The visit of a Sri Lankan business delegation to South Africa is a joint initiative of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Tea Board for the participation of Sri Lankan exporters at the SAITEX 2013 International Trade fair held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from June 30 to July 2.
Leading Sri Lankan companies - DSI Tyres, Kelani Cables, Rathna Cinnamon Producers and Exporters, Queens Workwear, Nature's Secrets and Lalan Rubber - exhibited at the Sri Lanka pavilion while Basilur Tea Exporters and Sunshine Tea Exporters were at the Tea Board pavilion at the exhibition.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka organised a trade seminar in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg named 'Trade seminar -Joburg Vs Sri Lanka' on July 1, attracting more than 100 companies at the auditorium of the same venne.
Commercial Secretary, Sri Lanka High Commission, Nalika Kodikara made a comprehensive presentation, inviting leading companies to participate at the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Sri Lanka in November.
A business matchmaking program was organised by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce with the participation of members of the Cape Chamber and the ANC Progressive Business Forum (ANC-PBF). The session was chaired by the Co-Convenor of the ANC - PBF Renier Schoeman and past president of the Chamber Joe Emeran and the Commercial Secretary of the High Commission. Participation at the SAITEX international trade fair would help companies to strengthen their business relations with existing buyers and also to find new buyers.