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Innovation and Leadership Take Centre Stage at the South Asia Women in E-commerce Conference


The Women in E-commerce Conference, convened by the Daraz Group, is a full-day learning experience that celebrates women business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, change makers and leaders in the digital space. This year, the conference will be held on 27 September, the second day of the South Asia E-commerce Summit, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will conclude with a series of masterclasses and mentoring sessions.

Experts from around the world will come together in Colombo once more to participate in presentations, networking sessions, panel discussions, problem-solving masterclasses, and tailored speed mentoring. Attendees can look forward to speakers sharing their distinctive experiences, unveiling valuable insights, and providing actionable advice that will propel the growth of businesses and careers in South Asia’s digital economy.

This year’s exciting speaker lineup includes representation from companies like Absolute Basics, ADA Asia, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Copia, Clovia, Daraz, foodpanda, Google, J. Junaid Jamshed, MakanE, mCaffeine, Reckitt, SheCapital, Unisoap, VISA and Zivame alongside policy experts, from a range of notable organisations, who are working to transform the digital economy in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. 

Commenting on the event Anishka de Zylva, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Public Policy and ESG at Daraz Sri Lanka said, “We’re thrilled to unveil the second edition of our Women E-commerce Conference. Last year’s inaugural summit was a resounding success, and it truly created waves in the industry. Building on that momentum, we are honoured to bring together a diverse group of brilliant women from various sectors of the digital economy to South Asia. Our aim is to foster a dynamic and inclusive e-commerce industry through vibrant discussions and innovative ideas and encourage more women to step into leadership and senior management positions in the tech sector. By championing diversity at the highest levels, we can truly shape a more trusted, safe and sustainable digital economy.”

Shangri-La Colombo and Sri Lankan Airlines are key partners of the Conference and have provided crucial support and expertise to ensure a seamless and successful conference. The Conference is also privileged to collaborate with distinguished media partners in Sri Lanka, namely, the Daily FT, Newswire, and EFM radio, whose extensive reach and influential platforms will play a pivotal role in amplifying the conference’s impact and message.

The event will host approximately 300 in-person attendees and invitees from across South Asia, and will be live-streamed and open to virtual participation. Registrations for the event are on a first come first serve basis and more information on the event, agenda, speakers, and the registration process can be found at the official event website: www.darazsummit.com

About Daraz Group

Founded in 2015, Daraz is South Asia’s leading e-commerce platform in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar. It empowers more than 200,000 active sellers with world-class marketplace technology to reach the fast-growing consumer class in a region of 500 million people. Through Daraz Express and Daraz Pay, it operates the most efficient and digitalised logistics and payments infrastructure in its markets. Daraz’s vision is to be a champion of South Asia serving 100 million customers and businesses by 2030.



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