International Event Calendar

  • The Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consul General in Dubai, UAE will organize a Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the GULFOOD 2015 scheduled to be held from 8th to 12th February, 2015 in Dubai, UAE. Twenty six (26) Sri Lankan food and beverage exporting companies from have been selected to participate at this exhibition.

    Sri Lankan exporters will promote Ceylon tea, confectionery and bakery products, Desiccated coconut, coconut milk, coconut water, virgin coconut oil, cashew nuts, spices, dried fruits, processed food etc.

  • The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) is the flagship regional business forum organized by ESCAP. Policy makers, business leaders and experts from Asia-Pacific countries will meet for three days of discussions in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year's APBF focused on “Enhancing regional business sustainability and investment" with the aim to give businesses and other stakeholders from South Asia a stronger voice.

    Over 500 senior government officials and business executives throughout Asia and the Pacific are expected to participate in this year’s Forum. Also Mr. R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, the former President of Maldives, Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, the Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Rajapaksa and the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar have already confirmed their attendance to APBF 2014.

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  • The India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) is launching the 34th edition of the mega event, India International Trade Fair (IITF). The fair will be held during November 14-27, 2014.

    IITF is the largest integrated trade fair with B2B and B2C components. It has emerged as the largest consumer goods fair in the Indian sub-continent. The format of IITF has Business, Social, Cultural and Educational Dimensions that are woven together where visitors and exhibitors, media people, marketing professionals, social activists, NGOs come together to explore their objectives. A number of Government Organizations use this platform to spread awareness about their programmes and policies among the public. As such almost all States and Union Territories of the Federal Government of India participate in this event.

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a Sri Lankan Pavilion at IITF with the purpose of enabling the entrepreneurs from both countries to explore new trade opportunities.

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  • Sri Lanka, the world’s largest exporter and the 8th largest Natural Rubber Producing country will be hosting the 4th Global Rubber Conference (GRC 2014 ) , one of the world’s leading conferences on rubber sector from 27th to 29th October 2014 in Colombo. Better known as GRC 2014, this high caliber conference is a platform for the various industry players in the rubber industry to gather and to gain insights on the major challenges and opportunities within the industry

  • Expo Pakistan is the larget trade fair in Pakistan, showcasing the biggest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and services. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also use this platform to launch their products.

    Annually, the four day Expo Pakistan has become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on the buying and ordering for coming seasons.

    First held in 2005, the success of last Expo Pakistan in 2013 was manifested by the participation of a large number of local and foreign buyers who settled business deals estimated at US$ 1 billion as compared to deals estimated at US$ 690 million, the year before.

    Sri Lanka Export Development is organizing a pavilion at Expo Pakistan with the aim of exploring the trading opportunities between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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  • SIAL is the one of the world’s biggest food & beverage trade fair which is held once in two years. It is considered as one of the world most important trade show for the food & beverage trade where you will be able to find new markets and target groups, all trends and themes, thousands of inspirations, ideas and innovations. SIAL also makes a platform to meet the leading decision makers from the trade and the food & Beverage industry from France and abroad.

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  • GARDEX / IFEX is the Asia's largest Trade Show focus on all kinds of Garden Equipment & Products and Floriculture Products held annually in Japan. GARDEX / IFEX 2014 will be the best meeting ground for International Garden Equipment & Product and Floriculture Producers/Suppliers/Buyers to meet and negotiate business on a single platform. It will provide the opportunity to expand your business into Japan and other Asian markets. Last year GARDEX/ IFEX 2013 attracted 34,118 visitors from the World including Netherlands, Japan, Belgium, Norway, USA, China, Korea, Singapore, France, UK etc.

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