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Tamil Nadu Global Food Expo and Summit in August lures Lankans


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Tamil Nadu Global Food Expo and Summit 2018 organised a roadshow in Colombo at Hotel Galadari on 5 July with the support of the High Commission of India, Colombo. 

The roadshow was focused to strengthen the bilateral trade relations between the India and Sri Lanka in food sector and with a view to promote participation of Sri Lankan companies from food, agro-products and related sectors to attend the Vibrant Tamil Nadu Global Food Expo and Summit 2018 which will be held at Madurai in Tamil Nadu State of India during 12-15 August. 

The roadshow was hosted in the presence of Neha Singh, Deputy Head, Economic and Commercial Wing of High Commission of India, Colombo and Chathuri Ranasinghe, Chairperson, Women Chamber of Commerce, S.W. Alahakoon, President, Sri Lanka Food Processors Association and representatives of Sri Lanka Tea Board.

Around 45 Sri Lanka officials and representatives of companies from food, agro-products and related sectors attended the roadshow. Presentations were made to highlight the opportunities offered for various stakeholders in agro-food, agri-business and related sectors of Sri Lanka to learn more about latest technological developments and innovations in agriculture, food and beverage sector, food processing, packaging, logistics, cold chain, cold storage and warehousing, etc. The facilities being offered by the organisers for the participants, including exhibition visits, business-to-business meetings, factory visits, networking, sight-seeing etc. were also highlighted.

India is Sri Lanka’s closest neighbour. The relationship between the two countries is more than 2,500 years old and both sides have built upon a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic amalgamation. India and Sri Lanka enjoy a vibrant and growing economic and commercial partnership, with bilateral trade growing rapidly in the last decade and a number of leading Indian private sector companies investing in Sri Lanka and vice versa. 

Sri Lanka is India’s largest trade partner in SAARC. India in turn is Sri Lanka’s largest trade partner globally. In recent years, the relationship has been marked by close contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment, cooperation in the fields of development, education, culture, defence and food Industry.

Vibrant Tamil Nadu Global Food Expo & Summit is organised by TN Chamber foundation, TN chamber of commerce, EPC, YES, Grain Yard, Global Network and FICCI. 

Speaking on the occasion, the speakers focused on the opportunities offered by the new India 4.0 to the Sri Lankan businesses which would nourish and strengthen the bilateral trade relations where they shared about how the new tax reforms, enhancement in sea and air connectives, mutual trade agreements, and other favourable technological enhancements encourages the trade between the two nations. 

The dignitaries and decision makers from food and related sectors were formally invited and explained their benefits to participate in Vibrant Tamil Nadu Global Expo and Summit 2018 by the organisers. Complimentary accommodation for three nights is being offered to Sri Lankan companies. Those who are interested in participation may visit www.vibranttamilnadu.com for further information and registration.


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