SMIDEX 2014 to boost SMI development

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SMIDEX 2014, the newest version of industrial exhibitions and showcases of Sri Lanka’s premier industrial promotion agency, the Industrial Development Board of Ceylon (IDB) is set to put Small and Medium Industries (SMIs) on an accelerated development momentum with better market, technological and human resources opportunities and support to the thousands of small and medium industries spread in all parts of the country. Celebrating its 45th year anniversary in 2014, the Industrial Development Board has been the breeding ground for many successful Sri Lankan industrialists, many of whom have successfully acquired export markets with international brands. The Inaugural SMIDEX 2014 intends to promote many deserving SMIs to expand their borders locally and internationally. SMIDEX 2014 will also witness the convergence of a large number of exhibitors from both domestic and international markets. SMIDEX 2014 is designed to showcase the capabilities and capacities of Sri Lankan SMI/Es in producing products, services and technologies for the Sri Lankan and International markets. Large companies and multinational corporations (MNCs) have also been invited to display parts and components they would like to procure from SMI/Es. IDB Chairman Nawaz Rajabdeen was of the view that the SMIDEX 2014 will be a platform for multiple SMI promotional activities such as, exhibition of products and services, business matching sessions, product launches and presentations, exchange of information and ideas on product development and design as well as technology and innovation, recognition of industrial excellence etc. He also mentioned that as many as twenty different industrial sectors and ten different industrial support services will be featured during the three days of its exposition. This wide variety of industrial products, services, and SMI support services will make the SMIDEX 2014 an event for everyone involved in the SMI promotion and development in Sri Lanka. The SMIDEX 2014 is organised by the Industrial Development Board (IDB) under the aegis of Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development. The exhibition is officially endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Industries and Commerce and many other government and semi-government institutions. The exhibition which will be held on 23, 24 and 25 May 2014 at the BMICH, is open for the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.