While Sri Lanka may be struggling to keep the nation’s lights burning, our involvement in the export of Power Generation and Distribution components has not dimmed. Local companies are involved in the development and production of a range of products and services to meet the power needs of international clients. In addition, there are several other sectors that fall under the purview of supporting the Power Industry such as the production of cables, switches, and cooling systems.
In 2022, the electronic and electrical industry achieved a record-breaking earning of USD 450 Mn+. Such performance following a global pandemic is glaring evidence of the resilience of the industry’s export sector.
The automotive market has only expanded during the course of history, except for the great recession in 2008. In fact, the global automotive industry's projected market growth of USD 3800 billion between 2025 and 2030 by Fortune Business Insights justifies the continuous market growth. Half of the market share is of the EV (electrical vehicle) industry, projected to be USD 1507.21 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 27.2% between 2020-2028.
Adversities with impact on human life will in other forms present opportunities that could also serve humanity in constructive ways. During a pandemic that took the world by surprise and brought the most powerful to their knees, and during the resultant economic downturn universally experienced, global trade no doubt opened new opportunities to those who aspire to see the brighter side of things.
The EDB is organizing a country pavilion at ‘BioFach 2023’ International food fair to be held from 14-17 February, 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany with the presence of 13 export companies to promote certified organic agriculture products from Sri Lanka such as food & beverages, spices, tea, coconut-based products, fruits & vegetable, and spices with the assistance of IPD-Germany.
‘BioFach’ Trade Fair is considered as the world’s largest annual organic trade show that provides the opportunity for producers/exporters/buyers of organic products to meet at a single place to exchange Business, Knowledge and Technology. The event provides the perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from various parts of the world and be inspired by the latest product / market trends.
Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Hall 3A - 310
Sri Lankan Food & Beverage have captured very good demand in foreign markets due to the intrinsic quality of raw material used by the industry, special taste of the products and quality standards maintained during value addition. The sector plays a vital role in the economy of Sri Lanka moving forward with the global trends towards value added/ healthy products such as immunity boosting, organic, vegan, low GI, pectin free, lactose free, natural, super food, sugar free, low salted, environmentally friendly products etc.
Gulfood is one of the largest annual Food and Beverage sourcing event in the world and EDB has organized Sri Lanka’s participation at Gulfood exhibition continuously since 2008. This year also EDB together with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Dubai is organizing a Sri Lanka pavilion at GULFOOD 2023 exhibition with 28 Sri Lankan export companies to promote Sri Lankan Food & Beverages products to the MEASA region.
Sri Lanka Pavilion to be located in World Food Section – Sheikh Maktoum & Sheikh Rashid Halls in an area of 126 sqm
Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan is organizing Sri Lanka pavilion at Japan IT Week at Intex, Osaka from 18th to 20th January 2023 to promote Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector. Eight leading ICT export companies will participate this trade event, and they will present their software products and services at the Sri Lanka Pavilion. They will be exhibiting at the Software & Development Expo Area of Hall no 4 & 5 at Intex.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing Sri Lankan exporter participation at Vietnam Expo - 2022 from 1st to 3rd December 2022, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam to promote Ceylon Tea, Processed food, Cosmetics and Personal Care products and Electronic & Electrical products with the participation of 05 export companies.
The SIAL, a bi-annual event held in Paris, France is one of the major food exhibitions in Europe that brings all the food channels together under one roof. The exhibition offers a range of food & beverage products including ingredients, processed food, fruits & vegetable, dairy products, beverages and Organic products.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘SIAL Paris 2022’ International food fair to be held from 15th to 19th October, 2022 in Paris Nord Villepinte, France with the presence of 19 export companies to promote food & beverage products from Sri Lanka such as tea, spices, coconut kernal based products, confectionery, processed meat and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.
Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Hall No. 1B-093
MAGIC Las Vegas is one of the world's largest fashion marketplaces with a high-energy fashion experience which is held biannually in February and August in the Las Vegas Convention Center. MAGIC Las Vegas is the most comprehensive destination for fashion buyers and brands to discover new and emerging brands, explore the latest trends, connect with fashion insiders, gain industry insights, etc.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘MAGIC Las Vegas 2022’ International Apparel Sourcing fair to be held from 7th to 10th August, 2022 in Las Vegas, USA with the presence of 09 export companies to promote Sri Lankan Apparel products from Sri Lanka in collaboration with Sri Lanka Missions in USA and United State Department of Commerce.
Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Stand No. 63519.
BioFach the world's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event for the sector, and it’s both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning. In view of the rising significance of organic food products among an increasingly health-conscious global population, BioFach 2022 is hugely likely to catch on among the trade visitors.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘BioFach 2022’ International food fair to be held from 26th to 29th July, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany with the presence of 11 export companies to promote certified organic agriculture products from Sri Lanka such as food & beverages, spices, tea, coconut-based products and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.
Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Stand No. -3A-114 of Hall No. 3A.
There are around 55 identified traditional and indigenous yams and tuber crop species in Sri Lanka and they grow in almost all parts of the country. The specialty of traditional yams is that they are easier to grow and can withstand unfavorable harsh climate conditions. As they can endure such soil and climate conditions, they require relatively less agricultural input, thereby leading to lesser agricultural expenses.
As a country with a rich history of a predominantly agrarian society, cultivating and farming is an integral part of Sri Lanka. The island of Sri Lanka is located near the equator and thereby benefits from tropical climate conditions perfect for farming. Having realized that these climate and soil conditions are ideal for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, our ancestors cultivated legumes, fruits and vegetables for their daily consumption. Today, as a major exporter of tropical fruit and vegetable varieties, Sri Lanka has marked its presence in global markets, serving exotic varieties to consumers worldwide.
Sri Lanka is home to 111 species of aquarium fish (which are also known as ornamental fish) living in freshwater and marine habitats; thus, Sri Lanka holds a reputation as a supplier of high-quality fish to the international market and has had a steady expansion of its trade spanning more than 125 countries. The ornamental fish exports consist of 70% of freshwater ornamentals and 30% of marine ornamentals.
A major buzzword revered by healthy-eating enthusiasts, superfoods refer to food packed with exceptional levels of nutrients that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Superfoods most commonly used in western recipes include kale, blueberries, flax seeds, pistachios, hazelnuts etc that are not locally found in Sri Lanka. Yet, this in no way means that Sri Lanka doesn’t have superfoods.