The inauguration ceremony of the conference was held at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management. Senior Professor Sampath Amarathunge, Chairman of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest, while Professor M.D. Lamawansa, the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya attended the conference as the Guest of Honour. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor W.M.T. Madujith, Professor E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, the Dean of the Faculty of Management and all the Deans of other Faculties of the University, Directors of PG Institutes have also presented among other administrative officers of the University.
The Keynote speech of the conference was delivered through online platform by Professor Andrei Yu. Panibratov, Department of Strategic and International Management, Graduate School of Management, St, Petersburg University, Russia on titled, ‘Russian Multinationals in the Era of Economic Sanctions’. Technical sessions were also conducted virtually under four tracks in eight parallel sessions, where 50 research papers have been presented. Moreover, a Business Forum was held in the afternoon session on the titled ‘Value Co-creation during Crisis: Crafting and Executing Strategies to Build Organizational Resilience towards Sustainable Growth’ via Zoom platform. Five panelists, representing the academia and the industry were participated at this session to explore the appropriate strategies that could be used by businesses during the times of crisis. Mr. N. Agilan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Resources Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya moderated this session.
The organizing committee of the conference consisted of Prof. R.H. Kuruppuge (Chairperson), Ms. S. Yamuna (Secretary), and various other subcommittee chairs and members, representing both academic and nonacademic staff members of the Faculty of Management.