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State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

2017-10-31

State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

On a promotional visit to enhance Sri Lanka’s exports to Italian market under EU-GSP+ concessions and the investment potentials, Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed Sri Lanka Business Forum organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy, Sri Lanka Consulate in Milan and the EDB, in association with Associazione Italiana Commercio Esterocalled AICE in Milan. This forum was held at the auditorium of AICE on 17th of October where it was attended over 70 potential buyers, importers, investors and the chamber representatives in Milan. AICE in Milan, having more than 70 years of history, has been helping Italian and foreign companies to do mutual business in Italy.

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EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

2017-10-30/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/EDB-participates-in-Intergovernmental-Group-of-Experts-on-E-Commerce-and-the-Digital-Economy/50-642443

EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

2017-10-28/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Large-Lankan-private-sector-delegation-at-WEDF-in-Budapest/44-642324

Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

Central Europe’s first ever World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Hungary this week has drawn a large Sri Lankan private sector delegation put together by the Export Development Board.

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Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

2017-10-26/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Sri-Lanka-for-open-trade-and-investment--Malik-tells-WEDF-opening/44-642234

Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama speaks at the first plenary of the World Export Development Forum in Budapest yesterday (25-10-2017)

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World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

2017-10-25/ http://www.ft.lk/top-story/World-Export-Development-Forum-kicks-off-in-Hungary-today/26-642182

World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

2017-10-16

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) jointly organized a Business Seminar on "Explore Business Opportunities through Hong Kong" on Friday, 29th September, 2017 at Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka.

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HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

2017-09-07/ http://www.ft.lk/financial-services/HNB--EDB-launch-breakthrough-new-SME-Export-Credit-facility/42-639138

HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC working in close collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) announced the launch of HNB SME Export Credit, a pioneering new facility specially designed to meet the requirements and aspirations of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

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Export Opportunities in Pakistan

2017-07-05

Export Opportunities in Pakistan

The EDB organized a seminar on “Export opportunities in the Pakistan Market” with the objective of increasing awareness of the market opportunities available in the Pakistan market for Sri Lankan products.

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Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

2017-04-12/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Development-Strategies-Ministry-and-EDB-conduct-symposium-on-NES--127115.html

Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) conducted the first national symposium for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) with more than 150 public and private sector representatives to plan the next export growth cycle of the country.

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National exports strategy key to development agenda

2017-04-11/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Development-Strategies-Ministry-and-EDB-conduct-symposium-on-NES--127115.html

National exports strategy key to development agenda

Following is the message by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, delivered to mark Sri Lanka’s First National Export Strategy Symposium held at the Temple Trees.

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FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Show in September

2016-08-03

FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Show in September

The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association announced the approach of the 26th edition of ‘FACETS’ Sri Lanka’s foremost annual International Gem and Jewelry Show.

Established in 1991 with the patronage of the state and private sectors, the show has become the pinnacle event in the industry calendar. To be held at the BMICH from September 1-4.

FACETS will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena who will grace the event.

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Great Expectations

2015-09-06

Great Expectations

Chairman of FACETS Sri Lanka Juzar Adamaly said that the next goal of FACETS Sri Lanka is to establish Colombo as the Gem and Jewellery Hub of Asia. He made this remark while officially declaring the opening of 25th ‘FACETS Sri Lanka’ International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition in BMICH.

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Over 150 exhibitors at Facets 2015 today

2015-09-03

Over 150 exhibitors at Facets 2015 today

FACETS Sri Lanka 2015, the annual international gem and jewellery show, will be the flagship event of the sector.

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase their products from today till Sunday at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. . “It is over a 10,000 foot fall this year throughout the four days of the exhibition. A large number of buyers from China have confirmed while over 100 international buyer delegation are expected to attend the show from China, India, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Russia, Norway and Germany,” one of the top gem and jewellery exhibitors Zam Gems Managing Director Ahsan Refai told the Daily News business.

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Over 10,000 buyers expected at Facets 2015

2015-07-09

Over 10,000 buyers expected at Facets 2015

Sri Lanka’s largest gem and jewellery Facets 2015 will pave the way for local gem and jewellery dealers to showcase their products for international markets.

This will also enable small players in the industry to enter into the international arena. “We are expecting over a 10,000 participants this year throughout the four days of the exhibition. A large number of buyers from China have confirmed whilst over 100 international buyer delegation are expected to attend the show from several countries, Chairman Facets Sri Lanka Juzar Adamaly to the media conference held at Cinnamon Grand hotel. The event will be hosted by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the SME pavilion from the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB)

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Gem and jewellery exports to surge

2015-05-31

Gem and jewellery exports to surge

Sri Lanka's gem and jewellery export revenue will surge this year following the enormous exposure the country received at the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress held recently in Sri Lanka, Chairman, Facets Sri Lanka, Juzar Adamaly said on the sidelines of the 16th Congress at the Cinnamon Grand recently.

He said a large number of buyers and dealers across the world at the Congress were highly impressed with the country and the range of exquisite products it offers to the global market. It is premature to put a figure but certainly export revenue will spike within a month or two.

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Sri Lanka’s gem industry eyes recovery

2015-02-11

Sri Lanka’s gem industry eyes recovery

A $1bn revenue target is spearheading Sri Lanka’s efforts to solidify its place as a key source market for gemstones and jewellery, although flat global sales of luxury goods, coupled with labour shortages, risk hindering the country’s efforts.

Sri Lanka is home to 70 of the world’s 200 varieties of coloured stones, including its best-known export, the Ceylon sapphire. Estimates suggest that 80-90% of the country’s rock formations could hold gem deposits.

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FACETS 24th edition ends on a high note

2014-09-13

FACETS 24th edition ends on a high note

The 24th edition of FACETS Sri Lanka 2014, the international gem and jewellery exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) ended in a high note. The event was very successful with over 150 stall holders including individual exhibitor pavilions from The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and an SME pavilion from the Export Development Board (EDB).

In addition, over 100 international buyer delegations attended the expo, across China, India, Myanmar, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Russia and Germany. Stall holders from Singapore, Dubai, Myanmar, China and India also participated at the event.

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Record number of SMEs to participate in FACETS Sri Lanka 2014

2014-09-01

Record number of SMEs to participate in FACETS Sri Lanka 2014

Over 50 small and medium enterprises will take part in FACETS Sri Lanka 2014, the international gem and jewellery exhibition, according to the organising committee. Organised by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), this year’s event held for its 24th year, will be held from 4-7 September at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre.

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EDB PAVILION AT FACETS SRI LANKA 2014

2014-06-03

EDB PAVILION AT FACETS SRI LANKA 2014

An ideal opportunity for SMEs

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be organizing a special pavilion at FACETS SRI LANKA – International Gem & Jewellery Show 2014 to be held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center from 04th to 07th September 2014.

Objective The objective of organizing this special pavilion is to give an opportunity for the SME Gem & Jewellery manufacturers to showcase their products and make use of the event as a platform for them to enter into the international market.

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Steps taken to expand Gem and Jewelry exports

2014-03-18

Steps taken to expand Gem and Jewelry exports

Sri Lanka’s Gem and Jewelry Industry is emerging as one of the biggest foreign exchange earning industry for the country. The Gem and Jewellery Authority has implemented many measures to uplift the industry.

These includes holding periodical exhibitions locally and in foreign countries and providing facilities for gem miners and establishing partnerships with other gem exporting countries in the world.

As a result of these activities Myanmar has invited Sri Lanka to establish cooperation in the industry.  Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Lakshman Wasantha Perera said that with this new initiative from Myanmar we could establish new industries both local and foreign to enable us to generate huge employment opportunities locally and overseas, in addition to development of Sri Lankan exports.

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