Jaffna Int’l Trade Fair from Jan 25-27 | Sunday Observer

Jaffna Int’l Trade Fair from Jan 25-27

2 December, 2018

The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), the multi-faceted gateway to the North, will bring together some of Sri Lanka’s favourite brands and services. A wide range of products for sale and display will give an opportunity for all stakeholders to enter one of Sri Lanka’s largest untapped markets.

The 10th edition of the JITF will be held from January 25-27. The event named ‘The Gateway to the North’ will be the meeting hotspot for traders and business, both local and international.

The one stop shop for businesses in the rapidly developing Northern peninsula, the trade fair will host almost 350 stalls on a wide range of products and services.

“The JITF is considered as the launching pad for the South businessmen to build business linkages with the Northern partners.

This is the most important event for the business community in Jaffna, and a platform to interact effectively and efficiently.

This year, there will be participants from China and India as well,” Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Yarlpanam, Chairman V.K. Vignesh said.

“There will be 16 hotels in Jaffna soon. The fair will be a special place for hotel equipment and related products and will provide an opportunity to transfer technology and boost business where a large number of customers will meet under one roof,” he said.

The expo is organised annually in January by Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd in association with the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam with the support of the Jaffna Municipal Council, the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council.

The multiproduct trade fair is considered to be ‘The Event’ for businesses looking to expand to the North, while businesses in the region are given the opportunity and the stepping stone to expand beyond its borders and work shoulder to shoulder with major players in any industry. The exhibition will feature consumer favourite brands in the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, apparel and textile, agricultural items and consumer goods.