Eighty-one foreign companies will arrive in Sri Lanka to attend 'Reflections of Sri Lanka', a mega trade exhibition being held on the sidelines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The overnment has organized the trade and investment exhibition to attract investment to local companies.
Eighty-one foreign companies, including machinery and hi-tech equipment exhibitors from key hotspot markets such as China (42). India (21). Germany (4). Pakistan (4). Japan (3). South Korea (2). Canada (1). Thailand, UK and Dubai, have enlisted for “Reflections “ already.
Furthermore, over 800 prospective buyers have come forward to enlist for “Reflections of Sri Lanka,” said Trade Ministry in a statement.
Buyer delegations from South Africa, China, India and Iran will also be visiting the exhibition.
China is also expected to send a large delegation to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum, which will take place in parallel with CHOGM and the trade exhibition.
The international participants have enlisted through online registration and through the Sri Lankan missions in their respective countries.
According to Export Development Board (EDB), 579 local exhibitors in small and medium industries, tourism, trade and investment have already come forward to enlist for the trade exposition.
The 579 consists of 355 exporters and 200 small and medium exhibitors and 24 local machinery exhibitors. “CHOGM and all connected meetings next month have been made to strengthen the opportunities for broadening the tourism industry and investment opportunities of Sri Lanka,” Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa told reporters.