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Conclusion of Sri Lanka Expo 2012

Sri Lanka Expo 2012, the mega trade exhibition that drew to a close on March 31, 2012 comprised a unique combination of an international exhibition, Symposium, Business Meetings, networking sessions, Seminars, cultural event and a Fashion Show.

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Visitors to Expo 2012

Exceeding the set target of 1000 foreign buyers, there were enthusiastic participation of 1385 international visitors including trade buyers, Ministerial Delegations, investors, Foreign employment companies and outbound tour operators from across the world.

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Export Development Board

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board, usually known as EDB, is Sri Lanka’s apex organization for the promotion and development of exports and was established in 1979 under the Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40.

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Expo News

  • Sri Lanka Embassy, KITA host trade and investor forum in Seoul

    Conclusion of Sri Lanka Expo 2012

    Sri Lanka Expo-2012, a mega trade, investment and tourism promotion initiative staged under the theme of “Partnering with the Hub of Asia” concluded successfully on 31st of March 2012 achieving all the set objectives of the event. Over the duration of the event, visitors were exposed to a well-crafted trade fair that offered innumerable opportunities for manufacturers and buyers to come together directly.

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  • Sri Lanka Embassy, KITA host trade and investor forum in Seoul

    Expo 2012 launched amidst aplomb with 1300 foreign investors, buyers

    The much awaited Expo 2012 was launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa with much aplomb with 1300 foreign investors buyers from across the globe in attendance. The event was preceded by President Rajapaksa, Industries and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Deputy Minister Jayaratne Herath and Sri Lanka Export Development Board Chairman Janaka Ratnayake lighting the floating lamps.

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  • Sri Lanka Embassy, KITA host trade and investor forum in Seoul

    Expo 2012 begins today

    Sri Lanka Expo 2012, the mega trade, investment and tourism exhibition under the theme "Partnering with the hub of Asia" begins today at the BMICH in Colombo. We have well paid focus in having this exhibition and are confident of achieving the desired results. There are 1,300 confirmed trade delegates from over 60 countries, Sri Lanka Export Development Board Chairman and CEO Janaka Ratnayake told Daily News Business.

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  • Exports not hurt by global recession – EDB Chief

    The year 2011 was a very good year for exports with performance exceeding expectations and exceeding the revenue target of US $ 9.1 million and the services of exports were added, they would be still higher, EDB Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said.He said that the improved performance was driven by agricultural exports which grew by 10.6% and industrial products which grew by 27.3%. However, the fisheries sector dropped by 3.4%

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  • Sri Lanka Embassy, KITA host trade and investor forum in Seoul

    With $ 12.5 b target, Lanka ready for Expo 2012

    Sri Lanka’s export sector, looking at a revenue expectation of $ 12.5 billion this year, is hosting the country’s largest mega trade, investment and tourism promotion initiative Expo 2012 from 28-31 March at the BMICH.Held under the theme of ‘Partnering with the Hub of Asia,’ the expo is being held after a lapse of 15 years with the last one being held in 1997.

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  • Business networking for Sri Lankan participants at Gulf Food 2012

    The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a Business Networking Dinner Meeting on 20 February, at Le Meridien hotel in Dubai. 35 Sri Lankan companies participating under the EDB, Tea Board and individual capacities attended the dinner meeting and interacted with 75 UAE based companies invited by the Sri Lanka Consulate in Dubai.

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  • Organized By

  • Stall Plan

    Sri Lanka Expo 2012, the premier international Trade Exhibition organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board is scheduled to be held from March 28, 2012 to March 31, 2012 at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre on the grounds of BMICH, Colombo. See the Stall Plan

  • Expo Event Calendar

    Sri Lanka Expo 2012 will be held from 28th to 31st of March, 2012 at BMICH. Click here to view the Expo Event Calendar

  • Discounted Airfares

    Sri Lankan Airlines offers discounted airfare to overseas buyers and visitors to the exhibition. Click here to learn more about the offer

Comments from Participants

  • "I think Sri Lanka could develop as a trade fair hub for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the surrounding area if it developed facilities. This would be in the same way as Germany has developed as a hub for Europe. This would be good for Sri Lankan standing and good for tourism."
    Mr.Martin Rayner-Buyer, Sri Lanka Expo 2012
    Director, Lakeland, Great Britain

  • “Expo 2012 is an extremely timely and an important event, especially at the point of time when the economy is beginning to develop as a result of a few years of peace.”

    Mr.Mahesh Amalean
    A Key stakeholder of Sri Lanka Expo 2012
    Chairman of MAS Holdings

  • “Sri Lanka Expo 2012 provided an ideal opportunity to our craft persons; they were able to link with foreign buyers in obtaining orders an addition to the firsthand knowledge and experience gained by them. Therefore, it is suggested to organize this event annually as it provides a good platform... ”
    National Crafts Council - Exhibitor,Sri Lanka Expo 2012

  • “I thought the Expo was very good and professionally managed It deserves to generate a great deal of overseas earnings . I never had expected to meet the produce people in such numbers”

    John Sacks-Journalist at Sri Lanka Expo 2012
    Fruit World International

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Trade & Investment Symposium



  • MAS Holdings
    Changing Perspectives
  • Brandix
    Inspired Solutions
  • Sri Lanka Apparel
    Voice of Sri Lanka Apparel and Textile Industry
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
    You're our world
  • HSBC
    The world's local bank
  • Dialog Axiata
  • BTI Lanka
    One and only Boat Building Training Institute in Sri Lanka
  • Prima
    Over 3 Decades of Nutrition to the Nation
  • Ellawala Exports
    Sri Lanka's No. 1 Gem Exporter
  • Mushan International
    Specializing in fine Sapphires
  • Akbar Tea
    Premium Quality Tea Exporter
  • Dilmah Tea
    The Single Origin Tea 100% Pure Ceylon
  • HNB
    Your Partner In Progress
  • Trillium
    A place you fall in love with


  • Ministry of Industry & Commerce
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Economic Development
  • Ministry of Plantation Industries
  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board
  • Department of Commerce
  • Board of Investment
  • Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority
  • National Gem & Jewellery Authority
  • Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation
  • Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Department of Export Agriculture
  • Sri Lanka Tea Board
  • Coconut Development Authority
  • National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka
  • National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka
  • Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Srilanka

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