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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2584

Ground work on for IMEXPRO 2008

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 11 November, ( A much awaited event on the trade calendar, ‘IMEXPRO 2008’ is organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministries of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services and the Export Development and International Trade, The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, The Export Development Board and the Srilankan Airlines.

HSBC is the Platinum Sponsor of IMEXPRO 2008 along with the SAARC and Trade Promotion Projects implemented jointly by CCC and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ.

With 12 trade delegations already confirmed as participants, and several more in the process of registering, the organizers are keen to see as many local and foreign participants make use of this opportunity to promote their products and services.

Discounted airfare from SriLankan Airlines for identified sectors,
discounted Hotel accommodation, Shuttle service between the Exhibition Venue and hotel and Networking sessions with the local business community are some of the facilities that are on offer for overseas delegates.

IMEXPRO 2008 is also held with the objective of assisting the Sri Lankan and Overseas Business Community to source suitable business partners, which will showcase a range of local and international products and services.

The exhibition will feature products and Services under the categories of Agro/Marine, Services and Industrial/Manufactured Products sectors.

The visitors numbering more than over 300 overseas buyers they will also comprise the
Sri Lankan business community, overseas buyers/sellers, exhibitors (local and foreign) and the general public.

Through the GTZ-Supported SAARC and Trade Promotion Projects, IMEXPRO 2008 will feature a SAARC Trade Pavilion with all the partner organizations in SAARC countries as well as special stall where business from the eastern region in Sri Lanka can display their products.

HSBC will be the official banker to facilitate currency transactions for overseas delegates visiting IMEXPRO 2008.

- Asian Tribune -

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