The Export Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, ICTA together organized an interactive awareness session on August 19 with the objective of leveraging the experiences of the companies who have successfully embarked in the Japanese market and encourage more companies to start business rapport with Japan.
Around 70 participants attended in the event, and according to their comments the programme was “indeed valuable and an eye-opener for them on the Japanese market”.
This event has also made a great platform to explore opportunities available in Japan for Sri Lankan ICT/BPM companies, how to overcome the barriers and do’s and don’ts when doing business with Japan.
Ajith P. Perera, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and Saman Maldeni, the Acting Additional Director General (Finance and Administration) of the EDB graced the occasion delivering the opening remarks for the session.
During the speech of Ajith P. Perera he pointed out about market opportunities for the ICT/BPM sector in the Japan and how it contributes to increase the export revenue of the country. Further, he invited the exporters to expand their businesses in Japan and stated that the government will give the support to encourage export businesses-moreover.
Ravindi Ranaraja, Assistant Director, Export Services Division of the EDB delivered a speech on the events organized by the EDB for Sri Lankan ICT/BPM companies to enter into the Japanese market.
Also she stated that Japan has been identified as one of the key market
in the National Export Strategy and with the Government of Sri Lanka’s continuous efforts to drive economy through digital adaptation and innovation, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board has been organizing Sri Lankan ICT/ BPM delegation to world’s leading IT trade show; Japan IT Week since 2015. Through this journey EDB has assisted around 30 companies to enter into Japanese market.
There was a panel discussion at the session and it was moderated by Sachindra Samararatne from ICTA. The panel session consisted with 3 main parts and Sri Lankan companies who have successfully won business in the Japanese Market shared their experience.
The representatives of Mistbushi Corporation, hsenid Software (Pvt) Ltd, Metatechno, Effective Solutions, Liveroom, Eyepax, zmessenger and Paymedia shared their experiences on how they embarked in the Japanese market and their strategic approach.Source at: Daily Mirror