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Boat Show and Fisheries Expo in October


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The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) in association with Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Ministry of Industry & Commerce will hold a Boat Show and Fisheries Expo from 13 to 15 October at the Dickowita Fishery Harbour.

The objective of the Show is to provide a single platform for all related business sectors involved directly and indirectly in the boat and ship building industry and fisheries sector to display and promote their respective sectors for potential clients.

The show coincides with the World Export Development Forum 2016 to be held in Colombo on 12th and 13th October 2016 which brings together over 600 business leaders, policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions and international trade development officials.

BUP_DFTDFT-3Minister ofFisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera (third from right) Ministry Secretary W.M.M.R. Adikari, EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte, Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute Lanka Chairman  Neil Fernando, Chairman, Managing Director Gamini B. Herath and CDC Events and Travels Managing Director  Imran Hassan are also present

 



Special features of this year's show include the first-ever on-water display in Sri Lanka and the event will be organised providing a number of boating and water sports activities for enthusiasts. The exhibition is open for the fisheries sector.

"It will be a single platform for all related business sectors involved directly and indirectly in the boat and ship building industry and fisheries sector to display and promote their respective sectors for potential clients. The total number of stalls this year is around 50 and there will be a water display of large boats as well," a spokesman said.

The 2016 event draws inspiration from the successful past events. The first ever Boat Show in 2008 opened up a new frontier for fishing, leisure, industrial and commercial vessels and marine tourism where 44 stalls displayed Sri Lankan capabilities. It attracted 80 foreign buyers and many local buyers and boat enthusiasts had visited the show. Following the success of the 2008 show, Sri Lanka continued this momentum by making the Boat Show a biannual event and organised its 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions in 2010, 2012 and 2014 respectively. The Boat Show Sri Lanka 2014 attracted over 10,000 visitors including around 300 foreign industry representatives from Maldives, Seychelles, Oman, Dubai, India, France, Belgium, UK, Germany, and Netherlands.

Boat Show Sri Lanka which is considered South Asia’s most focused and largest international boat exhibition continues to build up a strong network for the Sri Lankan Boat Industry.

For more details about the Boat Show 2016 and the industry related investment opportunities please contact: Gamini B Herath, Managing Director, Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute

410/106  Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. Tel: 0112685792; Fax: 0112681376; Email. gbherath@gmail.com or gamini_gtzbbp@sltnet.lk and visit: www.btilanka.com


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