Ceylon Chamber Investor Forum attracts foreign interest

Feb 03, 2016 (LBO) – The upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2016,’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is getting interest from international parties, the Chamber said in a statement.

Over 30 investors from countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Singapore have registered to take part in the mid-March event so far.

“The investors are keen to meet counterparts in the business areas of Knowledge Services, Export Manufacturing and Services, Port Development, Power and Energy, Tourism, Leisure, Infrastructure development, Waste management and Agriculture etc,” the Chamber said.

The three-day forum will commence in Colombo on March 08 and will enable potential overseas investors to hold B2B meetings with the Sri Lankan counterparts, meet top government ministers and officials, visit industrial zones and strategic economic locations of the country.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce plans to attract over 100 foreign investors to the event, in a bid to help Sri Lanka attract much needed FDIs top drive the economic growth, it said.

“The latest move by the 176 year old Chamber comes amidst heavy investments Sri Lanka has made in recent times to develop its infrastructure, such as ports, airports, road network, and telecommunication facilities etc.”

The Chamber said further details were available from the event secretariat (+9411-5588818, investsrilanka@chamber.lk, http://www.invest-srilanka.lk)