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Sri Lanka Participates at Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT 2019) Fair under the Economic Diplomacy Programme and the Embassy also facilitated targeted investment promotion discussions by the visiting BOI delegation to Thailand,

Sri Lanka Participates at Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT 2019) Fair under the Economic Diplomacy Programme and the Embassy also facilitated targeted investment promotion discussions by the visiting BOI delegation to Thailand, 4-7 September 2019

The world renowned Ceylon tea and several popular brands of Sri Lankan coffee, fruit juices and herbal drinks was showcased for the first time, at the ‘Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT)-2019’-by four Sri Lankan companies under the sponsorship of the Economic Diplomacy Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibitors represented popular Sri Lankan beverage brands in the world market such as Mlesna Tea, Kiyota Coffee,SOZO Beverages,Siddhalepabottled herbal drinks and healing products for hotel and spa industry.

Sri Lanka pavilion was opened by H.E the Ambassador, Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya on 04 September 2019.FHT-Thailand’s leading trade-only food and hospitality exhibitionwas held from 04 – 07 September 2019 at BITEC Exhibition Centre, Bangkok with the participation of 550 exhibitors from 40 countries with 11 International Pavilions from China, Denmark, EU, Italy, Japan, Korea,and Sri Lanka and the exporters were able to make useful links to explore potentials in beverage sector in Thailand and into the larger ASEAN market.

The Embassy also simultaneously facilitated the investment promotion mission by the Board of Investment (BOI) to Thailand from 3-5 September 2019.The delegation led by Dr. HarashaSubasinghe, a member of the Board comprised Ms. Nilupul De Silva, Director (Investment Promotion) and Mr. Sudath J. Jayasekara, Assistant Director (Investment Promotion),was joined by Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya and First Secretary ( Commerce) Mr. Anil Sirimanne, where they held useful investment promotional discussions with the members of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thai Gem and Jewelry Trade Association, Thai National Shipping Council, Thai Italian Chamber of Commerce and other individual investors/consultant. The discussions with the Siam Cement Group (SCG)focused on sharing views on further enhancing investment opportunities into new areas identified by both Sri Lanka and SCG.

On 5 September 2019, at an event hosted by the Embassy, the BOI delegation met and held an interactive discussion with the Thai-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce on opportunities to invest in Sri Lanka, while the exhibitors to the FHT-2019 beverage sector of Sri Lanka also joined the discussion sharing their views on prospects in investing and establishing joint ventures in Thailand and in exploring similar opportunities available in Sri Lanka to start joint investments.The discussion was followed by a reception jointly hosted by the Embassy and the Thai-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Bangkok
09 September 2019