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FCCISL plans delegation to Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 in Perth

Aug 26, 2011 4:02:05 PM - www.ft.lk

The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCISL) is planning a Sri Lankan delegation to the forthcoming Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 in Perth Australia from 25 to 27 October.
FCCISL said it was offering a limited number of registrations and accommodating a selected delegation for this prestigious event as a part of its commitment undertaken to promote Sri Lankan businesses in this international arena.

“This would provide Sri Lankan businessmen with outstanding visibility. Joining the FCCISL delegation in this multi-cultured global event will further provide participants with the possibility to meet well known business personalities and obtain attractive business connections with most prominent and respected businesses,” FCCISL said.

The Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 will be hosted in Perth, Australia in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, focusing on the theme ‘Partnering for Global Growth: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and the Pacific Rim’.  The forum attendees and speakers are heads of states and distinguished personalities in the region; Sri Lanka too is honoured to highlight a high profile speaker at this event.
The forum will highlight new global economic partnerships for trade and investment in key sectors across the Commonwealth and beyond.
The CBF as a unique gathering of business leaders from developed and emerging markets will focus on building the new economic and financial architecture in the global economy and ensure that it is inclusive and beneficial to all.

 This important business meeting will present a useful platform for fostering such partnerships and new relationships.
The forum will provide a unique opportunity for the business and Government to: Learn from more than 100 speakers and panellists including heads of government, ministers of finance, trade and development, chairmen and chief executives of business and other industry leaders
meet and discuss trade, investment and partnership opportunities; learn about new business and investment prospects; develop new business leads and identify new trade and investment partners; conduct and conclude business in one to one meetings with other international partners; network with policy makers, key government officials and business leaders; influence the global debate on important trade and investment issues and contribute to key policy recommendations to Commonwealth heads of government.
The forum will be organised by the Commonwealth Business Council in collaboration with the private sector, Australian Government and Government of Western Australia. It will feature a project portfolio of investment proposals that are looking for funding, equity or business partners. The Project Exchange Centre will enable participants to meet with potential investors, investment bankers, and potential knowledge partners to present their projects.
Project summaries will be available in advance for interested investors and partners, and project holders will be available for one‐to‐one meetings. Projects will be organised by country and sector and include business plans with identified requirements in terms of investment required, technical and knowledge based requirements.
For potential investors, this is an opportunity to establish strong partnerships and explore investment opportunities in key sectors such as ICT, financial services, tourism, Infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing and the environment. The centre will bring together entrepreneurs looking to access finance and new markets, investors and companies looking for new markets or projects, and companies looking for external markets and knowledge partnerships to improve their competitiveness.
B2B Forum activities will include: a project exchange lounge for meetings between project holders and potential investors/partners, a project book and online webpage with summaries of projects and short profiles of potential partners/investors a webpage with documents which is linked to the home page of CBC and the sponsor and an exhibition centre to enable companies/countries to showcase products and services.
Participation is only on registration due to limited availability of stalls, and registration has already commenced at the FCCISL. It is inviting interested parties to contact Shazly Oowise shazly@fccisl.lk at the International Affairs Division on telephone 2304253-4 or 0777309776.