Sri Lanka’s biggest exhibition organiser, LECS celebrates 15 years

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Creating the perfect opportunities for industries to prosper, Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services Ltd. (LECS) has been a true facilitator of trade for well over a decade. 

Celebrating 15 years as the pioneer as Sri Lanka’s leading organiser and manager of exhibitions and conferences, LECS continues to bring together buyers and sellers in numerous industries while creating opportunities and pushing forward the development of industries both locally and overseas. 

Providing local industries and entrepreneurs a much needed platform for their products, LECS is a well functioning engine which organises and manages exhibitions and conferences for a rapidly developing MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) tourism industry. 

Organising and managing more than 50% of the trade shows in Sri Lanka, LECS has effectively enabled trade associations, government bodies and professional institutions to realise their corporate events and goals.

Established in 2002, LECS met the needs of booming industries in the country as a professional exhibition and conference organiser of Sri Lanka’s largest exhibitions and conferences, despite the limited infrastructure available to host such events in the country. The only PEO registered with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, LECS has been the recipient of the Presidential Award for four consecutive years (2008 to 2011). 

The company has been a part of more than 200 events both locally and overseas and will continue to facilitate trade well beyond Sri Lanka and has organised a wide range of events on its way to becoming the most sought after organiser and manager of exhibitions and conferences in the South Asian region. 

Creating hubs of trade well beyond Sri Lanka, LECS has tapped into a range of industries such as food, education, hospitality, apparel and construction. Facilitating trade through exhibitions such as Profood/Propack & Ag-Biz, Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition (AISEX), Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), Construction Expo, Adyapana, Thailand Week, Office Expo, Batticaloa International Trade Fair (BITE), Colombo International Tea Convention and Apparel South Asia Conference in Sri Lanka, the company has worked towards an extravagant and diverse portfolio.

The only group to organise exhibitions for local industries well beyond the urban limits of Colombo, LECS ensures that products and services of SMEs and rural industries are showcased and have the opportunity to be recognised in a larger market.

Identifying the necessity for their service and tapping in to large industries in the region, LECS has also established offices in neighbouring India and Maldives and brought forward projects such as Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge, Maldives International Education & Career Expo and Maldives International Boat Show. 

Setting up Maldives Exhibitions and Conference Services (MECS) and India Exhibitions and Conference Services (IECS) has established a triangle of services in the South Asian peninsula forming the group South Asia Exhibitions and Services Ltd.

The company also looks at ensuring that Sri Lankan products and services are brought into the lime light in untapped markets in the region such as Nepal and Myanmar by organising exhibitions in these countries.