The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board will be organizing Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2019 ”, under the theme “Explore: Network: Capitalise” on 16th September 2019, for the fourth consecutive year at the Shangri-La Colombo.
The Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019 offers the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines for their investment decisions, and act as a networking opportunity for introductions to potential overseas business partners with a view of establishing partnerships/investments in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019 will be inaugurated on 16th September 2019 followed by a presentation on “Sri Lanka’s evolving consumer market and investment opportunity for growth”,a Panel Discussion on Strategies for Growth - Foreign Direct Investment, National Export Strategy, Navigating the Operating Landscape including Regulations – Tax – Forex – Land, Foreign Investment Perspective and Public – Private Partnerships, a Presentation on Port City Colombo, B2B and G2B business matchmaking sessions followed by a Strategic Networking Event facilitating participants to directly network with Senior Ministers and Officials attached to various Government Institutions in addition to participants from various other countries.
Sri Lanka’s Diplomatic Missions located overseas, Diplomatic Missions in Sri Lanka and the 129 Chambers of Commerce, which the Ceylon Chamber has partnerships, International Trade Centre (ITC) Geneva, World Chambers Network Paris, Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Beijing Lansing Overlook International Exhibition Co. Ltd of China is also supporting the promotion of the Conclave across the globe. The event is supported by the International Finance Corporation a member of the World Bank Group, as the Knowledge Partner.
The conclave website https://invest-srilanka.lk designed by the Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd, who is the communication partner of the event facilitates participants to register and schedule B2B meetings online. In order to facilitate participants to access their user accounts during the event, E-W Information Systems (Pvt) Ltd will provide all IT related equipment required at the Conclave 2019 venue as Official IT Partner. Hertz Car Rental has been appointed as the Official Travel Partner, while SriLankan Airline is the Official Airline partner. SriLankan Airlines would offer all participants and accompanying persons a 25 % discount on economy class airfare and a 15% discount on business class airfare (on the prevailing market fare at the time of ticketing) for purchase of tickets for registered delegates travelling to Sri Lanka from the SriLankan Airlines online stations - http://www.invest-srilanka.lk/srilankan
The Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 held in June 2018 attracted 134 foreign participants from 24 countries in addition to 127 local conglomerates. Following the success of Conclave 2016, 2017 and 2018, we anticipate an even greater number of participants in 2019. Sri Lanka has invested heavily to develop infrastructure such as port, road network, additional airports and telecommunication facilities in recent times. With the educated and adaptable Workforce and fast developing Infrastructure, it has become a growing Economic Hub with favourable policies for investors around the world.
In addition new urbanization initiatives with new opportunities for investment has open doors for potential investors to set up joint ventures in Sri Lanka. It boasts for being one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the region including strong policies in place for protecting international investors and business partners ensuring high quality of Life for foreign investors. The Government of Sri Lanka offer many attractive facilities to investors to setup joint ventures in Sri Lanka.
Focus Sectors for Investment includes Agriculture, Apparel, Education, Export Manufacturing, Export Services, Infrastructure, Knowledge Services, Tourism and Leisure, Power & Energy, Telecommunications and Related Services, Ports Development, Distribution of Petroleum related products such as LPG & LNG and Recycling of Waste etc.