Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2019), the largest ever trade fair and international exhibition in Northern Sri Lanka, will be held for the 10th consecutive year in the capital of Northern Province, a media release stated.
The annual Jaffna International Trade Fair, named the ’Gateway to the North’, will be open from 25-27 January at the Municipal Grounds in Jaffna.
The Jaffna International Trade Fair will bring together some of Sri Lanka’s favourite brands and services. The 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 trade fair is organized by Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (LECS) together with the Yarlpanam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCIY) with the support of the Jaffna Municipal Council, the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council to facilitate trade in the North for all industries which will help to develop the northern region of the country. The Ministry of Industry & Commerce, and the National Chamber of Exporters are endorsing this event.
The one stop shop for businesses in the rapidly developing Northern peninsula, the trade fair will host close to 350 stalls on a wide range of products and services. It will serve as a meeting hotspot for traders and business, both local and international.
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 given industry.
The exhibition comprises nearly 350 stalls dedicated to the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, …financial services, apparel and textiles, agriculture, consumer goods, and many others. More than 1,000 products are on display to meet the demands of over 60,000 visitors from across the country.
Attracting over 60,000 visitors each year, the event will have over 2,500 products on discount with entertainment and opportunities for all age groups. An amusement park with a children’s play area, a wide range of food and beverages and an hourly-raffle draw with exciting prizes.
Speaking of its unforeseen growth over the years, LECS CEO Aasim Mukthar said traders had witnessed the business opportunities and the potential the North had to offer firsthand.