.

“As a Microsoft Gold Partner, IMPACT IT is proud to have designed and developed the website and event
platform by utilizing Microsoft Technologies to host the largest virtual investment forum in Asia,” said
Shameera Prajapriya, CEO of Impact IT.

“IMPACT IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner recognized for their commitment to solidifying customer
relationships by offering innovative and effective business solutions to their customers. By succesfully
implementing Microsoft Teams’ social and collaborative features into their website and event platform,
the company was able to stream rich content of significant value to current and potential investors on
behalf of Sri Lanka,” said Hasitha Abeywardena, Country Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives,

Addressing the gathering as the Keynote Speaker, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed his vision for
growth in Sri Lanka to reach a per capita income of USD 8,000 within the current decade. He also
encouraged local and foreign investors to seize the country’s opportunities and leverage its strategic
location, being situated in the Indian Ocean, crossing the main shipping and airline routes, and being the
gateway to South Asia. The Forum closed positively with investors expressing keen interest in Sri Lanka’s
investment and growth potential across multiple sectors in the future.