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Event Calendar

SRI LANKA EXPO 2012 - 28th of MARCH 2012

INAUGURATION CEREMONY PROGRAMME

Time

Event

8. 30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

:

Arrival of Distinguished Invitees

10.00 a.m.

:

Arrival of
His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa,
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

:

Lighting of the Traditional Oil lamp

10.10 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

:

National Anthem

10.15 a.m. – 10.25 a.m.

:

Welcome Address by Mr. Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman & Chief Executive of EDB

10.25 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, M.P., Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.35 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.

:

Address by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

10.50 a.m. – 10.55 a.m.

:

Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon, Director General of EDB

10.55 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

:

Ceremonial Inauguration of the ‘Sri Lanka EXPO 2012’ by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

11.30 a.m. onwards

:

Refreshments

Afternoon Session – 28th of March 2012

Time

Event

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

:

B2B Meetings & Networking Sessions Ministerial Delegation meetings Industrial visits/Factory visits

3.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

:

Signing of MoU between the EDB and the Korea Importers’ Association [KOIMA] at the Business Centre Hall ‘G’ – BMICH

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

:

Press Conference on EXPO 2012 with visiting Journalists

8.00 p.m.

:

Closing of the Exhibition

Cultural Show - 28th of March 2012
Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo

Time

Event

7.00 p.m. onwards

:

An event to experience “Sri Lankan Culture and Hospitality” at Nelum Pokuna

8.30 p.m. onwards

:

Sri Lankan Dinner

SRI LANKA EXPO 2012 - 29th of MARCH 2012

2nd DAY PROGRAMME

Time

Event

8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

:

Arrival of Distinguished Invitees

10.00 a.m.

:

Arrival of Chief Guest Hon. D M Jayaratne, The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialis Republic of Sri Lanka

10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

:

Lighting of the Traditional Oil lamp

10.10 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

:

National Anthem

10.15 a.m. – 10.25 a.m.

:

Welcome Address by Mr. Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman & Chief Executive of EDB

10.25 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, M.P., Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.35 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. (Prof.) G L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs

10.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. D M Jayaratne, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

11.00 a.m. – 11.55 a.m.

:

Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon, Director General of EDB

11.55 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

:

Ceremonial Opening of the ‘Sri Lanka EXPO 2012’ by Hon. D M Jayaratne, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

12.30 p.m. onwards

:

Refreshments

Afternoon Session – 29th of March 2012

Time

Event

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

:

B2B Meetings & Networking Sessions Ministerial Delegation meetings Industrial visits/Factory visits

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

:

Press Conference on EXPO 2012 with visiting Journalists

8.00 p.m.

:

Closing of the Exhibition

Fashion Show -29th of March of 2012 - BMICH

Time

Event

7.00 p.m. onwards

:

Fashion Show at BMICH “Showcase the Best of Sri Lanka” Chief Guest Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, M.P.

8.00 p.m.

:

Refreshments

2nd DAY

Symposium - 29th of March 2012 – Hilton Colombo

Time

Event

8.30 a.m.

:

Trade and Investment Symposium on the theme “Partner with Sri Lanka, the Hub of Asia”

Chief Guest Hon. (Dr.) Sarath Amunugama, M.P., Minister(Senior) for International Monetary Co-operation

Guest of Honour Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka

9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

:

Continuation of the Symposium with international speakers for international buyers/investors and leading Sri Lankan exporters

2.00 p.m. onwards

:

Lunch

SRI LANKA EXPO 2012 - 30th of MARCH 2012

3rd DAY PROGRAMME

Time

Event

8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

:

Arrival of Distinguished Invitees

10.00 a.m.

:

Arrival of Chief Guest Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development

10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

:

Lighting of the Traditional Oil lamp

10.10 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

:

National Anthem

10.15 a.m. – 10.25 a.m.

:

Welcome Address by Mr. Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman & Chief Executive of EDB

10.25 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

:

Launch of the new website/web portal of the EDB in association with the CBI by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development

10.35 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

:

Speech on ‘Market Intelligence’ by Mr. Dick de Man Deputy Head/CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

10.45 a.m. – 10.55 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, M.P., Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.55 a.m. – 11.10 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, M.P., Minister of Economic Development

11.10 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

:

Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon, Director General of EDB

11.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

:

Ceremonial Opening of the ‘Sri Lanka EXPO 2012’ by Hon Basil Rajapaksa M.P.,Minister of Economic Development

11.30 a.m.

:

Refreshments

Afternoon Session – 30th of March 2012

Time

Event

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

:

B2B Meetings & Networking Sessions Ministerial Delegation meetings Industrial visits/Factory visits

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

:

Press Conference on EXPO 2012 with visiting Journalists

8.00 p.m.

:

Closing of the Exhibition

SRI LANKA EXPO - 2012 31st of MARCH 2012

4th DAY PROGRAMME

Time

Event

8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

:

Arrival of Distinguished Invitees

9.45 a.m.

:

Arrival of Guest of Honour Hon. Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.00 a.m.

:

Arrival of Chief Guest Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

:

Lighting of the traditional oil lamp

10.10 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

:

National Anthem

10.15 a.m. – 10.25 a.m.

:

Welcome Address  by Mr. Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman & Chief Executive of EDB

10.25 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Jayarathne Herath, M.P., Deputy Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.35 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.

:

Address by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, M.P., Minister of Industry & Commerce

10.50 a.m. – 10.55 a.m.

:

Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon, Director General of EDB

10.55 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

:

Ceremonial Opening of the ‘Sri Lanka EXPO 2012’ by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce

11.30 a.m.

:

Refreshments

Afternoon Session – 31st of March 2012

Time

Event

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

:

B2B Meetings & Networking Sessions Ministerial Delegation meetings Industrial visits/Factory visits

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

:

Press Conference on EXPO 2012 with visiting Journalists

8.00 p.m.

:

Closing Ceremony of the Exhibition

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

Expo News

EDB Launches Sri Lanka Expo 2012 Website

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board recently launched the official website of Sri Lanka Expo 2012, www.srilankaexpo.com with line of this event, “partnering with hub of Asia”.

The Sri Lanka Expo 2012, International Expo Trade Exhibition has been scheduled to be held from 28th to 30th March 2012 at the Srimavo Bandaranayke Exhibition Centre in Colombo. This event will be organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board with the support of the private and public sector.

 

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