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Profood, Propack and Ag-biz 2019 kicks off tomorrow

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Pro Food, Pro Pack & Ag-biz 2019, Sri Lanka’s only comprehensive food, agriculture and packaging exhibition, will be held from 2-4 August for the 18th consecutive year at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall. 

The exhibition is organised by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association together with Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS). More than 370 stalls have been allocated for the local and foreign manufacturers, which is the biggest event in the country in relation to the food, beverage, packaging and agriculture sector.

The event which has witnessed an evolutionary increase over the decade will be held under the theme “from the farm to the fork,” denoting the entire chain of the food industry which include the inception of the food which mainly revolve around farms, to the process and finally, the food table of the consumer.

The exhibition and consumer fair scheduled to be held within a span of three days, expects more than 40,000 visitors to attend. The event also helps to interact with prospective buyers and also understand the new technology that is being used for the sector. 

Moreover, the event will feature all facets of the food and beverage industry and will include intricate details and the meticulous process that is required, for food products in order to make them available to the consumer. 

During the event Institute of Science and Technology will present its annual research paper and several other institutes will conduct several training program for interested parties. The event is renowned for providing a unique and comprehensive platform for the discovery and introduction of food processing, engineering and packaging services among the host of other benefits both the visitors and the stall holders would receive.

This year’s expo has two separate pavilions from the largest global players in the industry, India and China. Over 70 companies from India and China will participate at this year’s event. The event is set to attract all stakeholders from many South East Asian countries as well. The Ministry of Industries will sponsor the SME and micro sector entities pavilion. 

The Organising Committee has taken a very good initiative by providing a special pavilion for the University students and this is an ideal opportunity to showcase their innovative products to more than 40,000 visitors.

A highlight at this year’s event will be the Food Carnival and Cooking Studio. Over 20 outlets have confirmed participation at the food carnival this year. The food carnival and cooking studio will take place on all three days of the expo. The event has been earmarked as ‘a must attend’ throughout the entirety of its existence, and has been renowned for providing all visitors and stall holders a unique experience. This is the only exhibition of its kind to be held in the island and over the years it has been known to provide each visitor and stall holder with a unique and unparalleled experience in terms of networking, sales leads and knowledge.The sponsors for 2019 are as follows: Platinum Sponsor: Maliban Biscuit Manufactories, Gold Sponsor: Aussee Oats Milling Ltd., Wijaya Products Ltd.; Silver Sponsors: CMC Engineering Export GmbH, Country Style Foods Ltd., Convenience Foods Lanka PLC, Maliban Diary & Agri Products Ltd., Nikini Automation Systems Ltd., SST Enterprises, Maliban Milk Products Ltd.; Official Sponsors: Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. and Essence BTC.

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