Introducing the APAN56 Industry Forum :

We are delighted to announce the highly anticipated APAN56 Industry Forum, an integral part of our esteemed APAN56 meeting. This exclusive event is designed to bring together an array of influential stakeholders and industry leaders, fostering a dynamic environment for invaluable technological advancements and networking opportunities. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the Industry Forum will be held in the Galle Face 1 meeting room at the iconic Galle Face Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka.

APAN56 is a premier global gathering that offers a dynamic platform for professionals, experts, and thought leaders from diverse sectors. The Industry Forum fosters innovation, collaboration, and progress through insightful discussions and the exchange of groundbreaking ideas, collectively shaping the future of various industries.

Participating in the APAN56 Industry Forum opens doors to a wealth of opportunities. It serves as a catalyst for forging strategic partnerships and collaborations, driving the emergence of innovative solutions for a sustainable and promising future in industries.

We cordially invite you to be part of this extraordinary experience, to contribute your expertise, and to join forces with industry pioneers in shaping tomorrow’s landscape today. Your participation and contribution hold the potential to inspire change and create a lasting impact on the global landscape of innovation.

How to take part :

Step 01: Express Your Interest

To become a speaker at the APAN56 Industry Forum, please send us an Expression of Interest via email to [email protected]. Your Expression of Interest must include the following details:

    • The topic of your presentation
    • A brief description of the presentation topic
    • Speaker’s details (name, designation, email & phone number)  and affiliation (name of the company)

      Deadline to send the Expression of Interest: 10th of August

Step 02: Register for APAN56 Meeting

Once your Expression of Interest is approved by the Local Organizing Committee, proceed to register for the APAN56 meeting using the provided, registration link: https://apan56.apan.net/registration/.

The deadline to register for the industry forum is the 15th of August.

Step 03: Confirm Your Registration

After completing the registration process, kindly inform us of your registration confirmation by sending an email to [email protected]. The Local Organizing Committee will then secure a slot for your presentation at the Industry Forum.

Join us at the APAN56 Industry Forum and embrace this unique opportunity to spearhead innovation, cultivate collaboration, and leave an indelible mark on the future of industries worldwide. We eagerly anticipate your participation as together, we pave the way for a more prosperous and sustainable tomorrow.

Event Unveiled: Industry Forum :

The APAN56 Industrial Forum was a significant addition this year and for the first time in APAN meeting history, where industry leaders shared insights and trends in technology, promoting the bridging of academia and industry. This event facilitated meaningful dialogues and partnerships that will undoubtedly have a lasting impact.

The Industry Forum, known as a prominent highlight of APAN56, featured presentations by Nokia, Sri Lanka Telecom – Mobitel, Cisco, and Huawei, marking a novel addition to the APAN meeting format. This exclusive event was designed to bring together an array of influential stakeholders and industry leaders, fostering a dynamic environment for invaluable technological advancements and networking opportunities. The distinguished speakers included,

Dinusha Rajapaksha of Sri Lanka Telecom – Mobitel: Speech on “Metaverse”


Jayasanka Dehigalage of Huawei: Speech on “Next-generation NRENs”


Satish Yadav of Nokia: Speech on “Richer network services begin with a high-performance, scalable IP Network”


Chathura Edirisooriya of Cisco: Speech on “Journey to Digital Transformation”