Sri Lanka – Singapore Business Council and Singapore (Sri Lanka) Club hold networking event

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A joint networking evening was organised by the Sri Lanka – Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore (Sri Lanka) Club.  The event was organised with the objective of providing an opportunity for members to interact amongst themselves, with the Singapore expatriate community in Sri Lanka and senior officials of key Government Institutions relevant to business. The organising of this event is in keeping with an objective of the Sri Lanka - Singapore Business Council as a facilitator of business for its members.

DFT-4-3The committees of the Sri Lanka Singapore Business Council and the Singapore (Sri Lanka) Club together with senior officials of the BOI, EDB, Sri Lanka Customs and invitees from the Embassy of Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

The event which was held at the Clubhouse at Havelock City, Colombo 6 was well attended by over  a 100 persons including members of the SLSBC which has now grown to 74member companies, members of the Singapore Club and special invitees. Representatives of Prima, Overseas Realty, Singapore Airlines, Pico –SLECC, Fujitec Lanka and other Singapore connected companies attended the event. Senior officials of the Board of Investment, the Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Sri Lanka Customs as well as representatives from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Embassy of Japan and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China were amongst the special invitees. 

Chairman/ Managing Director, Spear Global Holdings Ltd, Shamil Mendis, the President of the Sri Lanka - Singapore Business Council, the committee of the SLSBC and the President of the Singapore (Sri Lanka) Club Jay Ong, and the club committee, welcomed the members. 

The Sri Lanka - Singapore Business Council was inaugurated in 1997 as the 18th bilateral Business Council formed under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.   The prime objective of the Council is to promote trade, tourism and to create an environment to enhance the commercial activity between Sri Lanka and Singapore as well as to facilitate investment by Singapore companies in Sri Lanka. 

Following the successfully concluded Trade & Investment Promotion Missions to Singapore last year, the SLSBC intends to organise the next Business Delegation to Singapore in mid 2016 in conjunction with the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Singapore’s apex and largest business chamber. At this time the Singapore Business Federation with a membership of over 16,000 members plans to conduct a seminar titled Doing Business in Sri Lanka followed by a business matchmaking session.

Several inward delegations are expected from Singapore in the period ahead. The SLSBC is in regular contact with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), IE Singapore, the Government Agency driving Singapore’s external economy, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce& Industry, the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. 

The SLSBC is pleased to call applications from interested companies to join its membership in order to participate in the above activities.  For more details please contact the Secretariat on 5588800/75 or E-mail: [email protected]