CCC Solutions matchmaking session between Dutch dairy delegation and local counterparts

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Nearly 40 Sri Lankan firms and a visiting Dutch delegation took part in a ‘business matchmaking’ which was managed by the CCC Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka.

The nine-member high-profiled Dutch delegation, which visited early this month, was headed by Sara Knijff, the Director of International Agribusiness at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Netherland and they were exploring opportunities in the areas of storage of feed, processing and cooling equipment, technology consultation, renewable energy, agricultural machinery and finance and vocational training and education, etc.

The delegation was given an overview of Sri Lanka’s dairy sector, trade opportunities, the sectors needs and requirements, current status of the industry, future expectations and scope for possible collaborations, etc.

Nearly 40 companies, such as Lanka Milk Foods; NLDB; Pelawatte Dairy Industries Ltd., Nestle Lanka, Plenty Foods, Ran Sahal Private Ltd., Ruwansiri Dairies, Securatec international, MILCO, A Baur & Co, Abans Engineering, Aquinas University College, Kotmale Holdings, Three Star Farm, Wellard Project, Browns Group PLC, Bio Power Lanka, Lucky Lanka Milk Processing, Fonterra Brand Lanka, Frostaire Industries, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, CIC Agri business, International Finance Cooperation, Hayleys Agriculture holdings, Island Dairies, Lili Dairy, Ceylon Biscuits, C.W. Mackie PLC, Ceylon Grain Elevators Mahaweli Feed Mills, World Concern Sri Lanka and Alaris Ice Cream,  took part in the ‘matchmaking Session’ which was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.

The CCC Solutions also event managed a public and private sector forum on behalf of the Embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands to discuss opportunities presented by the Lankan dairy sector, which was attended by 100 leading private sector business entities and Government officials involved in dairy sector activities. The forum was attended by Eran Wickramaratne, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion.

On behalf of the Dutch embassy in Sri Lanka, the CCC Solutions also organised visits to dairy farms and dairy sector manufacturing facilities for the Dutch delegation.

Louis Piët, the Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka, and Lianne Houben, the Deputy Envoy of the Netherland Embassy, in the country were highly appreciative of the professional approach the whole event was managed.

Chandula Abeywickrema, CEO of the CCC Solutions, said the effort by the Dutch embassy in trying to promote Lankan dairy sector in Netherlands was commendable.

To know the follow up details of the Dutch delegation, please email erandi@chamber.lk.

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