Expo 2012- Sri Lanka`s trade, investment and tourism promotion exhibition in March

Sri Lanka Expo 2012, Sri Lanka`s premier trade, investment and tourism promotion exhibition fair, organized by the Export Development Board (EDB) will be held from March 28-31 at the BMICH. The objective of this exhibition is to attract overseas buyers to Sri Lanka while instilling confidence in product and services.

Visitors will have access to the best Sri Lankan exporters and also discover the finest products and services under one roof. Over 350 exports will showcase their products and services which are classified as agriculture and fisheries, Industrial products and services and will include Ceylon tea, ethical garments, gems and Business Process Outsourcing as well as a host of other products and services.

Chairman and CEO Export Development Board, Janaka Ratnayaka said that 370 exhibitors including 70 SMEs from 24 sectors will be exhibiting their products and services at a single location.

Ratnayake said around 700 trade visitors from the Middle East and Africa, Americas, EU, Russia,South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific have already registered for the event. In addition ministerial delegations from strategic markets such as the Maldives, Korea, China, the UAE, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are also being arranged.

He said that a carefully planned extensive promotional campaign is in place to promote the event globally. In addition a series of road shows and interactive sessions were held in strategic markets such as UK, Dubai,Germany, Korea,Canada, Malaysia,Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai with the participation of high level delegations. The EDB in the past has organised three Expo events in 1992, 1994 and 1997 and plans are underway to hold it once in two years.
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