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How Can South Asia's Firms Better Compete?

October 06, 2016 | 14:00 ET, 18:00 GMT

South Asia is hot on the heels of East Asia to become the world’s next middle-income region. But to catch its neighbors, South Asia and its firms – especially in industries such as light manufacturing, auto and agribusiness - will need to compete on a global scale. This event highlights South Asian countries with great potential for improving the region's competitiveness. Global thought leaders, business leaders and policy makers will share best practices from the region and discuss challenges unique to South Asian businesses.


Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Managing Director, Mohammadi Group, Bangladesh

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Professor of International Economics and Business, Johns Hopkins University

South Asia Region, World Bank Group

Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group