The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi organized a webinar along with the Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai to bridge over 100 Sri Lankan ICT firms and professionals with the UAE market, to discover the brand new alternatives within the ICT trade on 11 June, 2021.
As a results of the initiative taken by the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka in collaboration with EDB to be able to broaden the ‘Export Basket of Sri Lanka’ beneath the Government’s priorities to double the export international earnings, the Embassy selected the ICT sector as a chance gateway for Sri Lankan IT firms because the UAE has modified their ICT sector beneath the ‘Smart City Concept’, which has the quickest e-gate system among the many Middle East international locations.
Chairman of the EDB Suresh De Mel opened the session with a quick introduction and indicated the significance of the ICT sector which at present earns over 1 billion USD for Sri Lanka and thanked the Mission for exchanging market intelligence data with Sri Lankan firms. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Business Council in UAE Suren Swaminathan shared their enterprise expertise in UAE and highlighted the truth that the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah have grown quick within the ICT sector and there are many three way partnership alternatives for the Sri Lankan ICT sector within the UAE market.
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UAE Malraj De Silva requested Sri Lankan ICT professionals in UAE to help Sri Lankan youths to search out new employment alternatives within the UAE market and assist them to take part in Bidding/Tender procedures in UAE. Further, the Ambassador highlighted that Sri Lanka can achieve value efficient advantages beneath ‘Outsource Business Model’ as an alternative of multinational of an organization in UAE.
The CEO of John Keels IT Ramesh Shanmuganathan sharing their firm’s greatest practices, talked about how the John Keels overcame challenges after they established an IT enterprise within the UAE earlier than 20 years.
There have been over 125 individuals together with Sri Lanka Professional Association in UAE, Sri Lanka IT Professional Associations (SLITPA) in UAE, Sri Lanka Business Council Dubai, the employees members of the Embassy in addition to the Consulate General of Dubai.
At the top of the webinar, the discussion board determined to work collectively for creating alternatives for Sri Lankan ICT firms to showcase Sri Lankan merchandise to UAE market in addition to to ascertain hyperlinks with the main enterprise companions of UAE, by the ‘Business Committee’ of SLITPA.