Dec 16, 2019 (LBO) – Talal Rafi, a Sri Lankan entrepreneur and consultant will be Sri Lanka’s representative to the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) and will be representing Sri Lanka at the WBAF World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2020 as well as in the Global Startup Committee.
“The participation of Talal Rafi in WBAF will add value to the organization and to the world congress in Istanbul in 2020. Sri Lanka is a growing economy located strategically and there are lots of opportunities for investment in Sri Lanka. A pleasure to have Sri Lanka represented,” said WBAF Chairman Baybars Altunas.
WBAF, which is an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), supports startups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems and helps venture capitalists and companies connect with international companies and organizations.
Sri Lanka’s representation at the WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for startups, innovators and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
The World Business Angels Investment Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance.
WBAF engages with a wide range of institutions which are public and private, local and international, commercial and academic to help shape the global agenda.
WBAF does this through its partnership agreements and joint projects developed with international institutions such as the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC), London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), International Science Parks Association (IASP), World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the European Trade Association for Business Angels (EBAN), African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and the Middle East Trade Association for Business Angels (MBAN).