In order to maximize the opportunity presented by the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, Sri Lanka is holding an exposition on Trade, Tourism & Investment in parallel to the event.
"Reflection of Sri Lanka" will be held at the Folk Art Center (Janakala Kendraya) in Battaramulla, a suburb of capital Colombo, from 13th to 17th November 2013.
The expo is organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka Tourism, and Board of Investment (BOI) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and in association with other government agencies.
The five-day event will showcase Sri Lanka's export portfolio at its best, the organizers say.
The exposition includes product displays, networking sessions, seminars and industry visits. And the foreign exhibitors will present their state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
The exhibition will consist of three parts to promote trade, tourism and investment. The trade section of the exhibition will comprise approximately 300 stalls to display the exhibitors' products and capabilities.
The exhibitors are expected to maintain the highest quality and international standards in displaying their products.
According to the organizers, the trade exhibition will be a great opportunity for all the leading exporters and potential exporters to present their capabilities to Heads of Commonwealth States, high powered delegations, business leaders and other foreign buyers which will pave the way to further pursue their business in the global market.
The CHOGM 2013 will witness the presence of Heads of State of 54 commonwealth countries who will be accompanied by high powered delegations and also around 500 business leaders who will attend the Commonwealth Business Forum, held in Colombo parallel to the CHOGM from 13th - 17th November 2013.
In addition, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Commerce is making arrangements to invite foreign buyers from important markets to visit the Trade Exhibition.