EDB hosts World Export Development Forum 2016 in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) will host the 16th edition of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Colombo on October 12 and 13, 2016.

EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte  

A highlight of the global export industry calendar, the WEDF is a widely represented summit, which sees the participation of leading professionals, policy makers, industry practitioners and industrialists themselves both local and foreign in the field of international trade from around the world.

Themed ‘Trade for Success: Connect, Compete, Change’, WEDF 2016 in addition is marked as a remarkably promising networking event for business leaders in the export sector, especially SMEs.

“Developing the local export sector is the most definitive undertaking to help develop the local economy and Sri Lanka's competitiveness in the global market.

This understanding is the cornerstone for the endeavours initiated by the EDB, and WEDF is the pinnacle of furthering this vision.

"We are happy to extend our invitation to all stakeholders of the economy to come forward and join hands with us in any capacity to make this conference a beneficial one,” Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte said.