Strategic Initiative to benefit new and existing members of SLASSCOM and drive the start-up eco system further
Regus Sri Lanka, local operation of world's largest flexible office space provider Regus, has entered in to a strategic initiative with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies), offering its world's class solutions to over 160 member companies. Furthermore the SLASSCOM Corporate office will now operate from Regus Sri Lanka Colombo 04 Business Centre further facilitating the APEX industry body to benefit through the flexible workspace experience.
Through the new move, all members of SLASSCOM are now available to avail themselves with a prestigious location in any of Regus’ unparalleled global network of 2,300 centres in 850 cities across 104 countries. SLASSCOM members can now obtain a professional office address, phone answering by a professional receptionist as well as mail handling and forwarding at very attractive rates. They can also benefit from the unique Businessworld program, which gives them free access to 2,300 business lounges globally with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, providing them with convenient access to professional workspace when travelling at home or abroad. Furthermore SLASSCOM members can now obtain these services globally with a single point of contact in Sri Lanka.
Jayantha De Silva Chairman SLASSCOM said, "Through the use of Regus services and solutions we plan to move much closer to our objectives in reaching the pinnacle of export earnings in the country and make available the facilities and advantages of Regus flexible office solutions throughout the world to our members".
Speaking about the strategic move, Regus Sri Lanka Country Manager Dr. Nirmal De Silva stated,“We are honoured to have a prestigious client as SLASSCOM experiencing Regus services. As the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces we are revolutionizing the workspace industry and we see a synergy in working closely with SLASSCOM which is driving the Sri Lankan IT/BPM Industry to the next level. Regus will be providing special benefits to the members of SLASSCOM so that they can make use of the world class services offered by Regus both locally and in 104 countries".
SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPM industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework.
He further added, "We truly believe in the SLASSCOM vision of making the IT/BPM Industry a US$5 billion industry over the next 7 years, driving the industry to reach the number one exporter revenue earner in Sri Lanka. We are also looking forward to add value to the SLASSCOM start-up eco-system which will further enable its vision”.
Regus Business Centres are spread across prime locations in Colombo and immediate suburbs. The five locations include the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Fort, GPD Building on Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7, McLaren's Building on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4, Lotus Building on Nawala Road, Nawala and Bernard's Business Park on Dutugemunu Street, Dehiwela.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is the global workplace provider based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Regus’ network of more than 2,300 business centres in 104 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful. Regus has opened wherever its 1.8 million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.