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Sri Lankan IT Industry promoted in Sweden

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm, in partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) organised two business-networking events in Stockholm and Linköping on October 1 and 2. ­Calcey Technologies, Eyepax and Varacity.AI represented Sri Lankan IT Industry at the events, a media release issued by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Sweden said.

These two events were part of a series of initiatives being taken by the Embassy under the Economic Diplomacy Programme of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. In his remarks, Ambassador Sudantha Ganegama Arachchi stated that Sri Lanka is an emerging regional business hub with a growing IT sector capable of providing talents, partnerships and business opportunities for Swedish IT sector.

He invited Swedish companies to explore the vast potential of the IT industry in Sri Lanka and to establish business links with the Sri Lankan companies. Thomas Söld, Vice President of IFS, leading Swedish IT company was invited to make a presentation on the theme, ‘Doing Business with Sri Lanka: Swedish Perspective’. He explained why Sri Lanka was selected for locating its business operation and how Sri Lankan IT professionals and the business climate contributed to the success of the company.

Currently, the IFS undertakes more than 60 percent of the software development in Sri Lanka, employing more than 1,300 IT professionals. His presentation had a positive impact on the Swedish companies present at the event as he shared actual business experiences leading to the success of the IFS. From the marketing forum of the SLASSCOM Mudith Uswatta made a presentation giving an overview of the Sri Lankan IT industry, its potential and capabilities for meeting the needs of booming Swedish IT sector.

The luncheon-networking event in Linköping was also organised by the Embassy in partnership with Mjärdevi Science Park, which is one of the leading Science parks in Sweden, facilitating IT business growth and networking. Mayor of Linköping Lars Vikinge graced the occasion, and during his remarks, appreciated the efforts of the Sri Lankan Embassy to develop more business links between Sri Lanka and Sweden, especially companies in Linköping. Following the presentations, discussions were held between the interested Swedish IT companies and the Sri Lankan representatives.


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