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Friday, February 07, 2014 - 05.45 GMT
SITE – 2014 to boost Southern infrastructure and economy


The Southern International Trade Exhibition (SITE 2014), to be held in the South of the country will take place on May 3, 4, 5 at the Sanath Jayasuriya Stadium, Matara.

The exhibition comes in the wake of massive infrastructure development projects combined with resurgence in the many industries which have been a vibrant part of the Southern Economy. CDC Events together with the Matara District Chamber of Commerce and Industry have initiated the exhibition in order to ensure a potent meeting place for all businessmen, investors, industry leaders, consumers and all other stake holders through this exhibition.

The exhibition which is set to revolutionize the mode in which business is conducted in the South, will be the best and most comprehensive platform to explore potential markets with vast potentials or growth, meet and engage directly with industry leaders and businessmen in the South. This event will also take forward and give exposure to the SME sector and its products and services to the rest of the country and the region at large. Parallel to the exhibition an investor forum targeting foreign and expatriate investors will be held in order to project the South as one of the best destinations for investment with a very conducive environment.

The exhibition will also witness industry specific forums targeting the many diverse industries that exist in the South together with a Port forum in order to showcase the centrality to Galle and Hambantota as sea ports, and to project Hambantota as the maritime hub of South East Asia.

The exhibitor profile for the event includes a diverse section of all industries that play a pivotal role in the Southern economy.

These include the construction, food and beverage, packaging, automobile, information technology, printing and apparel industries, among many others. Imran Hassan the main organizer of the event said this event will open new horizons for the economy in the country's Southern region.

“Matara is the meeting point and the most central location of the south spanning from crossing of the Benthara river upto Hambantota. We believe that the exhibition will provide a boost to the region which his witnessing unparalleled developments both in terms of infrastructure and economy. SITE 2014 is set to broaden the horizons and provide an opportunity to all stakeholders to explore and expand on the amazing potential that South possesses,” he said.

Dart Global Logistics is the official logistics provider for the (CITE 2014).






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