Sri Lanka Expo 2012 to woo Saudi trade delegates
The Sri Lankan embassy in the Kingdom has invited Saudi businessmen
to take part in a major international trade fair to be held in Colombo
'Sri Lanka Expo 2012,' organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development
Board (EDB), is scheduled to be held from March 28 to 30 at the
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.
The embassy's Commercial Counselor Anil Sirimanna told Arab News that
local businessmen would be given concessional return air tickets to
Colombo and three nights' free accommodation at a star-class hotel.
"We have given an open invitation to all the chambers of commerce and
industry in all parts of the Kingdom and the relevant details are
available even on the event's website too," Sirimanna said.
This is a good opportunity for the Saudi businessmen to know the
trade potentials available in the island, he said.
The expo will feature a splendid array of exports with the unique Sri
Lankan flavor giving buyers and visitors to the fair the opportunity to
experience the true essence of Sri Lankan entrepreneurship.
It will provide an ideal opportunity for Sri Lankan exporters to
showcase their quality export products and services, traditional and
non-traditional, at a single platform with over 370 stalls to an
More than 1,000 buyers from strategic markets are expected to attend
the event. He indicated that the show would also provide a unique
combination of exhibition, symposiums, keynote addresses and corporate
Symposiums on themes related to creating awareness on the conducive
investment climate and Sri Lanka's image as a tourist destination will
be launched with eminent international business leaders as keynote