Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING OF THE GEM & JEWELLERY SECTOR - SRI LANKA

SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING OF THE GEM & JEWELLERY SECTOR PROPOSED TO BE HELD ON 30/04/2008 AT 3.00P.M. AT THE NCE

We are pleased to inform you, that the Council of the NCE has decided to set up subcommittees covering all the products/services sectors of members of the NCE.

The purpose of these subcommittees is to discuss policy and operational issues of the different sectors with a view to prepare strategic plans and to make representations to the relevant state authorities and institutions to resolve issues, based on the strategic developmental plans of the sector.

In this regard the NCE has set up a subcommittee for the Gems & Jewellery sector comprising of the following members.

01. Mr. Anura Eliyapura - Chairman / Managing Director, Raja Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd - (Council Member of NCE and Chairman of Subcommittee)

02. Mr. Srinarth Fernando - Director, Ceylinco Worldwide Trading (Pvt.) Ltd

03. Mr. A.P. Jayarajah - CEO, Wellawatta Nithiyakalyani Jewellery

The subcommittee meeting of the Gems & Jewellery sector is proposed to be held on 30/04/2008 at 3.00p.m. at the Auditorium of the NCE (160/2, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo-04).

We would also appreciate if you could send us your proposals and suggestions regarding the current issues of the sector which needs attention, by 25th April 2008 the latest.

Your cooperation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

RASA WEERASINGHAM
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY FAIR 2008

INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY EXPO 2008 AND MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY FAIR 2008

We have received information on the following trade fairs to be held in Malaysia through the Second Secretary (Commercial), Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia.

International Beauty Expo 2008 - 11th-14th July 2008 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia and Malaysia International Jewellery Fair - 17th-20th July 2008 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

The brochures and CD-Roms of these events are available at the library of the NCE for reference. For further details please visit www.elite.com.my

If you are interested to participate at these programmes please contact the Second Secretary (Commercial) of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia with a copy to the NCE. Contact details of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Malaysia are as follows;

Mr. G.L. Gnanatheva, Second Secretary (Commercial)
Sri Lanka High Commission, Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur
No. 12, Jalan Keranji Dua, Off Jalan Kedongdong,Jalan Ampang Hilir
55000 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Tel: + 603-4256 8987 / 4257 1394
Fax: + 603-4253 2497
Email: slhicom@streamyx.com

Friday, April 4, 2008

Turkey-Asia Pacific Foreign Trade Bridge

PROPOSED VISIT OF HON. MINISTER OF EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TO TURKEY, 17-18TH JUNE 2008

Hon. Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Export Development and International Trade is scheduled to undertake an official visit to Turkey from 17-18th June 2008 in order to participate at the Turkey-Asia Pacific Foreign Trade Bridge organized by the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey. (Copy of the self-explanatory flyer about this event is attached for your convenience).

It has been decided that a business delegation should accompany the Hon. Minister during this visit. The organizers will be arranging one to one business meetings with appropriate counterparts in Turkey as per the requests by delegates. This programme is coordinated by the Department of Commerce (DoC) in Sri Lanka.

This programme will be attended by 22 countries in the Asian Region and is the second programme organized by the Turkey-Asia Pacific Foreign Trade Bridge-II event under the coordination of the Prime Minister's Undersecretary for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Turkey. The programme held in 2007 had been very successful and business deals and orders to a value of 250mn dollars had been confirmed.

Therefore we would advise you to make use of this opportunity to establish business contacts with buyers in Turkey and promote your products in Turkey's export market.

If you are interested please respond to the Chamber latest by 07th April 2008 in order to follow up with the DoC.

Also please send your company and product profiles, promotional materials such as CD's and brochures, 10 copies of each to the NCE, to forward to the DoC to facilitate arranging business meetings with the buyers in Turkey.

Yours sincerely,

Rasa Weerasingham
Executive Director

L. S. G. Tillekeratne
Director - Member Services & New Projects

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