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Lankan child prodigy to deliver keynote address in China, Hong Kong

Thirteen-year-old President and CEO of Cyberteks Design, Keith Peiris, an internationally recognised and award winning web designer has accepted two invitations to be the keynote speaker at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2001 in China and the XIIth World Productivity Congress in Hong Kong.

The China Hi-Tech Fair 2001 will be held from October 12 to 17 in Shenzhen, Special Economic Zone in China.

The XIIth World Productivity Congress is scheduled for November 5 to 9 in Hong Kong and Beijing.

"I am very honoured and excited about these two events. I feel good when people recognise my work and leadership. I am thankful to the organisers of these two major events for inviting me. This is great for me personally, my company and most importantly to the young leaders and entrepreneurs of the world. Now we know that if you work hard, people around the world will recognise you. So work hard and keep your dreams alive," said the Cyberteks Design President, Peiris.

The China Hi-Tech Fair, which is approved by the State Council of PRC, is held annually in Shenzhen China. The China Hi-Tech Fair, will exhibit the recent achievements of hi-tech research in China and promote the transfer of high technology advances. It is jointly hosted by Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Information Industry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. The significance of the Fair is best illustrated by the fact that last two years' events were attended by Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and Vice Premier Wu Bangguo and some minister-level Chinese officials.

The China Hi-Tech Forum 2001 will feature on the Impact, Integration and Revelation, and will extend extensive and in-depth discussion on the topics in New Capital Market, Future Information Technology, and Bio-tech in the New Century. We will invite leading scientists, entrepreneurs from famous multinational companies, senior government officials to deliver keynote speeches in China Hi-Tech Forum. So far, some speakers have confirmed or agreed to speak at China Hi-Tech Forum including: Keith Peiris, President and CEO of Cyberteks Design, Canada, 2000 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Prof. Zhores I. Alferov, VP of Russian Science Academy, 1999 Nobel Prize Winner Mr. Robert Mundell, Prof. of Columbia University, 1998 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Prof. Hartmut Michel, Minister of Science and Innovation, UK Lord Sainsbury, Vice President, Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schewartz, Chief Researcher of Sun Microsystems John Gage and President, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Yujun Zhang.

Every two years the World Productivity Congress provides a great international networking opportunity for you as a delegate to learn, share and gain inspiring insights from a distinguished group of world-class speakers and worldwide delegates.

The Congress addresses contemporary strategies, innovative approaches, new principles and best practices in productivity development of enhancing individual, organisational, industrial, national, regional and global competitiveness.

The Congress is targeted at delegates who are business leaders and industrialists, policy makers, administrative and implementation agencies, senior executives, middle and front-line managers, organisational change agents and facilitators, scholars and specialists, practitioners and service providers, as well as consultants (internal and external).

The following is the partial list of other speakers at the XIIth World Productivity Congress to be held in Hong Kong:

Keith Peiris, President and CEO, Cyberteks Design, Canada, George Bush, Former President of the untied States, Fidel Ramos, Former President of Philippines, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General Designate of the WTO & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, John S. Chen, CEO of Sybase Inc., USA, David Poirier, Executive VP & CIO, Hudson's Bay Co., Canada and Robert Yung, Chief Technology Officer, Inter, USA.

Cyberteks Design, a Division of Cyberteks Systems Corporation, headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada with Sales Offices in Montreal, New York, Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Florida and Michigan provides E-Commerce, Web Design, Web Hosting and Marketing Services. Cyberteks Design is planning to establish Cyberteks Design (Asia) Ltd in China, US headquarters in Manhattan, New York and Toronto branches shortly.

The company has 10 highly qualified designers and programmers on staff. Keith was a member of the team Canada Trade Mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong from february 9 to 18. He also represented Canada at the APEC Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Forum in Beijing and Shanghai in July, 2001.

Keith won several web design awards and recognition from top professionals in the industry and has attracted customers from all over North America such as Interep, the largest Radio Advertising agency in the United States, KEWL Threads, a Hockey Apparel Company founded by Shayne Corson and Darcy Tucker of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rogers Television, University of Western Ontario, Beckwith Bemis of Sherbrooke, Quebec, North America Steamships Ltd. of Vancouver, Radio 20:20 and Regional Market Radio of the United States. Branham 300 published in the National Post Magazine of March, 2001 recognised Cyberteks Design among this year's "Top 50 Web Design Companies in Canada" for two years in a row. Keith was also featured on the cover page of National Post Business Magazine of April, 2000 issue and several other publications around the world. Cyberteks design website is featured on the Macromedia Flash Showcase since November 1999 to date.

More information about Cyberteks Design can be found on the company web site at

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