Ceylon Chamber registers 160 for Commonwealth Business Forum

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The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said yesterday it has registered 160 participants for the upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 form diverse business sectors. All registered delegates are top and middle management level executives from renowned and well established companies in the country. The organisers halted the registrations having registered the maximum that could be allocated to local participants with the cutoff date for early bird registrations. Aptly themed ‘Partnering for Wealth Creation and Social Development: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean & SAARC,’ the CBF theme for 2013, is seen as a platform for participants to enhance opportunities in their respective business concerns resulting in equitable wealth creation for all. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was also instrumental in procuring a considerable number of business proposals from the private sector member companies to be discussed at the B2B meetings at the CBF. This would entail business partners to meet potential knowledge partners to discuss their projects. The Forum is an ideal avenue for potential investors to establish partnerships with Sri Lankan counterparts to strengthen business ties for the future. Key sectors that have been registered from the Ceylon Chamber include agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, education, IT, BPO, renewable energy and infrastructure. The positive response in the registration numbers is evident of the enthusiasm of Sri Lankan business in the Commonwealth Business Forum and its outcomes. The Secretary General/CEO of the Chamber Harin Malwatte remarked: “We stared contacting our members early and we are appreciative of our members who registered for this important Forum. The participants are looking forward to the Business Forum.”