CIC Holdings Plc headlines World Export Development Forum as Silver sponsor

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CIC Holdings PLC is the Silver Sponsor for the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) at the BMICH from 12-13 October. 

A leading blue chip company in Sri Lanka, CIC Holdings stepped forward to extend support to this globally significant conference which will witness the convergence of policy-makers and business leaders from around the globe. 

Taking place in Sri Lanka for the first time, the event is expected to benefit the country by way of increased business opportunities and foreign investment. Themed ‘Trade for Success: Connect, Compete, Change’, this edition of WEDF will explore sustainable trade and its impact and take a closer looks at how it affects businesses. A diversified conglomerate, CIC Holdings has already established its footprint in the global arena.

Commenting on the company’s partnership with WEDF, CIC Holdings PLC Managing Director/CEO Samantha Ranatunga said: “We are pleased to come onboard as a Silver Sponsor for the WEDF in Colombo, which is one of the foremost events of its stature in the world. It gives us immense pride that the EDB has managed to bring this event to Colombo as it will help to cement the nation’s credentials as a viable investment destination. CIC Holdings has spearheaded development of critical sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and industrial solutions, and believes the WEDF will usher in further opportunities for Sri Lankan business and industry which is vital for economic progress.”

The World Export Development Forum is expected to attract over 600 participants consisting of policymakers and members of investment and trade institutions to address advancements in sustainable trade as well as the latest strategies for maintaining international levels of competitiveness.  CIC will showcase its breakthrough agri products at a mini exhibition of Sri Lankan products during WEDF. CIC sources supplies locally and works with over 20,000 out-grower farmers by providing them with innovative and extensive market knowledge, coupled with a passionate and dedicated team.