Over 300 companies to participate at Jaffna International Trade Expo in January

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The northern region of Sri Lanka will welcome once again for the seventh consecutive year, the Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2016). Considered by the people in the north as the largest exhibition and consumer fair, the event takes place from 29-31 January in Jaffna.

The exhibition which has grown to a ‘must attend’ event by the citizens, businessmen, traders and entrepreneurs of the North will be held at the Municipal Grounds in Jaffna. The trade fair comprises both local and international stalls catering to a diverse variety of needs and services. In 2015 the event attracted an audience of over 60,000 visitors. It is considered the single most focal point for a wide spectrum of investors and citizens.

The massive infrastructure development currently underway in the region has also paved way for many investment opportunities in the region which could not be afforded previously. A special 60-member delegation from India will be visiting the event to look at opportunities and investment.

The regions, roads, electricity, bridges and all other core facets are currently being developed in the government’s endeavour to ensure the region is on par with many of the most potent business and lifestyle destinations in the world.

The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, apparel and textile, agricultural, consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.

The event is termed as the ‘gateway to the north’. Joint ventures, tie ups, large orders have been the highlights of business matchmaking between the people from the south and north.

The organisers have planned many concurrent events during the 2016 edition, some of the highlights will include, two-day musical evening with popular artistes, road show prior to the expo, children’s carnival and amusement park and much more.

Main Sponsor of this event is Ideal Motors and the Co-Sponsor is S-Lon. Mobitel come forward as the Mobitel Telecommunication Partner, Power Generation Partner is Sicher, Beauty Care Partner is 4Ever, Education Partner is ICBT Jaffna and IT Partner is E-wis. Uthayan and Suder Oli are the Print Media Partner (Tamil) and Radio Partner is Tamil FM.

 Features at Jaffna Expo: 

  • Over 300 stalls raging from consumer favourites to industrial goods
  • Crowds exceeding 60,000 visiting the show
  • Live evening musical shows
  • Amusement park with children’s play area
  • All types of food and beverage, hawker type food court
  • Special discounts on over 1,000 products
  • Hourly raffle draw to win exiting prizes
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Special higher education pavilion
  • A tour and a taste of Sri Lanka’s Tea in Jaffna